Past Events


Sunday June 11 at 4:30 pm: Flower Avenue House Concert
BannerArts Studio, 7502 Flower Ave, Takoma Park MD

Schumann Piano Quartet in Eb, Op. 47
Martinu First Piano Quartet

Michael Vaughn, violin, Nana Vaughn, viola, Steven Honigberg, cello, Carl Banner, piano

Program and notes by Hugh Haskell

Feature article by Ellyn Wexler.


Saturday April 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm: Flower Avenue House Concert 
(BannerArts Studio, 7502 Flower Ave, Takoma Park MD)

Brahms: Trio in A minor, Op. 114
Nino Rota: Trio (1973)
George Walker: Sonata for cello and piano

Fred Jacobowitz, clarinet, Bonnie Thron, cello, and Carl Banner, piano.

Program and notes by Hugh Haskell


Friday March 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm: Church of the Ascension

633 Sligo Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Bohuslav Martinu: Sonata #2 for cello and piano
George Walker: Sonata for cello and piano
Bill Robinson: Gayatri Sonata for cello and piano
Bonnie Thron, cello, and Carl Banner, piano

With special guest, Dr. Bill Robinson.

Program and notes by Hugh Haskell.

Read Ellyn Wexler's feature article about this concert here.


Saturday February 18, 2017: Bethesda House Concert and Buffet Dinner

Schubert - Piano Quintet in A ("The Trout")
Mozart - Piano Quintet in G minor K.478 (after the piano quartet)

Michael Vaughn, violin, James Woomert, viola,
Jodi Beder, cello, Broc Mertz, bass, Carl Banner, piano

Program and notes by Hugh Haskell


Friday January 13, 2017: Church of the Ascension
633 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910

W. A. Mozart: Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and french horn in Eb Major, K. 452
Jean Francaix: Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano
Petr Eben: Musica per oboe, fagotto e pianoforte
Carl Banner, piano, plus members of The Georgetown Quintet: Robert Huffman, oboe, Denis Malloy, clarinet,
Nancy Switkes, bassoon, Shane Iler, french horn

Program and notes by Hugh Haskell

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Saturday December 10, 2016: Flower Avenue House Concert

Bohuslav Martinu: Trio in F for flute, cello, and piano
Schubert Sonata in A minor ("Arpeggione")
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano
Teri Manolio, flute, Jodi Beder, cello,
Carl Banner, piano

Program and notes by Hugh Haskell


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Friday November 18, 2016: Church of the Ascension
633 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910

Johannes Brahms: Trio #2 in , Op. 87
Amy Beach: Trio Op. 150
Aaron Copland: Vitebsk (Study on a Jewish Theme)

Michael Vaughn, violin, Jodi Beder, cello, Carl Banner, piano 

Program and notes by Hugh Haskell


Friday October 21, 2016: Church of the Ascension
633 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910

Bohuslav Martinu: "La Revue de Cuisine" (trumpet, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello, piano)
W. A. Mozart: Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and french horn in Eb, K. 452
Johannes Brahms: Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello, and piano, Op. 114

Chris Royal, trumpet, Alison Lowell, oboe, Denis Malloy, clarinet, Nancy Switkes, bassoon, Shane Iler, French horn, Mario Francisco, violin, Jodi Beder, cello, Carl Banner, piano

Program and notes by Hugh Haskell


Sunday September 18, 2016: Flower Avenue House Concert

 

Brahms: Piano Quartet #2 in A major, Op. 26
Aaron Copland: Piano Quartet

Sally McLain, violin, Nana Vaughn, viola, Steven Honigberg, cello, Carl Banner, piano

Program and notes by Hugh Haskell


Saturday July 23, 2016: Bethesda House Concert and Buffet Dinner at the home of Richard White

Piano Quintet #1 Op. 89 of Gabriel Fauré
Piano Quintet in A Op. 81 by Antonin Dvorak
Michael Vaughn & Jeffrey Howard, violins, Nana Vaughn, viola, Jodi Beder, cello, Carl Banner, piano

Program and notes by Hugh Haskell


Saturday April 16, 2016: Flower Avenue House Concert

All-Beethoven program
Sonata in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2
Sonata in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2

Jodi Beder, cello, and Carl Banner, piano

Program and notes by Hugh Haskell (pdf). [mp3s]


 

Saturday March 26, 2016: Flower Avenue House Concert

Beethoven Trio for clarinet, cello, and piano, Op. 11
Carl Frühling Trio for clarinet, cello, and piano

Fred Jacobowitz, clarinet; Bonnie Thron, cello; Carl Banner, piano

Program and notes by Hugh Haskell (pdf). [mp3s]


Saturday February 20, 2016: Bethesda House Concert at the home of Richard White.
Chopin - Five Nocturnes; Haydn - Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI:23; Beethoven - Sonata in F#, Op. 78
John Work - Scuppernong Suite; Scott Joplin - Two Rags

Carl Banner, piano

Program notes by Hugh Haskell (pdf)


 

Saturday January 16, 2016: Flower Avenue House Concert. Schumann Trio in d, Op. 63; Haydn Trio in E, Hob. XV15:28; and Mozart Trio in Bb, K. 502. Sally McLain, violin; Jodi Beder, cello; Carl Banner, piano Program notes by Hugh Haskell (pdf). [mp3s]


 

Saturday October 17, 2015: Bethesda House Concert at the home of Richard White. W.A. Mozart Sonata in Bb, K. 333; Johannes Brahms Intermezzi Op. 116#6, Op. 117#2, Op. 118#2; Capriccio Op. 76#8; Ballade Op. 10#4; Andrew Stiller "The Water is Wide, Daisy Bell". Carl Banner, piano. Program notes by Hugh Haskell (pdf)


Saturday September 19, 2015: Flower Avenue House Concert: Carl Banner, piano.

Robert Schumann Waldszenen Op. 82.

Viktor Ullmann Sonata #7 (Terezin, 1944).

Program notes by Hugh Haskell (pdf)


Sunday August 23, 2015: Flower Avenue House Concert: Carl Banner, piano. Brahms Sonata #3, Op. 5; Chopin Mazurkas Opp. 6 & 7; Alban Berg Sonata Op. 1 (1909). Program by Hugh Haskell (pdf).


Saturday July 25, 2015: Flower Avenue House Concert: Carl Banner, piano.

Brahms Variations on an Original Theme in D, Op. 21#1; Chopin Ballade #2 in F, Op. 38;

Schumann Kinderszenen Op. 15; Stravinsky Sonata in C (1923). [Program by Hugh Haskell (pdf)].


 

Saturday April 11, 2015: Flower Avenue House concert.
Amadi Azikiwe, violin/viola; Carl Banner, piano.

George Walker Sonata for viola and piano; Johannes Brahms Sonata #1 in G, Op. 78.


Sunday March 22, 2015: Private house concert. Kate Dillingham, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Sonata in C, Op. 65 by Benjamin Britten; Tian Jing Sha - Shivering Winds, Serene Sky (for solo cellist accompanying her own voice) by Yuan-Chen Li; Sonata for Cello and Piano (1957) by George Walker.


 

Saturday March 21, 2015: Flower Avenue House concert. Kate Dillingham, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Sonata in C, Op. 65 by Benjamin Britten; Tian Jing Sha - Shivering Winds, Serene Sky (for solo cellist accompanying her own voice) by Yuan-Chen Li; Sonata for Cello and Piano (1957) by George Walker.


 

Monday February 23, 2015: House Concert and buffet dinner at the Bethesda home of Captain Richard White, USN ret. Piano Trios of Beethoven ("The Archduke", Op. 97) and Fauré, Op. 120. Joseph Scheer, violin, Sean Neidlinger, cello, Carl Banner, piano.


 

Saturday January 10, 2015: Flower Avenue house concert. Mozart Eb Piano Quartet K. 493; Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet #2 in G minor, Op. 45. Sonya Hayes, violin, Matthew Maffett, viola, Sean Neidlinger, cello, Carl Banner, piano.


Saturday December 13, 2014: Flower Avenue house concert. Sonya Hayes, violin, Carl Banner, piano. Sonata #5 for piano and violin in F major, Op. 24 ("The Spring") by Ludwig van Beethoven; Sonata #1 (1914) by Frederick Delius.


