Davies Concert Series Launches 50th Anniversary Season!

Eclectic Season Emphasizes Women Composers & Musicians

Series Opener Explores Interdependence & Climate Justice

The Davies Concert Series launches its 50th Anniversary Season on October 10 at 5pm with a program that reflects its new emphasis on cutting edge, international artists and on women composers and musicians in particular.

Cellist Erin Snedecor opens the season with “Zooxanthellae,” combining her classical upbringing with electronica, pop, and noise to create introspective instrumental pieces.

In keeping with the Series’ emphasis on accessibility, tickets are Pay What You Can but must be reserved on EventBrite in advance HERE. Masking and proof of vaccination are required for admittance.

In keeping with the Series’ commitment to innovation and social relevance, Snedecor’s work is deeply engaged in issues of climate justice. In nature, zooxanthellae are the photosynthetic algae that live inside coral tissue. This symbiotic relationship gives the zooxanthellae an optimal place to live and thrive, while also providing the coral with critical nutrients. When coral experiences stress it expels all the zooxanthellae and loses its rich color, resulting in coral bleaching. Much like the organisms for which the project is named, the music of Snedcor’s “Zooxanthellae” focuses and marvels at our relationships, shared experiences, and both the colossal greatness and laughable insignificance of the roles we play in the world. Learn more at https://www.zooxanthmusic.com/

Davies Concert Series Music Director Natalie Groom commented, “It’s a unique moment to pause and honor the 50-year legacy of the series and how it’s served our community so deeply. At the same time, I’m excited to be looking ahead towards a new musical landscape that I hope will increase access to the arts and represent our community through diverse programming. We’re still navigating the evolving hybrid music scene to keep everyone safe and artistically fulfilled through the 2021-2022 season, but I think you’ll find some truly intriguing programs, starting right from the top with cellist Erin Snedecor.”

Concertgoers have an exciting season to look forward to (all performances begin at 5pm):

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Kimia Hesabi, 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 Davies Concert Series events take place at the acoustically rich Davies Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 7400 Temple Hill Road, Camp Springs MD 20748. (Note: Some directions give a location of Temple Hills, MD.)

For further information and regular updates visit https://www.daviesconcertseries.com. Davies Concert Series, a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) charitable trust, is committed to presenting classical music concerts, offering educational opportunities for young audiences and performers, and providing a venue for new music. The Series is supported in part by grants from the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) and the Cynipid Fund.