The Common Ground on the Hill
Baltimore Concert Series

Presented at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church
6200 North Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21212

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Held Monthly October - April





Teodoro "Ted" Ramirez

Michael Chapdelaine

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Seating begins at 7:30 PM; Showtime 8:00 PM

*All tickets purchased online will be available for pick-up at Will-Call the day of the show*

Ticket Specials

Group Rate Tickets
available to groups of 6 or more
MUST be purchased as a block. Tickets are non-refundable.
ONLY Available by calling Common Ground on the Hill at 410-857-2771.

Individual Concert Tickets: $25; $22 Seniors 65+/Teens

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(Please print your receipt to bring with you to the concert)

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The 2014-2015 Concert Series

Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD


Southwestern Folk Troubadour
Teodoro "Ted" Ramirez
February 6, 2015

Ted Ramirez is the premier Southwest folksinger/songwriter, committed to telling the powerful story of his homeland with original and traditional music and stories. He is the Official Troubadour of his hometown Tucson, Arizona and a recipient of the prestigious "Arizona Culture Keeper Award" and the Artist-In-Residence at the Tubac Presidio Park & Museum in Tubac, Arizona and the recipient of many culture preservation awards. He presents a mixture of Indigenous Mexican, European and American music styles framed with personal views into the people and places of the Southwest portion of the United States. He founded the celebrated folk group "The Santa Cruz River Band” a legendary Southwestern folk music band, but now records and performs as a solo concert artist. Ted popularized the term "Southwestern Folk Music"  to describe a concert presentation of authentic storytelling and folk music having a foundation of classic Mexican styles, e.g. son, huapango and corrido, mixed with American cowboy era ballads and poetry. The music style is performed by both, solo performers and musical groups using traditional Mexican folk instruments, e.g., the guitar, jarana, accordion, vihuela, guitarron, requinto, flute, harmonica, Mexican harp and strings.

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National Classical AND Fingerstyle Guitar Champion
Michael Chapdelaine

March 6, 2015

Only ONE person has ever won the world's top competitions in both "fingerstyle" and "classical" guitar, the 1998 National Fingerpicking Champion and the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition. Michael Chapdelaine has won top honors in five international guitar competitions, including First Prize in the Guitar Foundation of America Competition, the world’s most prestigious classical guitar competition.  He has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowships and holds a Master of Music degree from Florida State University.  He studied with the great Andrés Segovia and has been Professor of Guitar at University of New Mexico since 1985.

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American Roots
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

April 10, 2015

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason won international acclaim after Ken Burns' The Civil War hit the airwaves. Their performance of Jay's haunting composition Ashokan Farewell — the musical hallmark of the PBS series — left a lasting impression on everyone who tuned in. The soundtrack won a Grammy and Ashokan Farewell was nominated for an Emmy. Jay & Molly appeal to all ages with timeless renditions of hard-driving Appalachian melodies, Cajun and Celtic fiddle tunes, stirring Civil War classics, sassy songs from the golden age of swing and country, stunning waltzes, and moving original works. Wit, warmth and consummate musicianship add up to an exciting evening that cheers the heart and feeds the soul.

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