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"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words, and that which
cannot remain silent." 
Victor Hugo

We are thrilled to announce that The St. John's 2017 Concert Series is once again able to feature artists that undeniably meet "exceptional expecations," and promises to fulfill Hugo's words above, providing an extraordinary music program for the Washington community in a series of concerts by distinguished artists, professional Evensongs and Choral performances. St. John's Concert Series was inaugurated nearly 20 years ago and continues today as part of the Church's mission to enrich the cultural life of the larger community by assembling a program of world-class performers and ensembles.  

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Christopher Johson (June 11), Ensemble Chaconne (September 17), and The Escher Quartet (October 15)

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 Christopher Johnson
June 11

Christopher Johnson Pianist

Christopher Johnson will open the Series with a program of works by Chopin, Gershwin and Rachmaninoff. Following his solo debut at Alice Tully Hall in 1997, Johnson appeared in eight performances with The One World Symphony, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor. Most recently, he performed Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2  in C minor with the New York Concert Sinfonietta.

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 Ensemble Chaconne
September 17

Ensemble Chaconne

Ensemble Chaconne, acclaimed for its "devotion to exquisite performance" of Renaissance and Baroque period music, will perform a program of works by celebrated 16th Century composers written to accompany Shakespeare's plays, such as "Go from my Window" (Hamlet), "The Witches Dance" (Macbeth), "Full Fathom Five" (The Tempest), "Greensleeves" (The Merry Wives of Windsor) and many more. 

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 The Escher Quartet
October 15

Escher Quartet

The Escher Quartet is internationally acclaimed for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. Within months of its formation in 20015, the Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet in residence at each artist's summer festival. The Quartet takes its name from the Ducth graphic artist M.C. Escher, inspired by Escher's method of interplay between individual components working together as a whole.

The Escher Quartet, who last year captivated the Concert Series' audience with its stunning performance, is back by universal demand with a program of works by Hadyn, Kurtag and Beethoven.

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