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Prince George's Philharmonic

Jesus Manuel Berard, Music Director

All-American Program

Coming In March 2023

Saturday, March 18, 2023  –  7:30 pm

Bowie State University Fine and Performing Arts Center

Jesus Manuel Berard, conductor

For the March concert, the Philharmonic presents an All-American Program featuring Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3. We will also present the World Premiere of Haig Mardirosian’s Ritual of Dance. The concert opens with Aaron Copland’s Music for Movies a work originally scheduled for the March 2020 concert program that was cancelled due to COVID.

Once again, the combined choirs of the Bowie State University Choir, Brandon Felder, director, and Prince George’s County Choral Society, Kenneth Boucher, director, will offer opening selections including the Star-Spangled Banner and Lift Every Voice.


Lift Every Voice and Sing  •  Johnson & Johnson (arr. Brandon Felder)

The Star-Spangled Banner  •  Francis S. Key, John Smith (arr. Mark Hayes)

I Want Jesus to Walk With Me  •  Traditional Spiritual arranged by Moses Hogan

Something ‘Bout Believing  •  Duke Ellington

Birmingham Letter (Inspired by Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail)  •  Nolan Williams (arr. Brandon Felder)

COPAND:  Music for Movies
MARDIROSIAN:  A Ritual of Dances  •  World Premiere
PRICE: Symphony No. 3
Click here to access the ticket order form.
Tickets will also be available at the door.


Season Finale

Sunday, April 30, 2023 – 4:00 pm

Dekelboum Concert Hall

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Jesus Manuel Berard, conductor

Brian Ganz, piano


MÁRQUEZ:  Danzón No. 2

BEETHOVEN:  Piano Concerto No. 4

SIBELIUS:  Swan of Tuonela

RESPIGHI:  Pines of Rome


Tickets available through The Clarice box office.

Brian Ganz

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Made possible in part through funding provided by the Prince George’s County Council; the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County; and the Maryland State Arts Council.