 

Saturday November 8, 2014: Flower Avenue house concert. Joseph Scheer, violin, Carl Banner, piano. Beethoven Sonata #8 in G major, Op. 30#3 ("Champagne Sonata); Brahms Sonata #2 in A, Op. 100 ("Song Sonata").


Saturday October 11, 2014: Flower Avenue performance event.

"How to Be a Good Mom When You've Got A Schizophrenic Mother for a Role Model",

created and performed by Pamela Meek, directed by Lynnie Raybuck.

 

Saturday October 4, 2014: Flower Avenue house concert. Amadi Azikiwe, violin/viola, and Carl Banner, piano; Beethoven Sonata in A, Op. 47 ("Bridgetower/ Kreutzer"); Shostakovich Sonata Op. 147.
 


Saturday September 20, 2014: "Best Loved Trios". Flower Avenue house concert. Brahms Piano Trio #1 in B, Op. 8; Dvorak Piano Trio Op. 90 ("Dumky"). Sonya Hayes, violin, Sean Neidlinger, cello, Carl Banner, piano.


Saturday August 9, 2014: Concert at the home of Captain Richard White in Bethesda. Sonya Hayes, violin, Carl Banner, piano. Beethoven Sonata #1 in D, Op. 12#1; César Franck Sonata in A major



Saturday July 19, 2014 at 8 pm: Flower Avenue house concert. Sonya Hayes, violin, Sean Neidlinger, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Shostakovich Trio in E minor, Op. 67; Brahms Trio #3 Op. 101 in C minor.


Sunday July 13, 2014 at 3 pm: Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet MA. "Celebration of Marian Banner's 100th Birthday". Daniel Banner, violin, William Rounds, cello, and Carl Banner, piano. Shostakovich Trio in E minor, Op. 67; Brahms Trio #3 in C minor Op. 101.


Sunday June 22, 2014 at 7 pm: Flower Avenue house concert. Brahms Piano Quartet #1 in G minor, Op. 25. Sonya Hayes, violin, Matthew Maffett, viola, Sean Neidlinger, cello, Carl Banner, piano.


Saturday May 24, 2014 at 8 pm: Flower Avenue house concert. Christina Stripling, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Brahms Sonata #1 Op. 38; Martinu Sonata #1.


Saturday April 26, 2014 at 8 pm: Flower Avenue house concert. Joseph Scheer, violin, Carl Banner, piano. Brahms Sonata #3 in D minor, Op. 108; Schubert Duo in A major, Op 162, D. 574.

Saturday March 8, 2014 at 8 pm: Flower Avenue house concert: Premiere of performances of two string quartets by Charley Gerard: Death and the Flowers (String Quartet #2) and In Memory of Don Schott (String Quartet #3). Plus Paganini Caprice No. 2 and Bach Partita in A minor, arranged for alto saxophone. Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Sally McLain & Andrea Vercoe, violins, Karl Mitze, viola, Jodi Beder, cello. (This performance was made possible in part by a generous donation from Dr. Adriel Gerard).

Saturday February 15, 2014 at 8 pm: Flower Avenue house concert. Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, Carl Banner, piano. Robert Schumann, Three Romances Op. 94; Ned Rorem, Picnic on the Marne; Astor Piazzolla, Six Tango Etudes; Darius Milhaud, Scaramouche.

Saturday January 25, 2014 at 8 pm: Flower Avenue house concert: Sonya Hayes, violin, Carl Banner, piano. Sonata for violin and piano Op. 57 by Antonin Dvorak; Sonata #2 for violin and piano Op. 108 by Gabriel Fauré.

Thursday January 9, 2014 at 7 pm: Tri-Community event in honor of Martin Luther King Day: Charley Gerard's "The Weary Blues", Mamaroneck High School, 1000 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck New York. Hosted by the Mamaroneck School District and the Tri-Municipal Human Rights Committee of the town of Mamaroneck and the villages of Mamaroneck and Larchmont. Holly Bass, reader, Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Jackie Coleman, trumpet, John Loehrke, bass, John Doing, drums, David Phelps, guitar, Carl Banner, piano.

Saturday December 21, 2013 at 8 pm: Flower Avenue house event: "The Book of the White Road" - Interactive poetry and classical music with Anne Dykers, poet, and Carl Banner, piano.

Thursday December 5, 2013 at 8 pm and 10 pm: The Charley Gerard Quintet Plays Mozart!?. Charley Gerard, alto sax, Syberen van Munster, guitar, James King, bass, Carl Banner, piano, Lenny Robinson, drums. Twins Jazz Club, 1344 U St NW  Washington DC.

Saturday November 16, 2013 at 8 pm: Flower Avenue house concert: Eva Gerard, viola, Carl Banner, piano. Sonata for viola and piano by Charley Gerard (world premiere), Sonata Op. 147 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Saturday November 9, 2013 at 8 pm: House concert at the home of Richard White, Bethesda MD: Jennifer Murray, viola, Carl Banner, piano. Brahms Sonata in D major Op. 78, Shostakovich Sonata Op. 147.

Thursday November 7, 2013 at 8 pm: Patricia M. Sitar Arts Center. Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, Carl Banner, piano. Schumann Three Romances Op. 94.

Saturday October 19, 2013 at 8 pm: Flower Avenue House Concert, Eva Cappelletti-Chao, violin, Douglas Poplin, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Schubert Trio in Eb Op. 100 and Brahms Trio in C Op. 87.

Saturday September 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm: Flower Avenue House Concert, Douglas Poplin, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Brahms Sonata #2 in F, Op. 99; Fauré Sonata #2, Op. 117.

Sunday July 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm: House concert #6 at BannerArts. Nicholas Currie, violin, Jodi Beder, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Trio #2 in F major Op. 80 by Robert Schumann and Trio #2 ("Sections of the Times") by Brooklyn composer Charley Gerard.

Saturday June 22, 2013 at 8 pm: House Concert #5 at BannerArts, 7502 Flower Avenue, Takoma Park MD. Eva Cappelletti-Chao, violin, Philippe Chao, viola, Carl Banner, piano. Robert Schumann Fairy Tales, Op. 132 and Robert Fuchs Trio #3, Op. 115.

Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm: Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet MA. Heather Goodchild Wade, violin, Bo Ericsson, cello, and Carl Banner, piano. Schubert Trio #1 in Bb, and Fauré Trio Op. 120.

Saturday May 25, 2013 at 8 pm: House concert #4 at BannerArts: Jennifer Murray, viola, Raycurt Johnson, violin, Carl Banner, piano. Brahms Sonata #2 in Eb, Op. 120 No.2, Sonatina Op. 100 by Antonin Dvorak, and Sonata #3 in G minor by Chevalier de Saint-George.

Thursday May 16, 2013 at 8pm and 10pm: TWINS Jazz Club, 1344 U St NW, Washington DC. The Charley Gerard Quintet - Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Syberen van Munster, guitar, Carl Banner, piano, James King, bass, Tony Martucci, drums. "Dvorak Jazz Dances".

Saturday April 27, 2013 at 8 pm: BannerArts House Concert #3. Trio Op. 120 by Gabriel Fauré and Trio #1 Op. 18 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Eva Cappelletti-Chao, violin, Douglas Poplin, cello, Carl Banner, piano.

Saturday April 13, 2013 at 5 pm: Memorial Concert for Marilyn Goode. St. Columba's Church, Washington DC. Saint-Saëns Piano Trio #1 in F, Op. 18. June Huang, violin, Jodi Beder, cello, Carl Banner, piano.

Sunday March 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm: Raycurt Johnson, violin, Carl Banner, piano. Urban Eats Café. Music of Dvorak and Chevalier.

Saturday February 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm: BannerArts house concert #2. Violinist Michelle Kim, cellist Kristen Wojcik, pianist Carl Banner. Beethoven Trio #1; Charley Gerard's "Godfather of Soul".

Saturday January 19, 2013 at 8 pm: BannerArts house concert #1. Violinist Nicholas Currie, cellist Jodi Beder, and pianist Carl Banner. Schubert Trio in Bb, Op.99; Brahms Trio in B major, Op. 8.

