Mountainside Baroque



Nestled in the picturesque mountains of Western Maryland, Mountainside Baroque’s annual series of concerts continues to delight local patrons as well as visitors from the surrounding metropolitan areas. In only a few short years, Cumberland-based Mountainside Baroque has established itself as a staple of the cultural scene in the Mid-Atlantic region.


Founded in 2011 by co-directors Ryan Mullaney and Lyle Nordstrom, Mountainside Baroque performances feature some of the finest professional musicians and early music specialists from across the country performing on reproductions of period instruments.


In a year full of firsts, Mountainside Baroque will welcome 4 GRAMMY award-winning artists to this landmark 5th Anniversary season of concerts. The group continues to expand its reach throughout the area with concerts in neighboring Keyser, West Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland.


Mountainside Baroque is directed by Ryan Mullaney, director of the Liturgical Music at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Parish, and Dr. Lyle Nordstrom, retired professor of music and director of early music studies at the University of North Texas. Together they have been able to bring the engaging music of the Baroque era to Cumberland through performances by fine musicians from across the country, who have given concerts that rival those heard at the nation's major cities.


Phone: 301-338-2940 Address:
Cumberland, MD 21502
Upcoming Events
Festival of Lessons and Carols for Christmas December 17, 2017 - 5:00 PM

For the fifth year in a row, the Scholars of Saint Cecilia, Mountainside Baroque’s chamber choir, will sing the “Festival of Lessons and Carols for Christmas” at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Sunday, December 17, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The service features seasonal music, traditional carols, and readings by clergy and local officials. It is (as always) free-of-charge, though a free will offering will be received. This annual tradition is a great way to kick off the holiday season in downtown Cumberland!

A Festival of Lessons & Carols for Christmas December 17, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Musique Parisienne April 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM

In the New Year, Mountainside will continue its series on Sunday, April 15, at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Washington Street in Cumberland, with “Musique Parisienne.” This concert will explore often-neglected French music, especially music from Paris and Versailles, where popular dance forms such as gavotte, gigue and minuet dominated the musical scene. In addition to works featuring these dance forms, Mountainside’s most versatile soprano, Rebecca Beasley, will perform a cantata by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault. Beasley returns to the series after a several-year hiatus and joins a cast including early music keyboardist Marc Bellassai performing keyboard works by Francois Couperin and others. Viola da gamba virtuoso Arnie Tanimoto will also be serving as both soloist and accompanist during this concert. (Marc and Arnie are also members of the Mountainside Baroque Summer Academy faculty.)

Musique Parisienne April 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Music in the Mountains Summer Festival June 14, 2018 to June 17, 2018 - 8:00 AM

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