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Music at Notre Dame Concert Series 2014-15

Ernest Ragogini, Director



Ken & Brad Kolodner
Oct. 18, 2014,  7 p.m., Marikle Chapel
Original and traditional Appalachian folk music.

Ken Kolodner, regarded as one of the most accomplished hammered dulcimer players and  old-time fiddle players in the United States, joins forces with his son, Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world to perform original and traditional old-time music “…played in the purest way: at home, with family, with heart and a creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation. “

Joanna Kaczorowska, violin  & Pablo Lavanderapiano
Nov. 15, 2014  7 p.m.,  LeClerc Auditorium

Joanna Kaczorowska and Pablo Lavandera, internationally acclaimed for their virtuosity and impeccable ensemble, have performed as soloists in recital and with orchestra and as a duo in every major concert hall here and abroad, including Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Carnegie Hall, the Aspen Festival, the Marlboro Festival, and the Steingräber Chamber Music Hall at the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany. The duo was awarded first prize in the 2009 Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Competition, which is hosted by Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Ernest Ragogini, piano
March 21, 2015    7 p.m., LeClerc Auditorium

Ernest Ragogini has toured the North, Central, and South American continents, performing in some of the most prestigious venues including Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Teatro Olimpia in Rome, and has recorded for National Public Radio, WQXR, New York, and WETA, Washington. He is founder/director of Arts for Heart’s Sake, a series to which artists contribute their services. In 2007, Ragogini was the interview/cover subject of Clavier magazine.


Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra
Gregory Metzler,  Conductor and Music Director
The French Masters
March 22, 2015, 7 p.m., LeClerc Hall

Founded in 2013 by Gregory Lauer and Gregory Metzler,  the Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra has met with critical success, enriching the musical scene in the greater Hunt Valley, Towson and Timonium areas.  Music at Notre Dame is honored to welcome this ensemble to the LeClerc Hall stage in a program of works by Berlioz, Bizet and Franck. Lauer, who also serves as the HVSO’s executive director and Metzler realized their vision of  promoting music education to children and youth and  providing a musical outlet for performing members of the community.  

Admission: Adults $15;  Seniors & Students: $10;  Children under 12, Free.

Information: 410-292-5965   www.huntvalleysymphony.org.

Across the Seas: From Opera to Tango   A fundraiser concert
March 28, 2015  7 p.m., LeClerc Auditorium

The success of the Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition is owed in large part to the support of the community and especially to the artists that provide performances, gratisAcross the Seas: From Opera to Tango is co-sponsored by the American Liszt Society Baltimore-Washington Chapter, Nancy Roldán, president, and Music at Notre Dame Concerts. General Admission $20. For information please visit www.lisztgarrisoncompetition.org.

Laura Strickling, soprano   Liza Stepanova, piano
April 11, 2015 7 p.m., LeClerc Auditorium

Laura Strickling and Liza Stepanova maintain individual international careers garnering critical praise for their appearances a recitalists, soloists with orchestra, and collaborative musicians. Venues include Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian in D.C., Wigmore Hall, London, and the Marlboro Festival. As a duo, these extraordinary artists were awarded first prize in the 2013 Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Competition and received the Franz Liszt Award for Best Performance of a work by Liszt.

Commodores Jazz Ensemble
Senior Chief Musician Philip M. Burlin
April 18, 2015   7 p.m., LeClerc Auditorium

In celebration of the inauguration of our new president, Dr. Marylou Yam, the Commodores, the United States Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, return to LeClerc. A favorite with the Baltimore audience, the Commodores is deemed a national treasure and has been so since it became a Navy Band unit in 1969. Appearances include high-level state functions, performances at the White House, collaborations with all-time jazz greats, and special appearances at major jazz festivals in the United States and abroad.

Ernest Ragogini,  piano
May 2, 2015  7 p.m., LeClerc Auditorium

A Treasured Half-Century Relationship 
A reflection on and performance of Franz Schubert’s piano masterpiece, Sonata in B-Flat major D. 960, Op. Posth. 

Sundays at Two

Concert Choir of Notre Dame of Maryland University
Dr. Jennifer Brimhall, Director

Music for the Christmas Season
December 7, 2014   2 p.m., Marikle Chapel

In Celebration of Spring
May 10, 2014   2 p.m., Marikle Chapel

All concert admissions are free, except where noted. 

Information: 410-532-5386