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Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-5544
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About Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Dedicated to Art for All, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is the community’s arts center, providing lifelong, accessible engagement in the arts.  Founded in 1979, Maryland Hall provides a wide range of arts-related programming for people of all ages, backgrounds and socio-economic levels. Each day we carry out our vision to be the area’s leading center for lifelong participation in the arts. Maryland Hall offers arts classes for all ages, outreach programs, several galleries with rotating exhibits, a 725-seat theatre and a 200-seat community theater.  MHCA presents a year-round schedule of performances including presentations by four Resident Companies (Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Ballet Theatre of Maryland).

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The Grand Finale: Denyce Graves in Concert
Annapolis Opera, Inc.

The Grand Finale: Denyce Graves in Concert

May 5, 2019

Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting vocal stars, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graces has performed in the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. Particularly well-known for her portrayals of the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila, Ms. Graves’ expressive voice and stage presence continues to thrill audiences with her concert and recital appearances. Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

The 31st Annual Vocal Competition: Finals Concert
Annapolis Opera, Inc.

The 31st Annual Vocal Competition: Finals Concert

April 14, 2019

For over 30 years, Annapolis Opera’s Vocal Competition has given opera students and young professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region the opportunity to hone their craft by performing for a blue-ribbon panel of judges comprised of respected music educators and opera performers. It also gives Artistic Director Ronald J. Gretz a chance to discover new talent for upcoming Annapolis Opera productions. The competition is fierce, with the eight finalists selected from more than 100 outstanding applicants! Prizes total more than $10,000, with each finalist receiving from $1,000 to $5,000. Held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the competition spans a weekend, with both semi-finals and finals open to the public, and is FREE, due to a generous grant from The Helena Foundation, Jim and Sylvia Earl. Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10 AM Finals: Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Carmen
Annapolis Opera, Inc.

Carmen

March 17, 2019

Bizet’s Carmen has everything you want in an opera: a twisting tale, passion, deceit, and incredible melodies from the fiery ‘Habanera’ to the ‘Toreador Song!’ Bizet’s final work is known worldwide and has become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas. Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 PM & Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Carmen
Annapolis Opera, Inc.

Carmen

March 15, 2019

Bizet’s Carmen has everything you want in an opera: a twisting tale, passion, deceit, and incredible melodies from the fiery ‘Habanera’ to the ‘Toreador Song!’ Bizet’s final work is known worldwide and has become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas. Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 PM & Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Arlo Guthrie's Alice’s Restaurant
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Arlo Guthrie's Alice’s Restaurant

February 10, 2019

When legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie took to the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his seminal song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” he was incredibly moved by the feedback from enthusiastic fans.  Alice’s Restaurant -- Back By Popular Demand Tour will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the feature film “Alice’s Restaurant,” originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by famed director Arthur Penn. It was filmed in the Berkshires, Arlo’s own backyard, recreating some of the events that launched the Massacree, while adding a good dose of fiction. Ultimately, the movie garnered a “Best Director” Oscar Award nomination for Penn. "I didn't think I was gonna live long enough to have to learn 'Alice's Restaurant' again," Arlo Guthrie says with a smile. "It was a quirky kinda thing to begin with. Nobody writes an 18-minute monologue expecting fame and fortune. The initial success of the song really took me by surprise more than anyone else. The fact that I have contended with it for five decades either by having to learn it again or by not doing it, has been an interesting balancing act. I'm surely looking forward to it again being a centerpiece of my live repertoire." Currently on the road for the last year presenting the Re:Generation Tour, Arlo along with his son Abe will be joined onstage on the forthcoming tour with longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) of his former acclaimed band Shenandoah. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, will open the shows. In July 2017 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love” and the original release of Arlo’s debut album, Rhino Records re-released the full mono version of the album Alice’s Restaurant on 180 gram vinyl. In March 2018, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress inducted "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" into the registry honoring the recording for its cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the American soundscape.

The Three Little Pigs: A Children's Opera
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Three Little Pigs: A Children's Opera

January 26, 2019

This exciting adaptation of a classic fairy tale is the perfect way to share the magic of live opera with the children in your life! Presented in partnership with Towson University’s Opera in a Can. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11 AM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Jonny Lang
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Jonny Lang

October 17, 2018

It is hard to believe that at 37 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for more than two decades. Easier to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15—an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own. His latest release, Signs is not merely a return to the artist's guitar-based beginnings, but an embodiment of an even more elemental sound. Beyond focusing attention on his soloing prowess, it is about recapturing the spirit of the early blues, where the guitar was front and center, fairly leaping out of the speakers. Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award-winning Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today. Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist.

Get The Led Out - The Music of Led Zeppelin
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Get The Led Out - The Music of Led Zeppelin

September 9, 2018

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album...GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants...a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. Dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and the “Battle of Evermore” being performed in its’ original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis joining the band. "Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era," says lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. "I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless." Whether it's the passion and fury with which they deliver the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems, it's their attention to detail and nuance that makes a Get The Led Out performance a truly awe-inspiring event!

Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns Tour
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns Tour

August 24, 2018

In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, instrumental music advocate and restaurateur. Koz has assembled a powerhouse line up of brass instrumentation for the Summer Horns Tour 2018 with special guests Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Adam Hawley & Aubrey Logan. Gerald Albright is known for his acclaimed solo recordings and performances with Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations; Rick Braun is a chart-topping trumpeter who has collaborated across genres with Rod Stewart, Sade and REO Speedwagon; Richard Elliot is a former member of Tower of Power who has since forged a successful solo career; Guitarist Adam Hawley has been named both Smooth Jazz News’ and JazzTrax’ Debut Artist of the Year; And Koz is excited to introduce Aubrey Logan, known for jammin’ on her trombone and sailing through a song with her multi-octave vocal instrument. Playing new songs from the forthcoming Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns release as well as songs from their individual catalogues, this live show is sure to be one of the hottest shows this Summer.

Patty Griffin
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Patty Griffin

August 16, 2018

GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Patty Griffin is among the most consequential singer-songwriters of her generation, a quintessentially American artist whose wide-ranging canon incisively explores the intimate moments and universal emotions that bind us together. Over the course of two decades, the two-time GRAMMY® Award winner (and seven-time nominee) has crafted nine classic studio albums and two live collections, a remarkable body of work in progress that prompted the New York Times to hail her for "writing cameo-carved songs that create complete emotional portraits of specific people...her songs have independent lives that continue in your head when the music ends." Based in Austin, TX, Griffin made an instant mark with her 1996 debut, Living With Ghosts, and its 1998 follow-up, Flaming Red - both now considered seminal works of modern folk and Americana. Griffin has since received a number of prestigious accolades, notably the Americana Music Association's "Artist of the Year" and "Album of the Year" (for 2007's GRAMMY®-nominated Children Running Through) as well as the 2011 GRAMMY® Award for "Best Traditional Gospel Album," honoring 2010's Downtown Church. Griffin is currently working her way towards her eagerly anticipated next album, as open as ever to new sounds and new songs. Her goals in the meantime are far more earthly; contributing to the wellbeing of the planet and showing compassion for the less fortunate among us via personal and public acts of charity including 2016's "Use Your Voice" tour in conjunction with the League of Women Voters, and the 2017 "Lampedusa Tour" supporting the Jesuit Refugee Service.

Maryland Hall Summer Concert Series - Encore: Rocks!
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Maryland Hall Summer Concert Series - Encore: Rocks!

August 10, 2018

Encore: Rocks presents a vocal concert featuring a wide range of contemporary music.  Note this special late afternoon time--kick off the weekend early with this concert.  Wine and beer will be for sale and free popcorn courtesy of our sponsor will be provided for all. Most Encore singers grew up in the 50s, 60s and 70s. So Encore decided a rock & roll chorus would top the charts - and it has.  In fewer than three years, Encore ROCKS has grown to seven locations and over 250 singers who enjoy singing the songs of Elvis, The Beachboys, Led Zeppelin, Motown and Woodstock.  Such "contemporary" groups as Bon Jovi, U2 and Queen have also made it into the ROCKS concert repertoire.  This annual FREE Summer Concert Series sponsored by RPH Architecture. 

Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

July 30, 2018

Creedence Clearwater Revival founding members and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford have been on quite a ride. Following their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cosmo and Stu launched their Creedence Clearwater Revisited project in 1995 to once again perform live in concert the hit songs -- touchstones of a generation. Since then, the legendary rhythm section has been thrilled by the outpouring of affection for their new band. World tours and a platinum selling album Recollection followed. The astounding response to the band has been driven in part by new generations of fans that, as Cosmo says, “weren’t even born when the music came out.” While, as udiscovermusic.com recently commented, it is the “rhythm section Doug Clifford’s drums and Stu Cook’s bass that is a hallmark of Creedence Clearwater Revival,” the boys did not take assembling the rest of the new group’s players lightly. “In the beginning Cosmo and I decided that if we could find the musicians that could capture the sound and recreate what the music was about, we’d do it,” recalls Stu. As fans around the world can attest, Stu and Cosmo found the right players. Lead guitarist Kurt Griffey brings crowds to their feet and the front of the stage with his solos. He as recorded and toured with other notable musicians including members of the Eagles, Foreigner, the Moody Blues, Wings, Lynyrd Skynryd, Santana and Journey. On lead vocal and rhythm guitar is Dan McGuiness. The purity, power and range of Dan’s soaring voice hits right to the heart. Multi instrumentalist Steve Gunner rounds out the group. As Cosmo puts it, “Gun provides live all the overdubs that were on the records. - keyboard, acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonica and the high harmonies.” In 2013, Classic Rock Revisited critic Jeb Wright wrote about a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert he attended. “The true test of any concert is how the music makes you feel. On this night, this writer walked away with a wonderful feeling, having just witnessed timeless, historical music, performed to perfection. Creedence Clearwater Revisited not only looks to the past, performing iconic songs, they bring them to the modern day, reminding us all of the true importance of this music.”

