The Washington Conservatory of Music will present Pressenda Chamber Players - pictured below - at Westmoreland Church in Bethesda on November 9.
The Washington Conservatory of Music will present a concert by The National Symphony Orchestra principal horn, Abel Pereira, NSO Concertmaster Nurit Bar-Josef and acclaimed pianist Audrey Andrist - pictured below - at Westmoreland Church in Bethesda on October 26. The concert will feature the Brahms Horn Trio. The program will include other works for horn and piano by Eugene Bozza, Paul Dukas, and Olivier Messiaen. The program will include Brahms’s Intermezzo in A Major, op. 118 no. 2 for solo piano.
The Conservatory will present Pianist John O'Conor on December 7.
The Apollo Orchestra, led by music director Stephen Czarkowski - in concert with violinist, Cho-Liang Lin – will perform a concert at the Church of The Little Flower in Bethesda on October 18. The concert will include Vaughan Williams’s Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1; Sergei Proiofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 77 in A Minor with Cho-Liang Lin. The orchestra was founded by Robert B. Downing, Chairman and CEO, in 2010 to create a superior chamber orchestra, and to create a showcase for young professional talent.
The Thirteen, led by Matthew Robertson, founder of the professional choir, will present concerts at the Virginia Theological Seminary on October 25; at the Church of the Epiphany in DC on October 26 and at Bradley Hills Church in Bethesda, Md on October 27. The concerts will explore the most beloved English-language composers, including Tallis’s symphonic-in-scope Gaude gloriosa Dei mater, Britten’s touching and powerful Hymn to St. Cecilia, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’sFly Away I, and selected repertoire from the distinctly-American Sacred Harp repertoire … and more.
The Thirteen will perform a concert titled Monteverdi: The Lost Vespers (1641)on November 15 at the Episcopal High School Chapel in Alexandria, Virginia and on November 16, at 10th & G in DC and on November 17 at Bradley Hills Church in Bethesda, MD. Monteverdi assembled many mature compositions toward the end of his life into one massive volume, titled Selva morale e spirituale — the moral and spiritual wood. This monumental volume contained a Vespers of 1641, which The Thirteen has assembled with the motet Beatus virat its core.
The Thirteen will perform concerts titled Silent Night Starry Night at select locations in December.The program will feature The Thirteen's own arrangement of Silent Nightand also contemporary composer Kile Smith's The Consolation of Apollo.The latter "pairs the words of the Apollo 8 astronauts on Christmas Eve 1968 with the writings of the Roman philosopher Boethius. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, the performance will be accompanied by projected images from NASA’s Hubble telescope." The concerts will be performed:
Dec. 20 @ Episcopal High School Chapel - Alexandria VA Dec. 21 @ Live @ 10th & G | First Congregational U.C.C.-DCDec. 22 @ Bradley Hills Church in Bethesda, MD.
Cantate Chamber Singers, led by Victoria Gau, Music Director, will perform a concert titled Continuum: New Voices, Ancient Words, with Laura Choi Stuart, soprano, at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda on October 20. The program will "meld past, present, and future with ancient texts set by some of the most beloved composers of the new choral renaissance. Shorter works by Jake Runestad and John Tavener will join Paul Mealor’s Stabat Mater and Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass for this mystical program."
Image below: Cantate Chamber Singers - Photo by Jenny Nordstrom.
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club in the historic Bethesda Theater on Wisconsin Avenue offers live music performed by leading musicians nearly every evening - plus a select supper menu, beverages and more.
The Club has a public parking garage in the building and is near the Bethesda Metro Subway Station.
Images below: Exterior & Interior Views of the Supper Club