Annapolis is a cool place in many ways, and one of them is the number of interesting concerts and cultural events that are FREE to attend. Events held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts are especially attractive because it's easy to find in a nice location, and there's plenty of free parking in its large lots. There are also several good places to eat and drink nearby.
This free classical and folk accordionist performance by renowned artist Petar Maric is sponsored by the World Artists Experiences that brings talented cultural acts from all over the world to the United States. Our SHR group has previously enjoyed beautiful performances there by a Lithuanian chorale and a Mongolian dance troupe.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the actual performance at Maryland Hall starts at 7:00 pm. Seating is open on a first-come basis, so we need to be there in time to find good seats together.
Anyone who wants to meet earlier for refreshments or food should join Jake for happy hour at Fado Irish Pub beginning at 5:00 pm. It's just two blocks away next to the Westin Hotel on West St.
Serbian Accordionist Performance
I've never seen an accordion concert or listened to classical and folk music played on an accordion. But it's always interesting to experience new and unusual performances that we would most likely never encounter elsewhere. Nations like Serbia excel at promoting traditional music and dance arts that aren't normally seen in America.
This is another opportunity for us to have fun doing something different while expanding our musical and cultural horizons. The event is free, the Maryland Hall is a nice venue, and it's on a Tuesday. What's there to lose? I'm looking forward to it!
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Here's how this particular performance is described on the website:
World renowned accordion player, Petar Maric, will give a concert of popular and classical music for the accordion at 7 p.m. March 4 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 901 Chase St., Annapolis. The program will consist of both folk and classical music. The concert is free and open to the public on a first come-first serve basis.
A native of Belgrade in Serbia, Mr. Maric has been a student of the accordion since the age of five and has studied at music schools throughout Europe. He has also won international competitions for accordion players in countries from Norway to Italy.
His concert will consist of selections for both original and electronic accordion. World Artists Experiences is a non-profit organization which bridges international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy, in partnership with the Embassy of Serbia and in cooperation with Maryland Hall and the Embassy of Serbia.
I hope to see you there!