Modern Musick Residency
The Georgetown University Music Program welcomes period-instrument ensemble Modern Musick for an extended residency this academic year. Now in its 10th season, the group, led by John Moran and Risa Browder, is known to audiences for lively, engaging performances and thoughtful programming. To this end Modern Musick uses historical performance practices as a starting point, leading to cutting-edge music making of the moment.
The residency is made possible through the financial support of the Jesuit Community, Dr. Terence and Holly Gerace, and the Music Program.
Residency events will include the following:
Friday, October 12 at 1:15 p.m.
Friday Music Series concert
Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Music for Advent
Friday, February 1 at 1:15 p.m.
Friday Music Series concert
part of Jesuit Heritage Week
with special guest T. Frank Kennedy, S.J. from Boston College
Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Music for Holy Week
Part of PostClassical Ensemble’s Interpreting Shostakovich festival
Saturday, October 20 at 2:30 p.m.
This event, part of the three-week festival-- interpreting Shostakovich the man, Shostakovich the composer, and specific Shostakovich compositions and films -- features a screening of King Lear (1971) scored by Shostakovich, plus Shostakovich choral works sung by the Georgetown University Chamber Singers (Prof. Frederick Binkholder, conductor).
National Gallery of Art
4th and Constitution Avenue, NW
Thursday-Saturday, November 15-17
Future of Music Summit
The Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts co-hosts Future of Music Coalition’s multi-disciplinary Future of Music Summit 2012. Since 2001, FMC’s Summits have brought together a diverse array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss the most pressing issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy, and law. Over three days, summit participants make connections, identify challenges, and consider solutions through conversations crucial to the future of music.
Lohrfink auditorium (Rafik B. Hariri Building) on Georgetown’s main campus
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
and other DC locations
For registration and more info, visit
futureofmusic.org/events/future-music-policy-summit-2012 or e-mail email@example.com
Georgetown University Office of the President and GU Music Program
Based in Milan, Italy, Esagramma is an inclusive community of persons with and without disabilities. One of its main initiatives, Orchestra Sinfonica Esagramma, provides therapeutic music programs for children, teenagers, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Combining musical and clinical practice, the Orchestra Sinfonica Esagramma engages students in substantive explorations of music through study and performance of the Western European classical tradition. In recent years, more than a thousand young people and adults have been involved in various Esagramma centers throughout Italy.
The Orchestra Sinfonica Esagramma has performed in Italy and Europe with great success, including performances for Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. This is their first visit to the United States.
Read more about these April 23 and 24 events which are open to the public.
- There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time.
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