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2020-21 Events 


CES presents the Maryland Symphony Orchestra String Quartet

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | 7 PM
Free performance will stream on YouTube

CES is delighted to present a live, virtual performance from the Maryland Symphony Orchestra String Quartet. The hour-long program features music from The Beatles and Cole Porter, and the works of Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Gardel, Alexander Borodin and Franz Joseph Haydn.

Rob Martin, Concertmaster
Marissa Murphy, Principal Second Violin
Phyllis Freeman, Principal Viola
Katlyn DeGraw, Associate Principal Cello
The Program
Begin the Beguine - Cole Porter
Danzas Argentinas No. 2 - Alberto Ginastera
Por Una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel
String Quartet No. 2, I. Allegro moderato - Alexander Borodin
String Quartet Op. 76, No. 3 II. Poco adagio cantabile - Franz Joseph Haydn
Seven by the Beatles - Lennon/McCartney
Day Tripper | A Hard Day’s Night | Eleanor Rigby | Yellow Submarine
Yesterday | When I’m Sixty-Four | Back in the U.S.S.R
This performance, which will be filmed with a single camera, will serve as a pilot live stream to help us in preparing for the production of future, more involved multi-camera streams.


Kyshona performs

CES and Appalachian Festival present
We the People: Voices for Change
Songwriting Workshop with Kyshona

Virtual via Zoom
Meeting ID: 810 4728 2626
Passcode: 585080

Create a modern-day song of protest with songwriter and musician Kyshona, using the voice as a motivator for change. Participants will be encouraged to complete a verse and chorus of their own, allowing them to walk away from the workshop with a song to build upon in their own time. 

This virtual workshop will take place via Zoom. The link for participation will be posted on the CES and Appalachian Festival Facebook pages.

About the artist
Kyshona merges her experiences in songwriting and music therapy to focus on one mission: to be a voice and a vessel for those who feel lost, forgotten, silenced or in pain.  

Born and raised in South Carolina into a family of gospel musicians, Kyshona first found her musical footing in the study of classical music. During her music therapy studies at the University of Georgia, she explored Appalachian folk song and instrumentation.  

Kyshona is privileged to work with adults and youth experiencing homelessness, incarceration, trauma, and isolation. For more than 13 years, her work as a music therapist has brought her to treatment facilities, rehabilitation programs, mental health facilities, forensics units, nursing homes and special needs schools.

Artist's Website

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CES is supported in part by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Allegany Arts Council.


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