Wednesday December 19, 2012 at 8 and 10 pm: The Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet Plus One at Twins Jazz Club. Music of Charley Gerard. Leigh Pilzer, soprano sax, Charley Gerard, alto sax, Rob Holmes, tenor sax, and Brad Linde baritone sax. Carl Banner joined them for Charley's "Quintet for Carl and Saxes" and Dick Hyman's "Novelties".

Wednesday September 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm: Czech Jazz at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage: Music of Jaroslav Jezek, arranged for jazz sextet by Charley Gerard. Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, James King, bass, Lenny Robinson, drums, Carl Banner, piano, Jared Dubin, trombone, Jackie Coleman, trumpet. Commissioned by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, as part of their "Mutual Inspirations 2012" Festival.

Wednesday June 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm: "The Household Muse" - Music and conversation with Carl Banner, featuring piano music of Darius Milhaud, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, and JS Bach. Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium. This program was part of the "We are Takoma" series, sponsored by the City of Takoma Park Maryland.

Friday May 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm: "Two World Premieres" - "Takoma Park is the Place to Be" - by Charley Gerard (2012); and the Violin Sonata (1965) by William Sleator. Plus Andrew Stiller's "The Water is Wide, Daisy Bell", Astor Piazzolla's Six Tango Études, and Paul Abraham's "Toujours l'Amour". Charley Gerard, saxophone, David Schulman, violin, Carl Banner, piano. Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium.

Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 11:00 am: Israeli Embassy V/E Day ceremonial. Variationen und Fuge über ein hebräisches Volkslied from Sonate #7 by Viktor Ulmann. Carl Banner, piano.

Saturday April 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm: Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano by Gian Carlo Menotti - Emily Leader, violin, and Roger Garza, clarinet, from "Pershings Own", with Carl Banner, piano. Herndon United Methodist Church, Herndon, VA.

Friday April 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm: "Ullmann's Last Testament"- The Sonata #7 (1944) by Viktor Ullmann, composed at Terezin concentration camp in August 1944, arranged for strings and piano by Carl Banner. With the Quartet #3 in C minor Op. 60 by Johannes Brahms. Raycurt Johnson, violin, Jennifer Murray, viola, Robert Stein, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium.

Sunday, April 1, 2012: Raycurt Johnson, violin, Jennifer Murray, viola, Robert Stein, cello, Carl Banner, piano, perform Brahms' C minor Piano Quartet Op. 60; Mozart Adagio K. 540 for violin & piano. Classical Revolution: Laporta's Restaurant, Alexandria VA

Friday March 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm: "Hot Classics" - Raycurt Johnson, violin, Jennifer Murray, viola, Carl Banner, piano. Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-George - Sonata #1 for violin & piano, W. A. Mozart - Trio in Eb, K. 498, W. A. Mozart - Adagio, K. 540 (arranged for violin and piano by Carl Banner), Johannes Brahms - Sonata in Eb, Op. 120 #2. Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium.

Tuesday March 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm: Carl Banner, piano solo. Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium. Music of Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Bach, Milhaud, Joplin, Ullmann, and Gerard.

Friday February 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm: "Turkish/Jewish" - A. Adnan Saygun Suite for violin and piano Op. 33, Mordecai Seter Partita for violin and piano, Darius Milhaud Poemes Juifs. Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Andrea Vercoe, violin, Carl Banner, piano. With special guest musicologist Ronit Seter. Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm: Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington, VA 22207 . Trio in Bb Op. 99 by Franz Schubert, Poemes Juifs by Darius Milhaud, Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Nicholas Currie, violin, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Carl Banner, piano.

Friday February 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm: "Four Play" - Antonin Dvorak Piano Quartet in D Op. 23; WA Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb K. 493. Nicholas Currie, violin, Alice Tung, viola, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Takoma Park Community Center.

Sunday January 29, 2012 at 11 am: Mozart Chamber Music Sunday Brunch and Concert, organized by Raycurt Johnson. Urban Eats Arts and Music Café, 3311 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier MD 20712. Raycurt Johnson, violin; Jennifer Murray, viola, Allen Price Jr., violin, Carl Banner, piano, Philippa Smith-Tyler, piano. Duos for violin and viola, K. 423 and K. 424; Sonata in e minor K. 304; Andante from the Symphonie Concertante K. 364; Adagio in B minor K. 540; Andante from the Sonata in A K. 526; Trio in Eb K. 498; Sonata in F K. 376

Friday January 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm: "The Mighty Saxophone of Charley Gerard" - Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Alice Tung, viola, and Carl Banner, piano. Takoma Park Community Center.

Jean Françaix - Cinq danses exotiques;
Erwin Schulhoff - Hot Sonate
Charley Gerard - Ecumenical Set
Darius Milhaud - Dance
Charley Gerard - Will You Love My Earth Kiss Tomorrow, a medley of reinterpreted Carole King songs (with a little Stravinsky)
Ralph Rainger - Easy Living

Friday January 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm: "Spain & France" - Enrique Granados Trio, Gabriel Fauré Trio. James Tung, violin, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Takoma Park Community Center.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD21157. Kathy Judd, violin, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Trios by Schubert (Op.99 in Bb) and Dvorak (Op. 90 in E minor, "Dumky").

Friday November 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm: "Bukowski Liked Mozart" - Claude Bolling's Suite for violin plus jazz trio, and "Bukowski Liked Mozart" by Charley Gerard (after the Mozart Sonata #9 in F, K. 377) for the same ensemble. Kathy Judd, violin, Carl Banner, piano, Jon Nazdin, bass, Lenny Robinson, drums. Takoma Park Community Center. (Broadcast live by Takoma City TV).

Sunday November 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm: Kathy Judd, violin, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Program: Sonata #2 in A Op. 100 by Johannes Brahms; Trio in Bb Op. 99 by Franz Schubert. Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park.

Friday November 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm: Kathy Judd, violin, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Sonata #2 in A Op. 100 by Johannes Brahms; Trio in Bb Op. 99 by Franz Schubert. Takoma Park Community Center. (Broadcast live by Takoma City TV)

Sunday October 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm: Kathy Judd, violin, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Program: Sonata in a minor Op. 105 by Robert Schumann; Trio Op. 90 ("Dumky") by Antonin Dvorak. Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park.

Friday October 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm: Kathy Judd, violin, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Program: Sonata in a minor Op. 105 by Robert Schumann; Trio Op. 90 ("Dumky") by Antonin Dvorak. Takoma Park Community Center. (Broadcast live by Takoma City TV)

Sunday October 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm: Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park. Nicholas Currie, violin, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Program:  Trio in B major Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms; Trio Op. 150 by Amy Beach.

Friday October 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm: Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park MD 20912. Nicholas Currie, violin, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Program:  Trio in B major Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms; Trio Op. 150 by Amy Beach. (Broadcast live by Takoma City TV)

Wednesday October 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm: "Dvorak Jazz Dances", a new work by Charley Gerard, commissioned by the Embassy of the Czech Republic and Washington Musica Viva. Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Syberen van Munster, guitar, Carl Banner, piano, James King, bass, Lenny Robinson, drums. The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.

Wednesday September 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm: Embassy of the Czech Republic. "Dvorak Jazz Dances": A new work by Charley Gerard, commissioned by the Embassy of the Czech Republic and Washington Musica Viva, premiere performance. Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Syberen van Munster, guitar, Carl Banner, piano, James King, bass, Lenny Robinson, drums. (review)

Thursday September 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm: Embassy of the Czech Republic. The complete Moravian Duets of Antonin Dvorak (in Czech) and the First Piano Quartet by Bohuslav Martinu (1942). Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, Elizabeth Field, violin, Uri Wassertzug, viola, Steven Honigberg, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
 

Saturday June 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm: Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo. Claude Bolling's Suite for violin, piano, bass, and drums, and "Bukowski Liked Mozart" by Charley Gerard (after the Mozart Sonata #9 in F, K. 377), for the same ensemble. Kathy Judd, violin, Carl Banner, piano, Jon Nazdin, bass, Lenny Robinson, drums.

Thursday May 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm: Silver Spring Civic Building, Kramer Gallery. Brahms Ballade #4, Op. 10; Beethoven Sonata #10 in G, Op. 96; Brahms Sonata #2 in A, Op. 100. Solomia Gorokhivska, violin, Carl Banner, piano.


