The Cast of IN Series' 2019 production of Handel's Tale Of Serse (directed by Timothy Nelson) performs the finale of the work, paired with poetry by Rumi, and accompanied by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra in an international collaboration.
A conversation on GENDER and OPERA explores the depiction of women in 19th century opera and how the ritual portrayal of women in the operas of Puccini and his contemporaries informs the role of women as artistic leaders in the opera industry today. Corinne Hayes, Assistant Stage Director at Washington National Opera, Soprano Maribeth Diggle, and Anne Midgette, Classical Music Critic for The Washington Post form the panel.
Soprano Noelle McMurtry (Polyxo in Here Be Sirens) discusses the production and process with Stage Director, Brian J. Shaw
Soprano and activist Noelle McMurtry discusses her curation of IN Series' Women's Composer Festival
Aconversation on RACE and OPERA nter around race, colonialism, and orientalism in opera, and how it informs casting, concepting, and the full in inclusion of people of color in the opera industry today. Brittani McNeill, Colin Michael Brush, Artistic Administrator of Washington National Opera, and Dr. Lester Green, Artistic Director of CAAPA - Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts
Songs Of The Fisherman composer, Timothy Nelson, and librettist, poet, and scholar Andrew Albin discuss their work.
Director Timothy Nelson discusses his adaptation of Gluck's ORPHÉE & EURYDICE with translator, Andrew Albin and cast members Paula Sides and Benjamin Williamson.
Taken from IN Series' 2020 "Voices In Solidarity" Concert - Jarrod Lee performs a selection from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun, followed by Nigel Rowe singing Strange Fruit
Mezzo soprano Elizabeth Mondragon and composer David Sisco discuss their longtime collaboration and friendship.
Come groove along with Duke’s jazz piano and join amazing performers, as they discover how a local hero influenced the Harlem Renaissance, helped shape the cultural history of Washington D.C., and became an international star.
Based on the original play by Mattias Kraemer.
Wes "Ellington" Felton
Frank Conlon / piano
Steve Walker / percussion
Ephriam Wolfolk / bass
Attucks Adams walking tours and historian Timothy Wright gives an historical walking tour of Washington DC's Shaw neighborhood, U Street Corridor, and Black Broadway.
Poetry translator and scholar, Dr. Anna Deeny Morales and poetry scholar Nelcy Avila discuss IN Series' long running Gabriela Mistral Youth Poetry contest.
Corinnne Hayes, Director of INVISION's Gonzales Cantata discusses the work with the piece's composer Melissa Dunphy.
Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nigel Rowe sings Nina Simone and Gene Taylor's Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead).
In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Nigel Rowe sings "I Wish I Knew" by Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas, popularized by Nina Simone.
The 2020 Awards Ceremony for the eleventh annual Gabriela Mistral Poetry Competition.
Host and competition chair Anna Deeny hosts a Zoom event featuring the contest winners and poet Rosabetty Muñoz.
More information and the published winners are available to read at Georgetown University's Plaza Publica.
Sponsored by the Celtino Foundation and in collaboration with The Library of Congress, the annual competition is open to DC area youth from ages 11 to 19 - more information can be sought by e-mailing email@example.com
Un río suena siempre cerca.
Ha cuarenta años que lo siento.
Es canturía de mi sangre
o bien un ritmo que me dieron.
A river sounds ceaseless near.
For forty years I’ve sensed it.
It is the singsong of my blood
or a rhythm I was gifted.
Artistic Director Timothy Nelson IN Conversation with Maestro Stanley Thurston about his leadership in the advancement of Black classical composers and performers in Washington DC, from his origins at Morgan State University, to his work with the NSO, founding and directing the Heritage Signature Chorale, and now supporting the IN Series Cardwell Dawson Resident Artist Program as a Board Liaison.
IN Series' annual Mozart's Birthday Celebration! (Premiered January 27th 2021)
Join Artistic Director Timothy Nelson, with artists Elizabeth Mondragon, Kristin Young, and Alex Alburqueque with pianist Emily Baltzer.
Reception to follow in the Savada Stevenson IN Circle Lounge!
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, sensational tenor Allan Palacios Chan introduces the IN Series audience to "Kundiman" – traditional Filipino art song – in an extraordinary collaboration with dancer Lesley Garrison and choreographer Billy Smith, both of the Mark Morris Dance Group, and multi-talented pianist and cinematographer Emily Mason.
A series of INformal conversations with Artistic Director, Timothy Nelson and other luminaries from the Arts & Humanities. Join them as they discuss their particular disciplines and how they intersect with opera, art, and our everyday lives. Season one includes conversations with Fatemeh Keshavarz-Karamustafa, director of the Roshan Institute of Persian Studies, Anne Midgette, former head classical music critic of the Washington Post, and the creators of OPERAWIRE, David and Francisco Salazar, and more!
Don't forget to join us in the INcircle Lounge before the premiere at 4:30 PM!
You can join in the conversation by accessing the INcircle Lounge from our Lobby.