Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Address: 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: (410) 263-5544 | Presenter

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About Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Founded in 1979, Maryland Hall is a multi-disciplinary arts center whose mission is to provide exceptional opportunities for lifelong community participation in arts education, the visual arts and performing arts. As our region’s premier comprehensive arts center, Maryland Hall provides a broad range of arts-related programming for people of all ages, backgrounds and socio-economic levels. Each day we carry out our vision to be the area’s leading center for lifelong participation in the arts. As a community arts center, Maryland Hall offers myriad opportunities for artists and artistic organizations to interact with and be part of the Maryland Hall community. MHCA has four Resident Companies (Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Ballet Theatre of Maryland) and two Community Partners (Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra and VisionWorkshops).

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American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Master Card, Visa,
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Annapolis Opera's 30th Annual Vocal Competition
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Opera's 30th Annual Vocal Competition

April 29, 2018

For over 29 years, Annapolis Opera's Vocal Competition has given opera students and young professionals in the mid-Atlantic region the opportunity to hone their craft by performing for a blue-ribbon panel of judges comprised of respected music educators and opera performers. It also gives Artistic Director Ronald J. Gretz a chance to discover new talent for upcoming Annapolis Opera productions. The competition is fierce, with the eight finalists selected from more than 100 outstanding applicants! Prizes total more than $10,000, with each finalist receiving from $500 to $3,500. Held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the competition spans a weekend, with both semi-finals and finals opera to the public, and is FREE, due to a generous grant from the Helena Foundation, Jim and Sylvia Earl. Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 10 AMFinals: Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 3 PMMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Annapolis Opera's 30th Annual Vocal Competition
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Opera's 30th Annual Vocal Competition

April 28, 2018

For over 29 years, Annapolis Opera's Vocal Competition has given opera students and young professionals in the mid-Atlantic region the opportunity to hone their craft by performing for a blue-ribbon panel of judges comprised of respected music educators and opera performers. It also gives Artistic Director Ronald J. Gretz a chance to discover new talent for upcoming Annapolis Opera productions. The competition is fierce, with the eight finalists selected from more than 100 outstanding applicants! Prizes total more than $10,000, with each finalist receiving from $500 to $3,500. Held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the competition spans a weekend, with both semi-finals and finals opera to the public, and is FREE, due to a generous grant from the Helena Foundation, Jim and Sylvia Earl. Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 10 AMFinals: Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 3 PMMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

La Traviata
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

La Traviata

March 18, 2018

Inspired by Alexandre Dumas' play La Dame aux Camelias, La Traviata shows us the tragic struggle of a Parisian courtesan, Violetta, who is torn between her desire for true love and retaining her fashionable way of life. Despite Giuseppe Verdi proclaiming the premiere a fiasco, the opera has become one of the most produced works in the operatic canon. Friday, March 16, 2018, at 8 PM & Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 3 PMMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

La Traviata
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

La Traviata

March 16, 2018

Inspired by Alexandre Dumas' play La Dame aux Camelias, La Traviata shows us the tragic struggle of a Parisian courtesan, Violetta, who is torn between her desire for true love and retaining her fashionable way of life. Despite Giuseppe Verdi proclaiming the premiere a fiasco, the opera has become one of the most produced works in the operatic canon. Friday, March 16, 2018, at 8 PM & Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 3 PMMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

The Billy Goats Gruff: A Children's Opera
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Billy Goats Gruff: A Children's Opera

January 27, 2018

This exciting adaptation of a classic fairy tale, set to favorite opera arias, is the perfect way to share the magic of live opera with the children in your life! Presented in partnership with Towson University's Opera in a Can. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 11 AMMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Blue Oyster Cult at Maryland Hall
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Blue Oyster Cult at Maryland Hall

January 21, 2018

For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-­‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success. The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed in VH1's countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time. BÖC's canon includes three stone-­‐cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting "(Don't Fear) The Reaper,” the pummeling "Godzilla,” and the hypnotically melodic "Burnin' for You". The intense creative vision of BÖC's original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Kasim Sulton and drummer Jules Radino.

