The Westminster Concert Series 


Held Monthly at the Carroll Arts Center
91 West Main Street   Westminster, MD 21157

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Seating 7:00 PM; NEW! Showtime 7:30 PM

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November 4:
David Mallett

December 2:
Walt Michael & Co.

 

February 10:
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

March 3:
Mile Twelve

April 21:
Tareq Rantisi

 

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Individual Concert Tickets: $25; $22 Seniors 65+/Teens; $10 Carroll County Public School Staff with CCPS ID.

Group Rate Tickets available to groups of 6 or more. MUST be purchased as a block.
Tickets are non-refundable. Group rate applies to regular admission tickets only.

 

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The 2017 ~ 2018 Concert Series in Westminster

November 4, 2017

David Mallett
Maine's Singer-Songwriter

In a career spanning four decades, David Mallett has recorded 14 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic Garden Song (Inch by Inch, Row by Row) and performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. He has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets.

Named one of the most memorable “Mainers” in the millennium edition of The Bangor Daily News (along with Marshall Dodge, Andrew Wyeth, E.B. White, Stephen King, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and others), Mallett’s songs are filled with passion, evocative imagery, and a sense of the inevitable passage of time. The struggle of the common man and the loss of American towns and landscapes are the subject of many of his songs.

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December 2, 2017

Walt Michael & Co.
String Band Holiday Concert

 

A key player in the revival of the hammered dulcimer, Walt Michael’s repertoire includes old-time Southern Appalachian, Celtic, & original compositions in performances ranging from the coal camps of Appalachia to the White House, and the Closing Ceremonies of the 13th Olympic Winter Games. He received a 2016 MD Traditions Apprenticeship Award from the MD State Arts Council as a master hammered dulcimer player. His music has been heard on ABC-TV, NBC's Tonight Show, Broadway, BBC, TNN, CBC, OLN and PBS. Walt’s many collaborations include works with the Pilobolus Dance Theater and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Walt is the Founder and Executive Director of Common Ground on the Hill and the Artist in Residence at McDaniel College.

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February 10, 2018

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Newgrass Grammy Nominee

2016 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year; Grammy Nominees
2017 Nominees, IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year; Instrumental Player of the Year – Mandolin

Frank Solivan is a multi-instrumentalist who sings with power and passion, writes articulate songs that go straight to the heart, and combines the pure, hard drive of classic bluegrass with contemporary twenty-first century acoustic music. Already the 2016 AND 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Instrumental Group of the Year, the Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen has garnered a repeat nomination in that category for 2017. Cold Spell, the band’s acclaimed second release for Compass Records, entered Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart at No. 3 and was nominated for a 2015 Best Bluegrass Album Grammy. These honors follow up on a string of successes: in 2013, the band earned 5 IBMA awards, with wins for Mike Munford (Banjo Player of the Year) and guitarist Chris Luquette (Momentum Award—Instrumentalist of the Year), and multiple awards from the Washington Area Music Awards. Frank Solivan is joined by Mike Munford (banjo), Chris Luquette (guitar), and Jeremy Middleton (bass).

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March 3, 2018

Mile Twelve
Momentum Award Nominated Bluegrass

 

Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences.  Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says, "Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity." The band was nominated for a 2016 Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and made waves at performances throughout the U.S., Ireland and Canada, and at festivals including Grey Fox and Wind Gap Bluegrass Festivals.

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April 21, 2018

Tareq Rantisi
World Percussion Master

 

Tareq Rantisi was born in Jerusalem, Palestine. In 2008, Tareq received the Al-Qattan Foundation Music Scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in the United States, receiving a degree in Percussion Performance and graduating with highest honors (2012). Tareq’s studies brought him into a deep dialogue with styles from jazz to Afro-Cuban to Carnatic Indian to Brazilian and more. Since arriving in the United States, Tareq has performed with some of the biggest names in modern music, including Jack deJohnette, Steve Smith, Paul Winter, Simon Shaheen, Aaron Goldberg, Srinivas Krishnan, Victor Mendoza, Husnu Senlendirici, Eguie Castrillo, Bertram Lehmann, Billy Drewes, Basam Saba, Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, Daniel Schnyder, Bruno Råberg, Javier Limón, Pepe de Lucía, Glen Velez, Rima Khcheich, Ali Abdul Sattar, Sonia Mbarek, Charbel Rouhana and many others. 

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