"Musica Viva Kentlands"
Please consider donating by June 30 to support Musica Viva. The concert series is under a matching grant challenge. Each dollar raised between now and the end of June will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000 by the Paul M. Angell Foundation. If you enjoy the concerts and would like to see them continue, please consider making a contribution. Thank you for your support.
Musica Viva Kentlands: A Series of Outdoor Classical Music Concerts
The Kentlands Community Foundation is sponsoring an initiative by a group of dedicated volunteers to organize a series of classic music concert in Kentlands. The intent is to promote the City of Gaithersburg, and in particular our community, as an emerging destination of classical music concerts. The first concert was a community building success. The first concert this year will be held on June 23, 2019 on the Mansion Lawn beginning at 6 pm. The second concert is scheduled for September 7 at the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn.
The First Concert
Despite the threat of rain, 300 to 400 people came to the first concert to enjoy an evening on the Mansion Lawn. Among the pieces played by the 15 piece string orchestra Paco DC under the baton of Maestro Simeone Tartaglione were Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Bach's Brandenburg's Concerto No. 3, and Vivaldi's "Summer" from Concerto No. 2. Alessandra Cuffaro, the well known violin soloist, brought the audience to their feet after her stunning performance of Franco Mannino's Presto from concerto per violino e orchestra No. 2, Opus 447. The evening ended with a rousing edition of "Fiddle Faddle" by Leroy Anderson complete with enthusiastic audience participation.