Montpelier Season Announced!




Season Announcement!

Welcome! We are excited to share our exciting
exhibitions and programs with new and returning patrons! At
Montpelier Arts Center, we strive to make the arts as
accessible to the community as possible. We know you will find
something to enjoy this season, whether it’s a book
discussion, jazz concert, or visiting with our professional
artists â we have something for everyone.

Purchase your tickets online, call us at
301-377-7800, or visit any Maryland-National Capital Park and
Planning Commission staffed facility near you!

View our Season Brochure

Live! at Montpelier

A jazz series designed for all ages, Fridays
at 8 pm. Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier
members and seniors

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Lao Tizer
Quartet, Featuring Karen Briggs

“Jazz Group of the Year” nominee The Lao Tizer
Quartet featuring Karen Briggs will delight you with songs
from its brand-new Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD combo-pack
release, “Songs From the Swinghouse!” Led by pianist,
keyboardist, composer, and former “Best New Jazz Artist”
nominee Lao Tizer, this jazz fusion quartet also features
violinist extraordinaire Karen Briggs (Yanni, Stanley Clarke),
Grammy-nominated drummer Gene Coye (Larry Carlton, Terence
Blanchard), and Senegalese bassist Cheikh N’Doye (Baaba Maal,
Mike Stern).

Friday, September 28, 2018, 8 pm

Debora Galan

West Coast jazz vocalist Debora Galan is coming
home to the East Coast, where her career began! Galan will
showcase tunes from her album “All About Love,” including
original compositions inspired by her Spanish and Cuban
ancestry and her abiding love of melody, rhythm, and groove.



AlexFriday, October 5, 2018, 8 pm

Alex Brown

Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Alex Brown
is quickly emerging at the forefront of a new generation of
artists. The New York Times says he plays “with a crystalline
touch and a worldly approach.” In addition to leading his own
quartet, Brown has been a member of Paquito D’Rivera’s
ensemble since 2007, performing on and contributing
arrangements to their Latin Grammy award-winning album “Jazz
Meets the Classics.”


ForroFriday, October 12, 2018, 8 pm

Forró for All:
Featuring Rose Moraes and Rob Curto

Accordionist Rob Curto leads this trio,
originally from New York City. He was an original member of
the band Forró in the Dark with Mauro Refosco (David Byrne,
Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Smokey Hormel (Beck). Hailing from
south of Sao Paulo, charismatic vocalist Rose Moraes has
entertained thousands of music lovers with her “Roots of
Brazil” concerts. She has performed widely in Switzerland,
Poland, Brazil, and the U.S., where she now resides. She and
Curto are joined by Scott Kettner for the Montpelier program.

DaniFriday, October 19, 2018, 8 pm

Dani Cortaza

Masterful Argentine guitarist Dani Cortaza
performs a program of Argentine folk music seasoned with
elements of jazz. The colorful music of Argentina includes
styles such as the urban-born tango and the chacarera, zamba,
and malambo rhythms. Cortaza has played prestigious venues in
Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Now a Maryland
resident, Cortaza was the recipient of the Maryland State Arts
Council Individual Artist Award in 2007 and again in 2017.

SvetlanaFriday, October 26, 2018, 8 pm

Svetlana Shmulyian:
Svetlana’s New York Swing Collective

Based in the Big Apple, far touring swing jazz
vocalist Svetlana Shmulyian is captivating audiences around
the world. Her group gives listeners a carnival of sound,
seamlessly moving from sophisticated and sultry retrospection
to a rowdy joyous dance party. Music blog Lucid Culture
describes the phenomenon as “‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ meets
‘Some Like It Hot.’”

Smooth Sounds for Seniors

An afternoon series designed for ages 60
& better, Thursdays at 12 noon. Tickets: $12/person

Eric ByrdThursday, October 11, 2018, 12 noon

Eric Byrd Trio

Performing selections from their last two
recordings, the award-winning Eric Byrd Trio will present a
program of jazz standards, original jazz arrangements of
hymns, spirituals, and gospel music. Featuring Bhagwan Khalsa
on bass and Alphonso Young, Jr., on drums, the Eric Byrd Trio
are ambassadors of gospel, blues, and jazz. You won’t want to
miss this event.

ShirleyThursday, November 8, 2018, 12 noon

Musical Tribute to
Shirley Chisholm: Unbought and Unbossed

Two sopranos pay a celebratory birthday
(November 30) tribute to Shirley Chisholm, the first African
American United States presidential candidate. The tribute
will offer Negro spirituals, songs of the Civil Rights
movement, and narration of tidbits from Chisholm’s life.