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Designed by the Naval Academy’s Senior Leadership, the Distinguished Artists Series was intended for the enrichment of the education of Midshipmen through exposure and involvement with fine arts. In the past, this series has featured the performances of the finest classical and cultural artists in opera, ballet, and orchestra.

For the past 27 years since its debut on the opening night of the Naval Academy’s Alumni Hall, the Distinguished Artists Series has received the backing of the Navy’s top officers, the faculty, staff, and students of the Naval Academy, and the Annapolis community.

The Naval Academy’s 46th Annual Spring Oratorio will be presented on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The two masterworks will be performed by the world-renowned USNA Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society.

Durufle: Trois Danses (Op. 6)

Maurice Durufle was born in 1902 in France and became a highly-esteemed classical composer and organist. Perhaps his best know work is Trois Danses, a rich, romantic, and gorgeous set of short dances for orchestra. Opus 6 was written for two pianos, and is comprised of three pieces titled Divertissement, Danse lente, and Tambourin.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Op. 125)

Deemed as one of the most moving and loved works in classical music, many critics and fans around the world consider Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Op. 125) as perhaps the finest musical composition ever written. The Ninth Symphony is a celebration of happiness and man’s unceasing search for his place in the universe and relationship with the Creator. No. 9 is best known for Movement IV, titled Ode to Joy.

Your Inn Near the Naval Academy

The U.S. Naval Academy is about a half a mile away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis offering superb accommodations and free parking for guests.

Gibson’s three houses host 20 fully-furnished guest rooms, with three 19th-century parlors, a dining room, conference room, and a beautiful central courtyard. See the photos of our beautiful rooms by clicking on the link for each house below.

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Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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