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Play Games at Tudor Place

May 24, 2016

Stop by Tudor Place on June 18 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm for a morning of mimosas and nostalgic games.


For over 200 years, the young and young-at-heart have played and worked in the beautiful gardens of Tudor Place. Continue in the Peter family tradition: learn Colonial games in an historic setting, and enjoy outdoor classics like corn hole and tumbling timbers.


Experience a special display of seldom-seen objects from the Tudor Place collection, including games that reflect the nearly two centuries that the Peter family lived in Tudor Place: a Parcheesi game that the last owner played with his great-grandmother in the first decade of the 20th century, mother of pearl fiche or game counters that belonged to the first owners, and objects found during archaeological excavations on the site.

Ages 21+. Admission includes breakfast foods and two mimosas. Admission is $15 for Members and $35 for Non-Members.


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Tudoro Place is located at 1644 31st Street in Georgetown.

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See How Bees Do It at Dumbarton House

May 11, 2016

Dumbarton House presents From Hives to Honey: A Tasting with Bee America on Saturday, May 21 from 12:00 - 2 :00 pm. 


Come to Dumbarton House for an afternoon of honey tasting and learn about bee keeping from a local, family-owned business. Bee America, based in Bethesda, MD, will explain how bees make honey and how to incorporate honey into multiple facets of your lives - it’s not just for sweetening tea! Discover the history of bee keeping in the United States and how honey is harvested and extracted from the hive.


Bee America will describe what factors influence a honey’s flavor and color and help you taste honey like an expert. Best of all, sample a carefully curated selection of varietal and artisanal honeys paired with seasonal foods! Receive tasting notes so you can show off your new honey tasting skills.


Tickets are $25. Sign up by May 17, 2016.


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Dumbartpn House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.

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New Dumbarton Concerts Season

April 26, 2016

Dumbarton Concerts has announced its 2016-17 season featuring international and national touring artists as well as brilliant stars from close to home.  The numbers of musicians on stage vary but excellence is the constant: the Poulenc Trio; the Calidore String Quartet, the Imani Wind Quintet; an a cappella sextet of Nordic Voices. The tradition of A Celtic Christmas continues with our area's Irish music masters Allison Hampton and Linn Barnes, while a new holiday tradition begins with Frédéric Yonnet & Friends.  From jazz to ancient madrigals, from modern world music commissions to classic Beethoven and Brahms quartets, Dumbarton Concerts has chosen an exciting line up for its 39thseason.


“We are presenting the very finest local artists as well as outstanding international performing artists,” announced Dumbarton Concerts’s Managing/Artistic Director, Shelley Brown.  “The 39th season encompasses works from a wide range of repertoire from rarely heard pieces to beloved favorites. To sit in the candlelit sanctuary of the Dumbarton United Methodist Church is to feel the spirit of its 166-year-old walls that have resonated and reflected thirty-eight years of chamber music concerts, and to realize there is no better place to hear the tones of an oboe, a cello, a gypsy guitar, or the human voice.”


The season opens October 15 with a program of Italian Madrigals from the mid-16th century to two 20th century commissioned pieces, by Morten Lauridsen and Jacob Druckman performed by an ensemble of one of DC’s most enduring and acclaimed musical organizations, the Choral Arts Chamber Singers. Next, the New Zealand String Quartet with guest Violist Maria Lambros performs works by Haydn, Brahms and a rarely performed piece by New Zealand composer and ethnomusicologist Jack Body on November 5.  His work, Three Transcriptions, began with his own field recordings of a Chinese jaw harp, a Madagascan zither tune, and music from a Bulgarian village band, which he then transposed for a quintet of two violins, two violas, and a cello. Join the Poulenc Trio for Spring Panache on May 6, 2017. Blending piano, bassoon, and oboe in “near effortless lightness and grace,” according to the Washington Post, their Dumbarton Concerts debut includes 19th and 20th century French works.


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