2019-2020 Community Concert Series Announced

The St. Anne’s Community Concert Series is proud to announce our next season of great performances! We hope to see you at one of our concerts.

September 8, 4:30 p.m.  Redwine Jazz Band.  We are very pleased that New Orleans-based jazz clarinetist Ben Redwine is bringing his New Orleans jazz traditions back to Maryland for an appearance at St. Anne’s. Redwine is respected as a leading jazz clarinetist for his exceptional sound and authentic interpretations.  Known for his technical prowess, bassist John Previti, is a recipient of the Washington Area Musicians Award for the best musician in the metro area.  Guitarist Tom Mitchell, who studied European Gypsy guitarists and has a long affiliation with Louisiana music, will provide rhythmic, melodic accompaniment and vocals to the band.  The trio has played together for more than 10 years.

 

November 10, 4:30 p.m.  Kim Weitkamp, storyteller.   Kim Weitkamp is a storyteller at the top of her craft.  She can be described in many ways---speaker, storyteller, humorist, singer and songwriter.  She blends humor and heartache, seriousness and silliness, and links them together with music in her stories.  She performs for tens of thousands of people a year, nationally and internationally, at festivals and theaters.  She keynotes for Forbes companies and boasts a mantel full of awards. Kim is always creating and recording new material and producing award-winning albums.  Her stories are memorable and easy to enjoy. Come to experience her talents for yourself.  THIS CONCERT IS RESCHEDULED FROM THE SNOW CANCELLATION IN FEBRUARY 2019.

 

December 15, 4:30 p.m.  The Heimat Quartet.  A classical Christmas.  The string quarter features Patrick Shaughnessy and Aubrey Holmes on Violin, Ivan Mendoza on Viola and Brendon Phelps, cello.  The quartet recently debuted at Carnegie Hall and made their European debut in Hamburg, Germany in 2017.  They have performed in South America and Canada and as well as at numerous universities and conservatories.  From 2015 to 2017 they were the String Quartet-in-Residence at Western Reserve Academy in Ohio.  Each player brings a wide array of experience and energy to the group…”a quartet that both takes music seriously and enjoys it…sincere…vivacious”. 

 

March 15, 4:30 p.m.   Lilt and Culkin School dancers.  St. Anne’s is continuing our very popular St. Patrick’s Day celebration by offering performances from the marvelous duo, Lilt, and from award-winning dancers from the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance.  Tina Eck on flute and tin whistle and Keith Carr on bouzouki, tenor banjo and vocals have been playing and recording award-winning traditional Irish music together since 2009 in the U.S. and abroad.  They are extremely popular performance musicians in the Washington, D. C. area. Tina and Keith are also both well-known teachers of Irish music.  You will hear jigs and reels, polkas and hornpipes, and an occasional slow air or song.  The dancing and music will have you tapping your toes and clapping your hands.

 

May 3, 4:30 p.m.  Shenandoah Run.  Formed in Washington, D. C. in 2011, Shenandoah Run is a nine-member folk ensemble that showcases the spirited sounds of traditional Americana, along with the occasional country, bluegrass and contemporary folk.  The band delivers a lively mix of music, vocals and styles. They provide top-notch musicianship and soaring harmonies, all done in pursuit of their vision—keeping folk music alive and fresh.  Guitars, percussion, bass, fiddle , banjo and vocalists deliver a rousing mix of music that will make you think of everything from Patsy Cline, to Simon and Garfunkel or the New Christy Minstrels.  This is a show for music lovers of all ages and a rousing end to St. Anne’s 2019-2020 Community Concert Series.