Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green concert season returns in December with Rochelle Rice’s ‘Cool Yule’ and much more

Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents a new season of engaging concerts featuring an eclectic mix of Americana, jazz, classical, contemporary, traditional, and world music in an intimate and inviting setting. Enjoy authentic music and lively conversation as well as special workshops before select performances. The series is sponsored by Hampton Inn and Suites. The Singer-Songwriter Series is presented by O’Hair Salon + Spa.

Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn

Cool Yule with Rochelle Rice
December 14
8 p.m. • Arts Barn
Tickets $25/$18 Youth (18 & under)

Join award-winning singer and songwriter Rochelle Rice for an evening of familiar holiday classics performed through a new musical lens. Inspired by the spirit of the great songwriters of the ‘70s and guided by her study of jazz and Black American Music, Rice’s sound is a woven tapestry of jazz-inspired pop and soul.

Sunday Music Salon in the Mansion
Folk Re-Imagined 1, España & Beyond
January 12
2 p.m. • Kentlands Mansion
Tickets $30/$18 Youth (18 & under)

Cellist Tanya Anisimova and guitarist Matt Palmer introduce the audience to Spanish-influenced compositions and long-time favorites from Spain itself.

Seán Heely Trio – Robert Burns Night
January 24
7:30 p.m. • Arts Barn
Tickets $40/$30 Youth (20 & under, whiskey tasting not included)

A fun evening of music, poetry, whiskey and haggis celebrating the life of poet Robert Burns. Inspired by their Scottish ancestry, the Seán Heely Trio breathes new life into the rich traditions of Celtic music, engaging audiences with every bow stroke. 7:30 p.m. whiskey tasting and haggis, followed by music and poetry. Traditional instruments and dress. Patrons are encouraged to wear Scottish dress or anything plaid.

Sunday Music Salon in the Mansion
Folk Re-Imagined 2, Chopin and the Russians
February 9
2 p.m. • Kentlands Mansion
Tickets $30/$18 Youth (18 & under)

Elena Kushnerova explores the mystical world of Alexander Skriabin and Sergei Rachmaninoff, also performing excerpts from her piano arrangement of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Violoncellist Tanya Anisimova performs original pieces in Russian style.

Steve Herberman & Lena Seikaly
February 29
8 p.m. • Arts Barn
Tickets $25/$18 Youth (18 & under)

This guitar and vocal jazz duo enjoy spontaneous interaction while performing live, offering something new each time.

Gretchen Peters – Singer-Songwriter Series*
March 28
3 p.m. Workshop, 7:30 p.m. Concert • Arts Barn
Tickets $30/$50 Combo

Gretchen Peters is one of Nashville’s most beloved and compelling artists. Her songs immerse listeners in a world of emotion, digging underneath to expose what is fueling the fire. She’s been described as heartbreaking and heartwarming.

The Minimalists
in partnership with New Orchestra of Washington
April 18
8 p.m. • Arts Barn
Tickets $30/$18 Youth (18 & under)

Prepare to be hypnotized and amazed by the music of America’s popular modern composers. Explore the music of Samuel Barber, Philip Glass and Steve Reich, pioneering giants who helped establish America as the center of the cultural landscape in the 20th and 21st centuries. Becky Anderson, violin; Alan Richardson, cello; Grace Cho, piano.

Seth Glier – Singer-Songwriter Series*
May 2
3 p.m. Workshop, 7:30 p.m. Concert • Arts Barn
Tickets $25/$45 Combo

Grammy-nominated musician Seth Glier continues to gain momentum with his superb song-crafting skills and his elegantly emotional voice.

Danielle Wertz, Jazz Songstress
June 6
8 p.m. • Arts Barn
Tickets $25/$18 Youth (18 & under)

An award-winning jazz vocalist, educator, composer, and arranger, Danielle Wertz provides a unique, honest and refreshing experience.

*Singer Songwriter Concert Series: Experience inspiring performances and explore your creativity with this series presented by O’Hair Salon + Spa. It celebrates musicians who write, compose and sing their own original material. In addition to the concert experience, patrons can participate in special workshops with the artists for a unique insight into the world of the singer-songwriter. Local musicians will be featured before the nationally and internationally known headliners.

Attendees to all performances are invited to come early and enjoy wine by the glass, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages in a bistro setting. The Arts Barn Pub is open one hour before the show and during intermission.

All performances take place at the Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, and Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, in Gaithersburg, MD. For more information or tickets, call the box office at (301) 258-6394 or go online


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