Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Eat at Mark's Kitchen in Takoma Park from noon to 9 pm on Tuesday 9/8, and Mark's will donate a portion of its proceeds to Knock On Wood Tap Studio!

Mark's Kitchen is at 7006 Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, 20912.

Their delicious and widely varied menu can be found here.

Great relaxed family atmosphere, just around the corner from Knock On Wood.

Invite your friends on Facebook!


Monday, June 1, 2015

Riverbend Opera Company present "Adriana Lecouvreur" thru 6/13/15

Riverbend Opera Company presents 
Adriana Lecouvreur 
by Francesco Cilèa 
over three weekends, Friday and Saturday evenings May 29 through June 13, 2015.

Join us for this masterpiece of Italian verismo opera with unforgettably beautiful music, and a great tale of love and devotion, jealousy and rage, intrigue and murder!

Presented fully staged, costumed, projected English surtitles, and with orchestral ensemble. Six performances from May 29 through June 13 in venues in Washington and Northern Virginia.

Read the review on DC Metro Theatre Arts.

June 5 - Abiding Presence Lutheran in Burke, VA
June 6 - Temple Rodef Shalom in McLean/Falls Church, Va
June 12 - Opera on Lake Barcroft
June 13 -- North Gate Vineyards in Purcellville, VA

Tickets online at www.RiverbendOpera.com.

Adriana Lecouvreur --
    Harlie Sponaugle (May 30, June 5, June 12) and
    Melissa Chavez (May 31, June 6, June 13)
Principessa de Bouillon -- Cindy Elkins
Michonnet -- Thomas Beard
Maurizio --
    Dane Suarez (May 30, June 5, June 13) and
    Nicholas Carratura (May 3, June 6, June 12)
Abbé de Chazeuil -- Jonathan Hoffman
Prince de Bouillon --
    Simon Charette (June 5, 6, 12,13)
    Elliot Matheny (May 29, 30)
Mlle. Jouvenot --
    Jenny McGinnis (May 29, June 5, 13)
    Seana Grace (May 30, June 6, 12)
Mlle. Dangeville --
    Erin Feng (May 29, June 5, 6) and
    Ashlyn Mazone (May 30, June 12, 13)
M. Quinault -- Ryan Alexander
M. Poisson -- Felix Polendey

Music Director -- Molly Khatcheressian
Stage Director -- Debbie Grossman
Accompanist -- Ina Mirtcheva

String Ensemble: John Kirchenbauer, Anna Kong,
Eric Costantino, Quinto Braswell

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Knock On Wood Tap Studio ~ 20th Anniversary Showcase 6/7/15

Knock On Wood Tap Studio Marks 20th Anniversary

Celebrating June 7 with Student Showcase and Special Guest Performances

For two decades, Knock on Wood Tap Studio (KOW) has passed down the excitement and energy of tap with dancers of all ages and abilities. As one of the few studios in the nation dedicated exclusively to tap dance, KOW has preserved and promoted this uniquely American art form, ensuring that it not only survives, but thrives in the Washington area and beyond.

To mark reaching its 20th Anniversary milestone, KOW is expanding its annual Student Showcase, bringing back distinguished alumnus and other troupes that have been part of our history for special performances and a reception. The KOW 20th Anniversary Celebration is set for Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2pm at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD.

Renee Kreithen and Yvonne Edwards (Miss Yvonne) founded KOW in 1995. Miss Yvonne, who continues to teach and perform, said “What I am most proud of is how many young people have not just learned this truly American art form and its rich history, but have built life-long friendships and given back by teaching.” Students at KOW range in age from 5 to 80+ years old. “Tap is something you can enjoy throughout your life and it provides great exercise, a fun way to relieve stress and enjoy the camaraderie of learning and performing together.”

KOW’s youth tap ensembles, first Tappers with Attitude, and now Capitol Tap (an in-residence ensemble), have performed around the world and across the nation. KOW alumnus, including Mya, Bakaari Wilder (who has performed on Broadway), Jason Holley, and Justin Lewis have gone on to careers in entertainment and tap dance, with several passing along the tradition by teaching new generations and tapping across the globe. Last winter, two current members of Capitol Tap who grew up at KOW, appeared in Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life at Arena Stage in Washington.

Those scheduled to perform at the June 7 event include:

  • Alumni of Tappers with Attitude
  • Capitol Tap
  • Former members of Step Aside
  • Shannon Dunne Dance
What: Knock On Wood Tap Studio 20th Anniversary Showcase

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015

Where: Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd East, Silver Spring, MD

When: Performances 2:00 p.m. with Reception immediately following the showcase.

Cost: $15 at the door; and $12.00 in advance; Free for children under 5.

More information: www.knockonwood.org

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CCS Chamber Music Jam - April 18 in Bethesda

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 4-8pm

at Bethesda Presbyterian Church
7611 Clarendon Road, Bethesda, MD


Join members of the Capital City Symphony and other local musicians for socializing, sight-reading, and supper at our 2015 Chamber Music Jam.

Come to play, or just to listen. Includes dinner and desserts!

$40 Full Event (participating musicians)
$25 Dinner & Listening (non-musicians)

Advance registration is required (so that we can have a headcount for dinner, and so that we can have the right assortment of music.)

Sign up here.

QUESTIONS? Email events@capitalcitysymphony.org.

Do you like playing chamber music with friends? Fancy listening to others make ensemble music in a relaxed setting? Want to support your local community orchestra by joining us for dinner?

Come join members of the Capital City Symphony and other local musicians for socializing, sight-reading, and supper.

Professional and accomplished amateur musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments, and others will be able to relax and enjoy music from a variety of composers, eras, and instrument combinations while roaming from room to room.


This is a fundraiser for the Capital City Symphony. All but $10 of your registration fee is tax-deductible. The Capital City Symphony, a resident arts partner at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in NE Washington, D.C., makes music approachable by *presenting affordable concerts to the public, *performing creative programs in a relaxed concert format, and *providing appealing performance opportunities for talented amateur as well as professional players.