As we enter our second year of featuring an Ensemble in Residence, DNMC is extremely excited to partner with local chamber group Balance Campaign. Join us on May 17 for an eclectic program of music by living composers with ties to the greater DC area:
Blink - Geoff Sheil
Murmurs - CJ Escobar
The Way of Ideas - Alexandra Gardner
Get Up - Stephen Gorbos
wissahickon poeTrees - Jennifer Higdon
Admission is free; $10 suggested donation.
About the spring concert cycle from District New Music Coalition:
Each spring, DNMC brings contemporary art music to audiences who, due to scheduling difficulties or the challenges presented by unfamiliar, uncomfortable, or inaccessible venues, might be otherwise unable to engage with this music. Each year, DNMC partners with a local performer or ensemble that commits to three performances of a program—all compositions by composers with strong ties to the DC area—in three different locations: a traditional concert hall, a church, and a restaurant or bar. The design of this cycle supports composers and performers by offering a rare opportunity in the contemporary classical music world (multiple performances of the same program are infrequent outside of major orchestras and opera companies). Through this, DNMC helps to break down some of the traditional barriers that make live classical music inaccessible to many audiences.