June 3, 2015 – Free Concert at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
(ST MICHAELS, MD â March 27, 2014)
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museumâs Miles River waterfront will be the backdrop for a free concert with the Mana Saxophone Quartet on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Beginning at 6 p.m. at the Tolchester Beach Bandstand, the live performance is open to the public, with a suggested $5 donation made at the door. Beer, wine, and other refreshments will be available for purchase, with the public invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the performance. Carry-on alcohol is prohibited.Hailed as âSaxophone Ambassadorsâ by Chamber Music Magazine, the Mana Quartet presents 21st-century repertoire and 20th-century tours de force masterworks on vintage instruments built to the 19th-century specifications of the saxophoneâs inventor, Adolphe Sax.
Repeatedly featured on NPRâs Performance Today, the DâAddario performing ensemble received the Coleman International Chamber Ensemble Competitionâs grand prize in 2009, which immediately launched them into the professional chamber music arena. Since then, the group has taken on a growing list of residencies at major music festivals and an increasing presence on the chamber circuit.
The quartet is currently the National Music Festivalâs resident chamber ensemble, where they recently performed Philip Glassâs Concerto for Saxophone Quartet with the festival orchestra. The National Music Festival at Washington College brings together world-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians for two weeks each June, when these musicians present more than 35 concertsâranging from solo recitals to large symphony orchestra performances with chorusâand 200 free open rehearsals. This yearâs festival is scheduled for May 31-June 13, with details online at www.nationalmusic.us.
In the event of rain, the concert will move inside the museumâs Small Boat Shed. Donation proceeds from the June 3 concert benefit the children and adults served by CBMMâs educational, boat restoration, and exhibit programming. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or www.themanaquartet.com.