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So You Want To Sing Cabaret Master Class

The main topic of today’s Master Class will be lyric connection but many other areas will also be covered from the book as well as a Q&A session at the end where you can ask Sue anything about the business, performance, protocols, PR and booking aspects of doing a solo show. Handouts will be sent prior to class, every person wanting to sing in class should bring one piece of music and be prepared to sing that tune “off-book” as a full performance piece. They will then be offered constructive observations from both Sue and Gregory about the performance. Names will be drawn to be selected to participate in class.

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, and we are located on the right hand side of the hallway next to Loft.

The Best of Cantori

Cantori celebrates 14 years of great music with a program of member-selected favorite songs from past concerts.  You’ll hear classical, gospel, Broadway and the best of chart-topping hits from the 1920s to the 1960s – including  For Good from Wicked,  Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, The Way You Look Tonight, and lots more.  Join the celebration and see if your favorites are in the lineup!

“Summer Inspirations” Daniel Shomper, cello

Join Daniel Shomper and Jessica McKee for an evening of works for Cello and Piano. The program, Summer Inspirations features the F Major Sonata by Johannes Brahms and masterworks by his lesser known contemporaries Robert Fuchs and Luise LeBeau. The Shomper/Mckee duo has been collaborating on exciting programs for almost 20 years! They are as passionate about performing works by under-performed, under-represented composers in addition to the great masterworks, and showcasing the composers of our generation. Each program is a unique display of their versatility and mastery of styles, presented in a fun and accessible way for all audiences!

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, and we are located on the right hand side of the hallway next to Loft.

Un(wine)d and Cheese with Arundel Woodwind Trio

Let the Arundel Woodwind Trio, with Diane Kinsley, Heidi Schultz, Melinda Wade, coax you out of your winter hibernation for a brief saunter through Paris, New York, and Vienna! Musical lines, effortlessly intertwining, will soothe your holiday-exhausted spirit. With Diane on the keys, a bit of d’amore, this concert will help enhance your weekend chill.

A Winter’s Journey

A Winter’s Journey tells the story of a man and woman who each wander through the cold of winter mourning their lost loves. Pairing a curated selection of Schubert’s Winterreise (in an English translation by Jeremy Sams) with some of Maury Yeston’s companion song cycle December Songs, this fully staged performance piece uses visual elements, dance, and supertitles to assist in the storytelling brought to the stage by the singers and the piano. Jennifer Blades and Jason Buckwalter play the part of the man and woman. Nicole Kelsch is the dancer. Andrew Stewart is music director and pianist. Originally conceived of and directed by Jennifer Blades.

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, and we are located on the right hand side of the hallway next to Loft.

J. Ernest Green Interviews Jennifer Blades For Her Upcoming Show "A Winter's Journey"

Artistic Director J. Ernest Green Discusses "A Winter's Journey" with Jennifer Blades

Mark Berman at The Studio

Pianist, composer, performer and music director for Netflix’ The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mark Berman returns to offer his amazing holiday arrangements and gorgeous piano playing. Everyone has heard his talent at work on such shows as Sex and the CityRoyal Pains, and many, many others. Mr. Berman has worked with a who’s who of music, including Carole King, Hugh Jackman, Aretha Franklin and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the legendary Rainbow Room, among other famous venues.

Out of This World: Susan Gabriel Lights Up Annapolis

Songs & Satire by The SuzeMuze

If past is prologue by rave review, get ready for “a lift out of the flat world blues.” Tony and  Emmy awarded talent have acclaimed working with Susan Gabriel. Celebrated also as The  SuzeMuze, Gabriel makes her debut at Live Arts Studio Saturday, November 4 at 7:30pm.  The notably “ineffable” singer, writer, storyteller and TV talent takes the audience on a  “mesmerizing” song and satire storied musical adventure titled Out Of This World.  At a time  we could all use a boost, Gabriel offers up a playful, at times poignant, refreshing take on  life.  The solo driven performance opens with American songbook jazz favorites that give  way to industry recognized original songs by the “captivating” songstress.  The production  emerged from Los Angeles to New York encore performances, evoking a coast to coast  music arts concert series. All star surprise guests engage in the fold of Gabriel’s seamless  entertainment and inspired community enrichment. Though new to Annapolis, Gabriel is a  St. John’s College Graduate Institute alum and hosts a community TV awarded master class  student program.   

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, and we are located on the right hand side of the hallway next to Loft.

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2024

Ian Wardenski Quintet

Ian Wardenski is a theorist, composer, guitarist, and educator. As a composer and guitarist, Ian is celebrated for his harmonic aesthetic, which has been described as “warm and complex with colorizations that reflect the modern jazz idiom” – Nolan DeBuke, The Jazz Word. These harmonic characteristics, as well as Wardenski’s angular and additive approach to melody and rhythm, can be heard throughout his debut album Collective Thoughts, which was released in Spring 2019. Join us as the Ian Wardenski Quintet comes to The Studio on December 1 at 7:30pm!

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, and we are located on the right hand side of the hallway next to Loft.

A Cantori Christmas

Celebrate the music of the season with CANTORI, Live Arts Maryland’s women’s vocal ensemble, as they bring you a heartwarming afternoon of Christmas cheer! They’ll perform holiday classics from traditional UK carols to hits from the US pop charts!

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, and we are located on the right hand side of the hallway next to Loft.

True Love: A Cantori Concert

Be transported back in time as Cantori sings some of the Great American Songbook’s most cherished love songs! You’ll hear Stardust, Fly Me to the Moon, The Way You Look Tonight and many more! Come join us for an evening of song, musical guests, wine and dancing!

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, and we are located on the right hand side of the hallway next to Loft.