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2013-2014 Concert Schedule

More about our programming this season.
See our 2012-2013 brochure.
See recent reviews of our Festival of Women Composers.
Directions/parking information
for all venues
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Scroll to the bottom to see past seasons.


TICKET LINK JUST ADDED FOR OUR APRIL 25th CONCERT AT THE BELMONT.  Tickets here.

For more information about the Belmont Mansion and our concert to benefit the Music Link Foundation, please scroll down.


OUR 2013-2014 Season celebrates American Music!

COMING UP NEXT...

 

MADE IN AMERICA

This program includes a piano trio by American iconoclast Charles Ives, as well as
the first piano trio of Johannes Brahms.  The Brahms trio was premiered
in New York city, and its final movement quotes The Star Spangled Banner.

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Charles Ives

Sunday, March 30 at 4 pm
Rock Spring United Congregational Church of Christ
5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington VA

This concert is free--your goodwill donation happily accepted

 


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MISCHIEF MANAGED

IBIS returns to the fabulous Belmont Mansion in Dupont Circle for a fundraising concert for the Music Link Foundation, an organization that provides musical instruments and instruction for underserved children.  Our program will include our rollicking original arrangement of "Mischief Managed"--music from the John Williams score to "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", arranged with express permission of Maestro Williams--as well as other youthful music and special performances from Music Link students.

Friday, April 25 at 7:30 pm
The Belmont Mansion
1618 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC

Tickets are $25 and are available here

Click here for a view of the fabulous Grand Ballroom of the Belmont Mansion!

 


 

AMERICAN VOICES

Soprano Elizabeth Kluegel sings words of great American writers such as
Frost, Whitman, Agee and Lincoln set to music.  The program includes
a newly commissioned work for IBIS by composer Ray Shattenkirk:
The Better Angels sets texts by and about Abraham Lincoln.  Also on the program--
an original arrangement of Barber's Knoxville Summer of 1915.

 

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A Knoxville home, photographed June 1915

Sunday, June 1 at 4 pm
Rock Spring United Congregational Church of Christ
5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington VA

This concert is free--your goodwill donation happily accepted



Programs and personnel are subject to change.

EARLIER THIS SEASON...

 

HOUSE CONCERT 1:

Music for Violin and Piano by Beethoven, Schubert, and Franck

featuring Joseph Scheer, violin and John Sutherland Earle, piano

Sunday, October 27 at 4 pm: Private home in Cabin John, MD
Sunday, November 10 at 4 pm: Private home in Arlington VA

Seating is limited for these intimate concerts, which will take place in DC area homes,
and will be followed by an elegant reception

Tickets $25
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JAZZ IS A HEARTBEAT

IBIS teams up with Rick Robinson and his Detroit based group CutTime
for a program of music by African American composers
including William Grant Still, Ellington, Joplin, Robinson and more

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(Stuart Davis: "Swing Landscape")

There are three opportunities to hear this program:

Saturday, November 2 at 10:30 am: Concert for Children
Sunday, November 3 at 4 pm
Rock Spring United Congregational Church of Christ
5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington VA

Wednesday, November 6 at noon
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

All concerts are free--your goodwill donation happily accepted


THE AMERICAS

Music from our neighbors to the north and south for flute, harp and viola.  The program
features works by Canadians Ben Steinberg and Milton Barnes, US composers
Robert Beaser and Katherine Hoover, and Argentinian Astor Piazzolla.

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Sunday, January 26 at 4 pm
Clarendon United Methodist Church
606 North Irving Street, Arlington VA

This concert is free--your goodwill donation happily accepted

 




I HEAR AMERICA SINGING, the varied carols I hear

IBIS examines the many cultural threads that make up the fabric of
"American" music.  Harp, flute and string quartet perform works by
Bloch, Korngold, Chou Wen Chung, Casella and Dohnanyi, as well as
the string quartet Ellis Island by Stella Sung.

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Sunday, February 23 at 4 pm
Lyon Village Community House*
1920 North Highland Street, Arlington (1/2 mile south of Clarendon Metro)

This concert is free--your goodwill donation happily accepted

*NB: NOT the Lyon Park Community Center!


2013-14 SEASON KICKOFF--HOUSE PARTY!

To be held in the lovely garden of our friends Greg and Elizabeth Bramham

Enjoy classic American food and drink (courtesy of Rocklands BBQ)
as well as a musical preview of our upcoming
season devoted to American music. 
IBIS musicians will perform on violin, flute and harp.

A donation of $75/person is suggested.
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HOUSE CONCERT 2:
Music for Two Violins and Viola by Dvorak, Handel/Halverson and Wieniawski

featuring Joseph Scheer, violin and viola, Joel Fuller and Henry Love, violin

Sunday, March 9 at 4 pm: Private home in Washington DC

Seating is limited for these intimate concerts, which will take place in DC area homes,
and will be followed by an elegant reception

Tickets $25
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from the 2012-13 season...

VIENNESE WALTZ PARTY

Help IBIS kick off the season! Enjoy fine music, wine, food and fellowship
at the home of our friends George and Marjorie Hobart.

Specialities of the region will be served.

Sunday, September 9

4 pm: Champagne and hors d'oeuvres
4:30: Musical presentation
5:30: Viennese coffee and desserts

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A donation of $75 per person is requested.
Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,
or call (703)755-0960

 

 

The Hobarts live at 239 North Barton Street
Arlington VA 22201

IBIS wishes to gratefully acknowledge both
Arlington's Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe
and Pearson's Wine and Spirits of Washington DC
for their generosity.

