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Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-5544
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About Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Dedicated to Art for All, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is the community’s arts center, providing lifelong, accessible engagement in the arts.  Founded in 1979, Maryland Hall provides a wide 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. Maryland Hall offers arts classes for all ages, outreach programs, several galleries with rotating exhibits, a 725-seat theatre and a 200-seat community theater.  MHCA presents a year-round schedule of performances including presentations by four Resident Companies (Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Ballet Theatre of Maryland).

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Annapolis Opera Grand Finale: Denyce Graves in Concert
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Opera Grand Finale: Denyce Graves in Concert

May 5, 2019

Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting vocal stars, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graces has performed in the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. Particularly well-known for her portrayals of the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila, Ms. Graves’ expressive voice and stage presence continues to thrill audiences with her concert and recital appearances.

The 31st Annual Vocal Competition: Finals Concert
Annapolis Opera, Inc.

The 31st Annual Vocal Competition: Finals Concert

April 14, 2019

For over 30 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 $1,000 to $5,000. Held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the competition spans a weekend, with both semi-finals and finals open to the public, and is FREE, due to a generous grant from The Helena Foundation, Jim and Sylvia Earl. Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10 AM Finals: Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Carmen - Presented by The Annapolis Opera
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Carmen - Presented by The Annapolis Opera

March 17, 2019

Bizet’s Carmen has everything you want in an opera: a twisting tale, passion, deceit, and incredible melodies from the fiery ‘Habanera’ to the ‘Toreador Song!’ Bizet’s final work is known worldwide and has become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas. Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 PM & Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Carmen - Presented by The Annapolis Opera
Annapolis Opera, Inc.

Carmen - Presented by The Annapolis Opera

March 15, 2019

Bizet’s Carmen has everything you want in an opera: a twisting tale, passion, deceit, and incredible melodies from the fiery ‘Habanera’ to the ‘Toreador Song!’ Bizet’s final work is known worldwide and has become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas. Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 PM & Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Moonlight & Movie Music
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Moonlight & Movie Music

March 2, 2019

“Moonlight & Movie Music,” the third performance in the series, is a collaboration with the Annapolis Film Festival and will include a short film chosen by Festival officials, for which Maestro Novo will select a complementary score for the Symphony to perform. Part of the MasterWorks series. José-Luis Novo, conductor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 25Annapolis Film Festival Short Feature (Projected with live music selected by Maestro Novo)Gustav Mahler, Adagietto from Symphony No. 5Silvestre Revueltas, La Noche de los Mayas (The Night of the Mayas)

Moonlight & Movie Music
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Moonlight & Movie Music

March 1, 2019

“Moonlight & Movie Music,” the third performance in the series, is a collaboration with the Annapolis Film Festival and will include a short film chosen by Festival officials, for which Maestro Novo will select a complementary score for the Symphony to perform. Part of the MasterWorks series. José-Luis Novo, conductor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 25Annapolis Film Festival Short Feature (Projected with live music selected by Maestro Novo)Gustav Mahler, Adagietto from Symphony No. 5Silvestre Revueltas, La Noche de los Mayas (The Night of the Mayas)

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

February 24, 2019

You voted for Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto to create this new retelling of the famous Brothers Grimm fairytale for BTM’s 40th Anniversary. Complete with a magical mirror, poisoned apple, wicked queen and stepmother, seven dwarves, a prince, and more, this ballet will take you on a journey through this beloved tale with unexpected twists and turns that are sure you to delight with magic, fun, and suspense before the happily ever after. 

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

February 23, 2019

You voted for Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto to create this new retelling of the famous Brothers Grimm fairytale for BTM’s 40th Anniversary. Complete with a magical mirror, poisoned apple, wicked queen and stepmother, seven dwarves, a prince, and more, this ballet will take you on a journey through this beloved tale with unexpected twists and turns that are sure you to delight with magic, fun, and suspense before the happily ever after. 

