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Orpheus Plays Coleman (Library of Congress)

  • Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building 10 First Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20543 United States (map)

Wrapping up LoC’s 2018-2019 season, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs Valerie Coleman’s Phenomenal Women; inspired by a Maya Angelou poem, her composition honors a trio who truly fit that description: Maya Angelou, Serena Williams, and Michelle Obama—with a final movement bearing a universal dedication: “Every Woman.” Plus music of Felix Mendelssohn with the young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki.

The concert is sold out, but there may be seats for those who arrive 1-2 hours early. There will be a pre-concert conversation with the Composer at 6:30 pm in the Whittall Pavilion.