Music Events Nov 6 and 7

November 6, 2020 -5:30 PM – 6:45 PM EST

Mark Meadows/Rochelle Rice – Backyard, Socially Distanced Concert

Acclaimed jazz composer, pianist, vocalist, collaborator, recording artist, teacher, actor, & music director, Mark G. Meadows is a man on a mission: to create a unifying sound that breaks through social barriers. There’s something for everyone in his music, which harmonizes pop, gospel, R&B, hip hop, funk, and jazz. With his lyrics, suffused with meaning, and his velvet voice, Meadows cuts through the noise to speak to all. Debonair on the stage, he is also an entertainer of the highest caliber.The son of a gospel and jazz vocalist, Meadows—who released his third studio album, To The People, in 2016—began his musical odyssey at the age of three with the gift of a toy keyboard. At age five, he started formal piano lessons under the tutelage of renowned Russian classical pianist and pedagogue Rosalie LeVant. Then, at age 13, he expanded his training to include jazz piano with the equally renowned Julie Bonk. Meadows’s formative years were short, beginning to draw attention for his artistry while still a teenager. DownBeat magazine twice awarded Meadows honors for his work, first in 2007, dubbing his song Groovalicious “2nd Best Pop Rock Composition in North America.” In 2008, Downbeat named his performance of In The Groove “Best Pop Rock Solo in North America.”

Rochelle Rice is a dynamic and compelling vocalist, songwriter, and clinician. Her profound and flawless sound is a woven tapestry of jazz-centric contemporary pop and soul. As a consistent voice on the east coast music scene, Rochelle has performed at top venues and events including Strand Theater, The Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, DC JazzFest, Strathmore Mansion, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. 

Stone Room Concerts, Address provided upon ticket purchase, Seven Corners, VA

Eclipse Chamber Orchestra – Beau Soir Ensemble will be performing several classical compositions for Chamber music at Alexandria, Virginia.

Beau Soir Ensemble members are: Ruth Wikcer (Viola), Carole Bean (Flute), and Michelle Myers Lundy (Harp). They will be performing musical compositions from Don Davis, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Paul Bah-Haim, Ladislas Rohozinski, and Ladislas Rohozinski.

Location: The Secret Garden at the Rectory, 711 Princess Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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