By Heather Pollak, Development Manager, The Ellington Fund
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Duke Ellington School of the Arts has cancelled the December 1 Home for the Holidays @35th&R – Peace. Joy. Light event.
We encourage you to get into the holiday spirit by enjoying these other performances at the Ellington Theatre instead. And check the Duke Ellington School of the Arts calendar for additional events throughout the school year.
Instrumental Winter Concert: Can’t stand to hear “Jingle Bells” one more time? Come hear piano duets, jazz standards, and variations of your favorite American melodies on Friday, November 30, at 7 pm. Our program promises something for everyone. Order tickets here. ($5 plus online fee)
A Season of Celebrations: This concert on Sunday, December 9, at 4 pm, is in celebration of Mrs. Dorothy Dash, first chair of the DESA Music Department and first director of the Female Ensemble. It is also a fundraising event for the Sophisticated Ladies ensemble’s tour of Austria in 2019. Order tickets here. ($15 plus online fee)
Amahl and the Night Visitors and A Motown Christmas: The Arts Show Choir-Voices in Motion is proud to continue its long-standing tradition of the production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. Full of beautiful music and dance, the performance is followed with a heart-warming showcase of A Motown Christmas. Performances are on Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 14, 15, and 16. Tickets are still available for individuals and groups for several dates. The shows that are sold out no longer offer the group rate option, but individual tickets are available. Order tickets here. ($25 plus online fee)
And coming up: On February 8, 2019 we will host the DC premiere of Emmy award-winning director Mustapha Khan's documentary Song For Our People. The film tells the story of an intriguing group of musicians and artists who come together one day in a Brooklyn recording studio to create a powerful new anthem to honor the perseverance of their African American ancestors. Purchase tickets, donate, or sponsor here.