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Oct
20
Sun
Sunday Afternoon Waltz @ Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
Oct 20 @ 2:45 pm

Join us for a Waltz Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park on Sunday, October 20, 2019 featuring the ensemble Owen Morrison’s Daybreak Trio playing a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka.

The 45-minute dance lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour introductory Waltz workshop and a more advanced move presented the last 15 minutes. Social dancing follows until 6 pm. Admission is $13, $5 for full-time students with ID. No partner required.

For more information, call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812.

Presented in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture, Inc., the National Park Service and Montgomery County, MD.

Bi-Lingual Conversation Concert @ Hughes United Methodist Church
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bi-Lingual Conversation Concert @ Hughes United Methodist Church

Sunday, 20 October 2019 3:00 pm at Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902. Admission is free, $20 suggested donation.

A “Conversation Concert” is a unique event, where soloists, chorus and orchestra are employed to illustrate points of a pre-performance lecture. In twenty minutes, we explore the musical and historical context of the programmed work, in order to make the composer’s efforts more accessible to our modern ears, and more relevant to our contemporary way of life. Following the introduction, we perform the entire work, uninterrupted.

For our annual Wheaton Conversation Concert programs ChorSymphonica presents the introductory lectures in English and Spanish. The spectacular piece to be introduced and performed: Bach’s great motet for 5-part choir and orchestra, “Jesu, meine Freude,” BWV 227. Conceived as a training piece for his Leipzig boy choir, Die Thomaner, this motet contains some of the most sublime music ever written for chorus.

“ChorSymphonica, is the real deal and a jewel in the DC Metro area. The Conversation Concerts are just really cool and uplifting. I always feel grounded and happy when I attended, because it’s Bach to my roots and I can get a Handel on the things that are important.” – Cate F.-N., Silver Spring

Joining us again this year is Dr. Diana V. Sáez, Director of Choral Activities at Towson University. Well-known to Montgomery County audiences through her twenty-five year tenure as Conductor and Artistic Director of the outstanding Latin-American choral group Cantigas, she now is passing on her experience and expertise in the choral music field to the next generation of conductors and musicians as a faculty member at Towson University. Dr. Sáez will translate the introduction into Spanish for our audience.

Leading the effort to introduce this great piece of choral music to our audience is ChorSymphonica’s Artistic Director and Conductor Richard Allen Roe. This is a musical and educational event not to be missed! For more information visit https://chorsymphonica.org/wheaton-conversation-concert/ or call (240) 888-1035.

Gustafer Yellowgold @ AMP by Strathmore
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm
Gustafer Yellowgold @ AMP by Strathmore

Gustafer Yellowgold is a funny and touching multimedia performance filled with music, animation, and storytelling. These music and “moving art” shows are performed by Grammy-nominated artist Morgan Taylor. The New York Times proclaimed Gustafer Yellowgold as, “Dr. Seuss meets Yellow Submarine,” and its unique crossover appeal has earned opening act slots for indie stalwarts Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. The songs are whimsical, super catchy narratives detailing the life of a friendly alien from the sun who now resides in a wildly imaginative version of the woods in Minnesota.

Oct
27
Sun
Clarinetist Bence Szepesi @ Katzen Arts Center
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm
Clarinetist Bence Szepesi @ Katzen Arts Center

Bence Szepesi is an established performer in Europe who made his Carnegie Hall debut with a unique solo clarinet program celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday and bringing beauty from his home country Hungary with the Pereg Verbunk from Leo Weiner.

Mr. Szepesi navigates comfortably on any stage as a soloist, a principal clarinetist, or a member of his own quartet, the Budapest Saxophone Quartet.

Mr. Szepesi has won multiple international awards including the prestigious Artisjus Award in Hungary. He graduated from Franz Liszt Academy of Music with distinction. In addition to his solo and chamber works, he is the founder and artistic leader of Budapest Saxophone Quartet since 1995 and Principal clarinetist of the Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra.

His academic contributions include being a Professor at the University of Miskolc and guest lectures and performances at top international institutions.