Thursday April 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm: Silver Spring Civic Building, Spring Room. Claude Bolling's Suite for violin, piano, bass, and drums, and "Bukowski Liked Mozart" by Charley Gerard (world premiere, after the Mozart Sonata #9 in F, K. 377), for the same ensemble. Kathy Judd, violin, Carl Banner, piano, Jon Nazdin, bass, Lenny Robinson, drums.

Sunday March 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm: Levine School of Music, The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda MD, Education Wing, room 309. Sarah Foard, violin, & Carl Banner, piano. Copland Sonata for violin & piano, Beethoven "Spring" Sonata, Mozart Sonata in D, K. 306.

Sunday March 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm: Rock Spring Church, 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington, VA 22207. Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Carl Banner, piano. Der Hirt auf dem Felsen by Franz Schubert, Liederkreis Op. 39 by Robert Schumann, Habanera by Ben Redwine, "The Duck" and "Spanish Dancer" by Melvin Solomon, and Little Suite of Four Dances by William Bolcom.

Sunday February 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm at Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park, and Friday February 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm at Silver Spring Civic Building, Kramer Gallery and Music Room:

- Trio for violin, clarinet, & piano in F major, K. 376 by W.A. Mozart (a new arrangement of his violin & piano Sonata by Carl Banner, "a la Kegelstatt").
- The world premiere of "Five Episodes" for clarinet & piano by John Stephens, commissioned by Ben Redwine.
- Little Suite of Four Dances for Eb clarinet & piano by William Bolcom: 1. Rag; 2. Apache-Jungle; 3. Quasi-Waltz; 4. Soft Shoe.
- Trio for violin, clarinet, & piano by Gian Carlo Menotti

 

Sunday January 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm: The Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet Massachusetts. Piano Quartets of Mozart (in Eb, K. 493) and Brahms (#3 in C minor, Op. 60). Charles Sherba, violin, Consuelo Sherba, viola, Bo Ericsson, cello, Carl Banner, piano.


Wednesday December 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm: Shiloh Baptist Church Chapel Hall, 1500 9th St NW, Washington D.C.
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata #9 in A major (op.47)
*Sonata per uno mulaticco lunattico.* (Re-dedication as "Kreutzer" Sonata)
George Frederick Handel, Excerpts from the "MESSIAH" Oratorio.
"Thus saith the Lord": and "But Whom may abide the day of his coming"
Raycurt Johnson, Violinist/ Baritone, Carl Banner, Pianist
 

Thursday December 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Place, Silver Spring MD
Divertimento in Bb, K. 254 for double bass, violin, and piano by WA Mozart, Franz Joseph Haydn's Trio in D, Hob. XV:24, Libby Larsen's "Four on the Floor" (a boogie woogie with quotations from Jerry Lee Lewis), and Charley Gerard's "The Godfather of Soul" (based on riffs from James Brown songs).

Kathy Judd, violin, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Jon Nazdin, double bass, Carl Banner, piano
 

Sunday December 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park
Divertimento in Bb, K. 254 for double bass, violin, and piano by WA Mozart, Franz Joseph Haydn's Trio in D, Hob. XV:24, Libby Larsen's "Four on the Floor" (a boogie woogie with quotations from Jerry Lee Lewis), and Charley Gerard's "The Godfather of Soul" (based on riffs from James Brown songs).

Kathy Judd, violin, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Jon Nazdin, double bass, Carl Banner, piano


Sunday October 26, 2010 at the Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet Massachusetts: "Songs, Waltzes, and a Rag". Karyn Friedman, mezzo, Gary Poster, bass, Carl Banner, piano. Frauen Liebe und Leben by Robert Schumann, Waltzes Op. 39 and songs from Op. 105 by Johannes Brahms, and four cabaret songs and a rag by William Bolcom.


Tuesday September 21, 2010 at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum. "Waltzes and Trios":
Trio Op. 150 by Amy Beach, Waltzes Op. 39 by Johannes Brahms (danced by Camilla Ng and John Jerz), Trio in Bb Op. 99 by Franz Schubert, and the "Graceful Ghost" Rag by William Bolcom. Nicholas Currie, violin, Adam Gonzalez, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
 

Wednesday June 23, 2010 at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum. The Second Jaime Porras Memorial Concert: Music by Spanish, Latin American, and South American composers, including “Nocturno” by Manuel de Falla, Piano Trio, Op. 50 by Enrique Granados, "Two Cervantes Fantasies" (based on danzas of Ignacio Cervantes) by Charley Gerard, Tango by Isaac Albeniz,  and Esqualo, Oblivion, and Revolucionario by Astor Piazzolla. Regino Madrid, violin, Charlie Powers, cello, Herman Burney, bass, and Carl Banner, piano. (This concert was supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County).


Tuesday May 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum: a Brahms Birthday concert, featuring Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, the Teiber Trio (Regino Madrid, violin, Derek Smith, viola, Charlie Powers, cello), and Carl Banner, piano. Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor; Op. 60; Schumann Liederkreis Op. 39; Bach Goldberg Variations (arranged for string trio). (This concert was supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County).

Saturday April 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Arts Center's Theatre 1, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival. "Music of Heroes": Suite for clarinet by Viktor Kalabis (1981; US premiere), Trio in Bb Op. 97 by Ludwig van Beethoven ("the Archduke"), "Dear Landlord" by Bob Dylan, Sonata #7 (1944) by Viktor Ullmann. Ben Redwine, clarinet, Regino Madrid, violin, Charlie Powers, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Free admission. (This program was supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and by the Viktor Kalabis and Zuzana Ruzickova Foundation).

Sunday March 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum: “Springsongs” In Memory of Albert and Betryce Prosterman. Duets, songs, and arias for soprano and mezzo soprano (with clarinet and piano) by Brahms, Dvorak, Handel, Mozart, and Kurt Weill, including the Moravian Duets of Antonin Dvorak; plus "Sports et Divertissements," eighteen miniatures for piano and narrator by Erik Satie. Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Leslie Prosterman, poet/narrator, and Carl Banner, piano. (This concert was supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County).

Saturday February 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm at River Road Unitarian Church, 6301 River Road, Bethesda MD 20817: Benefit Concert for Minority Scholarships. Regino Madrid, violin, Carl Banner, piano. Sonatas for violin and piano by Mozart (K. 526), Brahms (G major, Op. 78), and Franck.

Tuesday February 16, 2010 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum: "Mozart and More". Mozart Sonata in A, K. 526; Adagio & Allegro for viola and piano by Robert Schumann; Trio Op. 115 for violin, viola, and piano by Robert Fuchs; the "Doo-Wop Variations by Charley Gerard. Regino Madrid, violin, Derek Smith, viola, and Carl Banner, piano. (This concert was supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County).

Monday February 1, 2010: "The Weary Blues" - Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW, Washington DC 20009. In honor of Langston Hughes' 108th birthday, a re-creation of the famous Langston Hughes/Charles Mingus collaboration, by Charley Gerard. Holly Bass, reader, Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Chris Royal, trumpet, Herman Burney, bass, Lenny Robinson, drums, Steve Herberman, guitar, Carl Banner, piano. (This performance was made possible in part by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Production of "The Weary Blues" was originally made possible by a grant from the Randy Hostetler Memorial Fund).

Sunday January 24, 2010 at 2:30 pm at the Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667. Betty Hauck, viola, Randy Hiller, violin, and Carl Banner, piano. Duo in A, Op. 162, D. 574 by Franz Schubert, Adagio & Allegro, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann, Trio Op. 115 by Robert Fuchs.

Wednesday January 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum: "Marilyn Goode's Choice": The 1st Piano Trio, Op. 18 by Camille Saint-Saëns, Trio in G Hob XV/25 by Franz Joseph Haydn, Sonata in F minor, Op. 120#1 for clarinet & piano by Johannes Brahms, and Three Gnossiennes by Erik Satie. The BannerArts Trio (Judith Cho, violin, David Cho, cello, Carl Banner, piano) with Ben Redwine, clarinet. (This concert was supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County).

