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Club of Washington DC Mount Holyoke Orchestra Performance (Washington, DC)
January 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
For the first time the Mount Holyoke Club of Washington DC welcomes the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra, the College’s principal undergraduate classical music instrumental ensemble.
General admission tickets are now $25; Children and students can attend for just $5.
The Orchestra will perform on Saturday evening, January 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany located at 1317 G Street NW. Under the direction of conductor Tian Hui Ng, the program will feature an exciting and somewhat unusual program with music by women composers. The Church is close to the Metro Center metro stop and there is a garage right next door on G Street. Proceeds from sponsorships and tickets to the event will help to cover the costs of a reception and housing for the orchestra traveling group. All other profits will be gifted to the College, to help cover the rest of the costs of the event for this pilot performance.
- Roxanna Panufnik – Abraham; Violin concerto, featuring violin faculty, Linda Laderach. The music examines the intersection of the three Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Islam and Judaism, and emphasizes the need for tolerance by depicting the sacrifice of Isaac through the traditional music of all three faiths.
- Tawnie Olsen – new commission, with a grant from the Women’s Philharmonic.
- Mary D.Watkins – Dark River, the Fannie Lou Hamer Story, an opera follows the life of Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, who is best remembered for her words “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired”. Highlights from the full opera will comprise of the second half of the concert.
Please join us for this first-time event!