MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Musica Viva Kentlands – “The Sound of Music” to the Gaithersburg Arts Barn on Saturday, April 6.

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, April 6th, 2024 6pm

Gaithersburg Arts Barn


Join Musica Viva and The Kentlands Community Foundation at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn on April 6 for an evening of song selections from “The Sound of Music.” The festivities begin at 6:15 p.m. with a pre-concert reception featuring wine and Austrian chocolates.  The concert will start at 7:00 pm.

Original cast members who performed before sold-out audiences at Catholic University’s own critically acclaimed production will present theatrical renditions of popular selections from this beloved musical.  We will also host a silent auction to add to the excitement of the night.

The Kentlands Community Foundation and Musica Viva Kentlands thank you for your support.  Your generosity will help make possible our free, outdoor concert in the Fall.

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

Musica Viva Concert  September 30th, 2023