Messiah at St. Marks
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Messiah at St. Marks

Join the Messiah Chamber Orchestra, a project of DC Strings Workshop in what has become an annual tradition on Capitol Hill. The program features Handel’s Messiah, Saint-Saen’s Christmas Oratorio, and Corelli’s Christmas concerto. Jeff Kempskie, Music Director at St. Marks conducts, Benjamin Bodnar concertmaster.

Handel:

Melissa Chavez, soprano

Marian Drake, alto

Juventino Aceves, tenor

Marcelo Martinez, bass


Saint-Saens:

Elizabeth Peters, soprano

Charmian Crawford, mezzo

Logan Clark, alto

Adam Apostoli, tenor

Scott Humburg, baritone

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2018 Concerto Audition Concert
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

2018 Concerto Audition Concert

Join DC Strings Orchestra in their 2nd concert of the season held at the historic St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in SW DC. The program will include artists and winners from our 2nd Annual Concerto Audition in addition to works of Schumann and Haydn. For more information, please visit dcstrings.org.

Featured Artists:
David Cho, Cello Haydn Concerto in D Major
Tobi Cisin, Alphorn Mozart Concerto 
Michael Rogers, Vivaldi Flute Concerto

Parking is suggested at the Safeway or across the street at Arena Stage.

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3rd Season Opening Concert: DC Strings Orchestra
Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

3rd Season Opening Concert: DC Strings Orchestra

(AU Park), DC Strings Orchestra 3rd Season Opening Concert, Sat. September 8 at 5pm. Join music director Veronica Jackson, and musicians from DC Strings in a performance of classical and modern works. DC Strings premieres, ‘Before Dawn,’ a work from local composer Jasmin Barnes. National United Methodist Church (3401 Nebraska Ave, NW). Suggested donation $15, more info at dcstrings.org, donations accepted.

 

Eventbrite Link: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-strings-orchestra-3rd-season-opening-concert-tickets-49271696972

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DC Strings Workshop Presents Robin Fay Massie (violist) in Recital!
Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

DC Strings Workshop Presents Robin Fay Massie (violist) in Recital!

DC Strings Workshop is proud to present Robin Fay Massie, a professional violist in recital with friends.

Experience works of J.C Bach, Brahms and others in this riveting program. FREE Concert, although a suggested donation of $10 and contributions are accepted. **Limited street parking, Safeway garage is recommended or early arrival.

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DC Strings Orchestra Summer Concert #2
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

DC Strings Orchestra Summer Concert #2

Now in its 2nd season, you're invited to join the DC Strings Orchestra in their final concert series of the season with Guest Conductor Ahmed Alabaca of Los Angeles. Soloists are concreto winner Genesis Banks, Van Parker and others.

Experience works of Mozart, Dvorak, Rossini, and local composers in this stirring and exciting program. FREE Concert, although donations and contributions are accepted. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-strings-summer-orchestra-concert-2-tickets-45936522375?aff=erelexpmlt

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DC Strings Orchestra Summer Concert #1
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

DC Strings Orchestra Summer Concert #1

Now in its 2nd season, you're invited to join the DC Strings Orchestra in their final concert series of the season with Guest Conductor Ahmed Alabaca of Los Angeles. Soloists are concreto winner Genesis Banks, Van Parker and others.

Experience works of Mozart, Dvorak, Rossini, and local composers in this stirring and exciting program. FREE Concert, although donations and contributions are accepted. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-strings-summer-orchestra-concert-1-tickets-45936219469

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DC Strings Orchestra Spring Concert #2
Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

DC Strings Orchestra Spring Concert #2

Now in its 2nd season, you're invited to join the DC Strings Orchestra in their spring concert with Guest Conductor Alan Buxbaum of the New York Youth Symphony. Concerto Soloists are Raycurt Johnson and Peter Clamp. Experience works of Beethoven, Elgar and Vivaldi in this stirring and exciting program. FREE Concert, although donations and contributions are accepted. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-strings-spring-2018-orchestra-concert-2-tickets-43549634128

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DC Strings Orchestra Spring Concert #1
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

DC Strings Orchestra Spring Concert #1

Now in its 2nd season, you're invited to join the DC Strings Orchestra in their spring concert with Guest Conductor Isaiah Shim of the Peabody Conservatory. Concerto Soloists are Raycurt Johnson and Peter Clamp. Experience works of Beethoven, Vivaldi and Elgar in this stirring and exciting program. FREE Concert, although donations and contributions are accepted. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-strings-spring-2018-orchestra-concert-1-tickets-43872451684

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Douglass Bicentennial Sunday Performance
Feb
18
12:00 PM12:00

Douglass Bicentennial Sunday Performance

Conductor Stanley Thurston leads DC Strings in a stirring program of music commemorating the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass. Inspired by Douglass' time in Ireland with Holst's St. Paul Suite, the Suk Serenade for Strings, and several spirituals. Soprano soloist Brittany Johnson and Baritone Aaron Reeder join DC Strings in concert.

 

"The Lion of Anacostia"

Celebrate 200 Years of the Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass

From the National Perk Service:

February 2018 makes it 200 years since Frederick Douglass was born into this world. Born enslaved, he sought his freedom and against all odds, rose to a life of honor by becoming a statesman, journalist, activist, hero and so much more. 
Join the National Park Service for a yearlong commemoration as we honor the history of Douglass's life, his connection to the community and his commitment to social justice. 

The grand bicentennial kickoff weekend will be held on Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in historic Anacostia, Washington D.C.

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Douglass Bicentennial Saturday Performance
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Douglass Bicentennial Saturday Performance

Conductor Stanley Thurston leads DC Strings in a stirring program of music commemorating the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass. Inspired by Douglass' time in Ireland with Holst's St. Paul Suite, the Suk Serenade for Strings, and several spirituals. Soprano soloist Shirli Hughes and Baritone Aaron Reeder join DC Strings in concert.

"The Lion of Anacostia"

Celebrate 200 Years of the Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass

From the National Perk Service:

February 2018 makes it 200 years since Frederick Douglass was born into this world. Born enslaved, he sought his freedom and against all odds, rose to a life of honor by becoming a statesman, journalist, activist, hero and so much more. 
Join the National Park Service for a yearlong commemoration as we honor the history of Douglass's life, his connection to the community and his commitment to social justice. 

The grand bicentennial kickoff weekend will be held on Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in historic Anacostia, Washington D.C.

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Carter G. Woodson Birthday Celebration
Dec
17
2:00 PM14:00

Carter G. Woodson Birthday Celebration

Join the National Park Service (NPS) and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH) in celebration of the 142nd anniversary of the birth of Dr. Carter G. Woodson--the Father of African American history!

Highlights of the program will include: "Music of Woodson" by D.C. Strings, actor Dexter William Hamlett will be on hand to portray Dr. Woodson, remarks from ASALH and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and an update on the Carter G. Woodson Home NHS by the NPS.  Dr. Pero G. Dagbovie, author of "Carter G. Woodson in Washington, D.C.: The Father of Black History" and professor of African American history and Associate Dean of The Graduate School, Michigan State University, will be the keynote speaker.

This event is free and open to the public.

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-listing.htm?eventID=BEFA6C1D-1DD8-B71B-0BA761A53D9B0B3B

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