Fall Concert, Conversation, and Lunch Series

Join us for a delightful live music performance, a delicious boxed lunch, and participate in a facilitated conversation with people from your community. This program is intended for DC residents age 60 plus. Please register below as soon as possible, and at least two weeks before the event so we know how many lunches to order.

See and hear a short video of the Tenley lunch at the Tenley/Friendship Neighborhood Library (March 26, 2019)

Contact Community@iona.org to see if there is space for performances that are closed.

Enjoy a moment of the Georgetown concert at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library (April 23, 2019).

(Photo credit: Walkabout Media)

Time: Noon-2:00 pm

Wonderful concert, delicious lunch, and stimulating guided discussion.
Meet new people and learn something new! These conversations will focus on the future of journalism and the news media.

12:00 – 12:30 pm: Concert
12:30 – 1:00 pm: Boxed Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Guided Conversation
(The Sept 9 conversation will be a community meeting about the Around Town DC program–bring your suggestions.)

Dates and Locations

Thursday, September 5 (registration closed Aug. 22)
West End Neighborhood Library
2301 L St. NW
Tar player Maryam Malone plays beloved Azeri traditional music.musician

Maryam Malone was born and raised in Iran and is an Azerbaijani Tar player.  The Tar is a long-necked plucked instrument, traditionally crafted and performed in Azerbaijan and Iran. Maryam is trained in performing Mugham, a highly complex art form that weds classical poetry and musical improvisation in a variety of unique modes.

Maryam began performing in Iran at the age of 15, with traditional instrument ensembles. In 2009, she moved to Turkey and quickly gained an association with Irfan Gurdal, the music director at the Ataturk Cultural Center, through whom she started performing in the Turk Dunyasi music series and made solo recordings at the Ataturk Cultural Center during her time in Ankara. Since moving to the United States, Maryam has collaborated on numerous occasions with members of the Washington National Opera Orchestra, including performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She is also a member of the DMV based international fusion folk music ensemble LOCREA, and was invited to perform at the 2019 Macau-China International Youth Music Festival, representing United States.

To get on the waiting list for this event, email: Community@iona.org.

Monday, September 9 (registration closes Aug. 26)
John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church
1615 14th St. NW
COMMUNITY MEETING after this concert

Clara Schumann: the Artist and Muse

Anna Ouspenskaya, piano | Claire Eichhorn, clarinet | Igor Zubkovsky, cello

Robert Schumann – Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132 (originally written for Clarinet, Viola and Piano)

  1. Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell
  2. Lebhaft und sehr markiert
  3. Ruhiges Tempo, mit zartem Ausdruck
  4. Lebhaft, sehr markiert

Clara Schumann – Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 (Clarinet, Cello and Piano version by John Gibson)

III. Andante

Johannes Brahms – Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 114

  1. Allegro
    Read more about the performers: Clara Schumann- the Artist and Muse
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John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church


Monday, September 16 (registration closes Sept. 2)
Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library
4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW

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Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library


Friday, October 4 (registration closes Sept. 20)
Guy Mason Recreation Center
3600 Calvert St. NW

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Guy Mason Recreation Center


Organizers: Culture Saves, D.C. Public LibraryAround Town DCIona Senior Services, and the Interactivity Foundation.

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