Experience Musical Excellence at the Bender JCC

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series

The Bender JCC presents its 48th season of rising stars and renowned artists in the 2019-2020 concert series that includes familiar faces as well as series debuts. Join us to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday and for magnificent chamber works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Liszt, Shostakovich and more. Musicians perform in the Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts’ intimate Kreeger Auditorium.

The Mount Vernon Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra Concerts

The Bender JCC is pleased to continue our partnership with the Mount Vernon Virtuosi to present exciting FREE chamber orchestra programs in the Kreeger Theater for their 2019-2020 season.  Peabody Conservatory cello faculty artist Amit Peled has established this chamber orchestra in 2018 to nurture, train and support local graduate music students during their auditions period, offering concerts all across Maryland.

This season the Mount Vernon Virtuosi will perform TWO programs on each of five Sundays. We are thrilled to include a 45-minute morning family concert along with the afternoon concert for adults.

Amit Peled, a father of three, says about these special family concerts: “The idea is to have the kids and their families join us on stage for a presentation of 45 minutes. I envision them sitting all around us, participating in the music-making, and we truly hope to ignite in them the same love, joy, and excitement we feel while performing.

Questions about concerts at the Bender JCC? Contact us!