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

February 22, 2019

You voted for Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto to create this new retelling of the famous Brothers Grimm fairytale for BTM’s 40th Anniversary. Complete with a magical mirror, poisoned apple, wicked queen and stepmother, seven dwarves, a prince, and more, this ballet will take you on a journey through this beloved tale with unexpected twists and turns that are sure you to delight with magic, fun, and suspense before the happily ever after. 

Broadway in Annapolis: Kiss Me Kate
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Broadway in Annapolis: Kiss Me Kate

February 16, 2019

Ernest Green and the Annapolis Chorale bring the magic of Broadway to Annapolis.  For more than a decade, the “Broadway in Annapolis” series has presented Broadway’s finest musicals, always with an emphasis on the music as it was written by the composers.  From the classics of Rodgers & Hammerstein to “Guys & Dolls, “Sweeney Todd” and “The Secret Garden,” Mr. Green, the Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and talented casts of singer/actors - including both local and Broadway performers - continue to give America’s favorite art form energy, vitality and spark. Students may attend free using Live Arts Maryland’s special Student Rush program by visiting the box office a half-hour prior to curtain.  Students 18 and up must present a valid ID to receive a ticket.

Broadway in Annapolis: Kiss Me Kate
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Broadway in Annapolis: Kiss Me Kate

February 15, 2019

Ernest Green and the Annapolis Chorale bring the magic of Broadway to Annapolis.  For more than a decade, the “Broadway in Annapolis” series has presented Broadway’s finest musicals, always with an emphasis on the music as it was written by the composers.  From the classics of Rodgers & Hammerstein to “Guys & Dolls, “Sweeney Todd” and “The Secret Garden,” Mr. Green, the Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and talented casts of singer/actors - including both local and Broadway performers - continue to give America’s favorite art form energy, vitality and spark. Students may attend free using Live Arts Maryland’s special Student Rush program by visiting the box office a half-hour prior to curtain.  Students 18 and up must present a valid ID to receive a ticket.

Arlo Guthrie's Alice’s Restaurant
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Arlo Guthrie's Alice’s Restaurant

February 10, 2019

When legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie took to the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his seminal song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” he was incredibly moved by the feedback from enthusiastic fans.  Alice’s Restaurant -- Back By Popular Demand Tour will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the feature film “Alice’s Restaurant,” originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by famed director Arthur Penn. It was filmed in the Berkshires, Arlo’s own backyard, recreating some of the events that launched the Massacree, while adding a good dose of fiction. Ultimately, the movie garnered a “Best Director” Oscar Award nomination for Penn. "I didn't think I was gonna live long enough to have to learn 'Alice's Restaurant' again," Arlo Guthrie says with a smile. "It was a quirky kinda thing to begin with. Nobody writes an 18-minute monologue expecting fame and fortune. The initial success of the song really took me by surprise more than anyone else. The fact that I have contended with it for five decades either by having to learn it again or by not doing it, has been an interesting balancing act. I'm surely looking forward to it again being a centerpiece of my live repertoire." Currently on the road for the last year presenting the Re:Generation Tour, Arlo along with his son Abe will be joined onstage on the forthcoming tour with longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) of his former acclaimed band Shenandoah. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, will open the shows. In July 2017 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love” and the original release of Arlo’s debut album, Rhino Records re-released the full mono version of the album Alice’s Restaurant on 180 gram vinyl. In March 2018, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress inducted "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" into the registry honoring the recording for its cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the American soundscape.

The Three Little Pigs: A Children’s Opera
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Three Little Pigs: A Children’s Opera

January 26, 2019

This exciting adaptation of a classic fairy tale 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.

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

December 16, 2018

We invite you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time as you attend The Nutcracker where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas and the wonder of the child merge through young Clara's adventures with mechanical dolls, life-size rats, and whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets. Help Clara rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen's evil spell and discover her true destiny.

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

December 16, 2018

We invite you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time as you attend The Nutcracker where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas and the wonder of the child merge through young Clara's adventures with mechanical dolls, life-size rats, and whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets. Help Clara rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen's evil spell and discover her true destiny.

