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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

 


 

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.

 


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..."
Alex Ross, The New Yorker

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Messiaen's shattering 
and redemptive work, based on the Book of Revelations,
composed in a WWII prison camp, and premiered by its inmates.

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 Singer's iconic work, with musical interludes.

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



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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

 

 


 

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
Venue TBA

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

 


 

 



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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