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On Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm, the newly formed Raven Consort will present the world premiere of Nicholas White's setting of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven. The program will open with Pergolesi's sublime Stabat Mater. Also on the program are From Earth to Heaven and Immensity Cloistered also by Nicholas White.
Commissioned by Dumbarton Concerts' Chairman Emeritus Angelo Cicolani, The Raven is a cantata in eight movements for vocal quartet accompanied by string quartet and piano.
The work will be conducted from the piano by composer Nicholas White. "The issue of introducing variety in the musical material had puzzled me from the start," White explained.
"How does one set such a long poem that dwells on sadness, despair, longing and gloom throughout its eighteen verses. It was not long before I was thinking along the lines of a very presentational, theatrically inspired piece, most definitely divided into several movements." And thus this cantata in eight movements was born."
Dumbarton Concerts, now in its 35th season, is dedicated to assembling the most talented ensembles from around the world to create a concert season of the highest quality.
For tickets, contact Dumbarton Concerts or call 202.965.2000
Dumbarton Church is located at 3133 Dumbarton Street.
Come to Tudor Place for a lecture on "The Painter's Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art" with historian and author Hugh Howard Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 pm.
Mr. Howard will explore the emergence of the American republic through the abundance of portraits of its most indispensable man, George Washington and the painters who defined him. As patron and subject, Washington launched the public's appetite for portraiture and history painting.
Mr. Howard reveals how John Trumbull, Edward Savage, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, and Rembrandt Peale toiled to create an art worthy of the revolutionary republic and the hero they turned into an icon. The lecture sheds light on the early role of art within the public sphere. The lecture will be followed by a tour of Washington portraits, some rarely seen, in the Tudor Place collection.
The event is complimentary for Landmark Society members, $15 for Tudor Place members and $20 for non-members.
Reservations must be made in advance by calling 202.965.0400 x 104 or email Braedon Renne.
Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street.
According to Guest of a Guest, Third Edition was recently sold to Richard Sandoval Restaurants. Mexican-born chef Richard Sandoval owns a number of resaurants around the world, including Zengo, El Centro and Masa 14 here in Washington, D.C.
As we reported last year, the popular Georgetown restaurant had been closed for several days for underage drinking violations.
Read more here.