You loved the boundary-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider, so don’t miss our season opener with Ethel! “Vital and brilliant” wrote The New Yorker about this thrilling string quartet with an eye on tradition and an ear to the future. The centerpiece of tonight’s program is A Suite from the Mission – their own adaptation of Ennio Morricone’s luminous score to the Academy Award winning film The Mission.
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Tales from the Vienna Woods
Re-experience Johann Strauss's most beloved waltzes in a variety of scintillating transformations -- including a chamber-ensemble version of The Emperor Waltz as lovingly transcribed by Arnold Schoenberg, and Adolf Schulz-Evler's spectacular solo piano paraphrase of The Blue Danube. Soprano Jennifer Casey Cabot sings "Vilja" from Lehar's The Merry Widow plus a few surprises!
The Barnes and Hampton Celtic Consort
Saturday December 7 at 4pm and 8pm
Sunday December 8 at 4pm
Saturday December 14 at 4pm
Sunday December 15 at 4pm
This timeless music, a lovely weave of the delicate sounds of the Celtic harp, lute, pipes, bodhran, flutes and recorders is perfect for the many moods of this season: Christmas, the winter solstice or any time the snow sparkles on a clear, cold night. Join our candlelit Celtic Christmas celebration that goes “down as smoothly as a mug of hot cider,” according to The Washington Post.
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Tonight we present one of the world’s finest cellists, Israeli-born Matt Haimovitz, in a rare performance of all six of Bach’s intimate musical treasures - the Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. Your choice – Suites 1-3 at 4pm and Suites 4-6 at 8pm. Or the Bach lover’s ultimate treat - enjoy all six with a dinner break at your favorite Georgetown restaurant.
Grace Kelly Quintet
Don't Box Me In
in collaboration with the DC Jazz Festival
Join us tonight for a performance by this 20-year-old wunderkind who is taking the jazz world by storm. “I’ve heard the future of jazz and it is Grace Kelly,” declared NPR’s David Was. Tonight’s performance is part of the DC Jazz Festival’s Fishman Young Artist Series.
Scenes from Childhood
From the sublime Siegfried Idyll and a little-known nursery song, both composed by Wagner for his infant son to childrens’ voices in Britten's A Ceremony of Carols and "In Paradisum" from Faure's Requiem, tonight’s concert is an intimate seraphic evening radiant with childhood innocence.
Special addtional events (both are free of charge):
7pm at Dumbarton: Cellist Benjamin Capps plays the Britten Solo Cello Suite No. 1
5pm at McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University:
Anton Seidl, “Good Night,” and “Wagner at Coney Island – a lecture by Joseph Horowitz
Linden String Quartet & Michael Brown
Join us for a rare performance of Mozart’s own intimate arrangement for piano and string quartet of his Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major, K. 449 and the exquisite yet seldom performed Elgar Piano Quintet, performed by Fischoff Competition Gold Medalists the Linden String Quartet and rising star Michael Brown.