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Voxare String Quartet at Dumbarton Oaks

January 18, 2018

Music at Dumbarton Oaks is featuring Voxare String Quartet February 11 and 12, 2018.

 

With a repertoire spanning five centuries, this extraordinary quartet is “half Russian, half Chicagoan, 100 percent Juilliardian and 400 percent young, enthusiastic, and blessed with individual great instrumental skills" (Concertonet). Composer Ned Rorem calls the Voxare “probably the best American chamber group performing today.” In their Dumbarton Oaks debut, they perform string quartets by Felix Mendelssohn, Mohammed Fairouz, and Aleksandra Vrebalov.

Performances take place Sundays at 7:00 p.m. and Mondays at 8:00 p.m.

 

Register here.

 

Dumbarton Oaks is located at 1703 32nd Street in Georgetown.


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Allison Janney Named Rosewood Curator

December 20, 2017

Seven-time Emmy award-winning actress Allison Janney joins Rosewood Curators on behalf of Rosewood Washington DC in Georgetown. The Curator Program is a carefully selected group of luminaries and leaders who share travel recommendations and insider tips for Rosewood destinations around the world. 

 

During Janney’s time filming The West Wing, she frequently traveled to Washington, D.C. and developed an affinity and admiration for the city’s history, beauty, and elegance. Years after the show has wrapped, Janney maintains a closeness with Washington, D.C.  Janney shares her favorite ways to experience the nation’s capital. Allison’s complete Curator interview, including her destination and travel tips, can be found here.

 

“D.C. is brimming with both electric energy and serene beauty. It is the bustling epicenter of American politics but also a picturesque destination, right on the water, covered in cherry blossom trees. L’Enfant’s design of the city, characterized by a stately elegance, gives the city a very European feel.” says Janney. “Washington, D.C. will always hold a special place in my heart, and I am delighted to continually find new ways to take in its splendor.”

First launched in 2013, the Rosewood Curator program includes fashion icons Anna Dello Russo and Iris Apfel, prima ballerina Tan Yuan Yuan, designer Zac Posen, film director Johnnie To, and auctioneer Simon de Pury, among others. Read and watch the Rosewood Curator interviews here.


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CAG Celebrates 'The Streets of Georgetown'

November 1, 2017

Over three hundred Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) members, sponsors, volunteers and neighborhood friends turned out for the Georgetown Gala "Streets of Georgetown" at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 21st.

Lee Murphy Casey Cunkel Jennifer Romm, Holly Styles (Photo by: Robert Devaney) Lee Murphy Casey Cunkel Jennifer Romm, Holly Styles

The popular black-tie event featured Georgetown-themed decor, food styled after the village's restaurants and live band For the Win had everyone "dancing in the streets." Gala co-chairs Amy Porter Stroh, Michelle Korsmo and Colman Ridell mingleed with regular attendees including Councilman Jack Evans and ANC Commissioners Joe Gibbons, Lisa Palmer, Ed Solomon, Rick Murphy and Jim Wilcox.

Lesley Lee, Jim Erlacher, Jim Lee (Photo by: Oliver Devine) Lesley Lee, Jim Erlacher, Jim Lee

Guests joined the guests perusing the silent auction featuring trips around the world as well as insider tours of Washington, a progressive pool party and a private, Via Umbria catered dinner on a spectacular river view rooftop, as well as a blind wine pull, mystery jewelry boxes from new retailer Kendra Scott and touch ups at the "Glam Station" with Glamsquad hair and makeup artists.  

Christopher Bidwell & Tricia Huntley (Photo by: Robert Devaney) Christopher Bidwell & Tricia Huntley

The ever popular Candy Bar (sponsored by TTR/Sotheby's this year) was once again a huge hit with guests who scrambled to fill bags with all their favorites to take home.

Amy Stroh and Page Evans (Photo by: Oliver Devine) Amy Stroh and Page Evans

The Gala is CAG's largest fundraiser of the year and raises operating costs that support Historic Preservation, Trees, Concerts, Public Safety, Oral History, Town-Gown relations and monthly public meetings that benefit all residents of Georgetown.

 

For more information about the Gala, visit CAG.


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