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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. 

  

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
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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

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 

 
 

 

 

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
 
 

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