Saturday December 12, 2009 at 7:30 pm at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, 131 Remsen Street Brooklyn NY 11201. Eva Gerard, viola, Charley Gerard, saxophone, Carl Banner, piano. Music of Paul Hindemith, Charley Gerard, Jerome Kern, and Jeffrey Levine.

Tuesday December 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum: "The Eve Mandelstam Memorial Concert" Regino Madrid, violin, and Carl Banner, piano. Sonata in G Op. 78 by Johannes Brahms, Sonata in A for Violin and Piano by César Franck, Nocturne in Eb and Mazurka in Ab of Chopin, Brahms Ballade Op. 10 #4.

Sunday November 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Rd, Pasadena MD. Ben Redwine, clarinet, and Carl Banner, piano. Music of Brahms, Poulenc, Stravinsky, and Artie Shaw.

Sunday November 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm at The Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 East Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387. Duets for soprano and mezzo soprano, with piano accompaniment, by Antonin Dvorak and Johannes Brahms. Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, Carl Banner, piano.

Friday November 6, 2009 at Christ and St. Stephens Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York, NY. Eva Gerard, viola, Charley Gerard, saxophone, Carl Banner, piano. Paul Hindemith's Trio for Heckelphone, Viola, and Piano (unknown 20th century masterpiece), Sonata for Viola and Piano by Viktor Kalabis (suppressed Czech composer), Charley Gerard's jazzy "Ecumenical Suite" for saxophone, viola, and piano, plus a brand new trio, Introduction and Allegro, by Jeffrey Levine.

Wednesday October 28, 2009 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum: "GBG" - Eva Gerard, viola, Charley Gerard, saxophone, Carl Banner, piano. Sonata for viola and piano by Rebecca Clarke, Paul Hindemith's Trio for Heckelphone, Viola, and Piano, Sonata for viola and piano by Viktor Kalabis, Charley Gerard's "Ecumenical Suite" for saxophone, viola, and piano, and Introduction and Allegro for viola, saxophone, and piano by Jeffrey Levine.

Tuesday October 27, 2009 at 7 pm at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 728 23rd St NW Washington DC: Holly Bass Performance Projects and Washington Musica Viva present Charley Gerard's "The Weary Blues". Holly Bass, narrator, Charley Gerard, saxophone, Chris Royal, trumpet, Donato Soviero, guitar, Herman Burney, bass, Carl Banner, piano, Lenny Robinson, drums.

Tuesday July 14, 2009 at 7:30 pm: The Jaime S. Porras Memorial Concert
The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum
Piano Quintets of Dvorak (in A, Op. 81) and Brahms (in F minor, Op. 34)
Regino Madrid and Judith Cho, violins, Betty Hauck, viola, David Cho, cello, Carl Banner, piano

Thursday May 28, 2009 at 7:30 pm at the Embassy of Austria. "What a Life!", Hans Gál's music to the bilingual internment camp revue, Douglas, Isle of Man, 1940. This was the first concert performance of this work world-wide since 1940.

The bilingual revue “What a Life!” by Hans Gál was a legendary cultural event of the 1940 internment camp for so called “Enemy Aliens” on the Isle of Man. It was to be “a sort of photo-montage of our life in the camp, a series of short, lively scenes taken from everyday life.” After the war, it was forgotten and never performed again. This prison revue and other works by Hans Gál were performed at the Austrian Embassy, hosted by the Austrian Cultural Forum. Bret Werb introduced the program and provided commentary based on Gál’s internment diary, "Music Behind Barbed Wire".

The program included the "Huyton Suite" for flute and two violins, the Trio Op. 97 for clarinet, violin, and piano, and the Suite Op. 102b for alto saxopohone and piano. The performers were Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, David Lonkevich, flute/piccolo, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Regino Madrid, violin, Judith Spokes, violin, Nina Falk, viola, David Cho, cello, and Carl Banner, piano.

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the Austrian Cultural Forum, Bret Werb, Simon Fox, and Eva Fox-Gál for making this production possible.

Thursday May 14, 2009 at 7:30 pm: “The Weary Blues” The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum. "The Weary Blues", is a re-creation of the 1958 Langston Hughes/Charles Mingus collaboration, by Charley Gerard. Holly Bass, as Langston Hughes, Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Tom Williams, trumpet, John Leonard, bass, Lenny Robinson, drums, Steve Herberman, guitar, Carl Banner, piano. (This program was made possible in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and by the Randy Hostetler Memorial Fund).

Wednesday April 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum. "Jazz at the Ratner" featuring The RedwineJazz Band, as part of Jazz Appreciation Month.Ben Redwine, clarinet, John Previti, bass, Tom Mitchell, guitar.

Monday April 20, 2009 at 7:00 pm The Czech Center of New York. Music of Jaroslav Jezek (in arrangements by Maurice Saylor and Charley Gerard), Viktor Kalabis, and Bohuslav Martinu. Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York. Will Gartshore, tenor, Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Ben Redwine, clarinet/baritone saxophone, Pam Fleming, trumpet, Curtis Fowlkes, trombone, Joseph Daley, tuba, Todd Isler, drums, Eva Gerard, violin/viola, Judith Spokes, violin, Matt Goeke, cello, and Carl Banner, piano. This concert was made possible in part by funding from the Viktor Kalabis and Zuzana Rusickova Foundation.

Friday April 3, 2009 at 8:00 pm at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. The Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet plus pianist Carl Banner.
Music of Mozart, Tailleferre, Hyman, Olin, and Gerard.

Tuesday March 24, 2009 at 7:30 pm at the Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum: "Serenade". Ben Redwine, clarinet, Andrea Vercoe, violin, Betty Hauck, viola, Carl Banner, piano.

Gian Carlo Menotti – Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
Hans Gál – Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, Op. 97
Ben Redwine – Solo for Bass Clarinet
Blair Goins – “Warmly”, from the Trio for Viola, Clarinet, and Piano
Rebecca Clarke - Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale for viola and clarinet
Peter Schickele – Serenade for Three

(This program was made possible in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County).

Sunday February 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road, Pasadena, Maryland, 21122. The BannerArts Trio: Judith Spokes, violin, David Cho, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Music of Beethoven, Fauré, and Dvorak.

Thursday February 19, 2009 at 7:00 pm at St. Andrews United Methodist Church and Day School, 4 Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater, MD 21037. "Amor" - Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Carl Banner, piano. Music of Haydn, Mozart, Poulenc, and Kalabis.

Friday February 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm: "The Weary Blues" - Grace Church,1041 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20007. In honor of Langston Hughes' 107th birthday, a re-creation of the famous Langston Hughes/Charles Mingus collaboration, by Charley Gerard. Holly Bass, reader, Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Chris Royal, trumpet, Pepe González, bass, Lenny Robinson, drums, Steve Herberman, guitar, Carl Banner, piano. (This performance was made possible in part by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Production of "The Weary Blues" was originally made possible by a grant from the Randy Hostetler Memorial Fund).

Sunday February 1, 2009 at 5:00 pm: "The Weary Blues" - Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW, Washington DC 20009. In honor of Langston Hughes' 107th birthday, a re-creation of the famous Langston Hughes/Charles Mingus collaboration, by Charley Gerard. Holly Bass, reader, Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Chris Royal, trumpet, Pepe González, bass, Lenny Robinson, drums, Steve Herberman, guitar, Carl Banner, piano. (This performance was made possible in part by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Production of "The Weary Blues" was originally made possible by a grant from the Randy Hostetler Memorial Fund).

Saturday January 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, 131 Remsen Street Brooklyn NY 11201. Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, Elena McEntire, mezzo soprano, Charley Gerard, composer, arranger, alto saxophone, John Jensen, trombone, John O'Brien, banjo, and Carl Banner, piano. Cabaret songs from "The Blue Angel", and other songs by Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Friedrich Hollaender, and Charley Gerard.

Friday December 5, 2008 at 7:00 pm at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), 545 7th Street, S.E. Washington DC, 20003 (the corner of 7th and G Streets, SE; Eastern Market Metro). The BannerArts Quartet: Music of Dvorak, Kalabis, Fauré, and Martinu.

