Join the Rock Creek Chamber Players for a free concert entirely devoted to the music of French composer Gabriel Faure. Exceptional musicians will share his glorious late romantic works .
We open with a selection of Faure’s unjustly neglected Barcarolles, played by pianist Steven Schwarz. These short, tuneful gems trace the evolution of Faure’s style.
In the C minor piano quartet, Faure created a compelling work of remarkable instrumental color. Our performers are violinist Carolyn Wu, violist Andrew Crane, cellist Taka Ariga, and pianist John Sutherland Earle.
After intermission, we hear love songs, most appropriate for the season. Suzanne Epstein will sing La Bonne Chanson with pianist Ralitza Patcheva. Set to poems by Paul Verlaine, Faure’s nine songs explore the optimism of love.
Engaging commentary enriches your listening experience.
Free. No tickets required.
Where. Join us in our new home at St. Luke’s Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda MD 20814.
The church is located where Grosvenor Lane would intersect with Old Georgetown Road, if the two actually met. Instead, Cheshire Drive is the cross street on Old Georgetown Road and the church is at the corner. Wildwood Shopping Center is nearby. Here’s a map.
When. 3 pm.
By Car. As one friend noted, the church has “gobs of parking.” Park on Grosvenor Lane, Southport Drive, or in the parking lot behind the church off Southport. Enter the building through the red double doors off Grosvenor or the office doors off the parking lot. If you come in through the office doors, go to the end of the hall and take the elevator up.
By Public Transportation. The church is 1.5 miles from the Grosvenor Metro Station. It’s also on the J2 bus line, connecting with the Bethesda, Medical Center, and Silver Spring Metro Stations.
Always Free and Family-Friendly. Never Stuffy.