Washington Conservatory Faculty Members will present a potpourri of musical instruments, periods, and styles in this annual benefit concert to raise funds for scholarships for underserved students. Admission is free, and all donations at the door support scholarships. The concert will be held on Friday, March 15 at 7 pm at Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD 20816. Guests are invited to attend a wine reception following the concert.
Fourteen faculty members will present solos and ensembles by composers including Bach, Mozart, McDowell, Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel, Earl Wild, Rebecca Clarke, and others. Performers include pianists Michael Adcock, Audrey Andrist, Lydia Frumkin, Ja-Hye Koo, Dionne Laufman, Jaewon Lee, and Haskell Small; violinists Mayumi Pawell and Jennifer Cluggish; violist George Ohlson; clarinetist Cheryl Hill; cellists Drew Owen and Danielle Cho; and soprano Jennifer Suess. Conservatory faculty members represent a musical community of esteemed competition winners, solo concert artists, orchestral soloists, and chamber musicians who have performed in major venues in the Washington, D.C. area and around the world.
The Washington Conservatory is one of 16 nationally accredited community music schools in the United States for students of all ages. The Conservatory presents a monthly professional concert series September through May at Westmoreland Congregational Church in Bethesda and holds other public concerts and events throughout the year at Glen Echo Park. Concerts are donation-funded and presented free of charge to allow people of all economic means to enjoy outstanding live classical music in the community. For those able, a twenty dollar donation is suggested. Families are welcome at all concerts.