Air Supply
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Air Supply

November 20, 2017

Air Supply began to tour with lavish productions in places that no one had been before. In South America and Asia they became a part of everyone's life. In 1988, Air Supply was asked to participate in Australia's bicentennial celebration and to play for HRH Prince Charles and HRH Princess Diana, where they learned both were already ardent fans. This engagement would be one of their most treasured moments in their career. In 1989, they recorded "The Earth Is" album selling over a million copies outside of the U.S. This album was followed by "The Vanishing Race" CD and, with the singles "Goodbye" and "It's Never Too Late", again saw multi-platinum success. The following albums, "News from Nowhere", "Yours Truly", and "Across the Concrete Sky" all gave their second greatest hits album multi-platinum status as they traveled the world each and every year. In 2000, a new production company was founded to be devoted to Air Supply's entire future product, called A Nice Pear, which gave them complete creative control. In July 2005, their live DVD, "It Was 30 Years Ago Today" celebrated 30 years of success around the world and in that same month, Air Supply smashed attendance records when, in Cuba, at one show they played to 175,000 people. Also 2005 saw the release of "The Singer and the Song", an acoustic album of many of their big hits which received critical acclaim. In May 2010, the long-awaited album, "Mumbo Jumbo" –also the duo's first studio recording in eight years- was released. Recorded at Graham Russell's home studio near Park City, Utah and at Odds On's state of the art facilities in Las Vegas with top session musicians and an orchestra, "Mumbo Jumbo" was produced by Russell and engineered by Odds On's Sean O'Dwyer, whose credits include Pink Floyd, Randy Newman and Blink-182. Among the 14-tracks, released by Odds On's label, was the first single "Dance With Me," which earned Air Supply a prominent feature article in Billboard Magazine titled "Still Supplying The Hits After 35 Years." Just weeks after composer and vocalist Graham Russell was honored with a BMI Million-Air Certificate recognizing 3 million performances of the duo's hit "All Out Of Love," Air Supply's new song was the #1 most added track on the FMQB AC40 Chart, and also one of the most added on the R&R (Radio and Records) AC Chart and the Mediabase AC chart. In 2011, the duo continues to play more than 150 shows a year worldwide, including stops in England, Ireland, Israel, Philippines, Korea, Japan, Canada, the U.S. and beyond. Currently, we just finished filming our live Jerusalem, Israel show for a new DVD that will be out later this year. The DVD will feature two new songs, "Sanctuary" and "Everywhere." "Sanctuary" will be released as a single on iTunes by October, 2011.

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall at Maryland Hall
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall at Maryland Hall

November 12, 2017

Herb Alpert, iconic trumpeter, composer, record label executive, artist and philanthropist celebrates more than fifty years of ground–breaking accomplishments and announces the release of two new albums. The first in July is “Music Vol.1,” a showcase for Herb’s creativity and first-time collaboration with Jochem van der Saag (whose credits include Andrea Bocelli and Destiny’s Child). The second is the September release of “The Christmas Wish” album, recorded with symphony and choir. In January Alpert was nominated for his tenth Grammy for the album "Human Nature.” An album with new material inspired by electronic and dance music with five original compositions and Herb’s signature re–imagining of classics like Michael Jackson's “Human Nature,” Burt Bacharach’s “Alfie” and “Don't Go Breaking My Heart,” and Bacharach and Elvis Costello’s “Look Up Again.” Last year thirteen of Herb’s albums returned to the Billboard Top 50 Catalog Jazz albums chart. 11 of his titles are currently in the Top 100 Jazz albums on Amazon. Billboard also listed Herb at #7 on their Greatest Of All Time Billboard 200 Artists list this year. Herb has also dedicated his life to philanthropy, funding programs that include arts education, jazz and support to professional artists. Through the Herb Alpert Foundation, he has endowed the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts and most recently the Music Department at Los Angeles City College. This gift to LACC provides free attendance, additional private lessons and further financial aid to music majors. Herb has also established the Herb Alpert Scholarships for Emerging Young Artists at California State Summer School for the Arts, and the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts administered by Cal Arts for the past 23 years. Lani Hall started her professional career as the original lead singer for five years, with “Sergio Mendes and Brasil ‘66.” Known for her emotional vocal interpretations, she helped propel the group to international stardom with her distinctive vocals on the infectious Brasilian tune “Mas Que Nada.” It was in 1966, while singing with the group in an audition for A & M Records, that she met Alpert. They were married in 1973 and since then their lives and musical gifts have mingled. Hall has enjoyed a distinguished solo career, having recorded some 14 solo albums (variously in English, Portuguese and Spanish.) In 1983, she sang the title song of the James Bond movie, “Never Say Never Again,” starring Sean Connery, and won a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Performance for her album Es Facil Amar in 1986. She also has credits as a lyricist, producer, arranger, writer and editor.

