Musica Viva Kentlands

Free, outdoor classical music in the Kentlands
Hosted By Kentlands Community Foundation

Musica Viva Kentlands

The Kentlands Community Foundation is sponsoring an ongoing initiative by a group of dedicated volunteers to organize a series of classical music concerts each year in Kentlands. These outdoor concerts continue to be a Kentlands community favorite.

Musical Director

Simeone Tartaglione

Our Next Event!

Saturday, September 21st, 2024 5:30 pm

Kentlands Clubhouse Lawn

Our fundraiser was SOLD OUT!  Thank you to everyone for your overwhelming support!

Musica Viva wants to thank everyone who attended our April 6 Sound of Music fundraiser at the Arts Barn.  Every seat was filled and the entire Musica Viva volunteer team is grateful for your generosity and your support of our program.

We want you to know that every dollar contributed goes directly to help fund our September 21st orchestral concert on the Kentlands Clubhouse Lawn.  As always, we are committed that our main concert will be free and open to all to attend. The financial support you provided helps make it possible for us to keep this pledge.

While 100% of the items offered as a part of our silent auction were sold, we still do have a limited number of seats available for the Cocktails, Appetizers and Music event to be held on June 15 at 7 pm. Hosted by Lisa and Mike Pickett at their Kentlands home where they have the original bar they saved from the Kentlands Mansion, the highlight of the evening will be an intimate performance by Maestro Simeone Tartaglione and his talented wife, Alessandra Cuffaro. Alessandra is a world-renowned masterful violinist as well as a professor and instructor at Catholic University. The event is $60 per person. All are welcome, so invite your friends. You can pay by credit card by CLICKING HERE or scanning the QR code. We have a max capacity of 25 and we expect to sell out – so sign up soon!

About Us

Something For Everyone!

Musica Viva Kentlands provides an enriching classical music experience for all ages. We bring this performance to our Gaithersburg friends and neighbors in relaxed outdoor setting.
• Performance Quality. Musica Viva employs professional musicians and promising talented student interns to ensure the highest quality experience and make an important and welcomed investment in the local arts community.
• Affordability. We are the only organization in our geographic area to employ the most talented musicians without charging an admission fee, reflecting our commitment to bring music to a wide range of audiences by removing economic barriers to attendance.
• Accessibility. We perform in informal neighborhood settings that make our events welcoming to audiences across all levels of familiarity with classical music.
• Diversity and Inclusion. We are committed to diversity in our hiring decisions and artistic choices, ensuring our performances include selections that extend beyond the traditional European-centered music tradition.
• Volunteerism. Musica Viva Kentlands is a volunteer-led, volunteer enabled organization. This allows us to dedicate the funds we raise to maximizing the potential for community engagement.
• Funding. Our funding comes solely from donations and fundraiser activities.

Meet the Maestro

Simeone Tartaglione

Schooled in the European tradition covering conducting, composition, opera and chamber music, Simeone Tartaglione has become a versatile musician with a wide knowledge of and passion for the many areas of this art. He studied composition and conducting in Rome at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory and piano performance in Sicily at the Vincenzo Bellini Institute. In addition to his various degrees and
honors, in 2003 he earned a Laurea as Doctor in Philology (Italian Literature and Musicology) Magna cum Laude, and is a published author.

Simeone Tartaglione

Events & Happenings

Stay tuned for more upcoming concert announcements

Musica Viva Concert  September 30th, 2023