This year the Davies Concert Series celebrates its 50th Anniversary Season! With newly arrived Natalie Groom as Music Director, the Series is taking bold moves forward while continuing its tradition of bringing acclaimed musical artists to audiences in Prince George’s County.

Dr. Natalie Groom (right) comes to the Davies Concert Series with a commitment to building multicultural and multigenerational audiences through outreach and programming. In response to the challenges of COVID-19, she brought an innovative approach to her work as manager at Arts Laureate, where she helmed recording projects with LA Opera, the President’s Own Marine Band, and LA Master Chorale. As Artist-in-Residence at Collington Retirement Community, she responded to the pandemic with a virtual concert series that brought essential programming to isolated seniors.

Dr. Groom’s inaugural season as Music Director reflects her focus on developing new audiences, supporting young artists, and championing living composers. Check out the stellar and eclectic line-up:

Sunday, October 10, 2021 – Erin Snedecor, cello and electronics – The 21st century electroacoustic musician.

Sunday, November 7, 2021 – Kimia Hesabi (below), viola – Composers of the Iranian diaspora.

December 5, 2021 – Beau Soir, flute, viola, and harp – Championing living composers. 

February 6, 2022 – Amy K. Bormet Trio, jazz trio – Warm up to Washington Women in Jazz. 

March, TBD, 2022 – Brandon Felder & SHABACH! Academy – A heart of community, fellowship, and fun.

April 3, 2022 – Syneva Colle, cello – Nature-inspired music for strings.

All performances begin at 5pm and will be presented live at Davies Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 7400 Temple Hill Road in Camp Springs, Maryland. Check this page for COVID-related updates throughout the season.

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.