AARP Maryland presents

“Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me”

This event is free, but registration is required: call 1-844-418-2281 or make reservations online here.

You and up to five guests are invited to a special FREE screening of Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me, a documentary about the country music legend. The event will also include a brief panel discussion with experts about Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illness and available resources for caregivers.

In 2011, Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. He thought it would last 5 weeks, instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year-and-a-half. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

This screening is being co-hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland and Weinberg Center for the Arts. Doors open at 1pm and the film screening begins at 1:30pm.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, FREE Event, Special Film Event
November 5, 2017 1:30 pm Reservations required; no tickets issued

Chamber Talks: Wayne Rivers

The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and partner Northwestern Mutual-Frederick will host Chamber Talks, an evening presentation and discussion with the nation’s leading authority in family-owned business matters, Wayne Rivers, co-founder and President of the Family Business Institute.

This Chamber Talks event is open to all, and tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.  In addition, Northwestern Mutual-Frederick has purchased a block of tickets, which they are making available to the public for free while supplies last. Please click here to buy tickets.

Wayne Rivers is an expert guest on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and CNN, and is a popular blogger for the Wall Street Journal. He has written four books, and will present some highlights from his bestseller, “The Top Nine Reasons Family Businesses Fail – and the Eight Building Blocks for Creating a Sustainable Closely Held Business.”

Rivers’ expertise spans the myriad issues specific to family-owned businesses, including:

  • How to ensure a family legacy for your business
  • How to do it right: transferring ownership of a family business to the next generation
  • How to successfully integrate a Board of Directors with family members and others
  • What to do when family-owned business owners don’t want to retire
  • How to handle a family member who underperforms
  • How to navigate the difficult but crucial succession planning conversations
  • How family-owned businesses can manage work-life balance
  • Selling the farm:  when the next generation chooses another career path
  • The “and Daughter” evolution of family businesses
  • Beware the third generation: why family-owned businesses seem to die just two generations removed

Rivers’ presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session from attendees. Anyone who owns or is employed by a family-owned business will learn strategies and actionable tools for career and business success.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event
November 6, 2017 7:00 pm

The Frederick Children’s Chorus presents

The 23rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Join us for an annual tradition, 23 years in the making! The Frederick Chamber Singers is the senior level ensemble of the Frederick Children’s Chorus. In the tradition of the sing-along, the Chamber Singers will lead the enthusiastic audience of adults and youth through the well-known choruses of Messiah by G. F. Handel. From the tender “For unto us a Child is Born” to the celebratory “Hallelujah,” Messiah brings to life the drama of the story of the coming of Christ, His suffering, and concludes with exquisite “Amen.” Singers return year after year to the Weinberg Center to revel in the beauty and intricacy of this masterwork. Families make it an annual holiday tradition, and general admission seating allows friends to meet up and sit together.

Artistic Director Judith DuBose will lead the thirty-voice chorus, accompanied by a twenty-piece orchestra, and enhanced by four professional vocal soloists. Each soloist brings to life the words of the Old and New Testament, telling the story of the event celebrated around the globe. Hundreds of singers fill the auditorium, waiting for their turn to sing, and listeners will have the opportunity to sit among them. Singers may bring your score, or purchase one in the lobby, and listeners may follow the lyrics in the program.

The Frederick Children’s Chorus has a thirty-two-year history of presenting breath-taking concerts in and around historic Frederick County. In 2013 the chorus Touring Ensemble was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in Choral Festival directed by the esteemed director, Anton Armstrong. The Chamber Singers consists of high school aged vocalists who annually present this community event. These finely trained singers have been praised for their sensitive artistry and exquisite intonation.  Recently, members of the chorus performed Hymn to St Cecilia by Britten, Rejoice Earth and Heaven by Buxtehude, and Mass of the Children by Rutter.

Artistic Director, Judy DuBose

Judith DuBose is a choral director, clinician and advocate for music activities in school and community settings.  While a music teacher in Montgomery County she taught general music and vocal music in elementary and middle schools.  Prior to teaching in Montgomery County, she taught middle school and high school in Frederick County, MD. She holds a B.S. in Music Education from West Chester State University (PA) and a M.S. in Music Education-Kodály Methods from Loyola University of Baltimore (MD).  She has completed three levels of certification from Choral Music Education Institute, Doreen Rao, Artistic Director.

Mrs. DuBose is the Artistic Director and Founder of the Frederick Children’s Chorus, which she established in 1985.  The Frederick Children’s Chorus, under her direction, has performed throughout the U. S. and has established a reputation for excellence in artistry and musicianship.  In 1995 the chorus expanded to include the Frederick Chamber Singers, a chorus for select high school aged singers.  This ensemble annually presents The Messiah Sing-along at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD.

Mrs. DuBose is an active member of The American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA), Chorus America, and MUSIK (OAKE). She is a popular elementary and middle school clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Holiday, Vocalist
December 19, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Frederick Playlist presents

Frederick Music Showcase, Vol. 4

Featuring some of the top bands and musicians of Frederick County and the surrounding area, the Frederick Music Showcase is a celebration of local music at its finest. The fourth annual event will be headlined by Hagerstown-based bluegrass, string, and alternative folk band The Plate Scrapers. The perennial Weinberg favorites will be joined by two additional acts, to be announced at a later date!

You may also like: Mandolin Orange and Dead Horses

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, LIVE Series, Music
February 15, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra

Music from Around the World

Winter Concert “Music from Around the World”

The Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra (FRYO) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality orchestral music opportunities for students in Frederick and the tri-state region. The orchestra is composed of students from public, private, and home-school settings who are interested in the opportunity to meet fellow dedicated musicians, and who wish to gain performance experience.

Students have the opportunity to perform in multiple concerts, participate in master classes, perform with guest soloists, and participate in chamber groups. FRYO also supports school and community-based music programs as other venues for our young musicians to continue their instruction in orchestra literature and performance.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Family-Friendly, Music
March 11, 2018 6:00 pm

FCPS presents

Honors Chorus

Students from Frederick County Public School’s 5th grade Honors Chorus grace the stage of the Weinberg Center for the Arts. This year’s guest conductor will be Brent Talbot.  This year also marks the 32nd anniversary of the FCPS Elementary Honors Chorus – an auditioned group of 5th grade students representative of the top 5% of their school’s grade enrollment.  These students rehearse on their own, with their music teachers, and with a professional conductor to prepare for this special concert.  The program represents a wide spectrum of musical genres, and showcases the remarkable talent of our elementary singers.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Choral Performance, Community Event
April 18, 2018 7:00 pm Tickets Sold at Door CASH ONLY