Music and images, “Beyond the Line of Blue”

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    Paintings by Christopher Engel inspired guitar pieces in Beyond the Blue Line.
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    The Anderson/Fader Guitar Duo.
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    Oren Fader, half of the Anderson/Fader Guitar Duo.
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    Tenor Christopher Swanson.

Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

April 06, 2014
On Sunday, April 6, the Premier Artist Series will present a multi-media concert starring the Anderson/Fader Guitar Duo, composer Damon Ferrante and tenor Christopher Swanson.

CHESTERTOWN, MD—As part of its Premier Artists Series, the Washington College Concert Series will present “Beyond the Line of Blue,” a multi-media concert inspired by American folk songs, poetry and art, on Sunday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m. The concert will feature tenor Christopher Swanson, the Anderson/Fader Guitar Duo and composer and guitarist Damon Ferrante, along with films and video projections by Alessandro Bonini.

Taking place in the College’s Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, the concert will conclude “Sensing Change,” a themed weekend of arts offerings showcasing creative responses to environmental challenges. Following this concert, the Music Department will host a complimentary wine and beer reception, offering hors d’oeuvres such as mini-crab cakes, hamburger sliders and cheeses as a thank you to patrons. 

Weaving themes of water, surrealism, the passage of time and the unconscious, the program will include the composition “Beyond the Line of Blue: An Operatic Monodrama with Video Projections,” based on the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman; “American Folk Songs with Video Projections; “The Footbridge: A Guitar Duo,” inspired by the sculpture of Alexander Calder; and “Divinità Minori: Solo Guitar Pieces with Video Projections,” inspired by the contemporary paintings of Christopher Engel. 

Concert tickets ($20 for adults;  $15 for seniors, students over age 12, and WC faculty/staff; free for children ages 12 and under) can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 410-778-7839, email, or visit


Last modified on Mar. 28th, 2014 at 6:58pm by Kay MacIntosh.