"Musica Viva Kentlands"
Upcoming Fundraiser March 29 at the Kentlands Clubhouse has been canceled
The fundraiser for the Musica Viva concerts has been canceled. We hope to be able to reschedule this important fundraiser soon.
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.
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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.