"Musica Viva Kentlands"
The committee asks your support to make these concerts a reality. A fundraiser will be held at the Kentlands Clubhouse on March 2 from 6 to 9 pm in the Kentlands Clubhouse.
A donation of $35 per person is requested. You may use PayPal in our "Donate Now" button located on our home page or you may mail a check to 267 Kentlands Blvd. PMB 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.
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. The second concert is scheduled for September 7.
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.