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Pianist Peter Friis Johansson Performs in House of Sweden Feb. 1

January 24, 2017

Award-winning and highly acclaimed Swedish pianist, Peter Friis Johansson will perform a solo recital with music by Schubert and Scandinavian composers on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in House of Sweden.

 

Doors open at 6:30 pm and concert begins at 7:00 pm.

 

By his powerful yet incredibly nuanced sound, his flawless technique and his brilliant musical mind, Peter Friis Johansson has emerged as one of Scandinavia’s most interesting performers. He has toured extensively and appeared at some of the world’s most important venues, including the Concertgebouw - Amsterdam and Musikverein - Vienna, and made his New York debut recital at the 'International Keyboard Institute and Festival' in 2014.

 

Peter Friis Johansson is currently pursuing many projects, including performing the eleven completed piano sonatas by Franz Schubert.

 

Tickets are FREE but please register here.

 

House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown.


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Obama's Mic-Drop Goodbye Party at Gypsy Sally's Jan. 19

January 4, 2017

Join the fun on January 19, 2017 for Obama's Mic-Drop: A Presidential Goodbye Party at Gypsy Sally's.

 

Evoking emotions that you thought had long passed – the feeling of your first cigarette, or the way you feel listening to a worn vinyl as it warmly crackles against the sound of a summer night – The Congress is naturally compared to many names and styles of years gone by. But drawing such comparisons is, in many respects, a misguided endeavor. Misguided not because you’d be wrong, but because you’d be missing the beautiful point – The Congress are a natural evolution of more than 60 years of purely American music. With a spirit rooted just south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and now calling Denver – “The Queen City of the West” – their home, they’ve got enough soul, grit, and have spent enough time in the woodshed and on the road to call them pretty much whatever you want. But whatever words you think you need to describe their contribution to the American music tradition – save your breath. The Congress play Rock & Roll.

 

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Georgetown University Announces 2017 Legacy of a Dream Recipient

November 28, 2016

Georgetown University announced the 15th annual John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award recipient, Abel Enrique Núñez, Executive Director of Washington, D.C. nonprofit, the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN).

 

Abel Enrique Núñez will be honored on January 16th at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 


“Through his leadership at CARECEN, Mr. Núñez has impacted thousands of children, women and men in our city’s Latino community, providing them with essential services and resources that contribute to their own well-being and help to empower and uplift our entire D.C. community,” said Georgetown President John J. DeGioia.

 

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