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Cultural Schedule for the AMS

By training, I am a musicologist. As luck would have it, the American Musicological Society is holding its annual national meeting right here in Washington this year, for which I have been a member of the Local Arrangements Committee. This means that for the next four days, I will be spending a lot of time listening to papers -- here is the final program (.PDF file) -- and helping our very busy chairwoman put out any logistical fires that may arise. I will have some reports for you on what interesting things obsess musicologists these days, as well as some information for the attendees.

The AMS DC Web site has an approved concert schedule, but it seems like a good idea to offer a few supplementary resources here at Ionarts. Here are the musical events scheduled, as far as we know, for today and tomorrow. Our weekend edition will appear on Saturday morning. Below, also find a list of recommended museum exhibits available during the meeting, mostly related to music, supplemented by a complete list of Cultural Points of Interest in Washington.

Thursday, October 27, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Washington National Cathedral (Episcopalian)
Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW
(202) 537-6200

Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Ying Quartet (music by Tan Dun, Debussy)
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Thursday, October 27, 8 pm (open dress rehearsal, $10); Friday, October 28, 8 pm; Saturday, October 29, 8 pm
Marc Blitzstein, Regina (conducted by Kate Tamarkin)
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Catholic University
Hartke Theatre (tickets: $10, $15)

Friday, October 28, 8 pm
Corigliano Quartet with Thomas Gallant, oboe, and Pedja Muzijevic, piano (Coolidge, Carter, Sallinen, Brahms)
Founder's Day Concert [FREE]
Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium

Friday, October 28, 8 pm
King's Singers and Sarband
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)

Friday, October 28, 8 pm; Saturday, October 29, 8 pm; Sunday, October 30, 3 pm
Dan Hurlin, Hiroshima Maiden (Bunraku puppet show), with music by Robert Een
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)


Mark Barry said...

A musicologist...can you fix anything?

Charles T. Downey said...

Yes, musicologist, it sounds so forbidding and technical. And, no, I cannot fix anything except errors in basso continuo figures.