A lot of musical acts come in fours. There was the Fab Four of the Beatles and the derided Pre-Fab Four of the Monkees. But before all of them was the Rat Pack. So popular was the Rat Pack that one time the Las Vegas casino they performed at simply posted “They’re back” on their marquee.
We know how the standard programming for an symphony concert goes: start with an overture, followed usually by a concerto, ending with a symphony. For their opening concert at the Strathmore Music Center, the Baltimore Symphony took that model and stood it on its head.
Music, especially pop music, is such a fickle business. You have a hit single in the summer, your album is in the bargain bin by that Christmas and the following summer there are “what ever happened to…?” segments on MTV.
Then there is Donovan.
Every Friday night during the summer, “Rockville Rooftop” transforms the Vis Arts building’s 6th floor into a lively music venue. “Rockville Rooftop” hosts a variety of different activities during the week, including wedding receptions, art classes, parties, and happy hours. The concerts, open to anyone over twenty-one who is willing to pay a $10 entrance fee, has become a popular destination for county residents.