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This year marks the seventh annual Youth Chamber Music Festival running through July 30. Held every Monday for six weeks, students are placed into ensembles such as flute, brass or clarinet. At the end of the festival, the groups perform a concert, which is followed by an ice cream social. "We wanted to have some meaningful outreach that connected View more
Michele Vicino just wants middle schoolers to have fun. Staging the one-hour Young Performer’s Edition of “Anything Goes,” the 1934 Cole Porter musical comedy offers the First Act director the opportunity to achieve that goal.
Original tile mosaics—with designs ranging from a bus blasting into outer space to fish swimming in a spiral—are adding pizazz to more than a dozen bus shelters along Rockville Pike. Installed by Montgomery County to mark the opening of the Ride On extRa express bus route running between the Lakeforest Transit Center and the Medical Center Metro, t View more
The child or teen who wants to take a tap or acting class can pretty much go anywhere in the Washington metro area. Yet, if they want a comprehensive education focusing on technique in multiple disciplines, they were out of luck--until now. Adventure Theatre MTC Academy recently announced a new Conservatory Training Program for fourth- through 12th View more
String instruments–like violins and cellos–are challenging, but they are the heart of an orchestra. How do we guarantee the artistry string players need is transmitted to future generations? Enter the National Philharmonic (NP), the ensemble-in-residence at the Music Center at Strathmore, which sponsors three Summer String Institutes. These “nurtur View more
Beatriz del Olmo-Fiddleman sets an example for teenage immigrants struggling to adapt to their new lives and opportunities. Primary among the factors that make this possible is her intimate understanding of their experience; born and reared in Mexico, she, too, resettled in the United States. “I identify with them, and that creates a bond,” said de View more
Tucked into an industrial area just beyond the roar and rush of Rockville Pike, where the Artists and Makers Studios provides light-filled spaces for Montgomery County creative types, there’s a different kind of art school. “Don’t rush, don’t race,” said Glen Kessler, leaning in to the canvas where one of his nine post-graduate students is turning View more
Arturo Ho is a professional artist—but he believes that the arts are for everyone. “I think we all have that eye for something at an early age, whether it’s music, writing, art,” said Ho, who grew up in Maryland after emigrating here as a child from Mozambique with his family. “It’s always evolving.”
This year, Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park is celebrating its 65th anniversary of offering professional shows for the young and young at heart. Since merging in 2012 with the Musical Theater Center---and changing its name to Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC)— the nonprofit expanded its mission to include training children aspiring to a life on the View more
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