545 Seventh Street, S.E.,
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is presenting Choreography by Alvin Mayes on Saturday, April 10, 2010, 7 PM. This informal, one-hour concert will include two premieres of new works by Mayes, including “Orbiting the Self” and “First Line.” In addition, Soprano Nicole Lamm and Guitarist Jesse Crites will perform a series of Spanish songs including: “Siete Canciones Populares” by Manuel de Falla and several Seguidillas by Fernando Sor. Admission to the dance and music program is a suggested contribution of $10 at the door. CHAW is located at 545 7th Street SE, two blocks south of the Eastern Market metro.

The concert immediately follows a reception and gallery opening (5:00-7:00 PM) for an unthemed exhibit of mixed media arts by members of the Capitol Hill Art League, a program of CHAW. The mixed media show is juried by Berthold Schmutzhart.

Alvin Mayes is an award-winning choreographer and instructor at the University of Maryland. Mayes recently celebrated 30 years of making dance in DC with Love Come Down, a concert at Dance Place. Mayes has choreographed many works for The Maryland Youth Ballet, Tommy Parlon Dance Projects and other area dancers and musicians. For the last eight summers, he has staged and co-directed CHAW’s Gilbert & Sullivan productions.

Nicole Lamm, soprano, received her Masters of Music degree in vocal performance at Catholic University of America and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Sweet Briar College. Her operatic experience consists of roles such as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and many others including the role of Rosasharn in the Hawaiian premier of The Grapes of Wrath Suite by Ricky Ian Gordon. She has performed with Opera Roanoke, Maryland Opera Society, New York Opera Society, and other companies both with the USA and internationally. She also performs regularly with the 7 Sopranos throughout the DC metropolitan area.

Jesse Crites is an accomplished guitarist with a Master of Music from Roosevelt University where he studied in the studio of renowned guitarist Denis Azabagic. He also studied in the studio of Dr. Glenn Caluda and privately with Berta Rojas. He maintains a private and group guitar instruction studio for all ages and levels in Falls Church.

For more information, contact CHAW at 202-547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is a non-profit multi-disciplinary arts education facility, located on the corner of 7th and G Streets, SE (just two blocks south of Eastern Market). For more information about our teaching artists, classes, performances, exhibitions, and programs, visit www.chaw.org. CHAW offers a tuition assistance program. CHAW’s mission is building community through the arts. CHAW was recognized as a featured charity in the 2006-2007 Catalogue for Philanthropy.

Added by pacyw on March 18, 2010

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