The Weinberg Center is a showcase for performing arts in Frederick that enhances our area’s cultural life. Frederick’s historic 1926 movie palace is home to year-round quality entertainment: professional music, dance, and theater; classic movies, and family entertainment. The season begins in September each year and concludes the following May. For a complete listing of events, please visit WeinbergCenter.org. Free backstage tours are offered on a regular basis; more information can be found at WeinbergCenter.org/Tours.
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Ever wondered what modern hits would sound like if they came out during the Doo Wop era? The Doo Wop Project starts at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today.
The Doo Wop Project
The Grammy Award-winning sextet known as Steep Canyon Rangers are one of the most versatile bands in contemporary American music. They’ve spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country and folk rock to create something original. As they approach their second decade, they are still moving forward, searching for new horizons and musical vistas.
Steep Canyon Rangers
Fronted by acclaimed violinist Jeremy Kittel, Kittel & Co. captures a sonic landscape that is equally as unpredictable as it is captivating. According to Bluegrass Situation, they have “accomplished a feat of new acoustic, string band-rooted chamber music.” Their most recent album, “Whorls,” is a dazzling original work, referring to patterns of spirals, an apt metaphor for the undulation between the outsize skills and free-spirited instincts that drive the album.
Kittel & Co.
Those faithful to the tradition of Swan Lake, must see Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic. Choreographer Nadezhda Kalinina (Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro Lirico, Omsk State Music Theatre) lovingly retouches the oldest St. Petersburg version of the ballet and adds her vision and something more that undoubtedly will leave audiences flushed with emotion. RBT’s dancers bring her choreography to life along with the new exquisite hand painted sets and 150 new hand sewn costumes. Designed by the young, accomplished Sergei Novikov (Mariinsky Theatre, Omsk State Music Theatre, St. Petersburg State Music Hall), these are in the century old tradition of the great theatrical masters. SFX makeup by Award-winning Irina Strukova (Crazy Rich Asians, Netflix, HBO) completes the already perfect glittering fantasy that is Swan Lake! Click here for more information on Russian Ballet Theatre.
The United States Air Force Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it features 53 active duty Airmen musicians. The Concert Band performs across the United States via biannual tours, engages the local community in our nation’s capital through numerous concert series, and reaches millions globally through live radio, television and internet broadcasts.
U.S. Air Force Concert Band
Ronnie Milsap discovered music at the North Carolina State School for the Blind, deviating from the school’s classical curriculum to explore race music, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz. He never looked back, becoming one of the biggest pop/adult contemporary, rhythm and blues, and country artists of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Milsap is a testament to going where you don’t belong with an open heart and a true sense of music as compass.
Hailing from Zimbabwe, the female acappella quintet Nobuntu has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements.
Classic Albums Live takes classic albums from the ‘60s and ‘70s, and recreates those albums live on stage, note for note, cut for cut. “L.A. Woman,” was the sixth and final studio album by American rock band The Doors. Just three months after it was released, in the summer of 1971, lead singer Jim Morrison died. The collection of music leans heavily toward the band’s blues rock roots. Fans are treated to an exact replication of the album followed by a second set of The Doors’ greatest hits. Sponsored by First Energy Foundation.
Classic Albums Live: The Doors-L.A. Woman
North Carolina folk duo Mandolin Orange produces music that radiates a mysterious warmth. Their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. Singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz have built a steady and growing fan base with this kind of intimacy, and on their newest album “Tides of A Teardrop,” it is more potent than ever. By all accounts, it is the duo’s fullest, richest, and most personal effort.
What has become an annual tradition in the DMV now comes to the Weinberg Center for the very first time. For years now, Washington-native Eric Byrd has been performing the iconic soundtrack from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with his trio at venues across DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The show begins with a screening of the Peanuts holiday classic followed by a live performance of the Vince Guaraldi masterpiece score, complete with choral accompaniment during “Christmastime is Here”.
The Eric Byrd Trio performs “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Live!
The popular tuba comrades of Frederick return with a variety of brassy Christmas hits, delighting audiences of all ages in an annual Weinberg Center tradition. In lieu of admission, a canned food drive will be held to benefit the Community Action Agency of Frederick City.
Follow the story of a young bird named Max, and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole, his adventure begins! Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope, set to timeless holiday hits. Lightwire Theater has been internationally recognized for their electroluminescent artistry and poignant storytelling, done in complete darkness.
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas
Nothing brings back the joy, magic, and memories of Christmas past more than the music of John Denver. World renowned and leading John Denver artist, Chris Collins, celebrates the holidays with a Rocky Mountain Christmas Show! Enjoy Christmas with classic John Denver interpretations of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “Christmas For Cowboys”, “Aspenglow”, “White Christmas”, and many more. Combined with all the John Denver hits everyone loves like “Country Roads”, “Annie’s Song”, and “Rocky Mountain High”, this holiday show is on everyone’s Christmas list.
A John Denver Christmas with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon
The stunning artistry of Maryland Regional Ballet and the beloved Tchaikovsky score combine to transport audiences to the Kingdom of Sweets. Under the direction of Joyce Morrison and featuring guest artists from the New York City Ballet and students from the Frederick School of Classic Ballet, it’s a holiday tradition at its finest.
The Nutcracker Ballet
Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. A show for both the young and young-at-heart, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old.
A Christmas Carol
A Frederick community holiday tradition since 1994, director Judith DuBose will conduct a forty voice chorus, twenty-piece orchestra, and four soloists through select choruses and arias of “Messiah” by G. F. Handel. The audience is invited to join the chorus for select numbers such as the “Hallelujah Chorus” and “For Unto Us a Child is Born”. Copies of the full vocal score will be for sale in the lobby.
The Messiah Sing-Along
Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Deanna Bogart is adored by her fans for her adventurous and diverse genre-free “blusion” style of music. It has garnered her countless awards and accolades over a long and productive music career. Recognized for her dazzling keyboards, soulful saxophone, smoky vocals and cut-above songwriting, she has a knack for engaging her audience, winning the hearts of fans everywhere she goes.
All you need is love…and a little bit of John, Paul, George and Ringo! Hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute around, “1964” recreates an early Fab Four concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched. A perennial favorite on the Weinberg stage, you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind salute to the boys from Liverpool.
1964 The Tribute
“Dog Man: The Musical,” is a hilarious new production from Theaterworks USA based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of “Captain Underpants.” Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in fifth grade, they figure it’s time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and all hero!
Dogman: The Musical
FREDERICK, MD, July 25, 2019 – Entering its eighth year, The Frederick Speaker Series has developed a reputation for bringing world-class speakers to the Frederick community. The 2020 line-up includes; Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin, first woman of color in space, scientist and physician, Dr. Mae Jemison, best-selling author and leading political satirist, P.J. O’Rourke and best-selling author and sustainable food advocate, Michael Pollan. All series events are held at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Tickets for all four speakers will go on sale to Weinberg Center members on Thursday, August 8 at 10:00 AM and to the general public on Thursday, August 15 at 10:00 AM. Tickets may be purchased online at weinbergcenter.org, by calling the Weinberg Center Box Office at 301-600-2828, or in person at 20 W. Patrick Street in Frederick, Maryland. For more information about becoming a Weinberg Center member and gaining early access to tickets, please visit weinbergcenter.org/support. A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following each presentation. These exclusive events provide a chance for fans to meet the speakers, take pictures, and obtain autographs. All proceeds from the meet-and-greet receptions will benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries.
The Frederick Speaker Series
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