Marceaux synchronously combines classical, jazz and other styles into enjoyable and affecting musical performances. Danny Webber (guitar), Candice Mowbray (guitar) and Anita Thomas (woodwinds) bring their unique individual experiences into creative collaboration as they perform classic and contemporary music, their own arrangements and original compositions. From the energy of Khachaturian's "Masquerade Waltz" to the joy of Ralph Towner's "Icarus," the nostalgia of classic French melodies, and the evocation of landscapes in Thomas' original composition, "Australian Mood," audiences are led on an inspiring musical journey.
Anita Thomas, woodwinds
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, multi-instrumentalist Anita Thomas can be heard performing clarinet, saxophone, acoustic bass and didjeridoo. After having a highly successful musical career touring Australia and parts of South East Asia, Anita moved to the Los Angeles area where she performed in jazz festivals and recorded with many celebrated artists. She has performed in venues such as the Sydney Opera House and the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, was featured playing didjeridoo on the Grammy-nominated composition by Tim Davies, “Counting To Infinity,” and has recorded for soundtracks and with the famed children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles. Since 2008, Anita has resided on the east coast and has been much in demand as a freelance musician in the Baltimore/Washington DC area. In 2014, released her third CD, “Dominos.” Featuring original compositions, the album has been described as “hard swinging, quirky and fun…jazz from the heart.”
Anita studied with such jazz masters as Jeff Clayton (saxophone) and Eugene "the Senator" J Wright (bass), and she is on the faculty of Frederick Community College in Maryland.
Danny Webber, guitar
Influenced by modern jazz greats such as Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell and Jakob Bro in addition to his background in rock and classical music, guitarist Danny Webber can be heard performing in duo, trio and quartet settings with some of the most celebrated musicians in the tri-state area. As a jazz guitarist, Danny’s style places equal emphasis on melody, evocation and groove. Danny has performed in venues such as An Die Musik in Baltimore, Best of Hub City stage at Imagine Hagerstown Arts Festival, Shippensburg University, art galleries, and numerous wineries and clubs. A versatile musician, Danny has also performed for musical theater and opera productions playing acoustic, electric and classical guitars as well as mandolin. In 2016, he appeared with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra for their special Country Legends concert.
Danny earned graduate degrees in the Humanities and Classical Guitar Performance from Frostburg State University in Maryland and Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia. He is Associate Professor of Music and Humanities and Music Department Coordinator at Hagerstown Community College, where he has taught for more than two decades.
Candice Mowbray, guitar
Appearing as a soloist, chamber musician and guest lecturer, guitarist Candice Mowbray has been a featured artist for festivals and concert series in Philadelphia, Toronto, Washington DC, Baltimore and Los Angeles. She is a recipient of the Maryland State Art Council’s 2020 Independent Artist Award and has performed with ensembles such as Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Wolf Trap Opera, Satori and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington. Her CD, Reverie, has been featured on radio shows such as In Tune (BBC Radio 3) and G-Strings with Tom Cole (Washington DC), and Blair Jackson of Classical Guitar Magazine called the release “A revelation!.”
Candice earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia and is on the faculty of Shepherd University in West Virginia.
Concerts are currently being scheduled for the 2021-22 season.
Hagerstown Community College, MD
7pm, Free Admission
Funded by MD State Arts Council
Knoxville Classical Guitar Society, TN