Carnival of the Creatures

Carnival of the Creatures Sunday, October 26, 2008 The Music Center at Strathmore Bethesda, MD Just in time for Halloween – a children’s concert with a “scary” second half. The first half is all Saint-Saens, including “The Swan” danced by an 11-year-old ballerina. And we’ll have children reciting Ogden Nash’s ingenious animal poems, and the […]

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The Mexican Odyssey

The Mexican Odyssey Thursday, November 6, 2008 The Harman Center for the Arts Sydney Harman Hall Washington, DC Mexico’s explosive cultural saga — from stark Mayan ceremonies to the torrid revolutionary art of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo — produced centuries of explosive music. This unique program, combining music, history, and visual art, includes the […]

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Copland & the Cold War

Copland & the Cold War Saturday, January 31, 2009 Georgetown University Davis Performing Arts Center – Gonda Theatre Washington, DC In 1953 Aaron Copland was subpoenaed by Senator Joseph McCarthy and asked about his dealings with Communists. How did the Red Scare impact on the artistic and national identity of America’s most famous concert composer? Our […]

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Iberian Inspirations

Iberian Inspirations Sunday, March 1, 2009 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Fortas Chamber Music Concerts Washington, DC As the major presenter of Spanish concert music in both DC and New York City, PostClassical Ensemble has long made a cause of the lesser-known works of Falla, and of the master Catalonian modernists […]

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Encounters: A John Adams Snapshot

Encounters: A John Adams Snapshot Wednesday, April 22, 2009 The Harman Center for the Arts Lansburgh Theatre Washington, DC A rare opportunity for DC audiences to hear two cutting-edge compositions by an indispensable American original. Phrygian Gates, early Adams, is a landmark of keyboard minimalism, a 30-minute kaleidoscope of swirling colors and textures. Gnarly Buttons, […]

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