Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Kronos Quartet Masterclass

“Kronos has led and continues to lead what surely must be the longest unending revolution by any ensemble ever in music history.” – Los Angeles Times

Members of the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet coach student quartets from the Peabody Institute (Bergamot Quartet) at Johns Hopkins University and Shenandoah Conservatory. The quartets will prepare new works from Kronos' Fifty for the Future multi-year commissioning initiative, including Yessori by Soo Yeon Lyuh and Dance by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh. 

This master class is presented in conjunction with the Kronos Quartet performance at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8pm.

Co-presented with the Freer|Sackler Galleries

This event highlights year four of Kronos Quartet’s five-year residency with Washington Performing Arts. The residency involves participation in the Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools and part of the World in Our City Initiative, which provides perspective on what it means to be a citizen of the world through a unique arts-based lens.

This appearance is made possible in part through the generous support of Philip R. West and Barbara Yellen. Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated

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Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Evolution Contemporary Music Series (Jessie Montgomery)

The Evolution Contemporary Music Series | Season 14

Jessie Montgomery
March 12, 2019 
7:00pm conversation with the composer, 8:00pm concert

Violinist and composer Jessie Montgomery "combines classical chamber music with elements of folk music, spirituals, improvisation, poetry and politics, crafting a unique and insightful new-music perspective on the cross-cultural intersections of American history.” (Second Inversion)

Tickets 
$15 general admission, $10 students. Purchase online (evolutionseries.org) or at the door.

Extended Play
Add $5 to your ticket to join us for a post-concert party at The Bun Shop.

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Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Evolution Contemporary Music Series (Gemma Peacocke)

The Evolution Contemporary Music Series | Season 14

Gemma Peacocke
December 4, 2018
7:00pm conversation with the composer, 8:00pm concert

Music by the New Zealand-born, Princeton-based composer Gemma Peacocke, including selections from Waves + Lines, Peacocke's song cycle on the "longings, desires and shrewdness of [Afghan] women whose voices refuse to be stifled." (New York Times)

Tickets 
$15 general admission, $10 students. Purchase online (evolutionseries.org) or at the door.

Extended Play
Add $5 to your ticket to join us for a post-concert party at The Bun Shop.

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Oct
10
8:00 PM20:00

La Noche Pura: Canciones Hispanas y Españolas

A concert of vocal music celebrating the beautiful poetry of the Spanish language, both in the Americas and in Spain. With music by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera, Latin-American composer Gabriela Frank, and American composer Peter Dayton, this program of music for voice and strings showcases the poetry of Juan Ramón Jiménez, Rafael Alberti, Federico García Lorca, and Pablo Neruda, as well anonymous 16th century gypsy lyrics.
Featuring sopranos Katie Procell, Jerram John, and the Bergamot Quartet.
Program:
Alberto Ginastera - String Quartet No. 3
Peter Dayton - Si Solamente, Tres Canciones de Pablo Neruda
Gabriela Lena Frank - Iberian Songs
Presented at Studio 5N (302 E Federal St, Baltimore, MD)

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