Little Feat
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Little Feat

July 23, 2018

Little Feat is one of rock n’ roll’s best live bands ever. That statement has been reinforced and documented both by fans and journalists alike for decades. In 40 years of touring, concert-goers are continually mesmerized by six exceptional musicians who tear it up collectively and individually, with both verve and instrumental prowess night after night. Their songs cross many genres: rock, the blues; jazz fusion; and a unique brand of southern rock with simmering acoustic interludes and a healthy dash of Cajun funk thrown in. Little Feat remains a viable force in rock, touring regularly, mixing it up nightly and continuing to produce new and vital music. This band still harnesses the passion, creativity and excitement that embodies its definitive works and remains the quintessential rock band it has always been.

Little Feat
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Little Feat

July 22, 2018

Little Feat is one of rock n’ roll’s best live bands ever. That statement has been reinforced and documented both by fans and journalists alike for decades. In 40 years of touring, concert-goers are continually mesmerized by six exceptional musicians who tear it up collectively and individually, with both verve and instrumental prowess night after night. Their songs cross many genres: rock, the blues; jazz fusion; and a unique brand of southern rock with simmering acoustic interludes and a healthy dash of Cajun funk thrown in. Little Feat remains a viable force in rock, touring regularly, mixing it up nightly and continuing to produce new and vital music. This band still harnesses the passion, creativity and excitement that embodies its definitive works and remains the quintessential rock band it has always been.

Maryland Hall Summer Concert Series - Eastport Oyster Boys
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Maryland Hall Summer Concert Series - Eastport Oyster Boys

July 20, 2018

The Eastport Oyster Boys take the stage for a rollicking concert of classic favorites. Wine and beer will be for sale and free popcorn courtesy of our sponsor will be provided for all who want it.  This annual FREE Summer Concert Series sponsored by RPH Architecture. 

Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson

July 17, 2018

Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time.  As the legendary voice of Supertramp and composer of many of the band’s greatest hits, he gave us “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast in America,” “It’s Raining Again,” “School,” “Fool’s Overture” and so many others that have become the soundtrack of our lives.  Roger's trademark way of setting beautiful introspective lyrics to upbeat melodies resonated and found its way into the hearts and minds of people from cultures around the world.  His songs have remarkably stood the test of time and earned Roger and Supertramp an adoring worldwide following. During the time that Roger led the band, Supertramp became a worldwide rock phenomenon, selling well over 60 million albums to date. In Canada alone, sales for “Crime of the Century” and “Breakfast in America” reached Diamond status; meaning one in fifteen Canadians owned both albums. The wildly successful album “Breakfast in America" hit number one in countries around the world and stayed on the top of the charts for a full year, selling over 20 million copies and becoming one of the biggest selling albums of all

Maryland Hall Summer Concert Series - The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Maryland Hall Summer Concert Series - The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

June 29, 2018

The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra (PRSO) will kick off the Free Summer Concert Series at Maryland Hall on Friday, June 29 at 7 pm, the first of three free concerts. The orchestra will provide a fun night of patriotic ragtime and jazz music for all ages.  Accompanying the music, the short 1920 Buster Keaton silent film “One Week” will be shown during the performance.  Free popcorn will be offered and wine and beer will be available for purchase.  No tickets are required; all seats in the theatre for summer concerts are general admission.   The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is “the premier American ragtime ensemble” as hailed by the Washington Post, and is rapidly becoming the leading professional ragtime orchestra in the United States. Formed by Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland, the PRSO recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era - ragtime, theater, and dance music, as well as underscoring classic silent films. The ensemble is primarily composed of young musicians age 35 and younger. For this event, PRSO will be joined by guest artist Frederick Hodges, an accomplished concert pianist.  Singer William Edwards of the US Navy Band Sea Chanters will also be featured. This annual FREE Summer Concert Series sponsored by RPH Architecture. 

Richard Marx
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Richard Marx

June 22, 2018

As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping “Hold on to the Nights,” and “Don’t Mean Nothing” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles in “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” When both Rush Street (with two #1 AC hits in “Keep Coming Back” and “Hazard”) and Paid Vacation (with its #1 AC hit, “Now and Forever”) went platinum, Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. For most artists, that would be impressive enough – but Richard Marx didn’t stop there. He launched a second, very successful, incarnation as a songwriter and producer, with songs like “To Where You Are,” the first hit single from Josh Groban’s debut album, as well as the NSYNC smash, “This I Promise You.” He went on to earn a 2004 Song of the Year Grammy for co-authoring Luther Vandross’ “Dance with My Father.” Across all formats, Marx has scored an amazing total of 14 #1 singles (including Keith Urban’s #1 smash “Long Hot Summer”) both as a performer and songwriter/producer, making him a true multi-talented performer who continues to challenge himself and his fans. He has also written with Jennifer Nettles, Sara Bareilles and Vince Gill. He holds the honor of being one of a handful of artists who have had a number one hit in each of the past four decades.