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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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Latest videos:
Milo Trio concert (by Audric O)

Bill Robinson premiere (by Audric O)

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Franck Sonata video clip

Video of Bill Robinson’s “From God’s Back 40”, from March 24 concert in Raleigh NC

Poet in Residence:

Maritza Rivera’s poem, written at the Musica Viva 4/17/19 concert: 
Piano Magic

Music descends
the stone steps of night
and fills our empty crevices
like water in a glass of pebbles.

It is alive and echoes
like hello in a dark cave.

It is the call of a dinner bell
that nourishes us
so we gather obediently
lest it stop playing.

We look and listen in wonder
but mostly we imagine each note
drifting gently like whispered wishes
never wanting such magic to end.


Saturday May 25 at 7:30 pm:
Church of the Ascension

633 Sligo Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The Milo Trio: Celaya Kirchner, violin,
Emma Hays Johnson, cello, Carl Banner, piano

Mendelssohn Trio #1 in d, Op. 49
Brahms Trio #1 in B, Op. 8

With special guest, poet Anne Dykers

Admission $15 in advance (credit card or paypal), or $20 at the door (cash or check). Children free.

Park on the church circle on Sligo Avenue, or at the elementary school parking lot behind the church on Silver Spring Avenue. Free street parking is also available.