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Give the gift of the arts through a Maryland Hall Gift Certificate! 

Give the gift of the arts during the holiday season, as a birthday gift or any time during the year.  Maryland Hall Gift Certificates can be purchased for any amount you choose.

Gift Certificates can be used toward:

  • Maryland Hall classes
  • Art from the galleries
  • Memberships
  • Maryland Hall special events
  • Tickets to performances sold by Maryland Hall's Box Office (including performances by Annapolis Chorale, Opera, Ballet Theatre of Maryland and select Symphony performances)
 
The recipient can redeem the gift certificate in person in the Box Office at Maryland Hall (M-F, 9 am to 5 pm) or can use it to make purchases on the Maryland Hall web site (for the items listed above).   
 

To purchase a gift certificate follow these two easy steps:

1.  Click here to make your gift certificate purchase.   You will receive a confirmation email with a gift certificate account number and expiration date and a link to download a Gift Certificate Form suitable for giving as a gift (or you may download the form here). 

2.  Print your Gift Certificate Form and include the 9-digit account number and expiration date on the Form and you are ready to give your gift! 

You may also purchase a gift certificate by calling Maryland Hall at 410-263-5544, ext. 10 , M-F, 9 am to 5 pm.  

 

  

Donna Anderson, Maryland Hall VP of Marketing & Development, recently sat down with Comcast's Elena Russo to talk about upcoming performances at Maryland Hall. To watch the complete interview, click on the video below.

All you need is ten or more people to enjoy a performance to receive a reduced ticket price for a group.  You don’t need to be an official organization or club to qualify.  Just find ten friends, relatives or co-workers and you can receive discounts on tickets for selected performances and save money on ticket fees.  Groups pay a flat $7 fee for a group ticket order.

To order group tickets, please come in or call the Box Office between noon and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, at 410-280-5640 or 410-263-5544, press 0.  You must pay for your order with a single credit card or a check at the time of reservation.  Email the box office with questions:  boxoffice@mdhallarts.org

 

The following Maryland Hall performances have group ticket prices:

Spooky Silents:  A Silent Film Halloween with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra: Saturday, November 1, 7:30 pm.  Group price:  $13/person.

Comedy Pet Theatre: Friday, March 20, 7:30 pm. Group price: $12/person.

The following Ballet Theatre of Maryland performances have group ticket prices:

A Mid Summer Night's Dream: Friday, October 24, 7:30 pm; Saturday, October 25, 7 pm; and Sunday, October 26, 2 pm.  Group price: $42.30/person (section A); $36/person (section B)

The Nutcracker: Saturday, December 13, 7 pm; Sunday, December 14, 1 and 4:30 pm; Saturday, December 20, 7 pm; Sunday, December 21, 1 and 4:30 pm.  Group price:  $42.30/person.

Cinderella: Friday, February 20, 7:30 pm; Saturday, February 21, 7 pm; Sunday, February 22, 2 pm.  Group price:  $42.30/person.

Innovations 2015: Friday, April 17, 7:30 pm; Saturday, April 18, 7 pm; Sunday, April 19, 2 pm.  Group price:  $42.30/person (section A); $36/person (section B)

On Sunday, September 28, Maryland Hall unveiled the first phase of our renovated theatre at a presentation and performance attended by donors, members and community leaders.  The evening included performances by the Annapolis Chorale and musicians and dancers from the Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Theatre of Maryland and Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra.  

As the 2014-15 fall performing arts season unfolds, audiences will find new, comfortable seats with more legroom, parterre seating (box-style) for a unique perspective, improved acoustics and lighting, and a greater floor incline for better sight lines to the stage.  Additional stage elements – an orchestra pit, stage extension and stage risers – showcase performers in new and exciting ways. The eight majestic windows have been beautifully restored and have operable acoustic shutters to perhaps allow sunlight into the theatre...for the first time in decades.

 
 
The theatre before the summer 2014 renovation. 
 
The theatre after the summer 2014 renovation.
 
 

Video created by videographer Julien Jacques
 
 

Maryland Hall is planning an October Volunteer Orientation with positions open in performing arts ushering, special events, visual arts and some office assistance.  We welcome your interest in our volunteer opportunities.  Please contact Louise White, Volunteer Manager at lwhite@mdhallarts.org, as to whether or not you will be able to attend Thursday, October 9, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  

 
For ushering positions there will be an additional usher training date set for Thursday, October 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  If you are unable to attend this date, we will be offering a daytime usher training also in October, date to be set.    

 


 
Volunteers are a vital part of maintaining Maryland Hall’s reputation as an outstanding arts center serving the entire region.  As a multi-discipline arts center, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is dedicated to providing an exceptional opportunity for lifelong community participation in arts education, the visual arts and performing arts.  
 
