The 2015-2016 season is bookended by two programs that comprise a musical depiction of the Four Elements of Nature: Earth, Water, Wind and Fire. These programs are full of fascinating music for flute, viola and harp–from the hypnotic and moody soundscapes of Debussy’s Sonate and Toru Takemitsu’s And Then I Knew ‘Twas Wind, to the brilliance of Gareth Farr’s Taheke (inspired by the waterfalls of his native New Zealand) and Jacques Bondon’s fiery Le Soleil Multicolore.
In between, we cover a lot of musical ground. A program devoted to gorgeous music by Antonin Dvorak (including the charming Sonatina for violin and the masterful Quintet for Piano and Strings), music for string quartet by Schubert, Beethoven and Ravel, and a most unusual and hard to classify work by Frenchman Ernest Chausson: a “concerto” featuring solo violin and piano, accompanied by string quartet, the only work extant for this instrumentation.
In addition, we will present our annual Concert for Children, and we continue our popular series of House Concerts, each of which affords the listener the luxurious experience of enjoying chamber music (along with wine, cheese and other delicacies) in the intimate setting of a private home. We are so grateful to all our local hosts, as well as our beautiful venues: Clarendon United Methodist Church, Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, and the Lyon Park Community Center, which we can’t wait to return to after its newly completed renovation!
Here are details about our free community concerts and house concert series. We look forward to sharing great music with you 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.
Our community concerts are held at Clarendon United Methodist Church, Lyon Park Community Center and Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ.
COMMUNITY CONCERT VENUES
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.