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Music Series is sponsored by The Adalman-Goodwin Foundation and Hilda Perl Goodwin
Chamber Encounters Concert Series
Sponsored by The Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust
$16/Adult, $13/Student/Senior (65+)
Buy season subscription to 3-part series and SAVE: $41/Adult
Classical music turns vividly alive as Chamber Encounters, a classical chamber concert initiative, utilizes innovative mediums and narrative to magnify the power of music. Violinist Yonatan Grinberg, violist Sarah Lowenstein and cellist Andrea Grinberg, generate three meaningful musical experiences, leaving a deep and lasting impact for both first time and experienced concert goers. Featuring works by Mozart, Handel, and Brahms. Get additional Concert Series details. Concerts will take place in the Morstein Performa.
U.S. Naval Academy Band
Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 7:00pm | Reserve Tickets
Free, tickets required
Sit back and enjoy this impeccable selection of ensemble pieces performed by the USNA band’s Wind and Brass Quintets, and Clarinet and Tuba Quartets. Continuing its tradition of excellence, the Naval Academy Band carries forward the legacy of its prior members while moving forward into new musical terrain. Providing spectacular music for the Navy, the Naval Academy, and the citizens of this great country remains the band’s steadfast goal, and it strives towards this end in time-honored performances.
Sunday, January 17, 2016 | 7:00pm | Buy Tickets
$28 in advance; $35 at the door
You may have never heard of “kosher gospel” music before, but the inspirational performances of Joshua Nelson, the creator of this style, will surely call out to your soul. Nelson returns to the Gordon for an evening of powerful, spiritual, celebratory music in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., with special guests the Bethel AME gospel choir. Kosher gospel, for Nelson, is a way to claim both parts of his identity as a Black Jew. Affectionately known as the “Prince of Kosher Gospel,” Nelson has performed his fusion of Jewish songs and lyrics with the soulful sounds of American gospel music before presidents, congregations, at major music festivals across the country, and for Oprah, who called him the “Next Big Thing.”
The Gibson Brothers
Co-Presented with Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, January 23, 2016 | 8:00pm | Buy Tickets
$25 in advance; $30 at the door
Prepare to go on a journey through some of the greatest bluegrass harmonics of the 20th century, when The Gibson Brothers take the stage at The Gordon in January. The New York Times has called Leigh and Eric Gibson “bluegrass superstars.” Together they represent sibling harmony at its finest. According to the iconic cultural review PopMatters "Eric and Leigh Gibson might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene …. instrumentally the group plays with unmatched alacrity and taste." Voted 2013 Entertainers of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards for the second year in a row, the group also won the Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year, and Eric Gibson was named Songwriter of the Year.
Celebrating the Gordon’s 20th Anniversary Season
Noa (Achinoam Nini), Israel's leading international singer/songwriter, joins us to celebrate the Gordon’s 20th anniversary. Noa has shared her angelic voice and magnetic stage presence with superstars such as Sting, Pat Metheny, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli and many more. Together with her longstanding collaborator Gil Dor, Noa has released over 15 albums which have sold millions the world over. Noa sings in six languages, has collaborated with symphony orchestras around the world, and has performed in the world’s most prestigious venues, including the White House.
Noa’s strongest influences come from the singer-songwriters of the 60s, like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. These musical and lyrical sensibilities, combined with Noa‘s Yemenite roots and Gil Dor‘s strong background in Jazz, Classical and Rock, have created Noa and Gil‘s unique sound, manifested in hundreds of songs written and performed together. Noa plays percussion, guitar and piano.
Saturday, March 5, 2016 | 8:00pm | Buy Tickets
$28 in advance; $35 at the door
You’re in for a treat as Brian Gore, founder of the International Guitar Night, unites the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists for brilliant selections of virtuoso guitar. Three of Europe’s finest -- gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt, contemporary fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes, and multi-genre showman Andre Krengel -- join Gore to showcase their love for the instrument and acoustic style. Always a sell-out, IGN promises a night of collaboration and skill to entertain the musical soul.
Sunday, May 8, 2016 | 4:00pm | Buy Tickets
$15/Adult, $5/Student in advance
$18/Adult, $10/Student at the door
HaZamir Baltimore is thrilled to share the stage with the newest chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir - HaZamir DC! Presenting a repertoire of the very best of traditional and contemporary Jewish choral music, HaZamir provides Jewish teens from 31 chapters across North America and Israel the unique opportunity to build pluralistic community, make strong connections with Israel, and sing Jewish choral music at the highest standard of excellence.
Open Mic Nights
Second Tuesday each month, Morstein Performa • FREE! No pre-registration required.
Get your music on, or come ready to enjoy a free evening of performances by talented local artists. Many of our evenings feature special appearances by professional singers and musicians. Refreshments available.
• Sign up at 6:30pm; Show starts at 7:00pm
• PA provided
• Acoustic instruments only.
Open Mic Showcase
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | 7:00pm
The Gordon Season’s monthly Tuesday Open Mic Night musicians always deliver blues, rock, and soulful acoustic guitar playing. Tonight, we deliver the best of our local Open Mic Night talent, the Gordon’s top five musicians of the year, live on the Gordon Stage.
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“By George! By Ira! By Gershwin!”
Featuring Carolyn Black-Sotir and the Greenspring Valley Orchestra
Co-presented with Stevenson University
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Celebrate the genius of George and Ira Gershwin and that uniquely American Gershwin musical spirit – vibrant, brash, and bold. Local favorite Carolyn Black-Sotir performs an entrancing, dramatic and vocal narrative detailing the Gershwins’ rise to fame accompanied by the talented Greenspring Valley Orchestra.In the words of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond, Black-Sotir brings to the stage “a voice that is absolutely beautiful.” According to the Baltimore Sun, Black is a “wonderful singer, with beautiful tone, and excellent diction, and her portrayal is spontaneous and superbly characterized.”
Featuring Palestinian pianist Bishara Haroni and Israeli pianist Yaron Kohlberg
Sponsored by The Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Haroni and Kohlberg, widely recognized as the pre-eminent pianists of their generation in their respective homelands, create music with incredible passion, energy, and finesse. As Duo Amal, the team’s repertoire sweeps from the Masters to contemporary Israeli and Palestinian composers. Together the pair explores the myriad of sounds and possibilities afforded by the piano duo – a form of classical music almost lost in the modern age. Whether playing two grand pianos nestled together or sharing the same keyboard, they bring the voice of youth to bear on a conflict they have endured their whole lives, and their exhilarating performances are a transcendent plea for peace, and a vital celebration of the capacity of music to join people across the boundaries of culture and place. Haroni and Kohlberg have entertained audiences in Europe, the US, Asia and the Far East, stopping at venues as prestigious as New York’s Carnegie Hall; the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; and the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Germany.