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Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series

The JCCGW presents its 43rd season of rising stars and renowned artists in the 2014-2015 concert series that will delight and inspire. Musicians perform in the Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts intimate Kreeger Auditorium.

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Individual concert tickets will be available in mid-August.

United States Air Force Band Chamber Players Series

The JCCGW is pleased to be a performance venue for the United States Air Force Chamber Players Series featuring instrumentalists and vocalists from every performing ensemble of the US Air Force Band. The series offers metropolitan Washington audiences an opportunity to enjoy these world-class musicians in intimate recitals of the finest music literature.

FREE | RSVP to Janet Getz at jgetz@jccgw.org or 301.348.3779

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USAF Band – Brass Quintet Tuesday, September 9th
Brian Ganz, Piano Sunday, September 14th
USAF Band – Woodwind Quintet and Chamber Trio Tuesday, September 16th
USAF Band – Geoff Reecer Jazz Trio Tuesday, September 23rd
USAF Strings – String Quartet Tuesday, September 30th
The Vivaldi Project Monday, October 20th
Weilerstein Trio Sunday, November 2nd
Trio Con Brio Copenhagen & Ettore Causa, Piano Trio + Viola Sunday, November 23rd
Fine Arts String Quartet Sunday, March 8th
Ran Dank & Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano Solos and Duo Sunday, April 12th
Augustin Hadelich & Joyce Yang, Violin + Piano Sunday, May 3rd

USAF Band – Brass Quintet

Tuesday, September 9th
8:00 p.m.

Free RSVP

United States Air Force Band Chamber Players Series

The USAF Band Brass Quintet has performed across the country both in concert settings and supporting civilian and military leaders.  As a premier military chamber music ensemble they are in high demand across the National Capital Region.  Join them for an evening of new and old favorites from the Brass Quintet repertoire.

Brian Ganz, Piano

Sunday, September 14th
7:30 p.m.

“plays with joy, nuance and insight”  (Washington Post)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

Washingtonians flock to hear Brian Ganz whenever he performs. For many years he has made it his mission to join vivid music making with warmth and intimacy onstage to produce a new kind of listening experience, in which great works come to life with authentic emotional power.

BEETHOVEN Sonata in C minor, Op. 13, “Pathétique”
Sonata in E major, Op. 109
DEBUSSY Images, Book 1
Selections from Preludes, Book 1
L’Isle Joyeuse

 

United States Air Force Band Chamber Players Series

This concert will present music for winds and cello by two ensembles that are components of the United States Air Force Band. Formed in 2012, the Chamber Trio fits its unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet and cello to a wide variety of repertoire featuring new, original musical arrangements.

The five instruments that comprise the Woodwind Quintet are flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. The Quintet continually engages audiences, performing music ranging from standard woodwind quintet literature to newly commissioned works.

USAF Band – Geoff Reecer Jazz Trio

Tuesday, September 23rd
8:00 p.m.

Free RSVP

United States Air Force Band Chamber Players Series

The Geoff Reecer Jazz Combo features three members of The US Air Force Airmen of Note playing guitar, clarinet and saxophone, and double bass. This concert will present a tribute to the music of Jazz composers Jim Hall and Jimmy Giuffre.

USAF Strings – String Quartet

Tuesday, September 30th
8:00 p.m.

Free RSVP

United States Air Force Band Chamber Players Series

This concert will feature members from the US Air Force Strings. They will perform works from the standard string quartet repertoire including Beethoven’s “Harp” Quartet, Op. 74 and Mendelssohn’s Quartet, Op. 80, “Requiem for Fanny.”

The Vivaldi Project

Monday, October 20th
7:30 p.m.

Free RSVP

Daniel Pearl Memorial Concert

The Vivaldi Project brings to life the Classical String Trio, an exciting and flexible genre explored by some of the 18th century’s greatest composers. Performing on period instruments, The Vivaldi Project Trio, consisting of violin, viola and cello, will explore the missing link between Vivaldi and Beethoven, capturing the delightful textures and sonorities of a set of mostly unknown works. The program will include performances of trios by Haydn, Mozart, Boccherini and Cambini plus lively commentary about the works.

 

Weilerstein Trio

Sunday, November 2nd
7:30 p.m.

“electrified the audience” (Boston Globe)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

The dynamic Weilerstein Trio showcases an astounding musical family–Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, one of the most sought-after soloists of her generation, is joined by her parents, Grammy-nominated Cleveland Quartet first violinist Donald Weilerstein, and noted pianist and pedagogue Vivian Hornik Weilerstein.

SCHUMANN 6 Etudes in Canon Form, Op.56
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67
SCHUMANN Piano Trio in D minor, Op.63

 

“exceptional grace and fluidity”  (New York Times)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

Trio con Brio Copenhagen has won first prizes in many esteemed competitions as well as the coveted Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Award.  The Trio of Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer, his wife Soo-Kyung Hong on cello and her sister Soo-Jin Hong on violin will be joined by brilliant violist Ettore Causa.

MOZART Piano Quartet G Minor, K.478
RAVEL Piano Trio in A Minor
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op 25

 

Fine Arts String Quartet

Sunday, March 8th
7:30 p.m.

“a powerhouse of American chamber music” (Washington Post)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

The venerable Fine Arts Quartet ranks among the most distinguished and authoritative ensembles of our time, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy.

MOZART String Quartet in A Major, K 464
BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge, Op 133
TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet in F Major, Op. 22

 

“a tour-de-force account” (New York Times)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

Married pianists Israeli-born Ran Dank and Korean-American Soyeon Kate Lee combine forces in a program to include solo piano works and four-hand arrangements.  These stellar young artists have received critical acclaim for their duo collaborations as well as their solo performances.

DEBUSSY Selections from the Preludes
CHOPIN Selected works
RAVEL La Valse
MENDELSSOHN String Octet Op. 20 for Duo Piano

 

“unassuming virtuosity and uncanny sophistication” (Dallas News)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

Violinist Augustin Hadelich has made an enormous splash on the concert stage with his fast-fingered virtuosity.  He is joined by the magnificent pianist Joyce Yang, who won international renown as the youngest competitor and silver medalist at the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

STRAVINSKY Suite Italienne
SCHUMANN Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 105
FRANCK Violin Sonata in A Major
SARASATE Carmen Fantasy