Concerts with Commentary - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

Concerts with Commentary

The 2022-23 Concerts with Commentary series features award-winning music faculty who not only perform with excellence, but also share the cultural background and historical context of the repertoire and composers represented in the series. Each concert focuses on a different genre, composer or instrument(s).

Concerts are free and open to the public. Masks are required. Mark your calendars – we look forward to seeing you!

2022-23 Season


October 20, 2022

Piano for two, music for four hands

Meinig Recital Hall – Lorton Performance Center

Dana Maher, piano
Allyson Eskitch, piano


November 3, 2022

Duo Avanzando

Meinig Recital Hall – Lorton Performance Center

David Carter, clarinet
Maureen O’Boyle, violin
Ricardo Coelho de Souza, percussion


January 19, 2023

Vintage Wildflowers in Concert

Gussman Concert Stage – Lorton Performance Center

Dana Fitzgerald Maher, Celtic harp, piano, vocals and Irish whistle
Audrey McSperitt Schmidt, vocals, guitar, bodhran and flute
Abby Bozarth, fiddle, vocals and accordion


February 9, 2023

Tryptichs – Claude Debussy Trois Melodies
Maurice Ravel Chanson Madecasses

Meinig Recital Hall – Lorton Performance Center

Kim Childs, tenor
Brady McElligott, piano


March 9, 2023

Broadway Divas

Meinig Recital Hall – Lorton Performance Center

Machele Dill, soprano
James Gregory, piano


April 20, 2023

An Evening of Exoticism

Meinig Recital Hall – Lorton Performance Center

Brady McElligott, piano and bass-baritone
Stuart Deaver, piano