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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.

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

  • Through Sunday, March 20, 2016

Irving Penn (1917–2009), known for his iconic fashion, portrait, and still life images which appeared in Vogue, ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the twentieth century. "Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty," celebrates his legacy as a modern master and demonstrates the photographer’s continued influence on the medium. 

House and Home

  • Through Monday, May 1, 2017

Take a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, which challenge our ideas about what it means to live at home in America. 

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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

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

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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