Pages Navigation Menu

2018 GLAF Event Schedule

2018 GLAF Events

Preview the 2018 GLAF schedule below.  Additional details and ticketing coming soon! 

 

Footworks – April 7, 2018

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble presents a uniquely American story: an exuberant fusion of live music, comedy, singing and a dazzling array of percussive dance forms rooted in different cultures. Since 1979, Footworks has represented American culture internationally, including a Smithsonian Institution tour of Japan, and as guest artists with Riverdance in London. Founder and Artistic Director Eileen Carson is an NEA Choreography Fellow.

“The group’s techniques ought to be patented…a fast paced, witty and exuberant exhibition of their remarkable clogging skills. In short, a first rate show.” THE WASHINGTON POST

 

Alina Kiryayeva – May 12, 2018

Professional concert pianist and chamber musician Alina Kiryayeva is globally renowned for her potent command of the instrument, her unique interpretations and innovative programming. Just as much, she has been praised for enchanting audiences with philosophical insight and charismatic stage presence.

“…Kiryayeva displayed marvelous concentration, control and genuine agility that won her a standing ovation from the audience…”   -Times Herald, Newburgh, NY

 

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Concert – June 9, 2018

Photo Credit: Bob Carney Photography

Since its founding in 1982, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s influence and reputation has reached far beyond Western Maryland. It is one of only four professional symphony orchestras in Maryland and audience members from South Central Pennsylvania, West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area are drawn to concerts held at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. Under the baton of Music Director Elizabeth Schulze—whom the Washington Post calls “a superb conductor”—the MSO has become a first-class orchestra of exceptional artistic quality.

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra provides a dazzling variety of programs, from the grand musical treasures of the Masterworks Series to the joyful offerings of the MSO Pops! and Home for the Holidays; from the glorious sentimentality of the Salute to Independence Concert at Antietam National Battlefield to the exuberance and wonder of the annual Citi Youth Concerts and Kinder Konzerts Series.

 

Maryland Humanities present Chautauqua – June 5-7, 2018

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear from and interact with notable figures in history? Well, you can. In June 2018, join Maryland Humanities for their annual Chautauqua living history series.

 

Ball in the House- July 15, 2018

Ball in the House is an R&B/soul/pop a cappella group based out of their hometown of Boston, MA. With their extensive tour schedule (approx 150 shows a year), Ball in the House has performed all over the country at theaters, clubs, schools, and festivals. They have performed with such artists as The Beach Boys, Fantasia, The Jonas Brothers, Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Blondie,The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, KC & The Sunshine Band, and numerous others. For six years Ball in the House were the voices behind the Kraft Cool Whip commercials. Ball in the House has appeared on The TODAY Show, America’s Got Talent, The Daily Buzz, and the Philadelphia 4th of July Parade. The Boston Globe says of the group, “Ball in the House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop/R&B band…the one thing it doesn’t have is instruments.”

“It’s a tribute to Boston’s Ball in the House that the first thing you marvel at upon hearing its debut is the beauty of the songs – a tasty mlange of classic street-corner soul, funk, and hip-hop – and the remarkable way the band’s voices interlock.” Boston Herald

 

Bumper Jacksons – August 12, 2018

The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78’s, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style.  Honored as the region’s 2015 “Artist of the Year” and “Best Folk Band” from 2013-2015 at the Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals and re-imagining roots music with both power and tenderness.  Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never sleeps.

 

River City Brass Holiday Concert – December 15, 2018

The mission of Pittsburgh’s own River City Brass (RCB) 28 member band founded in 1981 is to entertain, educate, and engage citizens locally, nationally, and internationally in the American musical culture. Locally, RCB’s annual tradition is to present 51 regional concerts over seven months to citizens at seven regional venues, and to maintain an acclaimed youth band and Saturday Music Program. Nationally, RCB has routinely conducted concerts at venues including Pennsylvania’s Musikfest, New York’s Chautauqua Institution, Michigan’s Interlochen Center for the Arts, Indiana’s Conner Prairie, and North Carolina’s Thalian Hall, and has appeared on The Today Show and NPR’s Performance Today. Internationally, RCB tours every several years, most recently in Italy last summer.  RCB has produced 15 commercial recordings, the latest of which are River City Brass – 30 YearsChristmas Brasstacular, and Proud to Be American.