Kentlands Salon Series Concerts Begin Oct. 27
The “sfz salon series” of concerts premieres at Kentlands Mansion Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. The series features music, discussion and wine with a fusion of classical, contemporary and experimental chamber music in an intimate setting. “Sforzando,” represented as “sfz” on sheet music, indicates a strong, sudden accent on a note or chord, and this new series is designed to provide an energetic, inspirational and creative sanctuary for both artists and the audience, encouraging great music and lively discussion during four distinct programs. Each program will also feature two highlighted wines, with consultants on hand to help the audience explore them.
Beyond Folk – Oct. 27, 3 p.m.
Program – Ravel Tzigane, Bartok Contrasts, Piazzolla Histoire du Tango
Featured Musicians – Wenyin Chan (Piano), Jeremy Eig (Clarinet), Jennifer Kim (Violin), Alex Peh (Piano), Douglas Rogers (Guitar)
Unaccompanied – Nov. 16, 8 p.m.
Program – Solo Cello
Featured Musician – Kristen Wojcik
Vocalise – Mar. 1, 8 p.m.
Program – Works by Ravel, Debussy, Satie and Messiaen
Featured Musicians – Kate Jackman (Mezzo Soprano), Alex Peh (Piano)
In a Blue Light – Apr. 27, 3 p.m.
Program – Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Crumb Voice of the Whale
Featured Musicians – Wenyin Chan (Piano), Julietta Curenton (Flute), Alex Peh (Piano), Danielle Cho (Cello)
Kentlands Mansion is located at 320 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg. Admission is $25, $23 for city of Gaithersburg residents. A four-series package is available until Oct. 27 for $84, $76 for city residents. Wine will be available for an additional cost. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 301.258.6394, online at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/RecXpress, or at the adjacent Arts Barn Ticket Office, 311 Kent Square Road. Seating is limited, and advance purchase is recommended. For more information, please visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/kentlandsmansion.