MSV Concert Series in Glen Burnie House Begins on April 15
Held in April, June, August and October, Concerts Include Wine & Cheese Receptions and Intimate Musical Performances in the Glen Burnie Drawing Room;
Winchester, VA 4/8/16…Music from acclaimed French saxophonist Claude Delangle and pianist Odile Delangle, a wine-and-cheese reception, and special evening access to the Glen Burnie House and gardens will highlight the launch of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) 2016 Glen Burnie Salon Series from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15.
Returning by popular demand and organized by the MSV in partnership with Shenandoah University, the concert series features professional musicians and faculty members from Shenandoah University Conservatory. On concert evenings the Glen Burnie House and its surrounding seven acres of gardens will open at 5 p.m. Wine and cheese will be served on the drawing room terrace, and attendees may explore the house and gardens at their leisure. The concerts will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Glen Burnie House drawing room.
According to MSV Community Programs Coordinator Autumn Gray, the salon series offers concert-goers the opportunity to experience exceptional musical entertainment in an intimate setting. Gray notes that next week’s concert will be the first performance featuring the Museum’s recently restored nineteenth-century piano. Made by the English piano manufacturer Broadwood and Sons in the late 1800s, the piano was owned by MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr. and is now in top playing condition following an extensive two-year restoration project.
The piano will be used during the April 15 program to accompany saxophonist Claude Delangle. Considered a master of the French saxophone and the saxophone professor at the Paris Conservatory, Claude Delangle is an international soloist, researcher, and pedagogue. He has performed classical and contemporary music as a soloist with the Orchestre National de France, the Florida Philharmonic, the Colorado Philharmonic, and the Berlin Philharmonic. Attendees of his MSV performance can expect to hear beautiful and traditional French saxophone music as might be heard on the sidewalks and in the cafés of Paris.
Tickets to salon performances, which include the entertainment and wine-and-cheese reception, are $40 per person for MSV Members and SU faculty and students. For all others, tickets are $45. Seating is limited; those interested in attending must purchase tickets in advance by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 240, or visiting www.theMSV.org.
Following April’s concert, the Glen Burnie Salon Series will take place on June 16 with trumpeter Chuck Seipp and pianist Randall Sheets, on August 4 with violinist Akemi Takayama, and on October 6 with the Trio TAJ (clarinet, cello, and piano).
A regional cultural center, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV complex—which includes the Glen Burnie House, seven acres of gardens, and galleries (not open during the salon concerts) —is open Tuesday through Sunday. Additional information is available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. –END–
About the Glen Burnie House and Gardens:
The Glen Burnie House sits on land that Winchester-founder James Wood settled in 1735. Wood’s son Robert built the oldest portions of the house in 1793 and 1794. Descendant Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910–1992) became the house’s sole owner in the 1950s; with partner R. Lee Taylor (1924–2000), he transformed the Glen Burnie House into a country retreat surrounded by acres of formal gardens featuring fountains, sculptures, and intimate garden rooms. After Glass’s death, the house and gardens opened to the public in 1997. The house underwent an extensive, three-year preservation and renovation project from 2011 to 2014 and reopened with a new visitor experience. Interpretive panels in the house show visitors archival images of people who have lived in Glen Burnie over the generations and a fully furnished miniature model of the Glen Burnie House provides visitors with an exacting look at how Glass and Taylor furnished the house as their private residence. Added to Glen Burnie in 1959, the drawing room features three crystal chandeliers and provides the perfect setting for the Glen Burnie Salon Series.