Thank you again for all your support for season one! We just wrapped up the episodes but we’ll continue to post monthly event guides amidst planning for season two and John’s current projects (including a new opera, more below). If you’d like to add your gig to this list, or know of a cool happening worth spotlighting, drop us a line. See you out there!
2640 PRESENTS: MIND ON FIRE + KYLE FLENS
Go out for a thrilling evening of new solo and chamber music at 2640 Space featuring members of Mind on Fire and Chicago based percussionist Kyle Flens (of Ensemble Dal Niente)! March 5 at 7:30.
IN SERIES WOMEN COMPOSERS FESTIVAL
IN Series presents a festival celebrating female composers centered on two new stagings of operas by living artists at the GALA Theatre in DC’s Cardozo neighborhood. More information and tickets are here!
ST. DAVID’S FIRST FRIDAY
This month’s First Friday concert at St. David’s features the Ann Street Trio performing a program of chamber works from the Classical period to the present, March 6 at 7:30.
NICCOLO SELIGMANN TRIO AT THE RED ROOM
BRISCULA THE MAGICIAN
I (John) am in this one! This is the world premiere of Frances Pollock and Bob Misbin’s new opera Briscula the Magician, based on the Thomas Mann novella Mario and the Magician. There are lots of quotes from 19th century opera weaved into this new composition, so it’s a great introduction to new music for someone who may be wary of new classical music. Performances are at the Randolph Road Theater in Silver Spring starting March 7.
THE LOST ART OF PRELUDING
In the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, it was common for a performer to begin with an extemporaneous prelude. This practice was known as preluding. Flutist Laura Kaufman Mowry will explore this lost performance practice as applied in several eras of music and its potential applications within contemporary music. Repertoire by C.P.E. Bach, Drouët, Debussy, Ran, and Sciarrino; it’ll be at UMBC March 7 at 7.
CNSNC: REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN
CNSNC presents their spring 2020 concert, featuring Assistant Conductor of the Canton Symphony, Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, leading Peabody musicians in four world premieres at Peabody’s Centre St. Performance Studio, March 8 at 3.
THE THIRTEEN: MYSTIC
Join The Thirteen as they explore humanity’s search for the divine across time and space. With nearly a millennium of music, featuring the German composer Hildegard von Bingen, Spanish composers Victoria and Lobo, Estonian minimalist Arvo Pärt, and contemporary American composer Mason Bates, this concert is sure to provide a sublime, reflective, and passionate evening. March 8, 5 PM at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church.
NEW MUSIC AT THE UNDERCROFT
PEABODY SYMPHONY AT SHRIVER HALL
The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs a concert at Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus featuring a new work, Through a Glass, Darkly, by Patrick Andrew Thompson, alongside works by Verdi and Tchaikovsky, March 11 at 7:30.
21ST CENTURY CONSORT: WATER MUSIC
For a special one-night-only performance, the 21st Century Consort ensemble will present a selection of music inspired by Pat Steir’s iconic paintings at the Hirshhorn in DC, March 14 at 5.
BLUE AT WNO
Washington National Opera presents the DC premiere of Blue, Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s new opera, in which a family struggles when their teenager is shot by police, starting March 15 at the Kennedy Center.
THE RESONANCE OF TIME
Presenting compositions inspired by time-keeping devices, environmentalism, and movement, Pique Collective will demonstrate different ways of experiencing familiar situations. By performing the works of Smantha Wolf, Richard Belcastro, and Elliot Cole, Pique will create a unique soundscape that audience members can experience at their own pace. March 26 at 8 at Le Mondo.
RAKIM & WENDEL PATRICK
Peabody Institute presents a performance and talkback with faculty member Wendel Patrick and one of the all-time greats in hip-hop, Rakim, in the Friedberg Concert Hall on March 31 at 7:30.