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FREE Chamber Concert by the Friday Morning Music Club
The Friday Morning Music Club and Dumbarton House are excited to present the 2012-2013 season-opening concert Music circa 1800. Pieces performed during the program include:
Bach, Johann Sebastian: Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004. Monika Chamasyan, violin.
Stamitz, Carl: Duo in F Major. Marion Richter, viola; Valerie Matthews, violoncello.
Schubert, Franz: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 29 (D. 804), “Rosamunde”. David Brown and Sheyna Burt, violins; Caroline Brethauer, viola; Priscilla Creveling, violoncello.
More About Dumbarton House
Built around 1800, Dumbarton House is a prime example of Federal Period architecture in the United States. This was the house of Joseph Nourse, who was the first register of the U.S. Treasury, and his wife Maria between 1804 and 1813. Charles Carroll was the next owner and a cousin of the signer of the Declaration of Independence. The property was purchased in 1928 by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America.
After undergoing a restoration, the house was made into a museum that is open to the public. Visitors can view the Federal Period architecture, decorative arts, furniture and a view of Georgetown during the nation's earliest days. The house is accredited by the American Association of Museums.