HOUSE CONCERT SERIES
WATER MUSIC for flute, viola and harp
Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 pm, Private home in Arlington
Sunday, January 22 at 6:30 pm, Private home in McLean
These concerts are in preparation for a CD recording project of flutist Adria Sternstein Foster, principal flutist of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Adria is joined by her husband, Daniel Foster, principal viola of the NSO, and her Opera House colleague Susan Robinson (principal harp). They will perform two gorgeous "watery" works: William Alywn's Naiades and Gareth Farr's Taheke, inspired by the water falls of his native New Zealand. Works by Debussy and Bondon fill out the program.
THE KREUTZER SONATA for violin and piano
Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 pm, Private home in Bethesda
Sunday, February 19 at 3:00 pm, Private home in Arlington
Beethoven's famous Kreutzer Sonata was dedicated to one of the finest violinists of Beethoven's era--after Beethoven had a falling out with the original dedicatee and withdrew his name from the work! It was also the inspiration for the Tolstoy novella of the same name, a work so scandalous that it was censored by Russian authorities on publication. Joseph Scheer and John Sutherland Earle perform.
MUSIC for PIANO TRIO
Friday, March 24 at 7:30 pm, Private home in Washington DC
Sunday, March 26 at 6:30 pm, Private home in McLean
Joseph Scheer, Sean Neidlinger and John Sutherland Earle perform a late work of Gabriel Fauré's, written when he was 78 and nearly blind. Fauré's career spanned the Romantic, Impressionist and Modernist eras and this dazzling work invokes all three. Also on the program, Fauré's Élégie for solo cello, and a Haydn trio.
CONTRASTS: Music for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
Friday, May 5 at 7:30 pm, Private home in Washington DC
Joseph Scheer, Ashley Booher and John Sutherland Earle perform this unusual work by Bartók, commissioned by the unlikely pair of violinist Joseph Szigeti and clarinetist Benny Goodman. Also on the program: selections from Bruch's Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano (Joseph Scheer doubles on the viola) and other works TBA.
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. Each of these events starts with a social hour, including wine and other beverages, a selection of light hors d’oeuvres and sweets, and socializing with musicians and other music lovers. The musical part of our evening includes commentary from musicians, and usually runs about an hour. Music is followed by more wine and more socializing! At $35 a head (and only $15 for kids), we think it’s a great bargain!
Space is limited for these concerts. Purchase tickets online, and please note the date of the event requested, or contact us to order.