2016-2017 Conservatory Casual Concerts
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Washington Conservatory of Music presents

Chery Hill, clarinet
George Ohlson, viola
Maribeth Gowen, piano

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3 PM
Washington Conservatory of Music
at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812
FREE (donations welcome) | directions

Washington Conservatory of Music announces the inaugural Conservatory Casual Concert at the Washington Conservatory of Music teaching site within Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo Park, (next door to Adventure Theatre) at 3 pm on Sunday, October 30. The concert is FREE with donations for the musicians welcome at the door.

The new Casual Concerts format will feature both classical and other genres of music in an informal setting, performed by faculty of the Washington Conservatory of Music. Audience members are encouraged to sit back, relax, stretch out on floor pillows, or to munch a treat from Praline, the nearby café in the park, while enjoying the music.

Lasting about an hour, the informal concert setting is designed to encourage musicians and audience to chat about the music during the performance.

The upcoming concert on October 30 features the delightful Mozart " Kegelstatt" Trio, Robert Schumann’s Fairy Tales, and Pieces op 83 by Max Bruch performed by three Washington Conservatory of Music faculty members: Cheryl Hill, clarinet, George Ohlson, viola and Maribeth Gowen, piano.

Besides teaching at the Washington Conservatory, each of the musicians maintain an active free-lance performing career. Among other performances, clarinetist Cheryl Hill appears as a member of the National Philharmonic, violist George Ohlson is a long-standing member of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, and pianist Maribeth Gowen performs locally and internationally including in Turkey, Yucatan, and Holland.

The Conservatory Casual Concerts are created for music-lovers of all kinds: individuals, families with young children and both seasoned and novice classical concert-goers. Hikers, bicyclists and theatre and art lovers in the park are encouraged to take a relaxing music-break, parents are welcome to give their children an up-close experience of musical instruments, and everyone is invited to enjoy a fall afternoon in Glen Echo Park enhanced by the joy of chamber music.


The Washington Conservatory is a nationally accredited community music school for students of all ages. The Conservatory welcomes both seasoned and novice classical concert-goers and encourages families to attend our concerts with their children. Back balcony seating is suggested for families with small children as a courtesy to other audience members and to allow for easy exit.

Parking is on-street on Massachusetts and Western Avenues and in the parking lot of Westmoreland Congregational UCC church.

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