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.

Fall 2018 Friday Music Series artists

FALL 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 1:15 p.m.

Co-presented with the GU Library Associates and the Special Collections Research Center

Pepe Gonzalez and Imani

These local jazz legends open the series, with a complementary tie-in to Special Collections exploring facets of jazz in D.C. Offered in conjunction with an 11 a.m. lecture and reception: “DC Jazz, Dignity, and Human Rights,” given by Maurice Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of History in the Murray Conference Room, Lauinger Library (5th Floor).

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


Friday, September 28 at 1:15 p.m.

Modern Musick

Early music ensemble-in-residence performing on period instruments.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING 
FREE


Friday, October 12 at 1:15 p.m.

Claudia Chudacoff, violin 
KATHRYN BRAKE, PIANO

Program of works by Mozart and Beethoven.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


Friday, October 19 at 1:15 p.m.

Turning Jewels into Water

Creating "funky fusion" (BBC), Haitian electronic music composer/percussionist/turntablist Val Jeanty and percussionist/composer/electronic musician Ravish Momin combine ritual, improvisation, global rhythms, and music-technology.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


Friday, October 26 at 1:15 p.m.

Great Noise Ensemble

Called “adventurous, imaginative and fiercely committed" by The Washington Post, this new music ensemble is a working embodiment of its mission to fight for the performance of new works and promote emerging talent in contemporary music.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING 
FREE


Friday, November 2 at 1:15 p.m.

Chris Stamey

North Carolina-bred musician Chris Stamey, a solo artist, producer, arranger, studio entrepreneur, and cofounder of the dB's, performs a "musical book reading," scored for strings and guitar, based on his recent memoir A Spy in the House of Loud.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING 
FREE


Friday, November 9 at 1:15 p.m.

Paul Bratcher Quartet

Pianist Paul Bratcher and friends present the music of Cedar Walton, a longtime member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers who contributed many compositions to the ensemble and added his own original voice.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING 
FREE


Friday, November 16 at 1:15 p.m.

Aaron Myers Trio

Gershwin's Rhythm Changes

This concert with pianist Aaron Myers tracks the influence of Gershwin on instrumental jazz from swing to bebop and beyond. Offered in conjunction with the Music Program course "George Gershwin's World."

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING 
FREE


Friday, November 30 at 1:15 p.m.

David's Harp

Led by Joseph Alpar, this Philadelphia-based ensemble specializes in Jewish music from Turkey, Greece, and the Middle East.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING 
FREE


Past Performances