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Faith-inspired performances from local and national performers represent an opportunity to connect across the many cultures present in our community. Beginning with the gospel of Charles Butler & Trinity (July 25), the Balkan and North African Jewish traditions of Trio Sefardi (August 1), or the Taoist-influenced improvisations of Chao Tian and Tom Teasley (August 15), new acts are still being added.

Sunday, July 25
TBA

Sunday, August 1
Trio Sefardi
Music Pilgrim Trio

Sunday, August 8
Baltimore Choral Arts Society

Sunday, August 15
Chao Tian and Tom Teasley 

Sunday, August 22
TBA

Sunday, August 29
TBA

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  • Trio Sefardi

    Sunday, August 1

    Trio Sefardi

    TRIO SEFARDI, a northern Virginia-based ensemble, performs traditional songs of the Sephardim, the descendants of Jews exiled from Spain in 1492. Their repertoire draws on the song traditions of Sephardic communities from the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, and North Africa, with a special emphasis on traditional and original songs they learned from their mentor, Bosnian-born singer/composer and 2002 National Heritage awardee Flory Jagoda. The trio has performed extensively at prestigious East Coast concert venues, festivals, synagogues, and Jewish community centers since forming in 2010.

    Members of the trio are Susan Gaeta, lead vocals, guitar; Tina Chancey, back-up vocals, viola da gamba, Renaissance violin, Pontic lyra, rebec; and Howard Bass, lute, guitar. The members combine Susan’s extensive experience with jazz and folk music, Tina and Howard’s early music background, and the influence and inspiration that Susan and Howard derived from fifteen years of working and touring extensively with Flory Jagoda. Trio Sefardi programs provide audiences with an opportunity to hear songs sung in Judeo-Espanyol (commonly known as Ladino) that have been passed down through the generations as well as newer songs composed by Flory that celebrate the memory of now-lost communities of the Balkans.

  • Music Pilgrim Trio

    Music Pilgrim Trio

    There is nothing ordinary about the Music Pilgrim Trio and their music. Vladimir Fridman (guitar, vocals), Seth Kibel (clarinet, flute, saxophone), and Bob Abbott (contrabass) combine a wealth of experience and virtuosity with a fearless improvisational spirit. With smiles on their faces they combine influences from a myriad of musical genres -- Klezmer, Jazz, Russian, Classical, Latin-American music, and more! If the audience has half as much fun as the musicians themselves, everyone will have a fabulous time.

  • Baltimore Choral Arts Society

    Sunday, August 8

    Baltimore Choral Arts Society

    The Baltimore Choral Arts SOCIETY, now in its 55th season, is one of Maryland's premier cultural institutions. The Symphonic Chorus, Chorus, and Chamber Singers perform throughout the mid-Atlantic region, as well as in Washington, D.C., New York, and in Europe. Anthony Blake Clark joined Baltimore Choral Arts as Music Director in July, 2017, and Tom Hall was named Music Director Emeritus. Clark has established new, large-scale collaborative performances with Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland State Boychoir, and Peabody Youth Orchestra. In January of 2020, Choral Arts went on its first England tour, with a prestigious invitation to perform with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

  • Dong Xi - Tom Teasley & Chao Tian

    Sunday, August 15

    Dong Xi - Tom Teasley & Chao Tian

    Dong Xi is a world music duo focusing on presenting a new experience collaboration with individual unique taste in a “controlled improvisation” setting. Its name derives from the identities and the background of its composing musicians. Their musical dialogues are based on the Taoist philosophy of Wu Wei, meaning “action through inaction.” By creating beautiful music through respecting, listening, and reacting, the duo offers a model for resolving conflict and organizing chaos mindfully and organically.

Health and Safety

We are excited to welcome you back to live, in-person performances. Please visit our Health and Safety page to learn more about the procedures OTC has in place to make your experience as comfortable and safe as possible.

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