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WASHINGTON MUSICA VIVA (WMV) is dedicated to the performance of classical, contemporary, and jazz-based chamber music in intimate settings, bringing performers and audience close together to share an authentic musical experience.  

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Saturday October 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm: Flower Avenue Special Event, at BannerArts, 7502 Flower Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912



The Legendary Betty Hauck

After having been a professional musician for fifty years, Betty Hauck had to retire because of progressive hearing loss. She will tell the story of how, after turning her back on playing six years ago, various twists and turns led her back to the joy of communicating with people through music. Her talk will be interspersed with short selections on both violin and viola.

For twenty-five years, Betty Hauck lived and performed with the Apple Hill Chamber Players, of which she was a founding member. With them, she toured the Middle East annually, performing, teaching and awarding scholarships to Jewish and Arab music students. The PBS documentary "Playing for Peace" followed one of these tours. Among her many adventures, Betty played in a quartet with Yo-Yo Ma, coached the Jordanian Army Orchestra, and performed at the White House for the Kennedys, as well as at a convocation of the Dalai Lama and for the children of the employees of Mustang Ranch (the largest brothel in Nevada).

$15 admission (advance only), plus contribution of food or drink. To purchase tickets, click on "buy now" button below, or send check to
WMV, 7502 Flower Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912