The Lyceum Spring Calendar-March-May

Page archived as of November 24, 2015

Spring Calendar
The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum
201 South Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 phone 703.746.4994
March / April / May
Programs are subject to change. For up-to-date information, contact presenter.
Lyceum sponsored events are in bold typeface

March

Spring Lecture Series: Iron Confederacies: Southern Railways, Klan Violence and Reconstruction, by Scott Nelson, The College of William & Mary. Scott Reynolds Nelson is Legum Professor of History at the College of William and Mary. He is the prizewinning author of five books on nineteenth-century American history. The New York Times has most recently called him a “fascinating guide to the grim landscape of Reconstruction.” His first book, Iron Confederacies, explored the birth of the first modern corporation – the Southern Railway – and its outsized influence in cementing the inequalities of the modern South. Each presentation will be held in the Lecture Hall of The Lyceum --- Alexandria’s History Museum, at 7:30 PM, and $5 is requested for each program; $17 if you pay for all 4 lectures in advance. Seating is limited, so please reserve your space early by visiting the Historic Alexandria Museum Store in person, online at https://shop.alexandriava.gov/ , or by calling The Lyceum at (703) 746-4994.

USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum--An evening of Low Brass, featuring members of the USAF Band Ceremonial Brass, concert 8-9:30pm, info at http://www.usafband.af.mil/, free and open to the public.

Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, op. 115 by Johannes Brahms. John Mula (Clarinet); Regino Madrid and Chaerim Smith (Violin); Tam Tran (Viola); Marcio Botelho (Cello); 7pm – 8pm, information: johnjmula@aol.com, free.

As Was Written, As Was Written exists to showcase and celebrate the quality writer. It's an evening of original poetry, prose and stand-up comedy; Jason Mott, John-Mark Davidson, Adam Friedland, Alexandra Petri, Justin Edge and Sarah Lawson; Original poetry, prose, song, and stand-up comedy; Doors open 8pm. Starts 8:30pm. Ends 10:30pm; on the web @ .aswaswritten.com; $18 advance. $25 door.
The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum

Beatty Music Scholarship Competition Finals: Classical Guitar. Six finalists vie for Youth (12 & Under), Junior (13-15 years) and Senior (16-18 years) Division titles and Grand Prize Scholarships as well as Winner of Best Performance of a Composition by any of the 16th century Spanish composers for Vihuela, 6 pm. Information available at (703) 786-3089; BeattyCompetition@Yahoo.com and www.BeattyMusicCompetition.org; Free & Open to the Public.

12 USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum--An Irish Celebration, featuring Celtic Aire, the USAF Band's premiere Celtic ensemble, concert 8-9:30pm, info at http://www.usafband.af.mil/, free and open to the public.

14 “Her Story: Women in Action for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies,” Daisies, Brownies, and their accompanying adults will participate in hands-on activities, talk with a panel of Girl Scouts and discover how scouting empowered them, and add their own future goals to a timeline of Juliette Gordon Low’s story. This program is for Girl Scout Brownies and older Girl Scout Daisies, ages 6 and up.
Information and reservations at the Lyceum’s homepage online at www.alexandriahistory.org or by phone at 703-746-4994. 3-4:15 p.m,

15 American Youth Philharmonic, The Ensemble da Camera of Washington Spring Concert featuring two of AYPO's Chamber Ensemble Musicians and including music by Khachaturian, Rachmaninoff and Schumann, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, information 703-642-8051 or http://aypo.org/what-we-do/chamber-ensemble.php; free admission; donations accepted..

19 USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum--Music for Brass Quintet, featuring the United States Air Force Brass Quintet, concert 8-9:30pm, info at http://www.usafband.af.mil/, free and open to the public.

21 Andrew Wilson Trumpet Studio Recital: Andrew Wilson and students (trumpet) and Karin Firsow (piano), works by Scarlatti, Sousa, Sachse, Mouret, and Barker, 3 pm – 4 pm, information 202-258-0822, free

22 A treat for Brahms lovers! On Sunday, March 22, 3:00 to 4:30 PM, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra will present a chamber music program of music by Brahms--the hauntingly beautiful Cello Sonata in E minor and the monumental piano Quartet in C minor. Featured performers are violinist Jane Bowyer Stewart, cellist David Teie, violist Beth Dunkel, and pianist Kathryn Brake. Come and experience the height of Romanticism and the genius of Brahms! Free admission. $20 donation is suggested. Reserve seating available with a donation made at least 48 hours in advance. Call 703-635-2770. Visit our website at www.eclipseco.org.

24 Davis High School Madrigals: The Davis Madrigal Singers (founded in 1966), an auditioned group of 28-32 high school students from Davis, California, perform a wide variety of music dating from the 15th century to the present. In their distinctive, Renaissance-inspired costumes, the chamber choir currently enjoys about 40 performances per year within the United States and abroad. 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm, for an example of these fine vocalists, please go to www.davismadrigals.com This is a Free Performance.

