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WMAS NEWS UPDATE
Happy Snow Day!
Thanks also to Peter DiGiovanni for being the first greeter of the new year!
February and March Meetings
Our February meeting is coming up quickly; it’s on the 9th. We’ll be celebrating our 11th year as a club and, as usual, it will be a dance party. Please sign up to play a dance tune (waltzes and polkas are the dances most people know) and please plan to bring snacks to share. We’ll order a birthday cake for the occasion.
On March 16 we will try something new: a mini International Festival featuring three cultures. Yimeng Huang will talk about and demonstrate Chinese music; Mike Rubin will do the same for Jewish music; and Joan Grauman and a couple of her former band mates will take on Bulgarian music. At least some of the presenters will wear traditional dress, and we will encourage everyone to bring ethnic snacks, as well as costumes and other items to display. Yimeng, Mike, and Joan will bring sheet music for a couple of easy ethnic songs so everyone can join in. Don’t forget your accordions!
The American Accordion Musicological Society (AAMS) will be honoring Jim Vandelly at its March 28-30, 2014, festival at the Marriott Hotel in Whippany, New Jersey. The tribute banquet will take place Saturday, March 29, at 6 pm, and the Potomac Ensemble will perform that evening, along with a number of other artists. Another not-to-be-missed event will take place Friday evening the 28th: Rik Kaplan will be organizing a “French Experience” concert featuring the Crawdaddies with accordionist Kraig Greff (who’s performed for our club), the Musette Project with Dallas Vietty (ditto), Dee Langley, and Joanna Darrow.
The festival schedule also includes lots of workshops, and the weekend is always packed with fun.
NOVA Community Chorus Concerts
Halina Banas-Jones will be singing in three upcoming choral concerts:
Tuesday, February 25, 7:30 pm
The NOVA Community Chorus will perform the world premiere of Reiss’s Sea Surface Full of Clouds with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, in these two concerts:
Sunday, March 30, 3 pm at
Sunday, April 6, 3 pm
World Artists Experiences in partnership with the Embassy of Serbia
Performances are at 7 pm as follows:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 7 pm
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7 pm
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tickets are not required; however seating is on a first-come basis.