Fall Concerto Concert #2
Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

Fall Concerto Concert #2

Join the DC Strings orchestra for an exciting night of music featuring young student-artisits from our 1st Annual Concerto Audition. Works of Suk, Schubert, and Haydn are scheduled to be performed.

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Soloist(s)

1. Raycurt Johnson (1st Prize Winner) & Peter Clamp - Vivaldi Concerto for Two Violins in a-minor

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2. Kevin Jones (3rd Prize Winner) - Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

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Fall Concerto Concert #1
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Fall Concerto Concert #1

Join the DC Strings orchestra for an exciting night of music featuring young student-artisits from our 1st Annual Concerto Audition. Works of Suk, Schubert, and Haydn are scheduled to be performed.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-strings-fall-concerto-concert-1-tickets-38085213900

Soloist(s)

1.  Michael Rogers (Grand Prize Winner) - Vivaldi Sopranino Concerto in C major

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2. Kevin Shu (2nd Prize Winner) - Chopin's 2nd Piano Concerto

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DC Strings Presents Summer Concert | St. Columba's Church
Jul
2
2:00 PM14:00

DC Strings Presents Summer Concert | St. Columba's Church

DC Strings Summer Concert series continues with a performance directed by L.A. conductor Ahmed Alabaca, on Sunday July 2, 2017 at 2pm at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St, NW.

The program will include works of by Beethoven, Britten and Saint-George. 
Free Admission. Donations welcome. 
DC Strings Workshop is a non-profit organization composed of young amateur, semi-professional, and professional musicians under the leadership of founding artistic director Andrew Lee.  

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DC Strings Presents Summer Concert | Sts. Monica St James
Jul
1
2:00 PM14:00

DC Strings Presents Summer Concert | Sts. Monica St James

DC Strings Summer Concert series continues with a performance directed by L.A. conductor Ahmed Alabaca, on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2pm at Sts. Monica St. James 222 8th St NE. 

The program will include works of by Beethoven, Britten and Saint-George. 
Free Admission. Donations welcome. 
DC Strings Workshop is a non-profit organization composed of young amateur, semi-professional, and professional musicians under the leadership of founding artistic director Andrew Lee.  

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Pre-Bicentennial event, honoring the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass
Jun
6
2:00 PM14:00

Pre-Bicentennial event, honoring the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass

Andrew Lee, Michelle James, Vivian Smith, Moonyene Jackson, Violin Student, Nevilla Ottley, Jillian Holdsworth & Kenneth B. Morris, Jr (great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass)

Andrew Lee, Michelle James, Vivian Smith, Moonyene Jackson, Violin Student, Nevilla Ottley, Jillian Holdsworth & Kenneth B. Morris, Jr (great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass)

DC Strings Artistic Director Andrew Lee joined the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) in a pre-bicentennial event at the Frederick Douglass home. In 2018, the world will celebrate the Bicentennial birth of Frederick Douglass.

To mark this occasion (FDMHA) donated 250 hard copies of the special Bicentennial edition of the "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave", written by Frederick Douglass and produced by the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. These books purchased by FDMHA will be distributed to students in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Kenny Morris, the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and Co-Founder of (FDFI) was on hand to meet with students, chat, take photos and help with book distribution. 

 

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Feast Day of Blessed Thurgood Marshall
May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Feast Day of Blessed Thurgood Marshall

Members of DC Strings were honored to perform and commemorate the life and legacy of Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993), Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

This service celebrates Thurgood Marshalls long-standing commitment to as a civil rights advocate and drummajor for justice. 

The 2009 General Convention of the Episcopal Church strongly urged through a resolution that Justice Marshall should be added to the Church’s liturgical calendar. May 17, the date of the court’s historic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, has been designated as his feast day and final approval is expected at the 2018 General Convention.

The church service will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Martha K. Clark, Rector of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church will conduct the service. Mrs. Cecilia Suyat Marshall. Justice Marshall’s widow, is a member of St. Augustine’s and serves on the Altar Guild. 

Members of DC Strings Ensemble
(From Left to Right)
Raycurt Johnson, violin
Jeremiah Welch, cello
Andrew Lee, violin
Brittany Allen, flute

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Howard University Rankin Chapel Service
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

Howard University Rankin Chapel Service

Members of DC Strings were invited to perform with the Howard University Orchestra and Chorus, for a Sunday sermon by legendary civil-rights activist VERNON JORDAN. 

Sunday, April 23rd at Rankin Chapel, under the direction of Dr. James Weldon Norris, Howard University Music Professor Emeritus, the joint Howard University and Rankin Chapel Choirs perform "Sanctus."

Watch a video of our performance at the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/friendsofandrewrankinchapel/videos/1041637472605178/

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Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Mozart's The Magic Flute

DC Strings Members Andrew Lee & Raycurt Johnson join the Aria Club of Washington in a rousing rendition of Mozart's The Magic Flute.

Prince Tamino must save Princess Pamina from her evil mother, the queen. To help him on his quest, three ladies give him a magic flute that will charm both animals and humans. With the help of the flute and his jovial companion, Papageno, Prince Tamino overcomes trials of Silence, Patience, and Courage and wins Pamina's hand in marriage. This production of the Magic Flute will be sung in English with English surtitles.

Professional opera artists from East Coast opera houses join local emerging artists to bring this wonderful operatic fairytale to life in a staged and costumed production with orchestra.

 

Mozart's "The Magic Flute"

Mozart's "The Magic Flute"

Sunday, April 9, 2017 6:00 pm

Adm. $25. Children & Students with ID FREE

Wilson HS is located opposite Tenleytown Metro Stop

Free on-street parking on Sundays

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Chamber Music Series, Cycle 1
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Chamber Music Series, Cycle 1

Accomplished violinist and DC Strings Member, Somer Taylor collaborates with pianist Andrew Lee in a lush program, ranging from early classical to ragtime inspired works.

RSVP for your FREE seat. 

Somer Taylor, violin
Andrew Lee, piano

J.S. Bach / Sheep May Safely Graze
J.S. Bach / Air on the G-String
C. Debussy / Clair de Lune
F. Handel / Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
S. Joplin / Bethena
J. Massenet / Meditation from Thais

 

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Classical Concert at St. Monica St. James Church
Mar
19
2:00 PM14:00

Classical Concert at St. Monica St. James Church

A classical concert featuring members of the DC Strings.

 

 

 

 

Detra Battle, sings "I Gotta My Home" 
(Photo by Nate Pesce, Baltimore Sun)

This concert will feature classical works and a popular African-American spiritual, "Going Home," with world-renowned guest soprano Detra Battle.

Chevalier St. Georges: Op1. No1

Grieg: Holberg Suite, Mvmts 1,2, 4

Dvorak "Home" from the 2nd movement New World Symphony ( arrangement)

Mozart - Divertimento in D Major  

Massenett - Meditation from Thais, featuring DC violinist Raycurt Johnson

 222 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

 

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