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Irish Bodhran

at Washington Conservatory of Music - Glen Echo 7300 MacArthur Blvd , Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Bodhran enthusiasts everywhere! Sharpen your skills and refresh your techniques in a three-week, three-class workshop for bodhran players of all levels. The class wil be tailored to your particular abilities, focusing on individual needs in a group setting. Student must provide own instrument.

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$66

3 sessions

Celtic Backup for Bouzouki & Guitar

at Washington Conservatory of Music - Glen Echo 7300 MacArthur Blvd , Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Covers techniques of accompaniment for jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc., with focus on rhythm patterns, constructing chord progressions. Well-known session tunes serve as examples. Also discussed: "session survival," playing in an ensemble. Recording device helpful. Must provide own instrument.

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$260

10 sessions

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Opera Master Class

at The Kennedy Center - Foggy Bottom 2700 F St NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20566

Witness how great performers are made, hear the opera's voices of tomorrow, and observe the creative process. Emerging artists hone their craft under the guidance of WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. Observe the internationally acclaimed director of theater and opera--accompanied by Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program Director Robert Ainsley--as...

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$12

NSO Family Concert: Let's Remix the Classix!

at The Kennedy Center - Foggy Bottom 2700 F St NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20566

Learn the language of music with a fresh twist as the NSO reunites with Grammy®-nominated beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon and wildly original electric cellist/composer Wytold for a crash course in the fundamentals of remixing! Age 5+

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$15

Exploring Don Carlo with Philippe Auguin

at The Kennedy Center - Foggy Bottom 2700 F St NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20566

Enjoy Don Carlo's return to the Kennedy Center after 17 years with a session led by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin. Whether you are familiar with Don Carlo or this is your first time, Auguin takes us into the music to explore and deepen our knowledge of one of Guiseppe Verdi's mightiest creations. 

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$12

Luce Unplugged: Bat Fangs

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Explore some of the three thousand artworks in SAAM’s Luce Center while listening to up-and-coming local bands. This month, Luce Unplugged hosts local band Bat Fangs, as they recall the rock icons of the 80’s with their catchy lyrics and raucous guitar riffs. Libations and snacks available for purchase from an on-site bar. Presented in collaboration...

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Free

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Hip-Hop Performance and Workshop

at IA&A at Hillyer - Dupont Circle 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Join us for our September CultureBlast featuring Hip-Hop artist Mana Eini with a special performance and workshop event. Since the early ’90s, artists such as MC Lyte and Missy Elliott have written explicitly feminist Hip-Hop anthems. Now there is a new artist setting the tone for a new age of female MCs and she goes by Mana. Her music is a reflection...

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$8

Take 5! Afro Bop Alliance

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Relax and Take 5 with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard every third Thursday. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments. For added fun, borrow a board game to play during the concert. Latin Grammy Award--winning drummer and bandleader Joe McCarthy leads the Afro Bop Alliance in a concert showcasing the musical traditions, unique...

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Take 5!: Sarah Hughes Quartet Celebrates the Music

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Ornette Coleman, a widely acclaimed saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer, rewrote the language of jazz. Join alto saxophonist Sarah Hughes and her quartet as they play a selection of Coleman’s pieces, putting their own improvisational twists on his iconic works.

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NSO Pops: West Side Story in Concert

at The Kennedy Center - Foggy Bottom 2700 F St NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20566

Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's cherished musical take on Romeo & Juliet in a lightly staged NSO concert performance featuring a cast of Broadway favorites including Corey Cott as Tony, Solea Pfeiffer as Maria, Ana Villafañe as Anita, Ephraim Sykes as Riff, and Joel Perez as Bernardo. 

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$125

3 sessions

Intro to Djembe Drumming and Drum Circle

at McLean Community Center - McLean 1440 Chain Bridge Rd Mclean VA, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

Have you ever just wanted to just bang your stress away? Whether it?s a big test, meeting or deadline, we all have stress. Join The Alden and master artist, Kofi Dennis for an introductory to djembe drumming skills and improvisation. Included in this class is chance to put your new skills to the test playing as a group in a community drum circle. This...

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$15

Literature and Culture: Introduction To Opera

at Casa Italiana Language School - Foggy Bottom 1776 G St NW Ste 107, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Names like Turandot, La Traviata, Pavarotti and Puccini are associated worldwide with this enchanting form of art. Opera is truly enjoyed when it is well understood: learning why and when opera was born, how it was written, the composer and his works are essential tools to fully enjoy this form of music. Grammar will be discussed as it emerges from...

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$240

11 sessions

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Tabla I: Introduction to Tabla (Drum) and Rhythms

at Sahara Dance - Tenleytown 4433 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016

Learn the basics for playing the tabla, including the primary sounds (doum and tek) and fundamental Middle Eastern rhythms. Individual feedback and adjustments will be given to each student on striking technique, timing, hand placement and how to hold the drum. Each class is divided between practicing technique and playing rhythms. Special attention...

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$160

8 sessions

Tabla II: Beginner Tabla (Drum) & Rhythms

at Sahara Dance - Tenleytown 4433 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016

Now that you have a solid foundation it is time to move beyond the basics.   Expand your drumming vocabulary and learn how to put all of your knowledge together in a musical context. In this class, you will continue to expand upon both your techniques (pops, half teks, rolls and other combinations and sound variations) as well as your knowledge...

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$295

8 sessions

Tabla III: Intermediate Tabla (Drum) & Rhythms

at Sahara Dance - Tenleytown 4433 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016

Move beyond the foundational principals of playing the tabla into a world of musical self-expression. In this class we will practice creating and playing solos and learning songs/routines all while maintaining proper technique.   The class will also explore different approaches to use when playing with other musicians as well as strategies...

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$160

8 sessions

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