Music Events

At the core of the Music program's educational training are a wide variety of curricular performances. Many of the performances listed on this page are connected with small ensembles or individual performance study, and are free and open to the public.

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For our Mainstage ticketed events, including band, orchestra, and chorus performances, please visit the Mainstage page.

For NEXT Music Capstone Recitals, please visit the NEXT Exhibition page.


Fall 2019 Performance Season

 

Corcoran Music Festival

counter)induction: Futures Past

Friday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.

counter)induction opens its 20th anniversary season with a concert connecting the Medieval with the contemporary, making music that is emphatically new and peculiarly ancient. Featuring a work by Prof. Douglas Boyce, and performances by Professor Ning Yu.

 

Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street, NW
Washington DC 20006

 

TICKETS

 

Opera Lafayette: John Blow's Venus and Adonis

Nov. 21, 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Opera Lafayette opens its 25th anniversary season featuring the 21st century’s next generation of leadership in early music and dance. These brilliant young artists present Venus and Adonis, the French-inspired chamber opera which prefigured Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

In librettist Anne Kingsmill Finch’s version of this pastoral myth, Venus, the goddess of Love, encourages her lover Adonis to heed the call of the hunt, which he does only reluctantly. Created for the English court, where Venus was played by the king’s mistress and Cupid by their daughter, this ultimately tragic tale is interspersed with humorous scenes that poke fun of courtiers while extolling the virtues of shepherds and true love.

 

Flagg Building, Atrium Bridge
500 17th Street, NW
Washington DC 20006

TICKETS

 

Ensemble Concerts, Cameratas and Recitals

 

Student Recital: Allison Horvath and Nathan Vasquez

Saturday, November 16 at 3:00 p.m.

Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20006

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GW Bands: New Beginnings

Sunday, November 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW
Washington DC 20052

TICKETS

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GW Orchestra and University Singers Concert

Sunday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m.

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW
Washington DC 20052

TICKETS

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Percussion Camerata

Monday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Phillips Hall, Room B-120
801 22nd Street NW
Washington DC 20052

 

Jazz Camerata

Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Phillips Hall, Room B-120
801 22nd Street NW
Washington DC 20052

 

Women's Ensemble Concert

Friday, December 6 at 6:15 p.m.

Marvin Center, Columbian Square
800 21st Street NW
Washington DC 20052

 

Student Recital: Vasu Kushalnagar

Saturday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m.

Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20006

 

Student Recital: Willa Alexander-Jaffe

Saturday, December 7 at 5:00 p.m.

Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20006

 

Piano Camerata

Monday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20006

 

Chamber Camerata

Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Phillips Hall, Room B-120
801 22nd Street NW
Washington DC 20052


Spring 2020 Performance Season

Silver–Garburg Piano Duo Lecture, “Schubert’s Last Sonatas”

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Open to all GW students and the public.

Join Music for the Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg’s lecture, “Schubert’s Last Sonatas.” The sonatas in C minor were all written in 1828 during the last months of Schubert’s life, when he knew he was dying. They are known for their sad beauty.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

 

Corcoran Scholars’ Fridays at Five

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Fridays at Five is a relaxed environment where students can gain experience performing in front of their peers. This event features Corcoran Scholars, an exceptional group of undergraduate students. Learn more about Scholars.

Phillips Hall, Room B-120
801 22nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20052

 

Music Faculty Incubator Series: Heather Stebbins and Douglas Boyce

Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Join Music for the Music Faculty Incubator Series with Heather Stebbins and Douglas Boyce.

This event is open to all GW students and the public; free.

Mount Vernon Campus
Post Hall
2100 Foxhall Road NW
Washington, DC 20007

 

Friday Morning Music Club: Cavani Quartet

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

MASTER CLASS:
Morning (email [email protected] for details) at Phillips Hall, B-120
801 22nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20052

PERFORMANCE:
3 – 5 p.m.
Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

Join Music for a special performance of the Cavani Quartet, part of the Friday Morning Music Club.

This event is open to all GW students and the public.

Founded in 1886 as a community of music lovers and musicians, the Friday Morning Music Club has promoted classical music in the Washington area for over 130 years. FMMC’s public concerts—now held throughout the week and no longer just on Friday mornings—provide performing members with a host of outlets for their talents and delight audiences in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Stay tuned for ticket information!

 

Ensemble Concerts, Cameratas and Recitals

GW Bands Spring Concert

Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 3 – 5 p.m.

Join the George Washington University Bands for our spring concert. The GW Bands consists of students dedicated to enriching the community through music. Members have the opportunity to perform in a variety of ensembles including Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and our renowned pep band, the Colonial Brass.

This event is open to all GW students and the public.

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

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GW Orchestra Spring Concert

Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 3 – 5 p.m.

Join Music for the GW Orchestra Spring Concert. As GW's largest symphonic ensemble, the orchestra strives to produce high quality music with an enjoyable and collaborative group.

This event is open to all GW students and the public.

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Stay tuned for ticket information!

 

Piano Camerata

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Curated student performances in a salon atmosphere presenting eclectic piano repertoire.

This event is open to all GW students; free.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street
Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

 

NEXT Capstone Music Recitals

Friday – Sunday, April 24 – 26, 2020
*Various locations,various times

Join Music at the Corcoran for NEXT Capstone Music Recitals.

Stay tuned for details!

 

Chamber Camerata

Monday, April 27, 2020 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Curated student performances in a salon atmosphere presenting eclectic chamber repertoire.

Free and open to the public, no RSVP necessary.

Flagg Building
500 17th St., NW
Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

 

Electronic and Computer Music (ECM) Camerata

Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Join Music for the Electronic and Computer Music (ECM) Camerata.

This event is open to all GW students; free.

Phillips Hall
Room B-120
801 22nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20052


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