BMO ensembles and soloists
Some BMO members perform on an extracurricular basis as part of an ensemble or as soloists and are available to perform at your function.
Here is a listing of BMO ensembles and soloists with their contact information.
Jonathan Rudie & Charles Roe - Classical Mandolin and Guitar Duets
Sweet-toned acoustic music for all occasions
* Receptions * Weddings * Parties * Corporate Events * Fund Raisers * Wine Tastings *
The elegant and romantic sound of mandolin and guitar duets have long enchanted audiences. Today's listeners are transported to the romantic golden era by the tone, phrasing and nuanced playing of the duo of Jonathan Rudie and Charles Roe.
Formed in 2004, the duo is exposing audiences to the rich history and tradition of mandolin and guitar duets from the golden age of classical mandolin and music composed for mandolin and guitar. Their international music repertoire spans the centuries.
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Contact: Jrudie@aol.com, telephone 410-419-0440.
J. Patrick's All Stars
Are you looking to play, dance to, or just listen to the traditional music of Ireland? BMO member Peter FitzGerald, pictured at right, is the founder of J. Patrick's All Stars, whose musical home in Baltimore is J. Patrick's Irish Pub in historic Locust Point. Peter teaches and performs on mandolin and tenor banjo. Check them out at www.jpatricksallstars.com.
Beatrice Gilbert, lyric soprano
Beatrice Gilbert has been the featured vocal soloist with the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra since 1994. She can be heard on the BMO's CD "City by the Sea." She is a popular guest soloist at local churches and has performed professionally with many organizations and in many venues, including traditional Italian-American festivals in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
Beatrice was born in Naples, Italy, moved to the U.S. as a child, and grew up in the Annapolis area. She began her formal voice training at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and has studied with baritone Daniel Comegys and soprano Linda Anderson-Baer. She is currently studying with Mary Ruzicka. Beatrice has performed with the Capitol Opera Company in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and in operas at York College of Pennsylvania.
In addition to classical and operatic music, Beatrice enjoys sacred music, popular music and jazz. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 410-971-7529.