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2019 – 2020 Season

2019—2020 Season at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capital Hill

The 21st Century Consort, award-winning contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution for over four decades, embarks on its first season at the beautiful St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capital Hill. Artistic Director Christopher Kendall presents a season of new music and high drama featuring artists Paul Cigan, Lisa Emenheiser, Dan Foster, Lee Hinkle, Alexandra Osborne, Sara Stern, and Rachel Young.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003

ATTENDANCE IS FREE. Seating begins at 3:30, and all who attend the 4:00 pre-concert discussion are guaranteed seats. Past performances suggest that seats will likely be available for all until the performance itself, at 5:00 pm.

All concerts are at 5:00, preceded by a 4:00 discussion with composers and performers, and followed by a post-concert reception.

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METRORAIL: Capitol South (two blocks), or Union Station and Eastern Market (15-minute walk)

PARKING: On Saturdays, most adjacent blocks have unrestricted parking, with two exceptions: on the east side of 3rd Street from Independence Avenue to A Street, a two-hour restriction runs 7:00am to 9:30pm; on the west side of 3rd Street from Independence Avenue to East Capitol Street, there is metered parking at $2.30 per hour.

  • “Time Out of Mind”

    Saturday November 092019

    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capital Hill (301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003)

    Read the printed program now for this concert.

    Corey Dundee
    Convoluted Reasoning
    Sebastion Currier
    Brainstorm
    Gemma Peacocke
    Amygdala
    Chen Yi
    Memory
    Sofia Gubaidulina
    Garten von Freuden ynd Traurigkeiten
    Robert Paterson
    The Thin Ice of Your Fragile Mind
    Jon Deak
    Moody Melody
    Melinda Wagner
    Four Settings
  • “Round About Midnight”

    Saturday December 212019

    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capital Hill (301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003)

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    Dylan Thomas
    A Child’s Christmas in Wales (not in program order)
    George Crumb
    Eine Kleine Mitternacht Musik
    Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Music a Quattro
    Evan Chambers
    Firehose Reel
    Helen Grime
    Snow and Snow
    Pete Seeger
    The Bells of Rhymney
    Paul Mealor
    Silent Night
    David Froom
    Violinetude (Eine Kleine Kleinmusik)
    Hilary Tann
    ....Slate, Blue-Gray
    Paul Mealor
    Ubi Caritus
  • “Time’s Up”

    Saturday February 222020

    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capital Hill (301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003)

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    Gyorgy Ligetti
    Poeme Sympthonique for 100 Metronomes
    Sebastion Currier
    Variations on Time and Time Again
    Elliot Carter
    Tempo e Tempi
    Olivier Messiaen
    Quartet for the End of Time
  • “H2O (Water Music)”

    Saturday March 142020

    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium
    6:00 Concert (5:00 pre-concert discussion)

    Jacob Druckman
    Reflection on the Nature of Water
    Carlos Simon
    The Rain that Falls
    Tan Dun
    Water Music
    Kati Agocs
    A la Claire Fountaine
    Stella Sung
    Dance of the White Lotus Under the Sliver Moon
    Luciano Berio
    Circles
  • “A Time for…”

    Saturday April 182020

    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capital Hill (301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003)

    Paul Dessau
    Guernica
    Eugene O’Brien
    Elegy to the Spanish Republic (premiere)
    Conlon Nancarrow
    Prelude and Blues
    Kevin Puts
    And Legions Will Rise
    Roberto Gerhard
    Three Impromptus
    George Crumb
    Ancient Voices of Children (50th anniversary of the work)

*Programs subject to change.