ABOUT 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.