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Chamber Music Concert to Benefit GMC Oct. 13

October 9, 2018

When: Saturday, October 13, at 4:00 pm

 

Where: Christ Church, Georgetown, 3116 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007

 

Who: The GRAMMY-nominated Inscape Chamber Orchestra

 

What: All proceeds from the concert's free-will offering will benefit Georgetown Ministry Center

 

About Inscape Chamber Orchestra:

Founded in 2004 by artistic director Richard Scerbo, the Inscape Chamber Orchestra seeks to redefine the boundaries of classical music through riveting performances that reach across genres and generations, and transcend the confines of the traditional concert experience. With a flexible personnel roster and unique brand of programming, this critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated ensemble has quickly become one of the leading chamber orchestras in the Washington, DC, region and beyond.

Inscape’s first Georgetown appearance of the 2018-2019 season will feature Johannes Brahms’ monumental Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115, and Arthur Bliss’ imaginative Oboe Quintet, Op. 44, as well as The Scherzo of the Fools, by noted American composer James D’Angelo.

 

A reception will follow the concert.


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Michael D. Usdan on Education Oct. 4

September 30, 2018

Plan now to hear Michael D. Usdan, Senior Fellow, The Institute for Educational Leadership, who will discuss "America’s Future:  Some Perspectives on the Role of Education" on October 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 3240 O Street in Georgetown.

 

Dr. Usdan , who worked on the staff of the late Dr. James B. Conant in the latter’s famous studies of American education has taught at Columbia University, City University of New York, Northwestern and Fordham Universities.  He served as President of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) from 1981 through 2001 when he became a Senior Fellow at the organization.

 

Several themes dominate his writing:  problems relating to urban education, the relationship of government and politics to education, and the growing interest in developing closer relationships between elementary- secondary and higher education.  A consultant to local and state boards of education and educational organization throughout the country, he has spoken at and participated in meetings in the Unites States and internationally.

Refreshments will be served and space is limited so please RSVP to lynn@Georgetown-village.org or 202.999.8988 by October 1st. 

 

This discussion with Dr. Usdan is part of Georgetown Village’s fall speaker series on Significant Contemporary Issues. 


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Georgetown Village to Host Presentation on Climate Change Sept. 26

September 12, 2018

Climate and climate change are hot topics of conversation, especially when temperatures soar and weather extremes occur with ever increasing frequency. 

 

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Georgetown Village charter member Dr. Hans G. Kaper will discuss climate and climate change and why we should care about this including possible socioeconomic consequences. The presentation will take place at St. John’s Church at 3240 O Street in Georgetown starting at 6:00 pm.

 

Dr. Kaper is an applied mathematician who studies current climate events from the perspective of past climates. Our climate has changed over time, sometimes quite dramatically, so what is special about today’s climate?  While there is almost unanimous agreement in the scientific community that Earth’s climate is changing faster than in pre-industrial times, the public finds it difficult to accept this judgment, and some people remain skeptic.  Scientists face a conundrum: How to convince the public that climate change is real, that it is caused by human activities, and that it is happening now.

 

The presentation is free and open to the public. Please call the Georgetown Village office at 202.999.8988 to reserve your space.  Refreshments will be served.


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