Mountainside Baroque

Organization Member

Contact Information

(301) 338-2940

[email protected]

LaVale, Maryland

Type of Organization

Festivals, Performing Ensemble, Presenter, Education


Directed by Ryan Mullaney and Lyle Nordstrom, for over 10 years Mountainside Baroque has brought the engaging music of the Baroque, Renaissance and Classic eras 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. Audiences have consistently grown in number, averaging around 200, a testament to the interest of music lovers in Western Maryland.

Mountainside Baroque will launch its eleventh full season of concerts on September 24 and 25 with a two-performance festive weekend introducing the season’s theme–Chapels and Courts: Touring Musical Baroque Europe. Patrons are encouraged to come for the entire weekend, taking in the concerts as well as the many other activities available in the tri-state area.

Mountainside has also scheduled performances for November, March, and a second two-concert weekend in April. As is the Mountainside custom, many performances will be preceded by informative talks designed to enhance enjoyment of this timeless music, to begin about one-half hour before the concert.  In addition to these concerts, the popular annual LESSONS AND CAROLS service will take place in December.

In 2021, the organization rounded off the partially cancelled 2019-2020 season with three streaming videos accessed via their website ( The videos were viewed a total of over 1,000 times, and two of them, including the hour-long retrospective “Great Music, Again | 10 Years of Mountainside Baroque,” are still available.

We have an all-volunteer staff at this point in time.




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