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2014-2015 Concert Schedule

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HOUSE CONCERTS

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Our popular series continues! Each concert is an intimate event held in a private home and followed
by an elegant reception. Enjoy chamber music as it was meant to be heard, while you help IBIS
raise funds for our free community concerts.

Sunday, November 9 at 6 pm - Private home in McLean VA
Sunday, November 16 at 5 pm - Private home in Washington DC

Piano Trios by Schubert and Beethoven with Joseph Scheer, Sean Neidlinger and John Sutherland Earle

Saturday, March 14 at 7 pm - Private home in Arlington VA

Works for violin and harp with Joseph Scheer and Susan Robinson

Saturday, June 6 at 7 pm - Private home in Bethesda MD

The Natural World: Music for flute and harp with Adria Sternstein Foster and Susan Robinson

Tickets $25, space is limited
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OUR 2014-15 SEASON...coming up next...



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IBIS presents guest artist Geoffrey Pilkington,
principal horn of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
and Washington National Opera Orchestra,
performing one of chamber music's masterworks.

Also on the program: Joseph Scheer and John Sutherland Earle dig into Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata, a work that inspired Tolstoy's novella of the same name.  The book was so steamy that it was banned on publication!

 

 


Sunday, April 12 at 4 pm

Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ
5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington

This concert is free--your goodwill donation is happily accepted and benefits IBIS Chamber Music

 

 


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Gypsy Dances and Reveries

IBIS_053.PRJoin IBIS Founders violinist Joseph Scheer and harpist Susan Robinson for a free concert at Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ.  Joe and Susan will perform music both fiery and ruminative by a wide range of composers, including Ravel, Debussy, Ibert, Granados, Bartok and more.

This concert is a presentation of the Arlington Alliance for Senior Programs.


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Sunday, April 19 at 3 pm*

(*Please note start time, as most of Rock Spring's concerts start at 4)






Quintette Instrumentale de Paris

Founded by harpist Marcel Grandjany in 1922, and later run by Pierre Jamet, the Quintette was an ensemble of flute, harp and string trio--IBIS's signature instrumentation. The group greatly enriched the repertoire for this ensemble by commissioning many contemporary composers to write works for them, among them Roussel, Schmit, Francaix, Tailleferre, Tournier and many more.  In this program, IBIS presents several of Grandjany and Jamet's commissions.

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Sunday, May 17 at 4 pm
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ
5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington

This concert is free--your goodwill donation is happily accepted and benefits IBIS Chamber Music

 

 


 

 

Programs and personnel are subject to change.


EARLIER THIS SEASON...



IBIS A La Francaise! Season Opener and Garden Party

Saturday, September 6 at 7 pm; music at 8              Watteau1

Join us in the elegant garden of our favorite host and hostess
Greg and Elizabeth Bramham as we kick off our new season.

Our French inflected fete will feature champagne, cocktails,
French hors d'oeuvres and desserts,
and of course, a musical presentation including works by
Debussy, Ibert, Bizet, Piaf and more, on
flute, harp, violin and viola.

A donation of $75/person is suggested--
please consider a donation if you are unable to attend.

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or call (703)755-0960

 

A big "Thank You!" to both
Arrowine
of Arlington and
La Madeleine
of Bailey's Crossroads
for their generous donations to this event!

 


Sacred and Profane

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Music for strings, harp and voice, including Caplet's Conte Fantastique (based on Edgar Allen Poe's Masque of the Red Death), Caplet's Prieres on sacred texts, and works by Bernard Hermann, Benjamin Britten and others that hearken back to Halloween and forward to Christmas.

Guest artist soprano Elizabeth Kluegel

Saturday, November 22 at 10:30 am Concert for Children

a 45 minute program for kids of all ages

Sunday, November 23 at 4 pm



Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ
5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington

These concerts are free--your goodwill donation benefits Rock Spring and is happily accepted

 


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Anchoring this program will be Beethoven's dramatic Op. 18, No. 1,  
Opus 18, No 1, whose slow movement is said to portray the
Tomb Scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Also on the program: Haydn Quartet Op. 76, No 5, and Shostakovich
Quartet #3.

 

Sunday, January 11 at 4 pm
Clarendon United Methodist Church
606 North Irving Street, Arlington

This concert is free--your goodwill donation is happily accepted

 

 



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Quartet for the End of Time

"The most ethereally beautiful music of the 20th century..."*

...and arguably the most significant as well.

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Messiaen's shattering 
and redemptive work. The Quartet, inspired by the Book of Revelation,
was composed in a WWII prison camp, and premiered on broken down instruments, by inmates, for an audience of prison guards and inmates alike.

Also on the program: Gimpel the Fool, by David Schiff, extracted
from the opera based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story.
Special guest Jerome Barry, founder of The Embassy Series, will read from Singer's
iconic work, with musical interludes.  This seemingly simple tale, about a "foolish" man
perennially hoodwinked by his wife and neighbors, is ultimately a story of innocence
prevailing over evil.  The charming Klezmer-inflected music speaks of a lost world.

Guest artist Ashley Booher, clarinet

Sunday, February 22 at 4 pm

Clarendon United Methodist Church
606 North Irving Street, Arlington

This concert is free--your goodwill donation is happily accepted

*Alex Ross, The New Yorker Read the article here

Additional reading on Messiaen's work here

 


 

Gypsy Dances and Reveries...House Concert

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Meet IBIS founders Joseph Scheer and Susan Robinson as they perform on violin and harp in a private home in Arlington VA. Enjoy good food and drink, fellowship, and of course, great music as you hear chamber music the way it was meant to be heard. And your admission helps support our series of free community concerts!

Music by Debussy, Granados, Sarasate, Bartok and others

Saturday March 14 at 7 pm

Cocktails and social hour, music at 8, with sweets to follow.

A donation of $25 is requested; $15 for kids 18 and under

Space is limited--please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve!

 




COMPLETE VENUE INFORMATION

 


 

To see our previous seasons:


2012-2013 SEASON BROCHURE

2011-2012 SEASON BROCHURE

2010-2011 SEASON BROCHURE

2009-2010 SEASON BROCHURE

2008-2009 SEASON BROCHURE

2007-2008 SEASON BROCHURE p. 1

2007-2008 SEASON BROCHURE p. 2

 


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