25 Lecture: Join the members of the Alexandria Historical Society for a lecture by historian Erica Nuckles on The Life and Times of Charlotte Browne: Gender and Rank during the Seven Years' War. Free lecture begins at 7:30 pm & ends at 8:45 pm, sponsored by the Alexandria Historical Society. www.alexandriahistorical.org.

26 USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum--An evening of Chamber Winds, featuring the USAF Band Woodwind Quintet and Chamber Trio, concert 8-9:30pm, info at http://www.usafband.af.mil/, free and open to the public.

29 Lecture at The Lyceum on General Braddock’s expedition, 1755; part of the Braddock Day events and weekend symposium at the Carlyle House Historic Park; (703) 549-2997or http://www.nvrpa.org/park/carlyle_house_historic_park for more information.

April

USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum--Diversity of Saxophone, featuring saxophonist, MSgt Jeremy Koch and pianist, Yu-Hsuan Liao, concert 8-9:30pm, info at http://www.usafband.af.mil/, free and open to the public.

USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum--Music for Euphonium, featuring TSgt Matthew Shipes, euphonium, concert 8-9:30pm, info at http://www.usafband.af.mil/, free and open to the public.

12 “James Bland Music Scholarship Competition,” Lions of Northern Virginia, District 24-A, 2:00-4:00. High school level instrumentalists and vocalists will perform and compete for awards, and the opportunity to advance to the state finals in Tysons Corner on May 15. Contact Shirley Wilson at 703-743-1649 or shirlw@comcast.net. Free admission.

12 Join Friday Morning Music Club artists for an evening of chamber music on Sunday, April 12, 2015 featuring Dorotea Racz and Dmitry Samogray performing the Shostokovich Sonata for cello and piano in D Minor, op. 40 and Gwyn Jones and Rosanne Conway performing the Sonata for flute and piano by Francis Poulenc. The program will include additional works for voice, strings and small chamber ensembles. More info about the Racz-Samogray duo is at http://www.raczsamograyduo.com/. The concert 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Free and no tickets required

16 USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum--Music for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano, featuring the Felsen Trio, TSgt Mandi Harper, soprano and TSgt Sara Wollmacher, concert 8-9:30pm, info at http://www.usafband.af.mil/, free and open to the public.

18 Evening with Miroslav Tadic and Merima Kljuco: Guitar and Accordion Duo performing Contemporary World and Classical Music Miroslav Tadic (http://www.miroslavtadic.com/) guitarist, composer and improviser and Merima Kljuco (http://www.merimakljuco.com), two acclaimed masters combine vast and diverse experiences to create deeply moving and unique musical landscapes, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, information 703-220-0042 and http://www.bheartfoundation.org, $49 at door

19 Flute, Viola, and Harp Chamber Concert by the Beau Soir Ensemble, Carrie Rose (flute), Jennifer Ries (viola) and Michelle Myers Lundy (harp), works by Debussy, David Bruce, Dubois and others, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, information 202-607-6000 and www.beausoir.org, Free-will donations go towards supporting the artists
22 AHS Alexandria History Awards Join the members of the Alexandria Historical Society for an evening celebrating achievement in local history. The T. Michael Miller Alexandria History Award will be presented as well as awards to local high school students. Jennifer Griffin of Fox News, will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Griffin a graduate of St. Stephens & St. Agnes School was a prior recipient of the high school history award in 1987. Free lecture begins at 7:30 pm & ends at 8:45 pm. sponsored by the Alexandria Historical Society. www.alexandriahistorical.org.

25 The Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless orchestra, will present works by Rossini, Dvorak, and Mendelssohn, 3-4:30pm, information at ancoselfconducted.org, tickets $20 at the door, $15 in advance

25 With Strings Attached: saxophonist Anders Lundegård and clarinetist Terry Guidetti with the Cherry Blossom String Quartet. Works by Mozart, Weber and some Jazz. 7pm. Reception to follow. More info at www.classicalsaxophonist.com or call 703 244 3710.

26 All About Music; Music in recital; Performers are Guity Adjoodan (Piano), Robert & Rocio Ford (Accordion & Castanets), Jeremiah Baker (Saxophone), Vladimir Fridman, (Guitar).Presented by Unique Foundation, An exciting night of music in recital by various performers to raise funds for breast cancer research , Concert time is 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are $ 50 per person.

30 Spring Lecture Series: “The Meaning of Freedom in the Aftermath of Slavery, 1865-1867” by Leslie Rowland, The University of Maryland. Drawing from the work of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project (FSSP) at the university, Dr. Rowland will discuss the aspirations of former slaves following the end of the Civil War and their struggle to make freedom a reality. The FSSP is publishing Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, a multi-volume edition that documents the transition from slavery to freedom in the U.S. South. For further information on the project and a selection of documents from the volumes published to date, visit www.freedmen.umd.edu. Each presentation will be held in the Lecture Hall of The Lyceum --- Alexandria’s History Museum, at 7:30 PM, and $5 is requested for each program; $17 if you pay for all 4 lectures in advance. Seating is limited, so please reserve your space early by visiting the Historic Alexandria Museum Store in person, online at https://shop.alexandriava.gov/ , or by calling The Lyceum at (703) 746-4994.

May

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SUclarinets Shenandoah Conservatory's award winning clarinet choir under the direction of acclaimed clarinet soloist Garrick Zoeter, performs works by Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi, Gershwin, and the United States premiere of Guillaume Connesson's Scene's From A Contemporary Life for Clarinet and Bass Clarinet Duo. 7:00-8:30PM.
Come visit us at https://www.youtube.com/user/SUclarinets or contact gzoeter@su.edu for more information, Admission is free.

Eclipse Chamber Orchestra musicians will present two of Franz Schubert's most delightful and popular works on Sunday, May 3, 3:00 to 4:30 PM. The Arpeggione Sonata and the Trout Quintet are masterpieces that are thrilling to hear in live performance. Featured performers are Mahoko Eguchi, viola, John Hughes, violin, Rachel Young, cello, Paul DeNola, bass, and Jiyoung Oh, piano. Free admission. $20 donation is suggested. Reserve seating available with a donation made at least 48 hours in advance. Call 703-635-2770. Visit our website at www.eclipseco.org.

Am. Youth Philharmonic Master Class with AYPO Students, directed by The Ensemble da Camera chamber music concert. Concert is 7:00 – 9:00 pm
A recital by AYPO students from the Chamber Music Program, information 703-642-8051 or http://aypo.org/what-we-do/chamber-ensemble.php; free admission; donations accepted.

Are you ready to trust God more? Join international Christian speaker, Enrique Smeke, as he explores how we can rely on our ever-present connection to God for help in his talk, "Are You Ready to Take the Next Step?" Mr. Smeke will present this talk first in English (2-3pm) and then in Spanish (4-5pm) on Saturday, May 9th. No tickets are required. Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist in Alexandria, www.csalexandria.org.

16 Words&Music presents the fifth installment in the ongoing series "The American Composer", this year titled Songs of the Spirit. Join us as we celebrate the richness and diversity of music that comes from the heart and speaks to the spirit. Saturday, May 16, 2015. 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Tickets: Adults $30, Seniors, Active Duty Military $25, Students $20. For further information, contact www.words-music.org

17 American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Recital by AYPO students from the Chamber Music Program, information 703-642-8051 or http://aypo.org/what-we-do/chamber-ensemble.php; free admission; donations accepted. Concert 2:30 – 4:30 PM
The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum

21 Spring Lecture Series: “The Art of Memorializing the Civil War” by Susan Cumbey, Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site. In the years following the Civil War, a significant effort was made to commemorate and honor the service and sacrifices of its participants through public monuments, paintings and prints. The memorial movement that emerged in the last quarter of the 19th century and into the early 20th century was fueled by the growth of veterans’ organizations, civic interest in honoring those who served, and the national effort to adorn public spaces. This lecture will present an overview of commemorative Civil War art, with selected examples ranging from sculptural monuments to cycloramas. Each presentation will be held in the Lecture Hall of The Lyceum --- Alexandria’s History Museum, at 7:30 PM, and $5 is requested for each program; $17 if you pay for all 4 lectures in advance. Seating is limited, so please reserve your space early by visiting the Historic Alexandria Museum Store in person, online at https://shop.alexandriava.gov/ , or by calling The Lyceum at (703) 746-4994.

24 The Eclectic Guitars: Blues in the Night. Larry Snitzler, (Classical Guitar), and Rick Whitehead, (Jazz Guitar), are at it again, with a wide-ranging variety of styles and pieces, covering the gamut from Latin American, to classical, to American jazz standards with a special emphasis on the Blues. 3:00pm – 4:15pm, information & reservations 703-919-9773 http://www.larrysnitzler.com, http://rickwhiteheadguitar.com/, $25.00, Free to under 18, accompanied by a paying adult.

27 Join the members of the Alexandria Historical Society for a lecture by historian Paula Whitacre on Julia Wilbur and her role as an aid worker in Civil War Alexandria. Free lecture begins at 7:30 pm & ends at 8:45 pm. sponsored by the Alexandria Historical Society. www.alexandriahistorical.org.

31 A Brahms-Schumann Soirée: Chamber Music with Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano, The Ensemble da Camera of Washington - Ricardo Cyncynates (violin), Claire Eichhorn (clarinet), Anna Balakerskaia (piano), and cello - Works by Brahms and Schumann, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, information at www.edcwashington.com or call (703)851-9050. Admission Free - donations to LLS accepted.

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