From Eliza French. Follow her on Twitter @elizaenbref; email her at eliza[AT]borderstan.com.
A renowned chamber music group and opera singer will take the stage this Saturday night at the Belmont House near Dupont Circle. IBIS Chamber Music and soprano Wendy Waller will perform a benefit concert for MusiCorps.
Musicorps, an initiative of the non-profit Renovation In Music Education, works with wounded veterans on therapeutic music projects to improve the recovery process.
The program, “What Pain What Joy,” features early 20th-Century music by Arnold Schoenberg, Erich Korngold and Richard Strauss. The musicians will play new arrangements by Joseph Scheer for strings, base, harp and soprano during “Marietta’s Lied” from Korngold’s opera “Die Tote Stadt” and during the closing monologue of Strauss’s opera “Capriccio.”
Founded by Joseph Scheer, concertmaster of the Boston POPS Esplanade Orchestra, and Susan Robinson, principal harpist of both the Kennedy Center Opera House and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestras, IBIS offers accessibly priced chamber music programming.
Wendy Waller performs opera throughout Europe, and her 2009 recording of music by Franz List, “Gènie Oblige!”, won the Diplôme d’Honneur at the 34th annual Franz Liszt International Grand Prix du Disque Competition.
For those looking for the chance to expand their musical horizons and support a good cause, tickets for the performance and champagne reception cost $30.
- When: Saturday April 20 at 7:30 pm
- Where: The Belmont Mansion, 1618 New Hampshire Avenue NW
- Tickets: $30 online.