Saturday, August 6, 2016

Rowyn Peel in Concert - August 19, 2016

Folklore Society of Greater Washington
Special Event: Rowyn Peel in Concert

Friday, August 19, 2016
6:30 - 8:00pm

Emma's Espresso and Wine Bar
106 Hume Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22301

ROWYN PEEL, college-bound folksinger and songwriter

Rowyn Peel has performed with the Washington Revels since 2006 and with the Victorian Lyric Opera Company, and sung at the Kennedy Center with Shirley Jones under conductor Marvin Hamlisch. She has also studied songwriting under the FSGW's own Jennifer Cutting and vocal performance under Rae Carlson. Come hear the results on her last weekend before starting at Oberlin College!

$15 donation suggested

Rowyn Peel on Soundcloud

Details on the FSGW website.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Audition Announcement 7/16-17: Victorian Lyric Opera Company, Rockville, MD

Audition Announcement
for opera in concert:
Michael William Balfe's 

Music Directed by Joseph Sorge
Concert Staging by Debbie Grossman

Performances: 10/14 & 10/15 at 8pm, 10/16 at 2pm at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville, MD

NOTE: Likely change of performance dates to 10/7-9 plus venue change.

Auditions (by appointment only): For those interested in principal roles and those new to The Victorian Lyric Opera Company. Current and former VLOC members may sign up for chorus using the audition sign up form.

  • Saturday, July 16, 12pm-3pm
  • Sunday, July 17, 7pm-10pm
Click here to sign up for an audition slot.

Callbacks: Monday, July 18, 7-10-pm, by invitation only.
Location: Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Parish Hall, 4902 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD

Audition information: Please prepare one verse of a song in English and bring sheet music in the appropriate key for the provided accompanist. You will be asked to provide your scheduling conflicts for the rehearsal period of August through October.

Rehearsals: Generally scheduled on Sunday afternoons, and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in August. Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday in September.

Principal Roles:

  • Count Arnheim (baritone) - Governor of Presburg
  • Thaddeus (tenor) – a Polish soldier
  • Florestein (tenor) – nephew of the Count
  • Devilshoof (bass) – Chief of the Gypsies
  • Arline (soprano) – daughter of the Count
  • Queen of the Gypsies (mezzo) 
  • Captain of the Guard (and narrator) (baritone)

Friday, April 15, 2016

Cosi fan tutte Goes HOLLYWOOD! 4/23-5/1, 2016

Sasha Olinick
Randa Rouweyha
Melissa Chavez
Erin Passmore
Sean Pflueger
Sam Keeler

Directed by Shirley Serotsky
Music directed by Stanley Thurston
Adaptation by Nick Olcott

Scenic Design by Jonathan Dahm Robertson
Costumes by Donna Breslin
Lighting by Stefan Johnson


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Three For a Song: Encores and Omelets

Three For a Song
SUNDAY, APRIL 3 from Noon-3pm

Come join Three For a Song as we follow up our recent Germano’s full house with a full plate of delicious brunch delicacies and fabulous classic tunes.

Iyona Blake, Doug Bowles and Alex Hassan will have you laughing, crying and cheering for more with their inimitable style and presentation of some of the most exciting American pops songs ever written – 1920s and 30s style.

Germano’s Piattini and Cabaret, 300 S High St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Takoma Ensemble: Peanut Butter & Jam Session

Takoma Ensemble: Peanut Butter & Jam Session

January 30, 2016 at 4:00pm
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium
7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

We are excited to present the next installment in our series of Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions with Becky Linafelt as part of the WE ARE TAKOMA Series.

Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions are designed for children ages 1 1/2 to 7 and their accompanying grown-ups. These informal concerts encourage young children to become active and enthusiastic listeners through music, movement, and games.

In this session, we will explore FEELINGS. For the young child, navigating and understanding feelings can be quite a complicated task! Our feelings range from great excitement and joy to sadness and anger and all that’s in between.

Join a String Quintet from the Takoma Ensemble and Kindermusik educator, Becky Linafelt, on a musical journey through the varied landscape of FEELINGS.

Stay for snacks after the performance!

A $10 per child donation is suggested.
There are no advance tickets or reservations available for this event, so please come early as it is VERY POPULAR!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Three for a Song present "Cocktails for Three: A Collection of intoxicating melodies of the 1920s and 30s"

Three For a Song
"Cocktails for Three: A Collection of Intoxicating Melodies of the 1920 and 30s

Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 7:30pm

Germano's Piattini and Cabaret
300 S High St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Just back from an appearance at The National Archives and exciting feature on BBC Worldwide, THREE FOR A SONG brings a show of boozy, bold, and beautiful melodies of the 20s and 30s guaranteed to “Go to your head, like a "sip of burgandy brew."

Pianist extraordinaire, Alex Hassan, recreates the styles of the golden age of 1920s/30s Tin Pan Alley; sublime, acclaimed East Coast based singers Doug Bowles and Iyona Blake are versatile performers who bring the songs of the Era to life with humor and heart.

An "outstandingly talented" trio, according to Michael Feinstein, they have performed to standing ovations at venues such as the Kennedy Center Jazz Club and the Library of Congress. The trio presents a delightful evening of recently discovered, never performed, breathtaking melodies from stage and film of the 1930's; with clever lyrics, bouncy rhythms, and hot tempos. Woven between the songs, you'll hear hilarious, heartwarming and surprising anecdotes about the songs and songwriters, with listeners left to wonder how on earth these melodies didn't become standards! With over 45,000 pieces of sheet music in his repertoire, Hassan and his colleagues invite you to join them as they present their new cabaret, “Cocktails for Three: A Collection of Intoxicating Melodies of the 20s and 30s”

$15 Cover Charge - BUY TICKETS
Doors open at 6pm for Dinner
(buy your tickets, then make a reservation in the Cabaret for dinner)

Plough Sunday Sword Dancing in Old Town Alexandria - January 10, 2016

Foggy Bottom Morris Men
Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
January 10, 2016

Dances: Ampleforth and Papa Stour

If wet or excessively windy: Alexandria Circuit Court arcade (two blocks east of Murphy's between St Asaph & S. Pitt)

If dry: Market Square, corner of King Street and Royal (four blocks east of Murphy's between Royal and Fairfax)

Both if time permits and enthusiasm from the crowd wins the day

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Union Street North of King
Inside - Ground Floor near chimney stairs

Waterfront behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center (weather permitting) as the Sun sets.

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