Jordan Kitt’s & the DCACC host Clarissa Bevilacqua backstage at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Howard County Plays, a partnering of Jordan Kitt’s, the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, and the Columbia Festival of the Arts, hosted international violin phenom Clarissa Bevilaqua backstage at Merriweather Post Pavilion this week.

As part of an outbound effort to bring local and international artists to the Howard County community, this marks the first community concert of 2019 featuring one of the world’s great, young violinists, accompanied by master pianist Terry Lowry.

Praised for enchanting the audience with her musical interpretation and style, Clarissa has always had a passion for music. She started playing the violin at age five, and debuted at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago in front of ten thousand people when she was nine years old. She has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, and has given solo recitals and concerts in the United States and Europe.

Chris Syllaba
Chris Syllaba, President & CEO of Jordan Kitt’s Music introduces Clarissa to a near capacity audience this week.

The audience was also presented with a preview of “Hear Us”, a reality series focused on the lives, struggles and successes of three young artists seeking to attain the top tier of international musicianship in their respective disciplines.

To learn more about events like this in Howard County, visit Howard County Plays, Jordan Kitt’s Music, The Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, or the Columbia Festival of the arts.

15 Year Old Violin Prodigy Clarissa Bevilacqua comes to Maryland for a documentary premier and Q&A session.

Praised for enchanting the audience with her musical interpretation and style, Clarissa has always had a passion for music. She started playing the violin at age five, and debuted at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago in front of ten thousand people when she was nine years old. She has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, and has given solo recitals and concerts in the United States and Europe.

She is the youngest violinist chosen to perform at the Auditorium Arvedi in Cremona with the precious Stradivari collection of the Violin Museum.

Clarissa will be presenting a preview of the documentary series “Hear Us” and a Q&A for students and families at two locations:

AMP by Strathmore on Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm

Backstage at Merriweather Post Pavillion on Wednesday, May 8th at 6pm.

“Hear Us” is the extraordinary true story of three young and gifted musicians as they pursue an ambitious goal: to become world famous classical soloists. This true story of passion and dedication, sacrifice and perseverance, is as timely as it is beautiful. These young musicians bravely navigate a world divided by political ideologies and the tensions of clashing civilizations.

Please join us at one or both events to see, hear and experience one of the world’s up and coming talents of both stage and now screen!

 

Maryland Winds presents “Suites & Treats” on February 19th!

Join our friends at Maryland Winds for the penultimate concert of their season!

“Suites & Treats” premiers at South Carroll High School in Sykesville on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30pm.

In this tantalizing array of selections for you and your Valentine, Maryland Winds presents a balance of new and old instrumental suites.

Tenor Tim Augustin showcases his interpretive artistry with some of the best love-themed opera arias and enchanting selections from the Great American Songbook.

Tickets are available here or at the door!

Brian Ganz Plays Chopin at the Music Center at Strathmore!

Saturday, Feb. 2nd at 8 pm

Join our friends at the National Philharmonic as they welcome pianist Brian Ganz and Polish mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wór for the 9th recital in Ganz’s journey through the beloved Romantic composer’s complete works!

Featured on this program will be works that reveal the composer’s deep connection to his homeland: Polonaises, Mazurkas, Etude in E Major, Allegro de Concert and a selection of songs with the brilliant mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wór.

featured performers:
Brian Ganz, piano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano

the event will take place at:

Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

Kids 7-17 Free. Tickets can be purchased at nationalphilharmonic.org or by calling 301-581-5100.

 

Piano concert & wine tasting at Greenhill Winery

This past weekend, Jordan Kitt’s Music was proud to be part of a special recital at Greenhill Winery.

The wine tasting and piano concert featured the talents of acclaimed pianists Nikta Fitenko and Katerina Zaitseva!

The Middleburg Music Fest International took place in the stunning Barrel Room in the beautiful horse country setting of Middleburg, Virginia.

Music by sby Brahms, Grieg, Dvorak, Mussorgsky, and Barber were all part of the event.

The event was ponsored by Jordan Kitt’s Music, the Town of Middleburg, and Greenhill Winery.

Maryland Winds Concert: My Favorite Things!

Join our friends from Maryland Winds at Reservoir High School, Fulton, MD on Monday, December 17, 7:30 for a performance of MY FAVORITE THINGS featuring Sara Jones, vocalist.

