Local Music Events – April

Rockville Concert Band presents Music For All Ages: Reel Music
When: Sunday, April 12, 2015 3:00pm
Where: F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD 20851
Website: www.rockvilleconcertband.org

L & L Music-Wind Shop is sponsoring this event and will be at the concert beforehand with a selection of instruments for a “petting zoo.” All ages are welcome to try any brass or woodwind instrument we have on hand. See you there!

Montgomery Philharmonic Orchestra presents Gustav Mahler: A Union of Symphony and Song
-Songs of a Wayfarer (1884-85) – featuring Matthew Woorman – baritone
-Symphony No. 1, “Titan” (1887-88)
When: Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:00pm
Where: Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, 610 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Website: www.montgomeryphilharmonic.org

This fourth concert studies Gustav Mahler and the relationships among his works. Mahler changed the musical world and more specifically, he changed, forever, our perception of a symphony. Never again would a symphony have four movements. Never again would it be tonally centered, and never again would each movement use standard forms. Never again would using voices in a symphony merely be orchestra with chorus, and none of these symphony characteristics would ever return with composers who followed Mahler. He made the musical community sit up and listen.

Montgomery Philharmonic welcomes baritone Matthew Woorman to the stage to sing Songs of a Wayfarer, Mahler’s first work for voice and orchestra. Characteristics as well as melodic and harmonic content transferred from Songs of a Wayfarer to both Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 5 by Mahler. As we play Symphony No. 1, our audience will have the opportunity to compare and contrast Mahler’s compositional styles.