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Scythian at the Weinberg


On Friday, March 10th 2017 at 8 p.m., Scythian, a band with “rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling” will be flaunting their “thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling” on the Weinberg stage just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

This band is riddled with classically trained musicians, ranging from the fiddle and mandolin to the accordion and banjolin. Most of the members have been playing since they were children, but all of them absolutely love what they play.

Alexander Fedoryka, who plays the Fiddle, Mandolin, Bass, and sings, studied in Japan at the prestigious Suzuki School of Music.

Danylo Fedoryka, who plays guitar, accordion, and also sings, was originally trained as a classical pianist and played at the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap. He switched to guitar in order to join his brother, Alexander, playing Celtic Music.

Larissa Fedoryka started playing cello at 3-years-old and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in classical performance at the University of California-Santa Barbara and not only tours with Scythian, but Latin recording star Gloria Trevi as well.

Nolan Ladewski also has a long list of musical instruments under his belt, playing the flute, whistles, banjolin, guitar, and vocals. He started by playing the tin whistle at 6 years-old and started touring at age 12.  

Tim Hepburn, who plays the drums and other percussion, began playing at the age of 5. Although “Tim can bring the thunder on the [drum] kit, his biggest influence on the drums comes from the finesse of the jazz world.”

This spectacular quintet is sure to get you up out of your chair and jumping around as they’ve been doing with audiences all over for 10 years. Don’t believe us? Check out their youtube channel for some sweet tunes!

You can purchase your tickets online, by calling 301.600.2828, or in person at 20 W. Patrick St. in Downtown Frederick. Be sure to show your school ID or military ID for a discount! Discounts are also available for children and seniors.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.


Frederick Symphony Orchestra Brings Silent Films Sound!

(photo credit Steve Friedman)

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is excited to announce a TRUE Summer treat for music and movie goers. This stunning group of musicians will be performing three concerts in July and August throughout Frederick County for free! The performances will showcase the talents of the local orchestra with silent film accompanist- Ben Model.

I’m excited to bring the talent of the FSO into the wider community,” said FSO Camerata conductor, Tyler Austin. “I’m thrilled that [we’re] getting more music downtown. It will make for a relaxing, enjoyable summer evening.”

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(FSO Camerata conductor,, Tyler Austin)

The FSO’s first concert, Buster and Charlie at the Park, will be on July 20 at 8 p.m. in the Baker Park Bandshell in Downtown Frederick. The performance will include three silent films, “The Immigrant,” “Cops,” and “Pedigreedy,” that will be accompanied by Model’s original compositions.


(Viola, Theresa Rupp)

Projects such as the silent film score concert present completely different challenges from our usual concert programs,” said Austin. “The musicians have to be particularly flexible to adjust tempos and styles to fit each film.”


(Trombone Player, Matthew Stegle)

This incredible group of 90 talented musicians (all volunteers!) return for their 20th year of bringing classical music to modern audiences around the Frederick area. Their dedication to the community is strong, as they participate in performances and educational opportunities as often as possible!

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(Violinist, Alyssa Boxhill)

The FSO’s second performance, Symphonies at the Basilica, will be on August 6 at 7 p.m. in the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg. The third concert, Classics on the Creek, is set for August 13 at 7 p.m. in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater in Downtown Frederick.


(Violinist, Julius Isaac)

All of the concerts will include composer Philip Glass’ “String Quartet No. 5, Movement III” and the latter two performances will include C.P.E. Bach’s “Symphony No. 3 in F major” and Josef Haydn’s “Symphony No. 88 in G major.”

More information can be found at www.fredericksymphony.org.

Red White and Blue Inaugural Wine Sale

Monday: It’s our Inaugural Independence Day Wine Sale on July 4.  Join us for explosive deals as we liberate some of our wines at savings you’ll declare the biggest bang for your buck. A sale offering these dazzling bargains happens only once a year.

The Big Field is open all day so your inner-child can come to life and run free and brave. Enjoy a pick-up game of Wiffle Ball, kick the soccer ball around, or challenge your friends to a game of Giant Jenga. Pack your own picnic or pick up something from our Grab and Go Food Market.

Independence Full Day of Family Fun

Saturday:  Our 4th of July celebration weekend continues July 2, with the East Coast Stroke Band from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. There will be special vendors joining us for the day; Didgeridoonas and Hunt Prothro Pottery, and from 1:00 – 2:00 pm before the music begins enjoy old-fashioned children’s games:

  • Sack races
  • Water balloon toss
  • Hula hoop contest
  • 3-legged race

And, of course, the Big Field is open for games, picnics and sipping wine. Flavor of Maryland food truck will be serving BBQ, ribs and picnic sides. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the holiday weekend.

