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Dumbarton Concerts Presents Vida Guitar Quartet Oct. 20

October 3, 2012

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8:00pm, the Vida Guitar Quartet will open the Dumbarton Concerts 35th season at Georgetown's historic Dumbarton Church with a program featuring El amor brujo (Love, the Magician).

This evening's program features Mark Eden’s transcription of Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo which has been hailed as a tour de force. Also on the program is an arrangement of Bizet's Carmen Suite.  In between, the quartet will take a brief journey to England and Scotland with works by Arnold and Crittenden.

 The Vida Guitar Quartet brings together four guitarists of exceptional artistry: Mark Ashford, Mark Eden, Christopher Stell and Helen Sanderson who share a passion for chamber music.

After their debut at the World Youth Guitar Festival in 2007, the Quartet have rapidly gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic guitar ensembles in the UK.

Tickets are $33; Seniors and Students $29 

Call 202.965.2000, visit Dumbarton Concerts  or email office@dumbartonconcerts.org for more information.

Dumbarton Church is located at 3133 Dumbarton Street.

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Arnold Live at The Hamilton Oct. 2

October 1, 2012

You know the story, well, at least some of it. Now meet the author. Join former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as he discusses his new book, Total Recall, chronicling his greatest successes and biggest failures. The event is co-sponsored by Politics & Prose and The Washington Post.

At The Hamilton Tuesday, October 2 from 7:00-9:30 pm.

Tickets are $15. Books will be sold on-site.

The Hamilton is located at 600 14th Street NW.


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The Jet Set of Washington Harbour

September 27, 2012

(Photo by: Chase Communications)

Inspired by the performance fountains in Las Vegas and Dubai, the new fountain at Georgetown’s Washington Harbour Plaza debuted with waterworks reaching 65 feet high Thursday night. All part of a an exclusive evening sponsored by MRP Realty.

Hundreds of invited guests turned out, many arriving after sunset for optimal viewing of the waterworks.

During the perfomance, The Josh Burgess Band perfomed inside Tony & Joe's.

If you missed it, you’ll have to wait till next spring (in time for Cherry Bloosom season).

The fountain will remain in service throughout the weekend, but will then be closed for construction of the eagerly anticipated new skating rink, scheduled to open mid-November.

(Photo by: Chase Communications)

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