Mr. Szepesi is the Chairman of the International Clarinet Association and the President of the Hungarian Clarinet and Saxophone Society.

Zarzuela Anthology & Chateau Margaux @ Columbia Heights Educational Campus
Oct 27 @ 5:20 pm
Zarzuela Anthology & Chateau Margaux @ Columbia Heights Educational Campus

Teatro Lírico of DC’s annual zarzuela production, a beloved classic for the Washington Spanish community. This year, you have a unique opportunity to enjoy a staged production of some of the most lovable number of the Spanish lyric repertoire along with the witty and glamorous zarzuela Chateau Margaux , a rarely produced little jewel with sparkling music and outrageous characters. Orchestra led by Spanish maestro Jose Colomé, soloists, chorus and Ballet Furia Flamenca.

Oct
30
Wed
Chick Corea Trilogy @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm
Chick Corea Trilogy @ The Music Center at Strathmore

“The three have an uncanny connection, filling space with gorgeous and subtle phrasings, gliding through all manner of styles with a seemingly effortless elegance, grace, and freshness.” – AllMusic.com

It doesn’t get more “A-list” than this! Jazz piano legend, NEA Jazz Master, and 22-time Grammy-winner Chick Corea takes the stage in an evening of near-telepathic interplay with two of the music’s most elite Gen-X masters: the mind-boggling bass virtuoso and six-time Grammy-winner Christian McBride and Brian Blade, “one of those rare jazz drummers artistically powerful enough to direct the sound of a whole ensemble” (New York Times). Reigniting the chemistry of their namesake 2013 disc, the Trilogy deliver up-to-the minute takes on the Great American Songbook, Corea originals, and more.

Nov
1
Fri
Considering Matthew Shepard @ Katzen Arts Center, American University
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm
Considering Matthew Shepard @ Katzen Arts Center, American University

A haunting oratorio honoring the life and death of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay university student who died violently at the hands of two men acting out of hate. Talk back panels follow each performance. For mature audiences.

Please note, tickets for the Saturday, November 2nd show will become available on October 11th.

Nov
2
Sat
Día de los Muertos @ Arts Barn
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm
Día de los Muertos @ Arts Barn

Día de los Muertos, Spanish for “Day of the Dead,” is a beloved Mexican holiday where family and friends gather to pray, remember those who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Come celebrate life and remember those who have passed with this beautiful program including songs by Manuel Ponce and excerpt from Brahms’ Requiem, featuring Laura Choi Stuart, soprano, and Grace Cho, piano.
Attendees are invited to come early and enjoy wine by the glass, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages in a bistro setting. The Arts Barn Pub is open one hour before the show & during intermission.

National Philharmonic Presents: THE MUSIC OF ABBA @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm
National Philharmonic Presents: THE MUSIC OF ABBA @ The Music Center at Strathmore

The Music of ABBA, with the National Philharmonic

ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN
ABBA Musicians
National Philharmonic, Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Relive the musical and movie Mamma Mia as ABBA musicians perform the group’s greatest hits including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance, Waterloo, Fernando and more!

ARRIVAL from Sweden was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden and soon became one of the world’s most popular ABBA tribute band. The band has toured in 60 countries and has appeared in several TV and radio shows all over the world.

For Young People
Participate in the Color the Music Project
For more information, visit nationalphilharmonic.org

Nov
3
Sun
Sunday Afternoon Waltz @ Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
Nov 3 @ 2:45 pm

Join us for a Waltz Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park on Sunday, November 3, 2019 featuring the ensemble Gigmeisters. The band will play mostly waltzes as well as Swing, Tango, Foxtrot, and Blues.

The 45-minute dance lesson begins at 2:45 pm with a half-hour introductory Waltz workshop and a more advanced move presented the last 15 minutes. Social dancing follows until 6 pm. Admission is $13, $5 full-time students with ID. No partner required.

For more information, call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812.

Presented in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture, Inc., the National Park Service, and Montgomery County, MD.

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