BIG Cork Vineyards FREE Friday Night Music

Friday: Join us from 6:00 – 9:00 pm on Friday, July 1 to enjoy The Short Hill Mountain Boys as they play their own blend of bluegrass, old-time Cajun, classic country, and folk music with a rare passion. Their vocals, fiddling, and guitar picking are tight and imbued with the authenticity of old-time mountain music, in which they are well steeped.

Pack a picnic, pick up something from our Grab and Go Food Market or enjoy some all-American fare from Flavor of Maryland food truck. They’re firing up the grill and serving, hamburgers, hot dogs, black bean burgers, and picnic sides.

BIG Cork Winery Instrumental Classical Music Night

Thursday: Enjoy the talented musicians of the Maryland Wind Festival at Big Cork on Thursday, June 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Enjoy a relaxing evening of live classical music combined with a glass of wine, hand selected to complement the evening’s performance. Your ticket price of $20 for this event includes one free glass of wine, as well as great music and socializing.

5th Annual Cigar and Whiskey Night at Sugarloaf Mountain with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Atop the beautiful slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain, The National Museum of Civil War Medicine celebrates their annual Cigar and Whiskey Night at Stronghold Mansion. This Friday, June 24th, marks another great event as NMCWM members and supporters enjoy Civil War-inspired spirits, snacks, and cigars throughout the evening.

It’s a known fact that Civil War soldiers enjoyed their whiskey rations, and Civil War surgeons relied heavily on alcohol as the core pain reliever and “stimulant.” Whiskey and beer could be found in most Civil War hospitals and were given liberally to patients whether they were recovering from battle wounds or sick from disease.

A Smith Bowman will provide the spirits for the evening and Flying Dog will be serving the museum’s very own Civil War beer – SawBones.  The Wine Kitchen will provide the vittles and the NMCWM will provide the cigars and the stories.

Join the NMCWM as they toast to the surgeons and medical personnel who saved lives on and off the battlefield during the Civil War. Enjoy stories about the incredible history of the property.

Did you know? Sugar Loaf Mountain played a vital role in military campaigns during the Civil War. An outpost on the top of the mountain housed a Signal Corps station, where flags were used to send messages over long distances.  Living historians will portray Signal Corps members and conduct firing demonstrations with Civil War weaponry.

Come out, experience a taste of history on the ground where momentous events took place, and enjoy the company of fellow history, whiskey and beer lovers.

Event Details:

Cigar and Whiskey Night 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016; 6 – 9 PM

The Strong Mansion at Sugarloaf Mountain
7802 B Comus Rd.
Dickerson, MD 20842

Registration is required and can be done online at http://www.civilwarmed.org/cigar-and-whiskey-night-2016/ or at the NMCWM. Tickets are $75 for NMCWM members and $90 for non-NMCWM members.


For more information, contact Jake Wynn at jake.wynn@civilwarmed.org or 301-695-1864.

Press Release and photos courtesy of: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Celebrate Frederick Summer Concert Series

Enjoy free, high-quality musical entertainment on Sunday nights in June, July and August at the Baker Park Band Shell.  From tribute artists and oldies to afrofunk and bluegrass, Summer Concert Series showcases professional musicians from a wide range of musical backgrounds.

Sundays in June, July & August | 7 PM | Baker Park Bandshell

Barnstormers Tour Brings History to Life

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, The Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out return for another memorable year in Frederick County on June 11th! The Frederick County Landmarks Foundation is proud to host this exciting event that highlights local historical sites, Maryland heritage, and so much more!

The notorious Barnstormers Tour is a self-guided tour-event that allows all guests to explore through the nine barns around the scenic foothills of the South Mountain Region and learn about the beautiful old structures that house many stories and historical accounts. This event has three components, a ticketed barn tour, an art show/sale, and various educational demos and displays.

After the barn tour, the popular groupMountain Air will provide music during the reception and art show/sale. The reception is free and open to the public.

For $15, adults can gain entry into the 9-barn tour along with guidebooks and map. Children 16 years of age and under are free. Private properties and structures will be open for the day of the event and accessible by ticket holders only. Certain locations will also offer unique exhibitions like Civil War reenactments, blacksmith presentations, and more!

Art exhibitions and a juried art panel will take place in the afternoon- enjoy as artists create right in front of your eyes and even purchase your own masterpieces at the end of your day! Afternoon art show and sale at the host farm, plus beautiful music!


The event will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016, rain or shine. Advance tickets sales open around May 30th. Tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ticket/guidebooks with map will be sold in advance at the Frederick Visitor’s Center, located at 151 S. East St., in Frederick. Phone 800-999-3613. Ticket price, $15 per adult, 16 and under free.

Tickets are also available at Schifferstadt Architectural Museum.

For more information about this stunning attraction and volunteer opportunities, visit their website at: www.frederickcountylandmarksfoundation.org