Little Women
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Little Women

November 5, 2017

Based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, Little Women tells the story of four sisters who confront growing pains, tragedies and romance as they struggle to find their way through life after the civil war. American composer Mark Adamo attracted national attention with his highly successful opera debut. This powerful story of growing up and growing apart is entering its twentieth year as of the most frequently performed American operas. Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8 PM & Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3 PMMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Little Women
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Little Women

November 3, 2017

Based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, Little Women tells the story of four sisters who confront growing pains, tragedies and romance as they struggle to find their way through life after the civil war. American composer Mark Adamo attracted national attention with his highly successful opera debut. This powerful story of growing up and growing apart is entering its twentieth year as of the most frequently performed American operas. Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8 PM & Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3 PMMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

An Evening with Randy Newman
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

An Evening with Randy Newman

September 21, 2017

With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Newman launched into recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album Randy Newman. Throughout the 1970s he released several other acclaimed albums such as: 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys. In addition to his solo recordings and regular international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s. The list of movies he has worked on since then includes The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc. (which he also scored). The highly praised 2008 Nonesuch Records release Harps and Angels was Newman’s first album of new material since 1999. The Austin Chronicle wrote “the characters are memorable, the satire sharp, the music luxurious, and the arrangements maybe the most gorgeous in all pop music.” In 2011, Nonesuch released a live CD and DVD recorded at London’s intimate LSO St. Luke’s, an 18th-century Anglican church that has been restored by the London Symphony Orchestra, where he was accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler. The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3, which is the third in a series of new solo piano/vocal recordings of his songs from his six-decade career, was released in 2016, along with a boxed set of all three Songbook albums. Time Out New York said of the series, “The Songbook records strip away the orchestrations of his regular albums, leaving Newman alone at the piano, singing…three-minute masterpieces from throughout a half-century career.” Additionally, Newman released “Putin,” a satirical song about the infamous Russian leader, in the fall of 2016. The song is from his forthcoming album of new material, due from Nonesuch in spring 2017. Randy Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, and two Academy Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013—the same year he was given an Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. Mostly recently, Newman was presented with a PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in June 2014.

Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX
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Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX

September 14, 2017

Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and songwriter on seven of the bands eight Top Ten Hits. His live concert with six piece band showcases all the STYX greatest hits spanning the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Expect to hear all eight Top 10 hits including “Lady,” “Babe,” “Come Sail Away,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Best Of Times,” “Mr. Roboto,” plus classic rock anthems “Renegade,” “Rockin’ The Paradise” and more. Dennis DeYoung’s voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today and continues to inspire new generations of fans. All the classic hits - all the memories - one original voice - one unforgettable evening.

Bootsy Collins & Worldwide Funk Drive
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Bootsy Collins & Worldwide Funk Drive

August 20, 2017

Bootsy Collins is the man who put bass in your face - the original funk 'n' roll wild child, the Godzilla-toned high minister of the all-powerful "one," a sly dog who - with his trademark psychedelic stovepipe, knee-high platform boots, and star-studded bass guitars - makes the Cat in the Hat look tame. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix and tutored by no less an authority on the big beat than James Brown, Collins has stomped his way through the last 40 years of music history and lived the high life. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Having collaborated with scores of artists, including Ice Cube, Steve Jordan, Bernie Worrell, Bela Fleck, George Duke, and Buckethead, and contributed to numerous classic recordings like Deee-Lite's "Groove is in the Heart," Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (for which he won a Grammy Award), and cuts by Snoop Dogg, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eddie Kramer, Buddy Miles, and more, what has Collins learned over the course of his career? "What all of this - my music, my life - is about, is liberty," Collins explains. "It's about pursuing the sounds and ideas and things that you believe in and that you feel. The best music urges you to open your mind and your heart and take a bigger look at the world and what you can bring to it."