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

December 15, 2018

We invite you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time as you attend The Nutcracker where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas and the wonder of the child merge through young Clara's adventures with mechanical dolls, life-size rats, and whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets. Help Clara rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen's evil spell and discover her true destiny.

Holiday Pops: A Winter's Heart Celtic Music Celebration with Cathie Ryan
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Holiday Pops: A Winter's Heart Celtic Music Celebration with Cathie Ryan

December 14, 2018

The Symphony will celebrate the holidays with Celtic flair this season, with Irish-American vocalist Cathie Ryan for the annual Holiday Pops concert, one of the Symphony’s most popular events. For over twenty-five years, including five solo albums, countless musical collaborations, and multiple awards, Cathie Ryan has been in the vanguard of Irish music. She is blessed with a voice of luminous clarity and a gift for unearthing gems from Irish and American song traditions, creating her own heart-stirring originals, and for showcasing writers whose work deserves wider recognition. Wrap this musical integrity into a consummate entertainer and it is no wonder the Wall Street Journal calls her music, “a revelation.” José-Luis Novo, conductorCathie Ryan, vocalist

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

December 9, 2018

We invite you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time as you attend The Nutcracker where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas and the wonder of the child merge through young Clara's adventures with mechanical dolls, life-size rats, and whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets. Help Clara rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen's evil spell and discover her true destiny.

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

December 9, 2018

We invite you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time as you attend The Nutcracker where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas and the wonder of the child merge through young Clara's adventures with mechanical dolls, life-size rats, and whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets. Help Clara rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen's evil spell and discover her true destiny.

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

December 8, 2018

We invite you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time as you attend The Nutcracker where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas and the wonder of the child merge through young Clara's adventures with mechanical dolls, life-size rats, and whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets. Help Clara rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen's evil spell and discover her true destiny.

A Celebration of Christmas
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

A Celebration of Christmas

December 7, 2018

The holidays are about "Yuletide carols being sung by a choir" -  in this case, a very big choir - The Annapolis Chorale!  Beautiful carols are the hallmark of this longest running holiday event in the area!  J. Ernest Green, The Annapolis Chorale and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra take the stage for this annual holiday favorite that includes a joyous blend of everyone’s favorite songs, like “White Christmas” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  Not to be outdone in the holiday cheer department, the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra takes the spotlight for the classic “Sleigh Ride.”  The audience gets into the act, too, with a special holiday carol sing-along with Maestro Green.  This concert sells out early so get your tickets!

Portland Cello Project Performs Radiohead's OK Computer
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Portland Cello Project Performs Radiohead's OK Computer

October 19, 2018

In this performance, expect to hear some of the best Radiohead songs performed by a group of classically trained cellists. The group has built a reputation of mixing genres, blurring musical lines and unveiling perceptions wherever they go. Portland's premiere alt-classical group performs a night in homage to Radiohead's famed OK Computer album. Expect an evening of unique renditions of classical Radiohead pieces that wander from truly epic to breathtakingly intimate. About Portland Cell Project: In the fall of 2006 a group of 9 cellists got on stage at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge to perform western classical music in an informal setting. Many of the cellists that night thought it would only happen once. But slowly that one-off event became a second, and a third, cellists joined and left and rejoined the group again, to perform in Portland's most popular clubs. By 2009 the group had evolved into a nationally-recognized performing, recording and educational group with a revolving cast of cellists. Cello Project (or PCP as their fans affectionately call them) were quickly appearing anywhere and everywhere in North America, from punk rock clubs to symphony halls, from street parties to exclusive private events. By 2010 self-described horde of cellos were spending more than a quarter of the year touring, featuring a diverse repertoire that quickly ballooned to over 1,000 pieces of music.

Jonny Lang
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Jonny Lang

October 17, 2018

It is hard to believe that at 37 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for more than two decades. Easier to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15—an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own. His latest release, Signs is not merely a return to the artist's guitar-based beginnings, but an embodiment of an even more elemental sound. Beyond focusing attention on his soloing prowess, it is about recapturing the spirit of the early blues, where the guitar was front and center, fairly leaping out of the speakers. Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award-winning Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today. Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist.