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Experience Musical Excellence at the JCCGW

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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Daniel Getz, Viola Tuesday, February 3rd
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

Daniel Getz, Viola

Tuesday, February 3rd
7:30 p.m.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra violist and former JCC of Greater Washington School of Music student, Daniel Getz returns to the JCCGW for a special homecoming recital.  With pianist Ellen Hwangbo and violinist John Hughes.

SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
MOZART Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K. 423
BAX Viola Sonata

Reception to follow with desserts by Margie Litman.

Questions: Please call Janet Getz at 301-348-3779 or Email

Fine Arts String Quartet

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

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“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.

CHOPIN Mazurkas from Opp. 17, 59 and 68
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13
DEBUSSY Preludes No. 7 and 8 from Book 1
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