LIVE Series

The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show

Known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material, including songs by writers such as Prince and Tom Waits, The Blind Boys of Alabama were recently called “a super weapon of roots-music uplift” by Rolling Stone.

This holiday season, the Blind Boys are touring in support of their new album Talkin’ Christmas! (Sony Masterworks), their second-ever Christmas album which features blues legend Taj Mahal and includes several brand-new songs as well as older classics. This special concert will feature songs from the new album, as well as the band’s previous GRAMMY®-winning Christmas recording, “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”

Check out their new album Talkin’ Christmas! on Spotify.

Artist Bio
After touring in the gospel caravans of the 1940’s and 50’s, the Blind Boys have enjoyed accolades and awards from all parts of the music world, including a remarkable five GRAMMY® Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards from The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), and an induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The Blind Boys have appeared on recordings with Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Susan Tedeschi, Aaron Neville, Ben Harper, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and many other great artists. The band has also been featured on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The GRAMMY® Awards telecast, 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report, and were co-stars in the Broadway musical The Gospel At Colonus with Morgan Freeman.

Watch the making of their album Talkin’ Christmas! with Taj Mahal:

Watch them perform “Go Tell It On The Mountain” live:



2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Bluegrass, Holiday, Music
November 28, 2014 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
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The Weinberg Center for the Arts

Tuba Christmas / Weinberg WinterFest

Enjoy the Weinberg Center’s own holiday tradition of Frederick’s Tuba Christmas and Weinberg Winter Fest!  Join us for an afternoon of holiday fun with as many as 80 regional Tuba & Euphonium players performing 4-part Christmas carols on our stage.  Frederick’s Tuba Christmas enters its 13th year this season, featuring players as young as 9 years old and as experienced as players in their 70’s.  In recent years, this performance has featured a few selections which are unique to Frederick’s Tuba Christmas concert.  The warm, rich organ-like sound of the tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience.  It is no wonder that TUBACHRISTMAS has become an established Christmas tradition in cities throughout the world.

After a brief intermission, stay to enjoy a sing-along featuring Michael Britt on the mighty Wurlitzer organ, a viewing of the silent film “Soup to Nuts”, and a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

FREE ADMISSION with any Cash or Canned Food Donation.

No Ticket Required.


2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Holiday, Special Event
November 29, 2014 12:00 pm Buy Tickets

The FAMILY Series

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Back by popular demand, it’s everyone’s favorite first grader, Junie B.!

All of the students in Room One are happily creating the perfect holiday party. Except how is Junie B. supposed to enjoy anything when she has drawn the name of her arch nemesis, Tattletale May, for her Secret Santa Gift? But wait, the Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves … maybe.

This perfect holiday treat with a lesson about giving promises to be a great experience to share with the whole family!

Take a sneak peak of the play below:

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, FAMILY Series
November 30, 2014 3:00 pm Buy Tickets
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LIVE Series

The Wizards of Winter

Rock out this holiday season with some of the Mid-Atlantic’s finest rock and progressive musicians! Originally formed to reprise the greatest hits of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and touring with Joe Cerisano, Guy LeMonnier and Tony Gaynor, The Wizards of Winter are sure to put the rock ‘n roll in your holiday celebration!

Artist Bio
The Wizards of Winter is an eclectic group of musicians from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with strong classical and progressive rock influences woven throughout their musical careers. The band was originally formed in 2010 as a Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) tribute band. Since then, they have produced new material of their own. Their first album, Tales Beneath A Northern Star, was released in 2011, and their next album will be released in winter of 2014. The Wizards of Winter remain dedicated to bringing the holiday spectacle originally made famous by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to more intimate settings.

Watch this video montage from their 2013 tour:

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Holiday, LIVE Series, Music
December 4, 2014 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

LIVE Series

Eileen Ivers’ An Nollaig – An Irish Christmas

She’s been called a “sensation” by Billboard Magazine and “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times. What better way to jump start the holidays than with the signature sound of the GRAMMY®-awarded, Emmy®-nominated, Irish-American Eileen Ivers? She will change the way you think about the violin. “She electrifies the crowd with a dazzling show of virtuoso playing” says The Irish Times.

Artist Bio
Eileen Ivers is hailed as one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic and World music genres. She has established herself as today’s pre-eminent Irish fiddle player.Throughout her storied career, she has guest starred with over 40 orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops and was the original musical star of Riverdance. Ivers was named All-Ireland Fiddle Champion nine times and has received multiple GRAMMY® awards and an Emmy nomination. She was a founding member of Cherish the Ladies and has performed for presidents and royalty worldwide.

Check out Eileen Ivers with the Milwaukee Symphony:

Watch Eileen Ivers on CBS Sunday Morning:

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Holiday, Irish, LIVE Series, Music
December 5, 2014 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

LIVE Series

John Pizzarelli

Enjoy music of the season with the sounds of jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli. Called “Hip with a wink” by Town & Country, “madly creative” by The Los Angeles Times, and “the genial genius of the guitar” by The Toronto Star, Pizzarelli applies his trademark stylish modern jazz to holiday classics.

Artist Bio
John Pizzarelli is a world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer. Using performers like Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto, and the songs of composers such as Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim, John Lennon and Paul McCartney as touchstones, he has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the great American songbook. In addition to being a bandleader and solo performer, Pizzarelli has been a special guest on recordings for top artists like James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Wopat, Rosemary Clooney, Ruby Braff, Johnny Frigo and, of course, Bucky Pizzarelli.

Pizzarelli has performed in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and on national television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Conan Show, Live With Regis & Kelly, and The CBS Early Show.

Watch John Pizzarelli perform live:

This engagement of John Pizzarelli Quartet is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Classic Rock, Music, Vocalist
December 6, 2014 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
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Maryland Regional Ballet presents

The Nutcracker Ballet

Maryland Regional Ballet, under the artistic direction of Joyce Morrison, will perform its 35th annual “Nutcracker” this year on December 12th, December 13th and December 14th.  Once again the Weinberg stage will become a magical place where a tree grows, mice battle with toy soldiers, snow falls, and dolls come to life making a young girl’s fanciful dream come true.

This year, the Company will welcome guest artists from the New York City Ballet who will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.  The Company also welcomes the return of Alexander Ritter, former soloist with York City Ballet, Boston Ballet and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, who will perform the magical role of Dr. Drosselmeyer for the 15th time.

Approximately 65 students from Frederick School of Classical Ballet ( share the stage with these world-renowned artists and parents and local actors comprise the rest of the cast.  Please join us for this annual Holiday tradition!

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Dance, Holiday
December 12, 2014 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 13, 2014 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 13, 2014 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 14, 2014 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
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Maryland Ensemble Theatre's THE FUN COMPANY

A Christmas Carol – School Shows

The Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s (MET) adaptation stays true to Dickens’ novel with the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future calling on the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve. It’s a heartwarming tale that continues to thrill audiences of all ages!

Recommended for Grades 5-10 in connection with FCPS language arts and literature curriculums.

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Educational, Holiday, Plays, smARTS Series
December 18, 2014 10:00 am Buy Tickets
December 19, 2014 10:00 am Buy Tickets
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Maryland Ensemble Theatre's FUN Company

A Christmas Carol

Maryland Ensemble Theatre returns to the Weinberg Center for the sixteenth straight year with their annual production of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.  Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future once again remind us of the true meaning of the holidays in this heartwarming adaptation that will delight audiences of all ages! The show, which received five stars in Maryland Theatre Guide last year, runs the weekend of December 20th.

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Holiday, Plays
December 19, 2014 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
December 20, 2014 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 20, 2014 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
December 21, 2014 2:00 pm Buy Tickets