2016-2017 CONCERT SEASON
This season IBIS celebrates fall and winter holidays with music. Our Arlington neighborhood is well known throughout DC for its exuberant embrace of Halloween and IBIS will be in the thick of the action! The Dead String Quartet, assisted by harp, will tell Edgar Allen Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death” set to music by André Caplet. This short, informal concert will repeat throughout the evening. Ghoulish fun for the whole family!
We’ve always wanted to play a winter holiday concert. December’s program will include Vivaldi’s Winter, a lovely setting of Respighi’s Adoration of the Magi, a trio of sacred classical arias, and much more (sing-along, anyone?) This program for flute, harp, strings and soprano will delight an audience of all ages.
Our annual Concert for Children features Joseph Scheer’s original arrangement of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, accompanied by narration and gorgeous storybook illustrations. Our “Flights of Fancy” program features harpist Susan Robinson in Ravel’s dazzling Introduction and Allegro, clarinetist Ashley Booher in Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie, and Angels in Flight, a rhapsodic, sweeping work from Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich.
"I feel air from another planet." Thus begins the poem Entrückung ("Rapture") whose text is set for soprano in Schoenberg's unusual String Quartet #2. This work, which scandalized the Viennese audience that first heard it, is Schoenberg's leap from tonality to atonality, and is praised by Mark Steinberg as a work of "power and mesmerizing depth." The hauntingly beautiful Brahms Sextet #2 concludes the program.
More music for strings completes our season, as pianist John Sutherland Earle joins the IBIS string quartet for a performance of the Schumann Piano Quintet along with Wolf’s youthful and joyful Italian Serenade.
Our House Concert Series has grown! Check the link below to see all the private in-home concerts we have planned. We look forward to sharing so much together this season!
FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS
These concerts are free to all! Kids are encouraged to attend and goodwill donations are always appreciated. Concerts are followed by a “meet the artists” reception.
See all our musical events, including Free Community Concerts and House Concerts, at a glance. IBIS will be making lots of beautiful music this season!
SEASON AT A GLANCE
IBIS is bringing chamber music into living rooms all around DC! Discover chamber music the way it was meant to be heard–in the intimate setting of a private home.