Annapolis Concerts

Fall 2020 Performances

Music programs are added to this schedule throughout the year. Please continue to check back for updated information.

The Parker Quartet

Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
Friday, November 13 at 8 p.m.

The Parkers will talk about Beethoven’s famous string quartet. Following the introduction, they will share their performance of this great late work, one of Beethoven’s most personal and intense musical utterances. Its central section is the “Heiliger Dankgesang,”, the “Holy Song of Thanks to the Divinity of one recovered from an illness, in the Lydian mode.”

Longtime friends of St. John’s College, this Grammy winning ensemble has performed dozens of the greatest quartet works in the St. John’s College Concert Series over a period of more than a decade. Each season they look forward to visiting Annapolis and speaking with Johnnies, this time in virtual format.

“Pinpoint precision and spectacular sense of urgency.” --Boston Globe

BRICK BY BRICK: CHANGING AMERICA THROUGH SONG

Performance date TBA

Dashon Burton, baritone

This concert explores the thin line between the concert world of art songs and traditional songs and spirituals. Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs will be followed by a series of works by African American composers. The second half of the concert includes spirituals and a group of songs of protest.

Dashon Burton has been praised for his “nobility and rich tone,” (The New York Times) and his “enormous, thrilling voice seemingly capable ... [of] raising the dead,” (Wall Street Journal).