Check for News About Our 2020 Concerts HereGlen Mar will continue its tradition of holding two free concerts each summer featuring a wide variety of quality musical experiences. The 2020 Summer Concert Series is in the planning stage. We will provide information about the series here as soon as it is available.
Concert Summaries and Comments
"The Korean song touched my heart. I got tears." - Steve Rim
"I liked the ragtime and honky-tonk. It was a nice surprise to hear the Broadway (music)." - Mollie Kaufman
"I think everyone who came here really enjoyed it and is hungry for more." - Ron Stevens
"Performances were emotionally moving." – Heekyung Bae, a reviewer for The Korea Times
"They had great energy. I liked listening to old-time songs." - Joe Pagan
"You can tell they practice a lot together. They all hit the notes at the same time." - Andy Newton
"They were extraordinary musicians." - Linda Baker
"They had musicianship of the highest quality. Their repertoire had a lot of variety. The program had something for all ages and tastes." - David Lunt
"I enjoyed their technique - watching their fingers move so fast." - Sofie Fudge
"They are a walking advertisement that music is the international language. It knows no bounds in their hands." – Spencer Klevenow
"They were a joy to watch." - Lynn Egan
"They were very innovative. They played music I didn’t expect a Marine band to play." – Bruce Romenesko
Funding for these free concerts comes from sponsors, donations, and grants. We are very grateful to our 2019 sponsors. They are the Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home, friends of Glen Mar's music program, Rod and Karen Angle, and Scott and Barbara Carter.
Sponsor or Donate: If you are interested in sponsoring or donating to the 2020 Glen Mar Summer Concert Series, contact Dr. Sophie Hong at email@example.com.
In early 2017, Glen Mar Director of Music Dr. Sophie Hong formed a volunteer committee to help with the concert series. Committee members meet a few times a year to offer advice on prospective performers and other aspects of the concerts. Committee members acquire sponsors and donors, submit grants, publicize the events, and handle refreshments served during the concerts.
Members of this committee are Connie Ballenger (director of publicity), Scott Carter, Lois Hildebrand, Patty Hutton, Estelle King, Fred Sadler (executive director), and Susan Straumanis. Additional volunteers help with ushering, greeting, child care, and technology.