Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival!

On Friday, April 26th the Chamber Orchestra was honored to participate in the 2nd Annual Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival hosted by the Mount Vernon Cultural District!

Students attended the Opening Ceremony in front of the Washington Monument, where Alyssia Lee, Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Maryland State Department of Education, brought words of greeting and reinforced the Maryland State Department of Education’s commitment to arts education in our public schools.  Students also heard a performance of “Me and the Sky” from Come From Away, performed by touring cast member Becky Gulsvig!

The Chamber Orchestra then attended a masterclass taught by Mr. Eli Worth (Peabody Prep, BSO OrchKids) and presented a program of music featuring the works of Dussek, Haydn, Offenbach, and a medley of music inspired by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky at the beautiful and historic St. Ignatius Church…

…stopped for a visit at the beautiful and historic Peabody Library…

…listened to a performance by the very talented Knights of Jazz from Baltimore City College…

…and performed in the Peabody Institute’s Cohen-Davison Hall…

…received a tour of Peabody’s Electronic Music Department from current student Alex (thanks Alex!)…

…and attended a rehearsal of the Peabody Symphony Orchestra!

At the Closing Ceremonies, held at the Walter’s Art Museum, First Lady of Maryland (and MICA Graduate) Yumi Hogan congratulated students on their participation in the days festivities!

Special thanks to Mrs. Boyle for all of her assistance during this field trip!

Great job Chamber Orchestra!

Want to find out more about the Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival?  Follow this link!

St. Ignatius Church

Cohen-Davison Hall – Peabody Institute