This year the Davies Concert Series celebrates its 52st Anniversary Season! With Mary Whitmore as its new Music Director, the Series continues its tradition of bringing acclaimed musical artists and living, breathing composers to audiences in Prince George’s County.

Dr. Mary Whitmore (right) known to colleagues and students as “Dr. Mary,” holds a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied music composition under the tutelage of Robert Gibson. She began studying composition with David Froom and John Leupold II as an undergraduate student at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music, with a focus on bassoon performance. Her music has been performed at the Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna, VA; at the River Concert Series in St. Mary’s City, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, and other venues across the state of Maryland. Her music was also performed during the Alba Music Festival in Alba, Italy. 

In addition to serving as the Music Director of the Davies Concert Series, Dr. Mary is the Deputy Director for the Arts Council of Calvert County. She also volunteers as Administrative Coordinator for the Life Journeys Writers Guild, a nonprofit organization that works to bring the joy and therapeutic benefits of the Written Word to underserved and disenfranchised populations. Dr. Mary teaches wind instruments, piano, voice, and composition/arranging in a private lesson studio in Waldorf, MD. She and her husband Joshua have a three-year-old daughter named Valerie.

Davies Concert Series Calendar

Sunday, August 21, 2022
Young Artists Showcase
featuring local musicians aged 17 and younger

Sunday, October 23, 2022
Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts
National Association for American African Dance Teachers
Southern Maryland Banjo Project

Sunday, December 11, 2022
Classic and Contemporary Choral Music
featuring Chesapeake Choral Arts Society

Sunday, February 5, 2023
Ronn McFarlane and Carolyn Surrick

Sunday, October 29, 2023
Comedy Concert

All performances begin at 4pm and will be presented live at Davies Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 7400 Temple Hill Road in Camp Springs, Maryland. In keeping with the Series focus on accessibility, all tickets are Pay What You Can.

Your contributions help sustain the tradition of live music in Prince George’s County. Giving levels include Benefactor (donating $200 or more), Sponsor (donating $100 or more), Patron (donating $50 to $99), Associate ($25-$49), or Friend ($5-24).

All donations are tax deductible. Watch for updates regarding online giving, or mail your check to Davies Concert Series, c/o Davies UU Congregation, 7400 Temple Hill Road, Camp Springs, MD 20748.

The Davies Concert Series is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable trust committed to presenting classical music concerts, offering educational opportunities for young audiences, and providing a venue for new music.