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Washington Performing Arts Virtuoso Series @ UDC
October 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2016
An event every 2 months that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2016
An event every 4 months that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 2, 2017
An event every 5 months that begins at 4:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until March 24, 2017
Washington Performing Arts Virtuoso Series
The five concerts of the Virtuoso Series present a platform for emerging and established artists, including soloists and ensembles. Purchase single tickets (Click “Purchase tickets” below), buy the series for $168, or if you wish to see three or more Washington Performing Arts shows, create a custom series for savings of 10% off single ticket prices.
October 16, 2016: In a rare undertaking, cellist Alisa Weilerstein tackles Bach’s complete Suites for Unaccompanied Cello in a single performance. Purchase tickets – $47
November 13, 2016: Acclaimed bass-baritone Eric Owens – a regular at the world’s great opera houses and a favorite of local audiences for his roles in Porgy and Bess, The Flying Dutchman, and Lost in the Stars at Washington National Opera – is joined by soprano Susanna Phillips, recipient of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, for a program of works by Schubert. The concert is co-curated by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recipient of Washington Performing Arts’ 2015 Ambassador of the Arts Award. Purchase tickets – $45
December 4, 2016: The Attacca Quartet performs twice in the 2016/17 season. In this presentation, the quartet gives a recital on their own, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, Mendelssohn’s Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13, and Beethoven’s Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131. Purchase tickets – $35
February 2, 2017: The Danish String Quartet, recently awarded a 2016 prize for musical excellence by the London-based Borletti-Buitoni Trust, brings its exploration of Beethoven’sGrosse Fuge, Op. 133 to their recital program. This thematically linked program includes Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 2, Op. 18, and is followed by Schnittke’s Quartet No. 3, which quotes the Grosse Fuge. Closing the program is Beethoven’s Quartet No. 18, Op. 130 and the Grosse Fuge, providing listeners with a unique opportunity to hear this thematic material in the way that the composer originally intended – as the Op. 130 finale. Purchase tickets – $47
March 24, 2017: The JCT Trio (pronounced “Junction Trio”) comprises three young Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning instrumentalists who have made names and careers for themselves as soloists in their own rights: pianist Conrad Tao, violinist Stefan Jackiw, and cellist Jay Campbell (the most recent, 2016, Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, whom Washington Performing Arts first presented in his Kennedy Center debut in 2014/15). Together, they perform a virtuosic program of works by Dvořàk, Ives, and Mozart. Purchase tickets – $35