Join us October 28 for the first RESONANCE concert of the season: Trio Sefardi at St. Paul's Parish, Kent. 
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The RESONANCE season begins October 28

Trio Sefardi
3 p.m.
Saint Paul’s Parish, Kent: 7579 Sandy Bottom Road, Chestertown, MD

Trio Sefardi performs the music of the Sephardic Jews. But who were the Sephardic Jews? 

The Sefardim, the Jews of Spain, lived on the Iberian Peninsula for fifteen centuries. Expelled in 1492 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, the Sefardim settled in North Africa, the Middle East, France, Italy, and parts of northern Europe, but were welcomed most warmly in the Ottoman Empire. In exile, the Sefardim maintained their language, Ladino, and their oral culture. Songs were passed down through the generations, usually by women, and new songs were composed about love, loss, daily life, holidays, and history.

Formed in 2010, Trio Sefardi’s members are Howard Bass (lute, guitar, bass), Tina Chancey (bowed string, percussion, vocals), and Susan Gaeta (solo vocals, guitar, and percussion). 


Purchase a RESONANCE Pass for $100 and get one concert free (six concerts for $100; single ticket price is $20 each). Click here to purchase yours now!

Best Value: A National Music Festival Combination Pass ensures admission to all six RESONANCE concerts and all ticketed events of the two-week, 2019 National Music Festival, June 2 – 15, 2019. Click here to purchase!

Single tickets are now available for this, and other RESONANCE concerts, at $20 each; tickets for children and students are $5 each. (Please be prepared to show a school ID for students over the age of 14.) Single tickets are available by clicking here.
You may also purchase your Passes or single tickets by mailing a check to:
National Music Festival
P.O. Box 284
Chestertown, MD 21620
(Please be sure to note that your check is for Passes or tickets.)
Single tickets will also be available at the door for each RESONANCE concert. Passes may also be purchased at the door. 

Next up...
Mallets Toward None: NMF Percussion Mentor Michelle Humphreys brings the Towson University Percussion Ensemble to Kent County!
Sunday, November 18, 3pm

Think percussion music can't be tuneful? Think again! This concert will feature several melodic works!

NMF Alumni Spotlight:
Dana Mietus

Instrument: Viola
Year attended: 2017

"I am currently pursuing my degree in viola performance and music education at the University of Iowa. I am also working with the University of Iowa String Quartet and Elizabeth Oakes to research diversity in the world of classical music.

I have also taken on the role of Ambassador for the nonprofit ‘The String Bank,’ which sends donated used strings to programs all over the world that cannot afford to buy them. I am incredibly proud of my work in this organization."

RES.O.NANCE /ˈre-zə-nəns/ Noun: the quality in a sound of being deep, full, and reverberating … a quality of richness or variety.

RESONANCE concerts feature intimate solo and small ensemble performances, presented by the National Music Festival.

After Trio Sefardi, the series will continue with:

November 18* — Mallets Toward None, NMF Percussion Mentor Michelle Humphreys and the Towson University Percussion Ensemble

January 13* — Kassia Music Collective ~ string quartet (including NMF Violin Mentor Elizabeth Adams) plus clarinet

February 17* — Miles Hoffman, viola; American Chamber Players, NPR

March 24*  — Karen Slack, soprano; international opera singer

April 28 — Gwen Krosnick, cello; Oberlin, NMF Cello Mentor

* = Fireside Concert (there will be a fire in the fireplace and refreshments at intermission!)

All concerts will take place at 3pm at St. Paul's Parish, Kent (Parish Hall). We are immensely grateful to St. Paul's for hosting the RESONANCE series this season!

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