Offered in Partnership with Shenandoah Conservatory, Monthly Concerts Include Wine & Cheese Reception and Intimate Musical Performances in the Glen Burnie Drawing Room
Winchester, VA 6/25/15…Patriotic music from the Shenandoah Conservatory Brass Quintet, 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’s new Glen Burnie Salon Series from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 2. [Purchase tickets HERE.]
Organized by the MSV in partnership with Shenandoah University, the monthly concert series will feature professional musicians and faculty members from Shenandoah University Conservatory. On concert evenings the Glen Burnie House and its surrounding six acres of gardens will open at 5 p.m. Wine and cheese will be served on the drawing room terrace, informal talks highlighting Glen Burnie’s history and architecture will be offered in the house, and attendees may explore the gardens at their leisure. The concerts will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Glen Burnie House drawing room, which provides the perfect setting for musical performances.
According to MSV Community Programs Coordinator Autumn Gray, the new salon series offers concert-goers the opportunity to experience exceptional musical entertainment in an intimate setting. Gray notes that the July 2 program will complement the upcoming Independence Day holiday and, along with pop and classical numbers, will include marches and patriotic favorites, such as “God Bless America” and John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
With Scott Nelson and Chuck Seipp on trumpets, Mike Bunn on tuba, Matt Niess on trombone, and Joseph Lovinsky on horn, the Shenandoah Conservatory Brass Quintet has gained a reputation as one of the most highly respected and sought-after chamber groups in the mid-Atlantic region, and its members have performed throughout the United States.
Tickets to salon performances, which include the entertainment and wine-and-cheese reception, are $30 per person for MSV Members and SU faculty and students. For all others, tickets are $35. Seating is limited; those interested in attending must purchase tickets in advance by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 240 or purchase tickets HERE.
Following the July 2 concert, the Glen Burnie Salon Series will take place on August 6 with the Shenandoah Conservatory Faculty Woodwind Trio, on September 3 with renowned flautist Jonathan Snowden, and on October 8 with saxophonist Timothy Roberts.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV complex—which includes the Museum (not open during the salon concerts), the Glen Burnie House, and the gardens—is open Tuesday through Sunday. Additional information is available by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235, or referring to www.theMSV.org. – 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 six 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.