Musica Viva Kentlands Year End Appeal
As 2020 draws to a close, we ask you to remember Musica Viva Kentlands in your year-end giving plans.
It is no secret that the pandemic has turned the world upside down this year. The performing arts have been particularly affected and artists have been shown to be among the most vulnerable. However, throughout the year, we at Musica Viva Kentlands have done all we could to continue to bring our program of performances to our community. In the process, we have provided work to a diverse collection of talented performers and support to several small businesses.
This has been made possible by your past generous support. But we need your help for it to continue into 2021. While we work hard to secure funding from a variety of sources, support from our community is essential. To put us on a solid footing to begin the new year, we need to raise $5,000 over the next few weeks. Your contribution, along with those of your friends and neighbors, will help us achieve this goal.
To make a contribution, please click on the Donate button on the left. If you prefer to send a check, please mail it to:
Kentlands Community Foundation
267 Kentlands Blvd., PMB 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
We are looking forward to hosting new virtual concerts in 2021 and, once conditions allow us to do so safely, to bring our community back together in person for a great musical celebration.
Please Join the Musica Viva Kentlands Chamber Orchestra on November 1 at 3:00 pm
Join Maestro Simeone Tartglione as he leads the Musica Viva Orchestra on Sunday, November 1 for an exclusive online concert presenting Vivaldi’s iconic work, The Four Seasons. The program, featuring violin soloist Alessandra Cuffaro, will take you on a musical journey through Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter from the comfort of your own home.
Make sure you have reserved your "seat" to this exciting event by using this link. Tickets are FREE and you need only reserve once per family.
Once you complete the ticket section, we will know you are plan to attend and we will send you a link via email for the online event.
Share with your friends and family, and watch this exciting live performance “together” - virtually!
If you enjoy these concerts and believe they add to the joie de vivre of the community, please consider making a donation, please consider making a donation to help support the costs of this online concert, and future live performances.
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 concerts are a community building success. The first concert this year will be held on June 20, 2020 on the Kentlands Village Green beginning at 6 pm. The second concert is scheduled for September 20.
Please enjoy our YouTube channel!
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.