 

 



THE TROUT

Music by, and about, Franz Schubert

with guest artists Richard Barber, bass and Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano

Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 4 pm
Rock Spring Congregational Church
5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington VA

 

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PROGRAM

John Harbison: November 19, 1828 for piano quartet
Franz Schubert: Die Forelle and other songs
Francois Poulenc: Improvisation #15: Hommage a Schubert for solo piano
Schubert: Trout Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello and bass

This concert is free--your goodwill donation is happily accepted and benefits IBIS's musical programs. Please join us for a post concert reception.

Illustration "Appalachian Spring" courtesy of the artist Michael Simon


IBIS Flies North for

A WINTER CONCERT

Wintery music for flute, harp and strings, with guest artists Deborah Boldin, flute, and Scott Woolweaver, viola

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 7 pm
JP Concert Series
St. John's Episcopal Church
1 Roanoke Ave, Jamaica Plain MA
Tickets $10

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm (Concert for Children)
and 7:30 pm
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
335 Main Street, Wellfleet MA
Tickets $20/35 with preferred seating and post concert reception
Children's concert $12 adults/$8 children 15 and under

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PROGRAM

Antonio Vivaldi: L'Inverno (Winter)
Edvard Grieg: String Quartet
William Alwyn: Three Winter Poems for String Quartet
Andre Jolivet: Pastorales de Noel for Flute, Viola and Harp
Ottorino Respighi: Adoration of the Magi for Flute, Cello and Harp
Benjamin Britten: Interlude for Harp from The Ceremony of Carols
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Variations on Greensleeves

 


 

CHAMPAGNE & STRINGS: NORTHERN LIGHTS

Music from Finland and Norway

Join us before the concert for a glass of champagne
and an informal chat about the music with violinist Joseph Scheer

Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Lyon Park Community Center
414 North Fillmore Street, Arlington

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PROGRAM

Jean Sibelius: String Quartet
Einhojuhani Rautavaara
: Ballad for Harp and Strings
Edvard Grieg: String Quartet


Please join us for a post concert reception.

Tickets $20/10 for seniors and students. Kids 18 and under are FREE! Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



BACH 'N ROLL

Our Annual FREE Concert for Children

Saturday, February 9 at 10:30 am
Rock Spring Congregational Church
5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington VA

Meet the harp and members of the string family, including the electric violin,
in this program for kids of all ages.

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This concert is free. Your goodwill donation is gratefully accepted.


BRITISH INVASION

Music from the United Kingdom for harp and strings

Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 4 pm
Rock Spring Congregational Church
5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington VA

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PROGRAM

Arnold Bax: Quintet for Harp and String Quartet
Ralph Vaughan Williams
: Variants on Dives and Lazarus for Harp and Strings
Ralph Vaughan Williams:
Fantasia on Greensleeves for Flute, Harp and Strings
Frederick Delius
: The Walk to Paradise Garden (original arrangement by Joseph Scheer)
Frederick Delius
: String Quartet

and a nod to classic British rock and roll!


This concert is free--your goodwill donation is happily accepted and benefits Rock Spring's musical programs. Please join us for a post concert reception.

This concert is made possible by a generous grant from The Delius Trust and the Delius Society of the UK.


 

CHAMPAGNE & STRINGS: AN EVENING OF BACH

Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

Join us before the concert for a glass of champagne
and an informal chat about the music with violinist Joseph Scheer

Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 pm
Lyon Park Community Center
414 North Fillmore Street, Arlington VA 22201

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Please join us for a post concert reception.

Tickets $20/10 for seniors and students. Kids 18 and under are FREE! Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


WHAT PAIN, WHAT JOY

Music and Poetry in Modernist Vienna

featuring guest artist soprano Wendy Waller

Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 pm
The Belmont Mansion
1618 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC

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PROGRAM

Arnold Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht for String Sextet
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Marietta's Lied from Die Tote Stadt (original arrangement by Joseph Scheer)
Richard Strauss: Opening String Sextet from Capriccio
Richard Strauss: Final Monologue from Capriccio (original arrangement by Joseph Scheer)

 

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IBIS is thrilled to be working with soprano Wendy Waller on this project. Ms. Waller, an American who resides in Germany, enjoys an international career as an opera star and concert artist.

"Wendy Waller has a ravishing voice, and a vocal technique
that can meet the demands of the most difficult music....
Waller dazzled this listener..."
(New York Amsterdam News)

Glorious musical musings on love, redemption and fidelity, life and death, poetry and music by modernist Viennese and German masters, in the sumptuously gilded ballroom of the Belmont Mansion in Dupont Circle.

 

This concert is produced by Federal Lodge Charitable Concerts
and benefits
MusiCorps
: Advanced music rehabilitation
for Wounded Warriors

Tickets: $30  To purchase tickets, and for more information about getting to the Belmont Mansion, click here


IBIS at IOTA CLUB & CAFE

IBIS returns to Clarendon's premier live music venue with a
friendly and eclectic program for flute, harp and strings.

Along with the music, you can enjoy IOTA's dinner menu,
wine list, full bar and selection of American craft beers.

Monday, June 24 at 7:30 pm
$12 cover charge

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IOTA Club is located at 2832 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington,
just 2 blocks east of the Clarendon Metro stop

PROGRAM

Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Major
Katherine Hoover:
Divertimento for Flute and Strings
Robert Beaser:
Mountain Songs for Flute and Harp
Jean Francaix:
Quintette #2 for Flute, Harp and String Trio
Gershwin:
Selections from Porgy and Bess


COMPLETE VENUE INFORMATION

To see our previous seasons:

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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