Thursday November 20, 2008 at 7:30 pm at The Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St NW, Washington DC. Music of Antonin Dvorak, Bohuslav Martinu, and Viktor Kalabis. Performers: Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, the BannerArts Quartet (Judith Spokes, violin, Andrea Vercoe, viola, David Cho, cello, Carl Banner, piano). Program:

Viktor Kalabis - "Ludus /per 4/" (Quartet for piano and strings)
Antonin Dvorak - Moravian Duets, Op. 32 nos. 1-6
Viktor Kalabis - "Birds' Weddings"
Viktor Kalabis - Piano Trio, Op. 39
Bohuslav Martinu - Allegretto poco moderato (from the First Piano Quartet)

(This program was made possible by funding from the Viktor Kalabis and Zuzana Ruzickova Foundation).

Monday October 20, 2008 at 11:30 am at the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington DC. The BannerArts Trio, music of Dvorak and Fauré, plus art by Marilyn Banner.

Monday September 15, 2008 at 7:30 pm: The Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet with Carl Banner
at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda MD 20814. From Brooklyn NY: The Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet, Jenny Hill, Chris Bacas, Alden Banta, and Charley Gerard, with Carl Banner, piano.:

Program:
WA Mozart - Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452 (arranged for piano and saxophone quartet by Charley Gerard)
Germaine Tailleferre – Serenade in A minor for saxophone quartet and piano
Alec Wilder – Saxophone Quartet
Paquito D'Rivera - Wapango
Charley Gerard – Quintet for Carl and Saxes (premiere)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum. "Summer Music": Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Judith Spokes, violin, Carl Banner, piano, plus Salt Lake City guest artist Amy Leung, cello.

Program:
Antonin Dvorak - The “Dumky" Trio
Robert Kahn - "Jungbrunnen"
Lawrence Heinen- "Variations for Sasha"
John Stephens - "Inventions for Solo Clarinet"
Johannes Brahms - Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Tuesday, July 15 2008 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, The BannerArts Trio: Judith Spokes, violin, David Cho, cello, Carl Banner, piano.

Beethoven - Duo #1 in C Major for violin and cello (WoO 27)
Fauré - Trio in D minor, Op. 120
Brahms - Trio in B major, Op. 8

Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda MD 20814. Judith Spokes, violin, and Carl Banner, piano.

Schubert - Duo in A Major, Op. 162
Satie - Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes)
Brahms - Sonata in D minor, Op. 108

Wednesday June 25, 2008 at 2:00 pm at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington DC. "In Memory of Irving Hurwitz". Carl Banner, piano. Music of Mozart, Joplin, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Charley Gerard, Brahms, and Bartok.

Wednesday June 18 2008 at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW, Washington DC 20009.
"Sex Appeal"
Clea Nemetz, mezzo, Charley Gerard, composer, arranger, alto saxophone, John Jensen, trombone,John O'Brien, banjo, and Carl Banner, piano. Cabaret songs from "The Blue Angel", and other songs by Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Friedrich Hollaender, and Charley Gerard.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda MD 20814. Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, Sally McLain, violin, Betty Hauck, viola, Carl Banner, piano. "Mostly Brahms", in honor of his 175th birthday (he was born on May 7, 1833). plus music of Mozart and Dina Koston.

Program:
Mozart - Duet in G K.423 for violin and viola
Brahms - Three Songs from Op. 105
Brahms – Violin Sonata #2 in A, Op. 100
Dina Koston – "For Solo Violin (homage to Bela Bartok)" (premiere)
Brahms – Von ewiger Liebe Op. 43#1
Brahms - Two Songs with Viola, Op. 91

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda MD 20814. The Redwine Jazz Band: Ben Redwine, clarinet/baritone saxophone, Tom Mitchell, guitar, John Previti, bass, plus special guest artists Craig Gildner, guitar and piano, Robbie Leebrick, drums, and Eric Shranek, bass.

Tuesday March 25, 2008 at 3:00 pm at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington DC. Judith Spokes, violin/viola, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Carl Banner, piano. Music of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Poulenc.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 7:30 pm at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road, Pasadena, Maryland, 21122. Music for soprano, french horn, and piano by Schubert, Strauss, Mitsumoto and Cooke. Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Beth Graham, french horn (BSO), Carl Banner, piano.

Monday March 10, 2008 at 10:30 am at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington DC. Music for soprano, french horn, and piano by Schubert, Strauss, Mitsumoto and Cooke. Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Beth Graham, french horn (BSO), Carl Banner, piano. Free.

Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 4:30 pm at St. Andrews United Methodist Church and Day School, 4 Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater, Maryland 21037
Ben Redwine, clarinet, Carl Banner, piano. Music of Poulenc, Brahms, Bernstein, Verdi, Mateu, and Arnold.

Sunday February 24, 2008 at 4:00 pm at Rock Spring Congregational Church, 5010 Little Falls Rd, Arlington VA.
Music for soprano, french horn, and piano by Schubert, Strauss, Mitsumoto and Cooke. Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Beth Graham, french horn (BSO), Carl Banner, piano.

Sunday February 17, 2008 at 2:30 pm at The Donnell Library Center, 20 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019. "The witty music of composer and saxophonist Charley Gerard, with Washington Musica Viva"
Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Eva Gerard, viola, Whitney LaGrange, violin, Clea Nemetz, mezzo soprano, Nick Titakis, baritone, Carl Banner, piano.

Tuesday February 12, 2008 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda MD 20814.
Music for soprano, french horn, and piano by Schubert, Strauss, Mitsumoto, and Cooke. Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Beth Graham, french horn (BSO), Carl Banner, piano. (This program was supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County).

Wednesday January 23, 2008, 9-11pm at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW, Washington DC 20009. "The Weary Blues", a re-creation of the famous Langston Hughes/Charles Mingus collaboration, by Charley Gerard. With Holly Bass, reader, Pepe González, bass, John Kamman, guitar, Chris Royal, trumpet, Carl Banner, piano, Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, and Harold Summey, drums.

This program was funded in part by a grant from the Randy Hostetler Memorial Fund.

Wednesday December 12, 2007 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda MD 20814.

Carl Banner, piano solo
Bach - Partita in A minor
Brahms - Variations on an Original Theme in D, Op. 21#1
Stravinsky - Piano Sonata
Brahms - Intermezzo in A, Op. 118#2
Gerard - "Goldberg's in a Sentimental Mood," or the "Ellingberg Variations"
Bolcom - Graceful Ghost Rag

Joplin - Solace, A Mexican Serenade

(This program was supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County).

Wednesday November 14, 2007 at 11:00 am at the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington DC. Carl Banner, piano solo.

Saturday November 10, 2007 at 7:30 pm at BannerArts, 4233C Howard Avenue, Kensington MD.

"State of the Arts" - Panel discussion, moderated by Mike Hummel. Maritza Rivera, poet, Joy Jones, playwright, Carl Banner, pianist, Marilyn Banner, artist, Mike Hummel, singer/songwriter.

Sunday October 21 at 7:00 pm at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road, Pasadena, Maryland, 21122.

Carl Banner, piano solo.


Bach - Partita in A minor
Brahms - Variations on an Original Theme in D, Op. 21#1
Stravinsky - Piano Sonata
Gerard - Goldberg's in a Sentimental Mood, or the Ellingberg Variations
Bolcom - Graceful Ghost Rag
Joplin - Solace, A Mexican Serenade
Brahms - Intermezzo in A, Op. 118#2

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 2:30 pm at St. Andrews United Methodist Church and Day School, 4 Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater, Maryland 21037
"The Mighty Saxophone of Charley Gerard" (Tango, pop, & serious jazz)
Music of Piazzolla, Schulhoff, Milhaud, Francaix, Carole King, & Charley Gerard
New York guest artist Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, and Carl Banner, piano. Review by Devin Hurd in HurdAudio.

Wednesday September 19, 2007 at 11:00 am at the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington DC. Carl Banner, piano solo.

Tuesday September 11, 2007 at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum.“The Mighty Saxophone of Charley Gerard”. Tango-Etudes by Astor Piazzolla, Dance (Habanera) by Darius Milhaud, Jean Françaix’ “Cinq danses exotiques”, Erwin Schulhoff’s “Hot Sonate”, and Charley Gerard’s “Tatumesque” and “Will You Love My Earth Kiss Tomorrow, A medley of reinterpreted Carole King songs (with a little Stravinsky).” Review by Joe Banno in the Washington Post.

