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Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

An American in London: Whistler and the Thames

  • Through Sunday, August 17, 2014

American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) arrived in London in 1859 and discovered in its neighborhoods and inhabitants an inexhaustable source of aesthetic inspiration. His images of the city created over the next two decades represent one of his most successful and profound assaults on the contemporary art establishment

Building Zone

  • Through Friday, July 31, 2015

The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors.

For Whom It Stands

  • Through Saturday, February 28, 2015

More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.

Sun • April 6, 2014

 

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Adkins-Newman Duo

Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ

Elisabeth Adkins, Associate Concertmaster of the National Symphony for 31 years, is leaving DC to accept a professorship in Texas. This concert is both a benefit for the Washington Conservatory and a celebration of Ms. Adkin’s career and the 20th anniversary of the Adkins-Newman duo.

The program includes Bach Italian Concerto (solo piano), Beethoven Piano and Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3, Chopin Etudes Op. 25, No. 1 and No. 2, Ballade No. 3 in Ab Major and Pierne Sonata for Violin and Piano (1900).  At the conclusion of the concert, the couple will return to the stage for a brief question and answer time with the audience.

Elisabeth Adkins was awarded the position of Associate Concertmaster of the National Symphony by Music Director Mstislav Rostropovich at the age 25. She has appeared with the NSO as concerto soloist on numerous occasions. She was featured with the NSO at the special request of the late Iona Brown, whom she joined in Bach's Concerto for Two Violins. She has appeared as soloist with the Dallas Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony and as Concertmaster of the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra.

Edward Newman received both B.M and M.M degrees from the Julliard School and has been soloist with numerous orchestras, among them the Cleveland Orchestra, the National Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony. He was awarded first prize in the 1979 Casadeus International Piano Competition. He also was a prizewinner in the Gina Bachauer Competition and was a semifinalist in the 1981 Van Cliburn Competition.

Adkins and Newman are former Artists-in-Residence at the Washington Conservatory of Music, and Newman is currently a member of the Washington Conservatory piano faculty.

Event begins at 5 PM, $25 General Admission Tickets. Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music

Categories: Music: Classical

Bach In Baltimore presents the St. John Passion

Christ Lutheran Church at the Inner Harbor

Bach In Baltimore presents its Spring Masterpiece performance of J.S. Bach's St. John Passion. With the Bach In Baltimore Choir & Orchestra, special guest soloists, and T. Herbert Dimmock, conductor. Tickets: $30 general admission and $15 for students. Add $5 to all ticket prices when purchasing at the door on concert day.

Event begins at 4:00PM

Presented by: Bach In Baltimore

Categories: Music: Classical

Family Friendly -- Puppets and Stars

South River High School

Londontowne Symphony Orchestra presents:

Family Friendly -- Puppets and Stars

Saint-Saens, Carnival of the Animals
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D minor (first movement)
Debussy, Danses (second movement)
Grieg, Concerto in A minor (first movement)

Anna Binneweg, conductor
Bob Brown, narrator
Glenna Cureton, violin
Anna Dunlap, harp
Evelyn Song, piano

Tickets: $15, $10 seniors, students free

GW University Orchestra: Now for Something Different

Lisner Auditorium

The GW University Orchestra presents "Now for Something Different," a concert conducted by Nancia D'Alimonte. The program includes: Music for 'Orpheus' by Christoph Willibald Gluck, Wallingford Riegger's, 'Dance Rhythms', and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2.

Categories: Music: Classical

Jupiter String Quartet

Jewish Community Center Greater Washington

The Jupiter String Quartet, formed in 2001, is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (older sister of Meg), and cellist Daniel McDonough (husband of Meg, brother-in-law of Liz). As they enter their second decade of making music together, their tightly knit ensemble has firmly established itself as an important voice in the world of chamber music.

Event begins at 7:30PM

Presented by: JCC of Greater Washington

Featured Artist(s): Jupiter String Quartet

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts

Symphony of the Potomac

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center

Symphony of the Potomac: Sunday, Apr.6, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.  Joel Lazar directs the orchestra in Verdi, Elgar, and Berlioz, with Katherine Murdock, viola.  

Categories: Music: Classical

Washington National Opera

James McEvoy Auditorium of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum as The Washington National Opera’s Domingo Cafritz Young Artists Program returns to perform scenes from the American operatic repertoire, including Lori Laitman’s The Scarlet Letter and Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg.

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts, Free

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WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

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