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Sunday December 2, 2018: The Great Art Potlatch!
1 pm - 4 pm

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Marilyn Banner has been producing art (painting, sculpture, and uncategorizable) for more than 50 years. Much of it is in a 150 sq ft storage facility in Hyattsville (currently $376/month). This art should be on people’s walls and in their homes already, and that is where we intend for it to go. Come to the Great Art Potlatch (with food, drink, music, and poetry) and take home Marilyn Banner art. The only requirement is to sign the same collector agreement that a purchaser would sign, promising to care for the piece and let us know if it changes hands. But the sales price on the document will be “$0”. Admission $20 (free admission with RSVP to dcmusicaviva@verizon.net for previous collectors).

[8 tickets available]


Sunday January 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Bethesda house concert and potluck buffet,
at the home of Richard White
6005 Milo Dr, Bethesda MD

“The Milo Trio”: Celaya Kirchner, violin, Emma Hays Johnson, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Enrique Granados Trio, Op. 50; Franz Schubert Trio #1 in Bb, Op. 99.

Admission $20 (advance only) plus contribution of food or drink.


Date TBA: BannerArts, Takoma Park

World premiere of the Blair Goins Trio for alto saxophone, tuba, & piano (a WMV “magic watering can” commission).
Rhonda Buckley-Bishop, alto saxophone, Blair Goins, tuba, Carl Banner, piano.


Saturday March 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Flower Avenue House Concert

Eric Pritchard, viola and violin, Fred Jacobowitz, clarinet, & Carl Banner, piano

Trios by Gian Carlo Menotti, Hans Gál, and Bill Robinson ("From God's Back 40")
[The Bill Robinson work is a 2017 commission from Fred Jacobowitz and Washington Musica Viva]

Admission $20, advance only


Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Flower Avenue House Concert

Bonnie Thron, cello, & Carl Banner, piano

Beethoven Sonata #3 in A major, Op. 69
Bohuslav Martinu Sonata #3 (1952)
Johannes Brahms, Sonata #1 in e, Op. 38