(This program was supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County).

Sunday September 9 at 2:30 pm at St. Andrews United Methodist Church and Day School, 4 Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater, MD 21037. Music of Jean Francaix, Bela Kovacs, and John Wesley Work III. Ben Redwine, clarinet and alto clarinet, Joel Borelli-Boudreau, trombone, Carl Banner, piano.

Wednesday August 15, 2007 at 11:00 am at the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington DC. Carl Banner, piano solo. (free)

Thursday July 12, 2007 at 11:30 am at the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington DC.

Carl Banner, piano solo.

Sunday June 10, 2007 at 3:00 pm at The Atlas Performing Arts Center.

Music of Charlie Barnett, George Walker, Blair Goins, and "Chaise Lounge". Amadi Hummings, viola, Marilyn Older, voice, John Jensen, trombone, Ben Redwine, clarinet and saxophones, Charlie Barnett, guitar, Greg Watkins, bass, Carl Banner, piano, Mark Carson, drums.

Tuesday May 15, 2007 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum

"I Rage, I Melt, I Burn!" A program from the operas of Mozart and Handel.

Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, Ramón Tasat, tenor, Gary Poster, bass, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Carl Banner, piano. (Available on YouTube!)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 12-5pm   International Day of the Book
Kensington Row Bookshop, 3786 Howard Ave, Old Town Kensington

Carl Banner, classical and contemporary piano music

Marilyn Banner, artist, demonstrates the creation of mixed media collages, using drawing, paint,

handmade paper, inkjet prints, found images, and other materials.

Saturday March 31, 2007 at 7:30 pm at BannerArts, 4233C Howard Avenue, Kensington MD. Music of Dan Sonenberg, Walter S. Hartley, and the Redwine Jazz Trio. Ben Redwine, clarinet/baritone saxophone, Tom Mitchell, guitar, John Previti, bass, with Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, and Carl Banner, piano. (Available on YouTube!). Demonstration of encaustic painting by Marilyn Banner.

Tuesday February 27, 2007 at 7:30 pm at The Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St NW, Washington DC. Music of Smetana, Martinu, Nelhybel, Janacek and Brahms.

Petrklic (Primrose)           Bohuslav Martinu             

  1. A New Hat; 2. Above the Farm; 3. A Plaint; 4. Good Timber; 5. At Noon

Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, Natasha Bogachek, violin, Carl Banner, piano

Piano Trio in G minor Op. 15             Bedrich Smetana

 Moderato assai; Allegro, ma non agitato; Finale: Presto

Natasha Bogachek, violin, David Teie, cello, Carl Banner, piano

(Available on YouTube!)

Concert Etude for clarinet & piano              Vaclav Nelhybel

Concertino (2nd movement)                 Leos Janacek

  Ben Redwine, clarinet, Carl Banner, piano

Trio in A minor, Op. 114        Johannes Brahms

  Allegro (Available on YouTube!); Adagio; Andante grazioso; Allegro

Ben Redwine, clarinet, David Teie, cello, Carl Banner, piano

Sunday February 11, 2007 at 3:00 pm at The Atlas Performing Arts Center.
"Love You Madly!"

Music of Edward "Duke" Ellington, Lawrence Moss,Chris Royal, Masatoshi Mitsumoto, Charley Gerard, and Jean Francaix (including five premieres). Jazz/chamber ensemble: Gary Poster, bass, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Joel Borelli-Boudreau, trombone, Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Chris Royal, trumpet, Linda Smith, violin, Greg Watkins, double bass, Carl Banner, piano. Funded in part through the Sprenger-Lang Foundation, the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and Meet The Composer's Creative Connections program.

Program:

“Cinq danses exotiques" by Jean Francaix

Pambiche; Baiao; Mambo; Samba lenta; Merengue

Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, Carl Banner, piano

(Available on YouTube!)

“Goldberg’s in a Sentimental Mood” (premiere) by Charley Gerard

Carl Banner, piano

(Available on YouTube!)

Three “Duke” Ellington Songs (premiere) arr. by Charley Gerard

Satin Doll; Daydream; Love You Madly

Gary Poster, bass voice, Linda Smith, violin,

Ben Redwine, clarinet, Greg Watkins, double bass

“Emily’s Song” (premiere) by Lawrence Moss

Gary Poster, bass voice, Joel Borrelli-Boudreau, trombone

(Available on YouTube!)

“Had Us at Hello”  by Charley Gerard

Gary Poster, bass voice, Carl Banner, piano

Sonatina for clarinet & piano (premiere) by I. Masatoshi Mitsumoto

Allegro inquietante; Largo triste: Allegro vivo

Ben Redwine, clarinet, Carl Banner, piano

(Available on YouTube!)

Duke Medley 2007 (premiere) arr.by Chris Royal

Chris Royal, trumpet, Ben Redwine, clarinet/saxophone, Linda Smith, violin,

Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Joel Borrelli-Boudreau, trombone, 

Carl Banner, piano, Greg Watkins, bass, Harold Summey, drums

(Available on YouTube!)


Royal Garden Blues by Clarence Williams and Spencer Williams

Chris Royal, trumpet, Ben Redwine, clarinet/saxophone,

Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Joel Borrelli-Boudreau, trombone, 

Carl Banner, piano, Greg Watkins, bass, Harold Summey, drums

Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda MD 20814:

"My Favorite Things!" - Carl Banner, solo piano.
Sonata in Bb, K. 333 - W.A. Mozart
Kinderscenen, Op. 15 - Robert Schumann
Nocturne in Bb minor, Op. 9 #1 - Frédéric Chopin
Impromptu in Ab Op. 142#2 - Franz Schubert
Intermezzo Op. 116#6 - Johannes Brahms
Capriccio Op. 76#8 - Johannes Brahms
The Cascades - Scott Joplin

The Magnetic Rag - Scott Joplin

Sunday December 3, 2006 between 2 and 5 pm: Open House at Kensington Row Bookshop, 3786 Howard Ave, Kensington MD 20895.
Art by Marilyn Banner, poetry by Paul Grayson, music by Carl Banner, Ben Redwine, and guests Arthur Harrison (theremin) and Lee Greene (Sara Sennett's brother) on piano.

Sunday November 26, 2006 at 7:00 pm at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road, Pasadena, Maryland, 21122. Carl Banner, piano solo. Music of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, and Joplin.


Sunday November 19, 2006 at 3:00 pm at The Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts:
"Scènes, Crows, & Rags"

Sidney Bailin – “Scènes” for soprano, vibraphone, cello, and piano(premiere)
Franz Schubert _ "Der Hirt auf dem Felsen" for soprano, clarinet, & piano
Alexandra Gardner - “Crows” for clarinet, violin, cello, piano
Pam Helton - "Summer Music 2005" for alto saxophone and piano (premiere)
Jodi Beder - "The Which" for solo cello
Jaroslav Jezek - "V+W" cabaret music (arranged and adapted into English by Maurice Saylor),
Performers: Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Jeffery Peterson, tenor, Ben Redwine, clarinet/baritone/tenor saxophone, Linda Smith, violin, Davy DeArmond, trumpet, Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Joel Borrelli-Boudreau, trombone, Blair Goins, tuba, Harold Summey, drums, Jodi Beder, cello, Chris DeChiara, vibraphone, Carl Banner, piano.

Sunday November 5, 2006

St. Andrews United Methodist Church and Day School, 4 Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater, MD 21037. With soprano Elizabeth Kluegel, clarinetist Ben Redwine, pianist Carl Banner. Music of Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, and Martinu.

Thursday October 19, 2006 at the Embassy of the Czech Republic: Three Czech-Americans (plus Antonin Dvorak and "Jelly Roll" Morton):

"V+W" cabaret music from the 1930's Prague Liberated Theatre by the "father of Czech jazz" Jaroslav Jezek (arranged and adapted into English by Maurice Saylor), music for brass & piano by Vaclav Nelhybel, and Sonatina for clarinet & piano by Bohuslav Martinu. Plus music of Dvorak and "Jelly Roll" Morton. Performers: Jeffery Peterson, tenor, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Linda Smith, violin, Brian Strawley, trumpet, Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Joel Borrelli-Boudreau, trombone, Anthony Valerio, french horn, Blair Goins, tuba, Harold Summey, drums, Carl Banner, piano. Reviewed by Stephen Neal Dennis.

