As we dive deeper into the Holiday season live music events continue to ramp up throughout the city. Here are some awesome events in the coming days (free & very cheap) that you shouldn’t miss!
American University Chorus: Sing a New Song
with Laura M. Petravage, conductor
Dana Scott, piano
Friday November 30th and Saturday December, 8 pm
Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University
$10 for AU Community, seniors; $15 general admission
The AU Chorus will give you a guided tour of American choral literature with their eclectic and nostalgic Fall program. It includes arrangements of folk-favorites “Bile them cabbage down” and “Cindy”, spirituals, classic Copland settings and more.
The highlight of the program is Samuel Barber’s Reincarnations for a capella chorus.The Reincarnations are rarely performed in their entirety as they are both complex and demanding. In their rendition the AU Chorus proves their remarkable musicianship and attention to detail under Laura Petravage’s brave leadership. Their enthusiasm is a rare treat and this weekend’s performances will not disappoint!
Jake Shimabukoro, ukulele virtuoso
Screening of “Life on Four Strings” and personal appearance by Mr. Shimabukoro
Monday December 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm * FREE
Rasmuson Theater, National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Ave SW, Washington DC 20024
This FREE event is presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and promises to be a great time. “Life on four strings” is a documentary about Jake Shimabukoro, a ukulele-virtuoso who was recently declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone. Shimabukoro is truly an amazing musician.