The Stravinsky Project

The Stravinsky Project April 8 – 10, 2011 The  Music Center at Strathmore National Gallery of Art Washington, DC – Bethesda, MD Rediscover the music that changed everything, shocking audiences of the early 20th century and continuing to shape the course of the art through the 1960s. In this program you will hear Stravinsky’s searing […]

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Sublime Confluence: The Music of Lou Harrison

Sublime Confluence: The Music of Lou Harrison February 26 – March 6, 2011 The George Washington University National Gallery of Art Embassy of Indonesia Washington, DC Lou Harrison (1917-2003) is a great California composer whose music is little heard in the Eastern United States. Drawing on the fragrant poetry of Indonesian gamelan music, he achieved […]

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Encounters: David Taylor

Encounters: David Taylor Thursday, October 1, 2009 Harman Center for the Arts Sidney Harman Hall Washington, DC PostClassical Ensemble showcases one of the world’s great instrumentalists: the bass trombonist David Taylor, whose flamboyant virtuosity and eruptive temperament astonishingly transfigure music of every stripe. Taylor performs with PostClassical Ensemble a medley of harrowing late Schubert songs, […]

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Interpreting Liszt

Interpreting Liszt February 12 & 13, 2010 Georgetown University Washington, DC Georgetown University’s Department of Performing Arts and PostClassical Ensemble celebrate the pioneering, virtuosic pianist, composer, and teacher Franz Liszt (1811-1886) with a two-day festival, Interpreting Liszt, on February 12 and 13, 2010 at Georgetown University. Free daytime conference events and two ticketed evening concerts […]

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The Gershwin Project

The Gershwin Project September 21 – 24, 2010 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center University of Maryland College Park, MD No other American composer straddles as many musical worlds. In the realm of popular song and jazz, Gershwin’s genius has long been celebrated. In the world of classical music, he was long marginalized as a “pops” […]

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Falla and Flamenco

Falla and Flamenco April 17-23, 2010 Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn, NY Harman Center for the Arts Sidney Harman Hall Washington, DC Manuel de Falla, Spain’s most famous composer, used flamenco to revitalize Spanish music after a century of somnolence. El Corregidor y la Molinera (The Magistrate and the Miller’s Wife) is an early version […]

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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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