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Great Noise Ensemble @ NGA

Great Noise Ensemble (GNE) is a DC-based ensemble dedicated to performing and promoting contemporary classical music. Formed in 2005 by composer and conductor Armando Bayolo, GNE has presented the world premieres of some 23 new compositions as well as regional premieres and rare performances of some of the major works of the last 25 years by composers like Steve Reich, John Luther Adams, Marc Mellits, Poul Ruders & Louis Andriessen.

In the 2012 - 2013 concert season they are exploring states of mind with a new music series. The third performance in the series, 'stillness', happens at the National Gallery of Art (NGA) East Building on 12/9 @ 6:30 p.m. The program includes the pieces listed below, and you can read more about it from http://www.greatnoiseensemble.com/2012/11/stillness/:
Arvo Pärt’s 'Fratres'
Armando Bayolo’s 'Hesychasmos'
Henryk Gorecki’s 'Kleines Requiem für eine Polka'

This event is part of NGA's 71st season of concerts; for more information see http://www.nga.gov/programs/music/index.shtm#dec092012. I'll be available to meet up at Chinatown Coffee around 5:00 that evening, http://chinatowncoffee.com/, and head over to NGA around 5:45.

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  • Craig

    Terrific! A very pleasant way to spend a damp and foggy Sunday evening. And the dumplings at Chinatown Express were an experience all on their own.

    December 10, 2012

  • Michele

    Hope to see all again soon!

    December 9, 2012

  • Gloria

    Excellent! Perfect end to the weekend. Thanks for letting us know about these great free concerts!

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    We are in line at The East Wing.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    We are in line at The East Wing.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    We are in line at The East Wing.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    We are in line at The East Wing.

    December 9, 2012

  • Peter L.

    Lisa, it's in the new wing: where you are is where the concerts are usually held, but the guard confirmed the location for me

    December 9, 2012

  • Peter L.

    Lisa, it's in the new wing: where you are is where the concerts are usually held, but the guard confirmed the location for me

    December 9, 2012

  • Lisa M. W.

    If I'm in the right place, it's tiny and no seats. No one else here that I can tell.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    Lots of new people coming to this. Please feel free to text me to find me. Other organizers who will be there include Phred, Peter and Michele.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    Lots of new people coming to this. Please feel free to text me to find me. Other organizers who will be there include Phred, Peter and Michele.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    Lots of new people coming to this. Please feel free to text me to find me. Other organizers who will be there include Phred, Peter and Michele.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    Lots of new people coming to this. Please feel free to text me to find me. Other organizers who will be there include Phred, Peter and Michele.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    Lots of new people coming to this. Please feel free to text me to find me. Other organizers who will be there include Phred, Peter and Michele.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    Lots of new people coming to this. Please feel free to text me to find me. Other organizers who will be there include Phred, Peter and Michele.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    Lots of new people coming to this. Please feel free to text me to find me. Other organizers who will be there include Phred, Peter and Michele.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    Lots of new people coming to this. Please feel free to text me to find me. Other organizers who will be there include Phred, Peter and Michele.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    Lots of new people coming to this. Please feel free to text me to find me. Other organizers who will be there include Phred, Peter and Michele.

    December 9, 2012

  • Melanie

    Hi Everyone! I'm taking over hosting this event. I'll be at Chinatown Coffee close to 5 pm. Those of you we are meeting in the venue, text me your phone numbers if you want me to look for you:[masked]-6079. I don't think we'll be able to save 24 seats, so hope folks can get there early.

    December 9, 2012

  • Robin

    For anyone else coming in from the Maryland suburbs, there are extensive metro closings this weekend!
    http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=5381

    December 7, 2012

    • Michele

      thanks for the fyi robin!

      December 9, 2012

    • Craig

      yeah, looks like if you're coming from Alexandria area, you'll have to take the Blue line to Metro Center and switch to Red to get to Chinatown.

      December 9, 2012

  • Michele

    will meet you guys there!

    December 9, 2012

  • Craig

    Wow, how did I miss this? We don't need tickets, right?

    December 7, 2012

  • Peter L.

    I'm sure being free helps boost the attendees & I'm looking forward to the Gorecki myself--it was my musically conservative dad who intoduced me to his "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" which was beautiful & aptly named.

    December 6, 2012

  • Phred

    Always been a fan of Gorecki. This is maybe our largest meetup ever!

    December 6, 2012

  • Melanie

    Love Arvo Part. Love Fratres. Have never seen this live. WOW.

    November 23, 2012

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