FRIDAY MUSIC SERIES

The Georgetown University Music Program's Friday Music Series features free concerts on select Fridays at 1:15 p.m. in McNeir Hall, New North Building.

Spring 2019 Friday Music Series artists, from top left clockwise including Be Steadwell, Amanda Gookin, La Marvela, Fuse Ensemble, and Elena y Los Fulanos

spring 2019

February 1, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.

Boulanger Initiative: Artémis Trio

Julianna Nickel, flute
James Nickel, horn
Sophia Kim Cook, piano

The Boulanger Initiative, an organization dedicated to promoting the music of women and women-identifying composers, presents this concert for flute, horn, and piano. Program includes Katherine Hoover's (1937-2018) Summer Nights; Gina Gillie's (b.1981) Sonata for Horn and Piano; Fanny (Mendelssohn) Hensel's  (1805-1847) Notturno in G minor; Valerie Coleman's (b.1970) Danza De La Mariposa; and Mel [Mélanie] Bonis's (1858-1937) Scènes de la forêt, op. 123.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


February 8, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.

Elena y Los Fulanos 

In collaboration with CMEA's Undocumented Student Services and the Doyle Engaging Difference Program, in support of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries
Part of DC’s growing indie and international music scene, this bilingual folk rock band led by Elena Lacayo received a Washington Area Music Association (WAMMIE) nomination for Best Latin Recording in 2018 for the album Miel Venenosa.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


February 15, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.

Amanda Gookin, cello

This adventurous cellist leads the Forward Music Project, dedicated to commissioning new works for solo cello that explore the female experience and encourage social change for women and girls.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


February 22, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.

Be Steadwell

Blending soul, a cappella and folk, this DC singer-songwriter composes what she identifies as QUEER POP. In her live performances, she utilizes looping, vocal layering and beatboxing.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


March 15, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.

Khris Royal and Dark Matter

Co-sponsored with the Film & Media Studies Program, American Studies Program, and CNDLS
Saxophonist Khris Royal's ancestors Nace and Biby Butler were among the people sold by the Jesuits of Maryland down to plantations in Southern Louisiana in 1838. Royal represents the living tradition of jazz music in New Orleans, and he consistently explores and re-imagines the relations between jazz, funk, rock, and hip hop. He has played with a wide range of artists including Lettuce; Bobby Brown; Alvin Batiste; Ellis Marsalis; Christian Scott; Branford, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis; Tony Clifton; The Sam Kininger Band; and Johnta Austin. Royal has also recorded with Mary J. Blige, Ashanti, Nelly and The Game, Erykah Badu, and D.J. Quick. He composed and performed the soundtrack for the award-winning short film ANNA (2018), which will also screen on campus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in the Film Screening Classroom, New South Building. ANNA tells the story of Ann Williams and her struggle to secure freedom from slavery for herself and her family. Through telling Williams's story in music, Royal uses cultural expression to call for racial justice. On March 15, Khris Royal will perform with his group Dark Matter as part of Friday Music, reconnecting Georgetown with New Orleans, and reminding us of the journey and struggle of the GU272 and the ongoing work of reconciliation.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


March 22, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.

La Marvela

An all-women DC-based band that highlights the richness of Colombian Afro and Indigenous rhythms.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


 
March 29, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.

Washington Women in Jazz

Created by Amy K Bormet, this 9th annual festival celebrates the women of the DC jazz community. This is the second consecutive year that Georgetown has hosted one of the festival performances.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


 
April 5, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.

Gina Biver and Fuse Ensemble

A concept-based new music/new media performing ensemble, giving voice to new music composers and creating musical happenings with visual elements of live, interactive video and/or kinetic installations. 

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


April 12, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.

Lauren Rausch, violin
Jennifer Lee, violin
Sarah Lowenstein, viola
Dorotea Racz, cello

Featuring string quartets by women composers, including Beach, Clarke, Price, and Seeger.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


April 26, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.

Trio: Harbert, Hamley, Ashby

Prof. Ben Harbert, Chris Hamley, and Lucas Ashby adapt art music to two electric guitars and drum set, creating tapestries of interlocking patterns.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


Past Performances