Southwest Chamber Players Present 25th Anniversary Shows

By David Ehrlich The Southwest Chamber Players announce their triumphant return to the concert stage of Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church with a pair of concerts Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 2:30 p.m. Following a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, this happy occasion will mark the amateur organization’s […]

Multimedia Exhibit Merges Music with Digital Brushstrokes at ARTECHOUSE

By Southwester Staff From January 17 to March 6, Southwest’s ARTECHOUSE will host the U.S. debut of Transient: Impermanent Paintings, an exhibit by Italian multimedia artist Quayola.  Originally created as an audiovisual concert for two motorized pianos by Quayola, the piece uses generative algorithms so each brushstroke is sonified with a piano note. As a […]

Southwest Chamber Players Approach 25th Anniversary 

By David Ehrlich  The Southwest Chamber Players are a loose coalition of over 100 dedicated amateur musicians who have performed at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Southwest Washington since 1997. On a nearly monthly basis, the Chamber Players perform purely as volunteers, presenting chamber music concerts to the community free of charge.  Including all of […]

16 Songs, One Amazing Night: LCD Soundsystem at The Anthem

There is only one constant when LCD Soundsystem takes the stage: dancing. That held true Tuesday, Oct. 17 as the eight-person band brought their mix of electronic, rock, and up-tempo melodic beats to The Anthem at The Wharf. “We are very happy to be here. We’re psychologically adjusting to this size [venue],” said frontman James […]

Thinking About Jazz Celebrates Clark Terry

On Saturday, June 27 from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the bi-monthly jazz education program at Westminster Church, Thinking About Jazz, celebrates the life of master trumpeter, Clark Terry. In addition to being thought of as “the best trumpeter around” by none other than Dizzy Gillespie, Terry was a pioneer in jazz education whose students at William Paterson […]

Thinking about Jazz Celebrates Clifford Brown

The short, but amazingly prolific life of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown will be celebrated at Westminster Church’s bi-monthly Thinking About Jazz (TAJ) series in Southwest DC on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 from 1-3:00 PM. Dr. Nick Catalano, professor of Literature and Music at Pace University, will speak about his book on Brown, “Clifford Brown: The Life and […]

Cecily Bumbray: A Rising Star

Every neighborhood boasts of a rising star and Southwest is no exception. Cecily Bumbray, 24, is a young vocalist and songwriter making her mark on the music world with an eclectic blend. Bumbray started regular voice lessons at age 12 at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore and from ages 13 to 18, she studied classical […]