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Mar
9
Mon
Sentimental Journey Singers @ Bender JCC
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – Apr 27 @ 11:00 am
Sentimental Journey Singers @ Bender JCC | | |

Sentimental Journey Singers is a choir for adults diagnosed with early to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and other memory struggles and their care partners offered by Encore Creativity for Older Adults. The choir will meet Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Mondays from March 9 through April 28 for singing instruction and rehearsals with a professional conductor and music therapist. After the 8-week session, the choir will perform in a concert on May 2. Tuition is $104 and $25 for care partners. Registration is open now at www.encorecreativity.org For more information, call, 301-261-5747. Encore Creativity for Older Adults, an Annapolis-based nonprofit, is the nation’s largest choral organization for adults over 55.

Mar
28
Sat
Singer Songwriter Series: Gretchen Peters Workshop & Concert @ Arts Barn
Mar 28 all-day
Singer Songwriter Series: Gretchen Peters Workshop & Concert @ Arts Barn | | |

Gretchen Peters is one of Nashvilles’s most beloved and compelling artists. Her songs immerse listeners in a world of emotion, digging underneath to expose what is fueling the fire. She’s been described as heartbreaking and heartwarming.
Workshop 3 PM • Concert 7:30 PM

Mar
29
Sun
Neshama Carlebach Concert at Rockville Synagogue @ Tikvat Israel
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm
Neshama Carlebach Concert at Rockville Synagogue @ Tikvat Israel | | |

The annual concert presented by Tikvat Israel Congregation will feature Neshama Carlebach, an award-winning singer, songwriter and educator who has performed and taught in cities around the world. A six-time entrant in the Grammy Awards, Neshama has sold over one million records, making her one of today’s best-selling Jewish artists in the world. The concert is set for 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, at Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville, Md.

The show will include a few classic songs that the audience will recognize, combined with pieces from her most recent album, Believe, containing all new and original material. The songs in Believe were written by Carlebach in collaboration with her producer, Beth Styles. Neshama says even those new songs will have a familiar feel.

Neshama was one of the creators and performers of the musical Soul Doctor, which ran on Broadway. Since her debut album, Soul, in 1996, she has released 10 records, each showcasing her vocal range, power, versatility, and her unique blend of various genres.

Be prepared for a dynamic, high-energy performance when Neshama comes to Tikvat Israel, accompanied by a trio of musicians on keyboard, bass and guitar.

Individual tickets are $30 in advance and $36 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at tikvatisrael.org/neshama. Sponsorship levels range from Diamond level ($2,400, 10 reserved tickets and post-concert reception) to Silver level ($180, 2 unreserved tickets).

For further details:Sam Freedenberg, executive director of Tikvat Israel, 301-762-7338

Concert Series: Gryphon Trio, piano trio @ Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm
Concert Series: Gryphon Trio, piano trio @ Bender JCC of Greater Washington | | |

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series
Gryphon Trio, piano trio
Sunday, March 29
7:30 PM Concert

Back by popular demand to the Bender JCC. For over 25 years, the Gryphon Trio has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios, garnering acclaim and impressing international audiences with its highly refined, dynamic and memorable performances.

www.benderjccgw.org/concerts

Apr
4
Sat
The Choral Art @ Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm
The Choral Art @ Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center | | |

The American University Chamber Singers presents a program of choral works exploring the variety and ingenuity of modern-day compositions for the human voice. From soaring ballads to chants, clicks, and sound effects, the program includes works by Doyle, Esenvalds, Hailstork, Kirchner, Leek, Mealor, Monk, O’Regan, Siadat, Tormis, and Whitacre.

Parking is free under the Katzen Arts Center after 5 p.m.
A shuttle runs regularly between the Katzen Arts Center and the Tenleytown-AU metro stop.

6821 Quintet @ Westmoreland Church
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
6821 Quintet @ Westmoreland Church

6821 Quintet, an ensemble of international artists named for the distance from Tokyo to DC, will perform works commissioned for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, sponsored by Ryuji Ueno Foundation.  Program includes Michael Djupstrom: Songs of Spring, Mamiko Hirai: Portraits of Sakura, Kunihiko Murai: Sakura on the Potomac, and Clancy Newman: Cherry Blossom Fantasy.  Program subject to change.

Apr
5
Sun
Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Extravaganza @ Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm
Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Extravaganza @ Bender JCC of Greater Washington | | |

Mount Vernon Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Extravaganza

Sunday, April 5, 2020
11:00 AM (Family/Kids Concert)
2:00 PM (Chamber Music Concert)

The Bender JCC is pleased to continue our partnership with the Mount Vernon Virtuosi to present exciting FREE chamber orchestra programs in the Kreeger Theater for their 2019-2020 season. Peabody Conservatory cello faculty artist Amit Peled has established this chamber orchestra in 2018 to nurture, train and support local graduate music students during their auditions period, offering concerts all across Maryland.

This season the Mount Vernon Virtuosi will perform TWO programs on each of five Sundays. We are thrilled to include a 45-minute morning family concert along with the afternoon concert for adults.

Amit Peled, father of three, says about these special family concerts: “The idea is to have the kids and their families join us on stage for a presentation of 45 minutes. I envision them sitting all around us, participating in the music making, and we truly hope to ignite in them the same love, joy, and excitement we feel while performing.”

This concert celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary will include the winds of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi for the first time.

FREE but Registration required. benderjccgw.org/concerts

American University Chamber Singers @ Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm
American University Chamber Singers @ Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center | | |

The American University Chamber Singers present The Contemporary Choral Art, a program of choral works exploring the variety and ingenuity of modern-day compositions for the human voice. From soaring ballads to chants, clicks, and sound effects, the program includes works by Doyle, Esenvalds, Hailstork, Kirchner, Leek, Mealor, Monk, O’Regan, Siadat, Tormis, and Whitacre.

Parking is free under the Katzen Arts Center after 5 p.m.
A shuttle runs regularly between the Katzen Arts Center and the Tenleytown-AU metro stop.

Apr
13
Mon
Continuing/Intermediate Bodhran @ Glen Echo Park
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – May 18 @ 6:30 pm

At Glen Echo Park. Covers techniques of accompaniment for jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc., with focus on rhythm patterns and constructing chord progressions. Well-known session tunes serve as examples. Also discussed: “session survival,” and playing in an ensemble. Recording device helpful. Must provide own instrument. More info: 703.969.6909 or keithcarr@mac.com. Minimum age 15. 10 sessions.

Apr
14
Tue
Conservatory Kids @ Glen Echo Park
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – Jun 16 @ 10:45 am

For child and caregiver. Tap into your child’s magical sense of wonder. Music supports development of beginning language, listening, and motor skills. Singing, movement, and fun age-appropriate instruments help to develop cognitive abilities, awaken a sense of pitch and rhythm, and nurture an early love of music. These classes can be taken individually, but are designed to be taken consecutively for maximum musical benefit. Info: 301.320.2770; info@washingtonconservatory.org. 10 sessions.

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