Creative Consortium

INSCAPE Chamber Orchestra: Appalachian Spring

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$30 – $45

In a stirring program of quintessential American music, Inscape performs Appalachian Spring, one of the most beloved and picturesque works for chamber orchestra. The program takes a tour of alluring American works including Walter Piston’s boisterous Divertimento , Osvaldo Golijov’s racing Last Round for strings, and Caroline Shaw’s eclectic Entr’acte. Join us for one of the most beloved and picturesque works of American classical music.

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Diwali, Festival of Light

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A traditional Indian holiday, with a shopping mart, dance concert, and fashion show welcoming all under the glow of the Diwali lights.

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Bel Cantanti Opera: Rigoletto

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$30 – $45

Verdi’s classic tale of seduction and sacrifice performed right here on BlackRock’s stage. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. In costume, fully staged. Accompanied by BCO orchestra.

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Magnifying The Word

November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $30

This interactive show brings nationally renowned spoken word artists and poets to the stage as well as in the creative lab where personal stories are sprung with imagery and a truth magnified by the passion to be heard. Snap your fingers and be blown away by masters of the poetry slam, storytellers who push the envelope of love with hutzpah.

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The Lion King Jr. – Next Generation Arts Council

November 15 - November 17
$25 – $45

Catch Simba & Nala in this one-of-a-kind Disney classic “by Kids 4 Kids.”

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NOW (New Orchestra of Washington) – Outside the Bachs: A Holiday Concert!

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$30 – $45

‘Tis the season, but think Outside the Bachs with a family-friendly musical tour spanning the entire globe!

We’ll start out in Brazil with Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasilerias, which combines Brazilian folk and pop music with that of Bach.  Soprano Laura Choi Stuart then leads us to Germany with Bach’s joyous Cantata BWV 51. France is next with Bizet’s Jeux d’Enfants, a collection of whimsical songs inspired by children’s games. And our grand finale brings us Russia and one of the most beloved of holiday traditions, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. You’ll be in the holiday spirit in no time!

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Bel Cantanti Opera: Champagne Toast

December 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$30 – $45

Sparkling famous songs and arias from popular opera and operetta. Join us for an evening toasting all that makes opera great!

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UpCounty Theatre: Now and Then

January 10, 2020 - January 18, 2020
$20

A funny and ultimately moving story about love, regrets, and second chances. Jamie is a young aspiring pianist working as a bartender. He is closing up for the night when an amiable older gentleman, who seems to know the place very well, enters and engages him in friendly conversation. Then Jamie’s girlfriend Abby comes in.

At that, the gentleman offers them a thousand dollars – each – to sit and just talk for one hour. They both could use the money and with some reluctance, agree. At that, they hear an incredible, unbelievable story…that they don’t believe. But it changes their lives. A surprising fable about what it means to really love someone.

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Happy Theater: Five Spoons

January 25, 2020 - February 2, 2020
$15 – $20

Interactive community building theater piece for adults and children alike. Five miniature stories are creatively told and woven together into a greater story about our personal connection to the world and to each other.

Through physical theater, storytelling, audience interaction and object-based theater we meet five people who live next to us – people who may be living without vision, or hearing, who have movement limitations, or are lonely, angry, sad…. How do they see, hear or feel the world, and how do we see, hear or feel them?

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Magnifying The Word

February 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $30

Solo Mics, a Spoken Word Performance Series by Story Tapestries Ensemble This interactive show brings nationally renowned spoken word artists and poets to the stage as well as in the creative lab where personal stories are sprung with imagery and a truth magnified by the passion to be heard. Snap your fingers and be blown […]

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