Friday Morning Music Club to feature wide variety of music

By Henry Plotkin Member, Friday Morning Music Club On Sunday evening, January 6, the Friday Morning Music Club concert will present a fun mixture of classical chamber music blended with new music (is twentieth-century music still considered new?). Sergei Prokofiev’s exciting clarinet sonata, which is one of this great Russian master’s major works from the…

Talents galore at the 2019 variety show!

By the Entertainment Presenters Group Hawaiian flame eaters! Evil Knievel motorcycle jumps! Bulgarian sword swallowers! Mark your calendar for the “must see” event of the year, the third Annual Riderwood Variety Show. Multiple juried acts of Riderwood resident and staff talent will be appear in two performances of the same show in the Encore Theater…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity scheduled for January 18 through 25

By Bob Merikangas Resident Writer As in previous years, Christian residents of Riderwood can celebrate the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18 to 25, with people all over the world. The theme, “Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue,” is taken from Deuteronomy 16:20. Some information from the website of the Graymoor Ecumenical…

Mary Ann Jung brings history to life

By Alan Mayers Producer, Performing Arts Council What do Amelia Earhart, Sally Ride, Rosie the Riveter, Clara Barton, and Rosalie of Riverdale, have in common? They have all been recreated on our Encore Theater stage by Mary Ann Jung — actress. scholar, and historian. In her next incarnation, the Riderwood Performing Arts Council will present…

Live Opera Highlights to feature The Beautiful Galatea

By Mike Beard Producer, Live Opera Highlights Group The Live Opera Highlights season continues on Wednesday, December 19 in the intimate setting of the Riderwood Chapel with its warm acoustics.  The one-hour program will feature highlights from Franz von Suppé’s The Beautiful Galatea performed by members of the excellent Bel Cantanti Opera Company under the…

Celebrate the season with the Acousti-Cats

By Becky Hedin Director, Riderwood Acousti-Cats The days are shorter and nights colder, signifying the countdown to December holidays! Brighten the season with lively holiday music, singing along with the Acousti-Cats and their ukuleles in Encore Theater on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. The program includes traditional songs as well as some  tunes you’ve…

GraceNotes prepare winter concert

By William Wisnom Director, Riderwood GraceNotes Mark your calendars for the GraceNotes’ winter concert! Two performances will be given, both in the Riderwood Chapel: Thursday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, December 7, at 3:30 p.m. Doors open a half hour before the concerts. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted, and any…

“What are you doing New Year’s Eve?”

By Lorraine Priestly Member, Riderwood Night Owls The Night Owls invite all Riderwood residents as well as their family and friends, to a New Year’s Eve party on December 31. Welcome in 2019 with music and friends and a TV screen to view the celebration in Times Square in New York City.   Music will…