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National Philharmonic Chamber Players

Come listen to the musicians of the National Philharmonic perform chamber music under the them of “Divergent Paths: Vienna at the Turn of the Century.”  Musicians featured on this program include National Philharmonic concertmaster, Colin Sorgi and Julius Wirth and Jaclyn Dorr on viola.  Lori Barnett will be one of the cellists. If you would like a ticket for a student under the age of 18 under the “kids free, all the time” program, please use the “RSVP” ticket request below.

Program

Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Op. 4

Webern: 6 Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9

Korngold: String Sextet in D major, Op. 10

Dr. Jeremy Dittus

Dalcroze Workshop with Jeremy Dittus

Jeremy Dittus returns to continue working with students and teachers.  There will be teacher training from 6:00-9:00 on Friday, May 5th. Classes for children will be held from 9:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, May 6th and additional teacher training will occur on Sunday, May 7th from 9:00am to noon.

Zuill Bailey, cello

National Philharmonic Masterclass with Zuill Bailey, cello

Calling all cellists!  The exceptional cellist, Zuill Bailey, will be giving a masterclass for young musicians.  Attendance is free, but an RSVP is requested.

 

Zuill Bailey is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today. A consummate concerto soloist, Mr. Bailey has been featured with symphony orchestras worldwide.  Mr. Bailey received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the Juilliard School. His primary teachers include Loran Stephenson, Stephen Kates and Joel Krosnick. Mr. Bailey performs on the “rosette” 1693 Matteo Gofriller Cello, formerly owned by Mischa Schneider of the Budapest String Quartet. In addition to his extensive touring engagements, he is the Artistic Director of El Paso Pro-Musica(Texas), the Sitka Summer Music Festival/Series and Cello Seminar, (Alaska), the Northwest Bach Festival(Washington), guest Artistic Director of the Mesa Arts Center (Arizona) and Professor of Cello at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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National Philharmonic Chamber Players

Come join the musicians of the National Philharmonic Chamber Players for an afternoon of chamber music.   Performers for this recital include Colin Sorgi on violin, Michael Horn on French Horn and pianist Choo Choo Hu.  If you would like a free ticket for a student under the age of 18, (offered as part of National Philharmonic’s kids free, all the time program), please use the “RSVP” ticket reply below.

Program:

Beethoven: Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major, Op. 17

Szymanowski: Mythes for Violin and Piano, op. 30

Lutoslawski: Partita (1984) for Violin and Piano

Brahms: Horn Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 40

Colin Sorgi, violin

National Philharmonic Masterclass with Colin Sorgi, violin

Come enjoy this violin masterclass featuring National Philharmonic’s concertmaster, Colin Sorgi.  Admission to this event is free, but an RSVP is requested.

Violinist Colin Sorgi is the Concertmaster of the National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra (Lucerne, Switzerland). Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Colin holds degrees from both the Peabody Conservatory and Indiana University studying with renowned musicians Herbert Greenberg and Jaime Laredo.

He made his solo debut at the Aspen Music Festival in 2012 and has since been heard as soloist and in recital on the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, Canada’s National Arts Centre, and at the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition, among others.

An advocate of community engagement and arts education, Colin spends much of his time working with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program – a music outreach program in West Baltimore and the country’s largest El Sistema-inspired program. He is also a faculty member for the National Philharmonic’s yearly Summer String Institute.

Colin is deeply devoted to the performance of contemporary music and is the Founder, Artistic Director and violinist of Baltimore’s SONAR new music ensemble ( sonarnewmusic.org) which was formed in 2007 and has presented some of the most important music of our time as well as over 40 premieres of composers throughout the world. In 2014, SONAR was named “Baltimore’s Best Classical Group” by the Baltimore City Paper.

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Ken Giles Violin Studio Recital

Young musicians will play holiday tunes, classical, and a medley of civil rights songs.  This is a group performance by students of Ken Giles.  Many of these students play with the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program.

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National Philharmonic Chamber Players

Under the direction of National Philharmonic Concertmaster Colin Sorgi, the newly formed National Philharmonic Chamber Players make their debut this fall at the John Kendall Recital Hall at Potter Violins.  Experience chamber music as it was originally intended, up close and personal,  in this hall that seats up to 90.  As with all National Philharmonic concerts, this one also has the “Kids Free” policy.  Students under the age of 18 may receive a free ticket by using the “RSVP” request below.

Program:

Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502

Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56

Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45

Dr. Jeremy Dittus

Dalcroze Workshop with Jeremy Dittus

The Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area (SAGWA) is proud to present another workshop featuring Jeremy Dittus. There will be teacher training from 6:00-9:00 on Friday, October 21st. Classes for children will be held from 9:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, October 22nd and additional teacher training will occur on Sunday, Oct. 23rd from 9:00am to noon. More details and event registration link will be coming soon.