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Matinee Idylls

Series Prices: $176.00 for 4 performances and lunch

Matinee Idylls presents a fantastic “menu” of distinguished musicians presenting a colorful variety of chamber music. These afternoons are sure to delight, with a luncheon prepared by an outstanding local caterer, followed by a one-hour concert and a coffee and dessert reception with the artists.

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September 2021

Matinee Idylls

Lena Seikaly Trio

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2022 1:30pm

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Called “one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers” and “brightest voices in jazz” (The Washington Post), jazz vocalist and Washington, D.C.-area native Lena Seikaly performs a sumptuous afternoon of jazz standards. Her rich mezzo-soprano voice is not only making waves locall... Read more

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Va. Opera: A Taste of Opera

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2022 1:30pm

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Virginia Opera returns with a passion-infused afternoon filled with drama, poetry, history, and romance. A small group of opera singers perform beloved arias, duets, and ensembles selected from recent and upcoming Virginia Opera productions. Experience rising opera stars perfo... Read more

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John Bullard

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 1:30pm

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Featuring Markus Compton

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In a delightfully unusual pairing, banjoist John Bullard and pianist Markus Compton perform folk-classical fusion music... Read more

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Alicia Ward

Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022 1:30pm

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Join award-winning cellist Alicia Ward as she performs an impressive afternoon of classical music. Making her orchestral debut as a featured soloist at the age of 12, Ward has since performed throughout the United States and abroad as a chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist. Her perfor... Read more

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Virginia Opera: A Taste of Opera

Wednesday, Nov 09, 2022 1:30pm

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Opera lovers, rejoice in an afternoon bill brimming with all of the drama, poetry, history, and romance that makes opera so heart-thrilling. Singers fresh off of the Virginia Opera stage will perform beloved arias and duets selected from both classic and contemporary repertoire. There are ... Read more

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Victor Provost: Steelpan Rhythms & Melodies

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2023 1:30pm

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Steelpanist Victor Provost presents an eclectic repertoire of music including Folk music of South America and the Caribbean, European Classical Music, American Jazz, and original compositions. Provost, a George Mason University adjunct professor in the Dewberry School of Music, is widely r... Read more

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Leo Sushansky and Michelle Lundy

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2023 1:30pm

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Strings will sing in this stunning concert pairing with harpist Michelle Lundy and violinist Leo Sushansky. Lundy is the founding member of Beau Soir Ensemble, a venerable flute, viola, and harp trio known to our region for its unique instrumentation, breathtaking music, and infectious ene... Read more

September 2021