At Dumbarton Concerts

At Dumbarton Concerts

In 2013-14, PCE becomes ENSEMBLE-IN-RESIDENCE at Dumbarton Concerts—performing in Dumbarton Church, an intimate setting with ideal acoustics.

Dumbarton Concerts
3133 Dumbarton St. NW
Washington, D.C.
Tickets:  $30-$35 and box office at 202-965-2000.

Tales from the Vienna Woods

Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 8 pm
Dumbarton Concerts
Historic Dumbarton Church
3133 Dumbarton Street, NW
Washington, DC
Tickets: $30-$35 and box office at 202-965-2000.

Johann Strauss’s most beloved waltzes in a variety of scintillating transformations—including a chamber-orchestra version of Emperor Waltz as lovingly transcribed by Arnold Schoenberg, and Adolf Schulz-Evler’s spectacular solo piano paraphrase of The Blue Danube performed by Benjamin Pasternack. Also in the program: Soprano Jennifer Casey Cabot sings “Vilja” from Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow and other operetta favorites.

PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Benjamin Pasternack, piano
Jennifer Casey Cabot, soprano

Related Event:
“The Operetta Spirit” at the Austrian Cultural Forum

The Operetta Spirit at the Austrian Cultural Forum

A related event to our Tales From The Vienna Woods concert:

The Operetta Spirit
November 7, 7:30 pm
Austrian Cultural Forum

3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC

Operetta selections with soprano Jennifer Casey Cabot and pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern, plus Ernst Lubitsch’s 1934 Hollywood film version of The Merry Widow.

What do Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald have to do with Franz Lehar and Richard Tauber? Join us and find out. Free Admission.

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Scenes from Childhood

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at 8 pm
Dumbarton Concerts
Historic Dumbarton Church
3133 Dumbarton Street, NW
Washington, DC

Tickets: $30-$35   PURCHASE ONLINE or call  202-965-2000

PostClassical Ensemble, conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Ben Capps, cello
Washington National Cathedral’s Choir of Boys and Girls
(Michael McCarthy, director)

PostClassical celebrates the Wagner and Britten centenaries with a program featuring seraphic music by both composers, including Wagner’s sublime Siegfried Idyll in its original version, a little-known children’s song by Wagner and Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.

Also: the first performance since 1898 of the children’s chorus “Good Night,” composed by Wagner’s American disciple Anton Seidl.

Sat., Feb. 22, 5 to 6:15 pm
A pre-concert lecture by Joseph Horowitz
Anton Seidl, “Good Night,” and Wagner at Coney Island
McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University
Free admission

As a preface to PostClassical’s performance of Anton Seidl’s “Good Night” (8 pm, Feb. 22) – the first performance of this music since 1898 – Joe Horowitz recounts the astounding story of the Seidl Society, a Brooklyn-based women’s club that presented Anton Seidl and his orchestra  fourteen times a week at Coney Island every summer. It was here that Seidl – Wagner’s chief American emissary – premiered his children’s chorus “Good Night.”
(Parking is free in GU on Saturdays enter via Canal Road. Dumbarton Church is a 10-minute walk from McNeir Auditorium.)

A special pre-concert feature at 7 pm
at Dumbarton Church
Britten’s inflamed Solo Cello Suite No. 1
performed tonight by young sensation Ben Capps


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The Washington Ballet
Washington National Cathedral
WWFM The Classical Network
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American University
Artmentor Foundation
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Washington Performing Arts
Georgetown DPA
Indonesian Embassy
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