When the Friday Morning Music Club was founded in 1886, women trained in music had few outlets for performance, and the city’s musical life was very limited. As time went on, membership was opened to men and Club performances were opened to “friends” and achieved recognition for their professional quality. The FMMC was one of five organizations/individuals that gave $5,000 to found the National Symphony Orchestra in 1931. In 1974 the FMMC began offering weekly concerts to the public, becoming the major presenter that it is today. The Club supports a full orchestra, a chorale, a composers group, many at-home music groups, and an outreach program to retirement and nursing homes. In the 1946-47 season, the Club established a Foundation for the purpose of giving money to promising young musicians who are at the threshold of their careers. It has a long history of performing for WCCC audiences.
Click on the link below to watch a special video project called “FMMC: 135 Years,” part documentary and part music performance, which premiered on Saturday, February 27. The program is available for viewing indefinitely.
On Friday, March 12th at 12 noon, the Friday Morning Music Club will offer a special performance for the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase on YouTube and Facebook for the next Virtual Chamber Series concert!
Filmed at Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill, this wonderful concert is not to be missed! Feel free to share the Virtual Chambers Series, Concert #24 link below with your friends and family too.
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 3, Op.31,
Victoria Bragin, Piano
Howard Blake: Walking in the Air (from The Snowman)
Murray Gold: Silence is all You Know (from Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol)
Nina Rota: What is a Youth? (from Romeo and Juliet)
Michael Myman: Rochester’s Farewell (from the Libertine)
Lee Holdridge: American Hymn (from East of Eden)
Karen Mercedes, Contralto; Patrick O’Donnell, Piano
Dimitri Shostakovich: Five Pieces for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Albert Hunt, Clarinet; Eun-ju Kwak, Violin; Immanuela Gruenberg, Piano
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