Volunteer Benefits:

  • Nurturing the arts at MHCA
  • Ensuring the success of programs
  • Community involvement
  • Arts-related fellowship 

 
 

 

 

Maryland Hall instructor Maggie Sansone just released her 15th album titled "Hammered Dulcimer Collection," which includes over an hour of selections from nine of her albums. You can purchase it here or preview songs here.

"Celtic, early music and mufti-cultural improvisations that takes the hammered dulcimer to a new level with Sansone's trademark energy and grove based compositions."

Maggie Sansone's Upcoming Classes at Maryland Hall

Hammered Dulcimer Workshop

This workshop is intended to expand the student's technique and repertoire. Class includes: chord theory and its application in creating simple arrangements, introduction to ornamentation, skill building exercises to improve speed and agility, rhythm exercises, group playing and back-up techniques. Music is drawn from Celtic, classical and folk music traditions. Prerequisites: advanced beginner to intermediate playing level, ability to play basic chords, scales and some tunes in keys of D and G. Tuition includes materials fee for class handouts. Maggie’s Big Book of Celtic Tunes will be available for purchase at first class. Contact instructor with questions at mail@maggiesmusic.com or call 410-867-0642 M-T-Th 10-3pm.

Class ID# F14170100
11/4 - 12/9 | Tue (6:10 - 7:00 PM)
Member: $95 | Non-Member: $120

 

Celtic, Bluegrass and Holiday Jam (mixed Instruments)

Join the jam with a focus on holiday tunes, carols and hymns from Celtic, classical and American folk music as well as traditional favorties. Share the joy of music making together in a fun jam session format. We’ll learn new tunes each week, ensemble playing, song accompanying skills, and back up chords and rhythms. Prerequisites: advanced beginner to intermediate level, tune your instrument, and have some experience playing in the keys of G and D. It is helpful to be able to read or follow simple sheet music or chord charts. An audio recording device is recommended. This class is suitable for the following instruments: hammered dulcimer, lap dulcimer, flute, soprano recorder, “D”pennywhistle , mandolin, fiddle, accordion, banjo, ukulele, guitar, bass, bodhrán. Tuition includes materials fee for class handouts. For information or questions regarding instrument recomendations, questions about your playing or skill level and experience, contact instructor at mail@maggiesmusic.com or call 410-867-0642 M-T-Th 10-3pm.​

Class ID# F14170100
11/4 - 12/9 | Tue (7:00 - 7:50 PM)
Member: $75 | Non-Member: $100

Fun Facts about Maggie Sansone:
  • Maggie started teaching at Maryland Hall beginning in 1988, but consistently for the last 14 years.
  • She won the prestigious Annie Award for Performing Arts in Maryland.
  • Her music has been used by the Ballet Theatre of Maryland for a number of their performances, including Excalibur and their Christmas shows.
  • Maggie has performed at Maryland Hall’s annual event, Artfest, with her students for the last 6 years.
 

Read more about Maggie Sansone's story in The Capital here

Artist-in-Residence Patrice Drago has a couple of exhibits around Annapolis in October.

Stop by and check them out! 

Summer Haze, Acrylic on Canvas

 

"Above the Surface"

Patrice Drago's solo show of abstract sailboat and marine-themed art will be on display at 49 West
from October 3 - 31. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 5 from 5 - 7 pm. 

 

49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401
Website

 

 Brisk Afternoon

 

"Art of the Forest"

Patrice Drago will be part of a multi-artist, multi-media exhibit of art that reflects the poetry of trees at West Annapolis Artworks from October 2 - November 8. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, October 16 from 5 - 8 p.m.

West Annapolis Artworks
4 Annapolis Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Website

 

Choose from a variety of workshops throughout the Fall. There are several one-day, two-day and weekend workshops for all ages. Click the images below to browse through our Fall Workshops. 

  

Maryland Hall is planning a September Volunteer Orientation with positions open in performing arts ushering, special events, visual arts and some office assistance.  We welcome your interest in our volunteer opportunities. 

Please contact Louise White, Volunteer Manager lwhite@mdhallarts.org, as to whether or not you will be able to attend Thursday, September 18, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  For ushering positions there will be an additional date set for usher training. 

Volunteers are a vital part of maintaining Maryland Hall’s reputation as an outstanding arts center serving the entire region.  

Maryland Hall has partnered with LandmarksGreatDeals.com!

Take advantage of Landmarks "deals" and help raise funds for Maryland Hall.  Every time you purchase a Landmarks "deal"  they will  donate $1 to Maryland Hall--just select Maryland Hall from the drop down menu when you place your order.  

Landmarks has a great selection from its “Half Off at the Beach” campaign.  Check out this week’s beach deals at here. Or choose from a great selection of deals for Annapolis restaurants and other activities here.  Enjoy the deals, and be sure to click on Maryland Hall when you buy!

 

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