The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House near DuPont Circle will host a concert titled Celebrate Independence: Music of Hamilton’s Time on July 2.David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute will perform music that Alexander Hamilton and the founding fathers knew well, including ballads, marches, dance tunes, and theater songs. The concert will also celebrate The Second of July .... the day the Continental Congress voted for American independence.
The Washington Chorus, conducted by Christopher Bell, will perform a concert titled Lenny & Friends at Live! at 10th & G in D.C. on June 2 & 9.The vocal tour de force will celebrate the influence Bernstein and his contemporaries had on each other and on modern-day composers. The program will "showcase the impressive vocal power of the unaccompanied chorus" with works by Randall Thompson, Michael Tippett, Louise Talma, Aaron Copland - as well as by Bernstein himself.
Live! at 10th & G is at 945 G St. N.W. in downtown D.C.
The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, conducted by Maestra Thea Kano, will present a concert titled Transamericaat the Lincoln Theatre on June 2 & 3. The program will "celebrate the transgender community in a special concert about equality and empowerment featuring stories and songs about the trans experience." The concert will feature transgender soprano Breanna Sinclairé and special guests.
The Embassy Series was established in 1994 to offer audiences the opportunity to enjoy concerts at various embassies in what are in effect cultural exchanges.Audiences “can watch and listen to a musical performance that highlights the contributions of a particular country. Such a backdrop allows the audience to “get a feel” for the nation being represented, which is key to promoting and celebrating the diversity of both a host embassy and series patrons. This educational and musical experience is accentuated by a reception at the host embassy, or residence, immediately following the concert, where guests are encouraged to interact with the featured artist(s) of the evening and the diplomatic community.”
The National Gallery of Art'sFree Jazz in the Garden Concert Series is in progress thru August 24. The upcoming concerts will feature acclaimed musicians presenting a wide variety of jazz styles—swing, funk, hip-hop, Latin, go-go, ska, Dixieland, blues, and more. Every Friday evening during the Summer, the Gallery will invite visitors to find a seat among the monumental works of art in the Sculpture Garden and enjoy one of the city's favorite summertime activities.
The Phillips Collection's historic house is undergoing a preservation project. The project has been carefully designed to enhance the 1897building’s historic character and to preserve the museum’s celebrated collection for years to come. Meanwhile, the Phillips's critically-acclaimed concert series continues at other venues. The series& the sites of the performances are listed at: www.phillipscollection.org/
The 2018 DC JazzFest
The 2018 DC JazzFest will take place on June 8-17 at The WharfinSouthwest Washington, The Kennedy Center & more than 27 neighborhood venues.The event will feature “a global roster of top-tier jazz heavyweights like the multi-talented Tony and GRAMMY award-winning Leslie Odom Jr., GRAMMY-winning Robert Glasper’s new Jazz Supergroup R+R=NOW, Ivan Lins & Friends, Maceo Parker, Christian Scott, Ben Williams, and more.” The festival provides “enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz, our nation’s singular original art form. DCJF presents a selection of the jazz genre’s most acclaimed artists as well as emerging artists, and provides enhanced exposure for the rich treasure trove of musicians from the Washington, DC area.”