The program includes:

WASSON Festival Fanfare

TCHAIKOVSKY Nutcracker Suite

BERLIN I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

STRAUSS Donner Unt Blitzen Polka

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN My Favorite Things

Enjoy the smooth vocal stylings of Towson State University faculty member Sara Jones, as she and the Maryland Winds present a delightful collection of seasonal music.

Get tickets at www.marylandwinds.com

A concert tribute to Leonard Bernstein by Maryland Winds

Jordan Kitt’s is pleased to announce a special concert event by our friends at Maryland Winds on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:30pm at Glenelg High School in celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday.

They will showcase a great American master in the year of his 100th birthday. This exciting season opener features the intoxicating music of Leonard Bernstein. Teresa Alzadon displays her vocal pyrotechnics with the dazzling Glitter and Be Gay. Relive the rivalry of the Jets and Sharks as Michael Ford tantalizes with snippets from West Side Story. Clarinetist Tom Puwalski will amaze with the jazzy Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, written for Benny Goodman.

Get tickets or more information here!

The latest Piano Guys “live” at Jordan Kitt’s Music in Fairfax, 7pm on 8/6!

Having amassed billions of views and millions of followers, The Piano Guys have become one of the most successful instrument music groups ever to grace the Internet, while capturing the hearts of music fans as they tour worldwide. See them in a virtual performance along with Yamaha’s Craig Knudsen at Jordan Kitt’s Music on August 6th at 7pm.

The meteoric success of the “Guys”-pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, video producer Paul Anderson and music producer Al van der Beek-came about from more than 60 breathtaking videos. The talented group performs their unique brand of classical, contemporary and rock and roll music in locales where a piano has never gone before-from atop the Great Wall of China and a speeding train, to the edge of a 1,000-foot cliff in the Utah desert.

At Jordan Kitt’s Fairfax showroom and Music Education Center at 7pm on August 6th, six of The Piano Guys’ most popular viral videos move out from the screen, to be experienced for the first time as simultaneous television and “live” piano performances in the homes of Disklavier owners around the globe.

These DisklavierTV performances, as they are known, put a bright spotlight on both the amazing talent of The Piano Guys and the Yamaha Disklavier, the world’s most technologically advanced piano. The Disklavier is a remarkable high-tech reproducing piano that can transmit highly-nuanced performance data – the actual keystrokes and subtle gradations of pedal movement – between similarly equipped instruments over the Internet. As an artist performs, their precise note-for-note performance data is captured, then streamed to similarly equipped remote instruments anywhere in the world, where it is recreated exactly as the artist originally intended.

The end result is nothing short of spectacular. As fans watch and hear Schmidt and Sharp Nelson trade piano and cello jabs on the big screen television, Schmidt’s actual piano keystrokes are faithfully recreated, note-for-note, on the connected Disklavier at Jordan Kitt’s Music.

Yamaha’s ‘Technology Guy,’ Craig Knudsen, encouraged Yamaha to save the performance data from day one during the very first videos. This data is not a recording of the sound of the piano, but rather it’s a precise digital map of Jon’s performance-what notes he played, how fast and hard the key was pressed, how he used the sustain pedal, etc. Jon’s fingers are essentially reaching out from the video and playing the piano sitting in front of you.”

To make the experience even more authentic, Van Der Beek meticulously removed Schmidt’s acoustic piano part from the original audio recordings, while Knudsen replaced it with Schmidt’s performance data that enables playback on Yamaha Disklavier pianos.

This special performance includes six of The Piano Guys video releases, including “Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends,” “All of Me,” “Arwen’s Vigil,” “Codename: Vivaldi,” “Lord of the Rings-The Hobbit” and “Charlie Brown Medley.”
You can get more information or register for the event here:

Live Mother’s Day Celebration Webcast with Jim Brickman!

Live Webcast with Jim Brickman — Mother’s Day Celebration

Live Webcast with Jim Brickman
Mother’s Day Celebration
Friday, May 11, 2018, at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT

Make Mother’s Day extra special this year with a free, live concert from Jim Brickman. Invite all the moms in your life and join us online for this free webcast featuring songs, stories, giveaways, and video dedications.

When you RSVP, you’ll be entered to win a brand-new Roland RP102 Digital Piano! Plus, you’ll receive a link where you can share a personal video message to your mom which may be selected to air during the webcast.

Click the button below to register, send your video, and let Jim make this a Mother’s Day to remember.

Register Now

Registration closes May 10, 2018.

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