Mount Vernon Virtuosi: Made in Maryland

Mount Vernon Virtuosi: Made in Maryland

May 12, 2024
11:00 AM & 2:00 PM


About Mount Vernon Virtuosi

Founded in 2018 by internationally renowned cellist Amit Peled (right), Mount Vernon Virtuosi is a chamber orchestra based in Baltimore, Maryland. Comprised of seventeen string players, our mission is to provide a place of artistic growth for the young musician on the brink of their professional career. By providing a platform for our musicians to continue developing their skills, we encourage their personal growth by engaging with audiences of all ages through exceptional performances and community engagement activities throughout the Baltimore and Washington DC region.

The Mount Vernon Virtuosi regularly performs at three venues in Maryland – the Pratt Library in Baltimore, Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Silver Spring, and the Bender JCC in Rockville. Through the generous contributions of dedicated individuals, all regular season performances are presented free of charge. We continue to develop meaningful partnerships with community organizations throughout the Baltimore area, with concerts and education initiatives in schools, prisons, hospitals, hospice, and in collaboration with local venues that expand our reach and provide easy access to community members.

Beyond regular season concerts in the Baltimore/Washington area, Mount Vernon Virtuosi has toured throughout the East Coast and records exclusively for the CTM Classics recording label. The orchestra’s first recording, “Mozart Live” was released in 2019.

For more information, please visit Mount Vernon Virtuosi’s website

Made in Maryland: Celebrating Pieces by Maryland Composers!

Two performances at the Bender JCC on Sunday, May 12:

Family Concert | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | FREE

Introduce the youngsters in your life to the magic of classical music with entertaining, educational concerts that engage and inspire. Suitable for all ages, children learn about orchestral instruments and composers while enjoying a fun afternoon of music. All family members are welcome to attend!

General Public Concert | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | FREE

Diana Rosenblum: Melodic Mazes
Andrea Casarrubios: Anthem & Chorale for Strings
Andrea Casarrubios: 24 Mozas for Cello and String Orchestra
Andrea Casarrubios: Mirage for Cello and String Orchestra
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

Questions? Contact Marcie Blackman at 301.348.3808, or email

All Bender JCC programs are open to everyone. Contact Kate Falls, Director of Inclusion, at or 301.348.3767 to discuss support and accommodations.