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The recent performance by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra at Maryland Hall was featured in a mini-documentary. The 21 minute mini-documentary features interviews with the PRSO Director, Andrew Greene, talks about the orchestra, shows behind the scenes and clips from the show on November 1 and more! Click the video below to watch the full documentary.

Film by John Thornton

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

 

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!

 

Maryland Hall is now a registered organization at AmazonSmile, an automatic way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Maryland Hall.

Click here and login to your existing Amazon account to begin shopping and supporting Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. You will need to shop at http://smile.amazon.com from now on in order for us to receive contributions.

 

All That Art Auction Event:  Friday, March 7, 6-9 pm;  Tickets:  $75/person.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Mark you calendars for Maryland Hall's 9th annual All That Art fundraising event.  Enjoy an elegant reception in the galleries on Friday, March 7 and bid on artwork throughout the evening by noteworthy local and regional artists.  Proceeds from All That Art benefit the artists and Maryland Hall's visual arts program and outreach activities.  More than 40 pieces of art will be up for auction during All That Art, with pieces ranging from drawing and paintings to sculpture and jewelry.  An exhibition of all the work up for auction is on display in both galleries from February 24 through March 7.  Patrons can tour the galleries (free) during the exhibition and selected works (TBA) will be available for sale at "buy it now" prices prior to the auction.    

Juried Artists:

Mark Aruta
c.l. bigelow
Terri Borges
Lisa BurgerLentz
Rick Casali
Ruth Connell
Shelia Delaquil
Don Dement
Edie Dillon
Patrice Drago
James Earl
Joanette Egeli
Lorraine Ellerson
Richard Foa
Melissa Gryder
Douglas Hanewinckel
Gail Higginbotham
Channing Houston
Viki Keating
Gayla Lee
Fern Loos Beu
Nancy McCarra
Rufus Norman
Larry Ringgold
Doris Ross
Desiree Holmes Scherini
Wilford Scott
Thackray Seznec
Lida Stifel
Merla Tootle
Linda Trope
Shannon Troxler
Andree Tullier
Erika Walsh
Roxanne Weidele
Rob Wood
Patricia Worsham
William C. Wright
 
Invited Artists:
Karin Abromaitis
Sasha Blanton
Joe Dickey
Charles E. Emery
Kevin Fitzgerald
Joanne Graham
Nancy Hammond
Claire McArdle
Jill Tanenbaum
Marion E. Warren
Mindy Weisel
Elliott Zuckerman
 

Thanks to our All That Art Sponsors (to date):

 

All That Art began in 2006 and since then has grown into Maryland Hall's second largest fundraising event thanks to the generosity and support of individual art patrons, collectors and local businesses that support the event through sponsorship support, donations and art purchases.  Proceeds from the sale of the art is split evenly between the artists and Maryland Hall.  In addition to sales, the event provides artists with recognition and visibility to new audiences.

All That Art benefits Maryland Hall's visual arts program, which mounts countless exhibitions throughout the year, providing additional exposure to artists.  The event also support Maryland Hall's outreach activities that ensure students of all backgrounds have access to the arts.

At right:  Top:  Lida Stifel, "Fantasy Flowers," oil and Terri Borges, "Fields of Yellow," mosaic

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