We are kicking off our 2021 season with our brand new Sofa Series. Virtual events streaming live to your living room!
National Players – As You Like It
Charlotte Blake Alston
MSO is also offering a virtual concert season and GLAF partons are eligible for an exclusive discount!
MSO Virtual Concert Series
We hope to return with LIVE performances for the remainder of the 2021 season. Times and dates are subject to change based on local and state health regulations.
WV Symphony Orchestra
Bettman and Halpin
Clipper City Brass
GARRETT LAKES ARTS FESTIVAL BEGAN WITH A VISION OF A MUSIC FESTIVAL IN GARRETT COUNTY.
In December 1986, a group of Garrett County residents gathered to explore that vision and a related proposal from local resident Kathryn Sincell and violinist Erick Friedman. The joint desire was to promote cultural and artistic activities in the county and to rekindle the Mountain Chautauqua spirit, once a hallmark of Garrett County life. A core of 22 citizens evolved from the originators, many of whom remained in leadership roles, serving with dedication and distinction in the ensuing years. GLAF is a non-profit 501(3)(C) corporation.
The first virtual performance will be “As You Like It”, one of Shakespeare’s comedies; a female-driven story combining classic elements of romance and hidden identities. Banished from the only home she’s ever known, Rosalind assumes the identity of a man and escapes to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and their fool Touchstone. While there, they run into other exiled folks from the old court, including the dashing and brave Orlando, who won Rosalind’s heart prior to her banishment, but he was too tongue-tied to express his love in return. Determined to woo him, Rosalind persuades Orlando in her male disguise to win her heart. For only if Orlando loves her as a man will Rosalind know he truly loves her.
National Players meld classic language with the contemporary staging of Shakespeare’s imaginative tale about city folk venturing into the woods. A romantic comedy about gender roles, losing oneself and discovering oneself anew.