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2021 Young Composers Competition Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Nicholas Ryan Kelly, the winner of our 2021 Young Composers Competition! His new work “Infinite Horizon” sets John Gould Fletcher’s stirring poem “The Calm”. In Kelly’s words: “As North America slowly emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, I related to…the restlessness that can accompany involuntary idleness, and the hope in an unseen, unknowable future, as well as the simple […]

New Music Video “And the Phoenix” Released!

“And The Phoenix” was collaboratively written and individually recorded by our members in their home studios over the course of the last year. We are so excited to share it with you! The song explores our collective experience of the pandemic, highlighting in particular how nature and music have brought us all comfort during these difficult times. Despite the circumstances, […]

Fall Concert 2018: Worlds of Our Creation

Hello! You see the world like no one else. This year’s fall concert explores music that speaks to the realities and illusions of perspective: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’s “Pure Imagination,” the magnetic funk of Stevie Wonder, the seductive optimism of Duke Ellington, the incisive commentary of Ted Hearne, and the melodic nostalgia of Sara Bareilles. In The Capital […]

Songwriter Showcase 2018: Con Voz

Join The Capital Hearings on Sunday, June 3rd for their second annual Songwriter Showcase: Con Voz! The Capital Hearings are partnering with 2016 Strathmore Artist-in-Residence Chris Urquiaga to bring you a high-energy, multilingual presentation of original music. The program will feature a mix of pop, jazz, and classical styles, including music written by Chris, other D.C. artists, and members of […]