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Southern Maryland’s Highly Anticipated River Concert Series Returns for 21st Anniversary

St. Mary’s City, MD -  May 17, 2019 - St. Mary’s College of Maryland, along with the Chesapeake Orchestra and its Music Director Jeffrey Silberschlag, are proud to announce the program for the 2019 River Concert Series. The 21st anniversary of the popular, family-friendly music festival will be held on the St. Mary’s College Townhouse Green every Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (grounds opening at 5 p.m.) from June 21 through July 19.

Acclaimed musicians and new artists will perform the sounds of classical composition, light classics, and popular music. The 2019 schedule is as follows: 

June 21: The Travel Program. Music from the world capitals: Vienna, Paris, Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, St. Petersburg, and a special musical trip to Delhi with Indian Dance. Music of: Johann Strauss Jr., Offenbach, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Enescu, and others. Plus, a tribute to Ed Cole.

June 28: The Art of Dance. Featuring music of Les Sylphides. Ballet Caliente with the Chesapeake Orchestra. Music of Chopin, Arvo Pärt, and others.

July 5: A Super Celebration + Fireworks. Featuring soundtrack favorites: Star Wars, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Lincoln, plus Sousa and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

July 12: Mystical Singing Under the Stars. Music of Rutter, Arvo Pärt, and others. Featuring Larry Vote, guest conductor, with St. Mary’s College’s premier vocal ensemble PING.

July 19: Buenos Aires Night on the St. Mary's. Music of Ginastera, Guastavino, Piazzolla, and Giraudo, José Cueto, violin soloist, and guest artist, the 2018 Latin Grammy Award-winning Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet joins the Chesapeake Orchestra.

The River Concert Series program is subject to change. Food and beverages, provided by local vendors, will be available for purchase on location, as well as arts, crafts, and other services. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own refreshments. Concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the River Concert Series at http://www.smcm.edu/events/riverconcert/

River Concerts 2018 photo album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/st_marys_college_md/albums/72157695446033342

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through 2024-2025. St. Mary’s College, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 1,600 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.

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