Jona Colson’s first poetry collection, Said Through Glass, won the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from the Washington Writers’ Publishing House. He received his BA in English and Spanish from Goucher College, a Master of Arts in Linguistics from George Mason University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from American University. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Southern Review, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. His translations and interviews can be found in Prairie Schooner, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Writer’s Chronicle.
Fix It Fair is a free event in partnership with Station North Tool Library. At Fix It Fair, you’ll find tools, advice and materials to help you make common repairs on clothes, furniture, electronics, bikes, and more. Experienced volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields, will be on site to assist people with their repairs.
To RSVP and view a full list of available repairs, please visit toollibrary.org/fixitfair
12 PM - 4 PM* (Repair Line Closes At 3:30 PM)
Limited repairs offered: Sewing, Jewelry, Small Appliances, Electronics, Simple Woodworking.
With more than 60 years spent chronicling our world and nation, few can match the authority, experience, and perspective that Dan Rather brings to almost any subject. From politics, the media, current events, and our country’s most pressing issues— to inspiring words of wisdom on leadership, education, social justice, civic involvement and the importance of philanthropy, Dan Rather speaks from the heart.
The Subscription Series opens with the esteemed pianist Richard Goode, whose performances “it is virtually impossible to walk away from…without the sense of having gained some new insight, subtle or otherwise, in the works he played or about pianism itself” (The New York Times). A magisterial presence at the keyboard, he is revered as “one of the finest pianists in the world” (The Washington Post). His elegantly crafted program includes Debussy’s Images, Book II, and Bach’s Partita No. 5, a buoyant work of joyous virtuosity.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month while learning about three main cultural influences in Latin music: Indigenous, African, and European. Participants are invited to play all of the percussion instruments presented during the performance, and to dance basic Latin rhythms, like salsa.
Presented by Cantaré, Latin American Music.
Marita Golden is an Alzheimer’s activist and editor of the multi-cultural anthology, Us Against Alzheimer’s: Stories of Family Love and Faith. The program will include readings by Katia D. Ulysse and Lauren Francis-Sharma.
Marin Alsop leads the Orchestra in the Prelude and Liebestod to Tristan und Isolde, Wagner’s path-breaking expression of love that can only be fulfilled in death. Paul Hindemith’s one-act operatic shocker, Sancta Susanna, depicts two nuns visited by alluring temptations to cast away their vows and live a life of the flesh. Considered the greatest of his symphonies, Brahms’ Fourth Symphony concludes this program revolving around the most intense and forbidden of human passions.
Composed at the height of the Romantic period, Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is both a nod to the past and a look to the future. Marin Alsop unpacks the profound emotions behind this masterpiece and explores how Brahms paved the way for the modernists of the 20th Century.
Marin Alsop, conductor
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
Join us for a "Brahms and Brews" after-party following the concert in the lobby.
Over the past two decades, the Jerusalem Quartet has consistently garnered accolades and acclaim for its “passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend” (The Times, London). Opening with Haydn and 20th-century master Shostakovich, the ensemble concludes with Brahms’ intense and restless first quartet.
HAYDN: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Fifths”
SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 117
BRAHMS: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1