Annapolis Concerts

2019–20 Performances

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

David Fung, Piano

Friday, September 27 at 8 p.m.
Francis Scott Key Auditorium

Mr. David Fung will present a concert of piano music by Scarlatti, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Ravel, and Tan Dun.

Praised for his “ravishing and simply gorgeous” performances in the The Washington Post, pianist David Fung is widely recognized for interpretations that are elegant and refined, yet intensely poetic and uncommonly expressive. He performs with the Brentano Quartet at Carnegie Hall and Yale University. In July 2019, the Steinway and Sons Label released Mr. Fung’s first installment of the complete Mozart sonatas, which have been called “undeniably bold” (AllMusic Guide). Boston’s WCRB praises the selections as “heartbreaking”, adding that “Fung relishes the art of exploring Mozart’s characters–giving them freedom to breathe, and casting them in darkness and light to help reveal their humanity.”

Antonio Meneses, cello and Paul Galbraith, guitar

Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Francis Scott Key Auditorium

Music of Schubert (“Argeggione Sonata”), Bach (“Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro” for solo guitar), and recent Brazilian composers, Clóvis Pereira ("Suite Macambira" for solo cello), Radamés Gnattali (Sonata for Guitar and Cello), and André Mehmari ("Five Places in an Imaginary Brazil").

Meneses won First Prize and Gold Medal at the 1982 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. When Galbraith won the Silver Medal at the Segovia International Guitar Competition at the age of 17, Andres Segovia, who was present, called his playing “magnificent.”

The Parker Quartet

Friday, March 20 at 8 p.m.
Francis Scott Key Auditorium

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Homunculus for String Quartet, Szymanowski’s Quartet No. 2, and Beethoven’s Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

This program centers on the mystery and hope of birth (Salonen), and the revelatory thanksgiving for life (Beethoven).

BRICK BY BRICK: CHANGING AMERICA THROUGH SONG

Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m.
Francis Scott Key Auditorium

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).