Tuesday September 12, 2006 at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum: Brahms' Clarinet Quintet, Op.115; Franz Schubert's "Trout" Quintet; plus the world premiere performance of Charley Gerard’s “The 44 Faces of Funk”, for clarinet, string quartet, bass, and piano. Performing: Ben Redwine, clarinet, Claudia Chudacoff, violin, June Huang, violin, Betty Hauck, viola, Diana Fish, cello, Richard Barber, bass, and Carl Banner, piano. Reviewed by Mark J. Estren in the Washington Post.

Sunday July 16, 2006

The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum. "In Memory of Thelma Stein." Mozart Sonata in Bb K. 378, Brahms Sonata in D minor, Op.108, Thelma Stein "Berceuse," choreographed and danced by Cynthia Word. Daniel Banner, violin, and Carl Banner, piano, with choreographer/dancer Cynthia Word.

Sunday June 25, 2006

The Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington DC

Jelly Roll Morton - "Black Bottom Stomp"

Three Duke Ellington songs arranged by Charley Gerard: "All Too Soon"; "I've Got it Bad (And That Ain't Good)": and "In My Solitude"

Two Rilke Songs by Mary Howe: Herbsttag, and Liebeslied.

"Tango Afligido" by Michael Strand

Six Short Pieces for alto saxophone and piano by Lawrence Moss

"Memphis TN " by Charlie Barnett

"Song of the Exile" by Ysaye Barnwell (instrumental arrangement by Charley Gerard).

Karyn Friedman, mezzo-soprano, Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Ben Redwine, clarinet/baritone saxophone, Sonya Hayes, violin, Jodi Beder, cello, Steve Tomlinson, trombone, Blair Goins, tuba, Carl Banner, piano. With Brandon D. Johnson, poet.

May 23, 2006

Tuesday May 23 at 7:30 pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum: The Piano Quintet #1 by Ernest Bloch, Gabriel Fauré's Bonne Chanson for mezzo, string quartet and piano, and Cantata #82 of JS Bach. Karyn Friedman, mezzo-soprano, Gary Poster, bass, Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Sally McLain, violin, June Huang, violin, Betty Hauck, viola, Amy Leung, cello, Carl Banner, piano. (Review by George Pieler at Ionarts, and review by Jon Morris at Jon's Show Log).

April 28, 2006

St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 1120 Spa Rd, Annapolis MD 21403. Ben Redwine and Carl Banner play Lutoslawski, Saint-Saens, Mozart, Weber, and Wakefield.

April 30, 2006

Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Rd, Pasadena MD 21122. Ben Redwine and Carl Banner play Lutoslawski, Saint-Saens, Mozart, Weber, and Wakefield.

April 22, 2006

BannerArts Studio, 4233C Howard Ave in Kensington MD. Gary Poster, bass, Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Carl Banner, piano. "Schlummert' ein" by JS Bach, "Sweetness of the Evenings" by Darius Milhaud, Sonata in G by Giovanni Platti, "Hauntings" by Anthony Wakefield, and songs of Duke Ellington. With poet Barbara Crooker and artist Marilyn Banner.

March 26, 2006

Rock Spring Congregational Church in Arlington VA. Soprano Elizabeth Kluegel, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Jodi Beder, cello, and Carl Banner, piano. Works by Mozart, Janet Peachey, John Stephens, Thomas Beveridge, and Masatoshi Mitsumoto.

March 19 , 2006
"Jazz at our Roots", second in a new series of performances at the Atlas Performing Arts Center celebrating the diversity, history, and creativity of Washington DC area composers, artists, and poets. Music of Edward "Duke" Ellington, Alec Wilder, Blair Goins, Charlie Gerard, John Kamman, and Steve Reich. Performers: Gary Poster, bass, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Blair Goins, tuba, Jodi Beder, cello, Linda Smith, violin, Heidi Littman, french horn, David Cheng, percussion, John Kamman, guitar, Carl Banner, piano, and celebrated performance poet Holly Bass.

Program:

The Godfather of Soul         Charley Gerard

Linda Smith, violin, Jodi Beder, cello, Carl Banner, piano

Trio for french horn, tuba, & piano         Alec Wilder

Heidi Littman, french horn, Blair Goins, tuba, Carl Banner, piano

Trio for french horn, tuba, & piano (premiere)        Blair Goins

Heidi Littman, french horn, Blair Goins, tuba, Carl Banner, piano

Clapping Music        Steve Reich

David Cheng and John Kamman, hands

Holly Bass, poet

with John Kamman, guitar

Three Songs        Edward "Duke" Ellington

(Arranged by Warren Kellerhouse)

Caravan; Come Sunday; Take the A Train

Gary Poster, bass, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Carl Banner, piano

February 21, 2006
The Embassy of the Czech Republic Dvorak Piano Quartet in D op. 23, the Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and piano by Bohuslav Martinu, and Six Minnelieder by Petr Eben. Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, Hasse Borup, violin, Amy Leung, cello, Philippe Chao, viola, and Carl Banner, piano.

February 16, 2006

Danish Embassy. Hasse Borup, violin, Amy Leung, cello, Charity Sunshine, soprano. Ned Rorem - Nantucket Songs, Dietrich Buxtehude - Trio Sonata, Niels Gade - Piano Trio.

January 29 , 2006
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Carl Banner and members of the Gallery Quartet performed the Piano Quartet, Op. 21 by the English composer Herbert Howells (1892-1983).


January 13 , 2006

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. Music of David Teie, including his "Radio Songs" and Adagio and Allegro. Video

January 10 , 2006

The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum

Performers: Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Yeong-Su Kim, oboe, Benjamin Redwine, clarinet, Beth Graham, french horn, Ben Greanya, bassoon, Carl Banner, piano.

All-Mozart program in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth. Quintet for piano and winds in Eb Major K.452, the Sonata for clarinet and piano (after the Quintet K. 581), and two arias from Mozart operas.

November 15, 2005

Location: The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum

Performers: Benjamin Redwine, clarinet, Betty Hauck, viola, Carl Banner, piano. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Kegelstatt" Trio, Robert Schumann’s “Märchenerzählungen”, and four pieces from Max Bruch's Trios Op. 83 for clarinet, viola, and piano. With poet Paul Grayson.


October 23, 2005

Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center

Performers: Kyi May Kaung, poet, Betty Hauck, viola, Ben Redwine, clarinet, June Huang, violin, Gary Poster, bass, Scott Kenison, baritone, Jodi Beder, cello, Carl Banner, piano. Music of Scott Wheeler, Maurice Saylor, Michael Strand, John Philip Sousa, Robert Schumann, George Walker, Thomas Kerr. This concert was supported in part by a grant from The Sprenger-Lang Foundation. Thank you!
Maurice Saylor, Michael Strand, and Scott Wheeler were present at this performance. This event was reviewed by Andrew Lindemann Malone in the Washington Post.

Program:

Märchenerzählungen        Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

1. Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell; 2. Lebhaft, und sehr markirt;

3. Ruhiges Tempo, mit zartem Ausdruck; 4. Lebhaft, sehr markirt

Benjamin Redwine, clarinet, Betty Hauck, viola, Carl Banner, piano

Riding to Town                Thomas Kerr (1915-1988)

Lament                           George Walker (b. 1922)

Gary Poster, bass, Carl Banner, piano

Dragon Mountain                  Scott Wheeler (b. 1952)

1. Dragon Song

2. Dragon Flight

3. The Dragon and the Mirror

June Huang, violin, Betty Hauck, viola, Jodi Beder, cello, Carl Banner, piano

Kyi May Kaung, poet

"Tongues Don't Have Bones" video by Lisa DiLillo

"When some serious affliction..." 

                                            John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

Scott Kenison, baritone, Carl Banner, piano

My Soul is Dark(Tango Song; 2004)       Michael Strand

Alta Quies (1994)              Maurice Saylor (b. 1957)

The Mill-stream; Pleiads I; Alta Quies; Pleiads II; For My Funeral

Gary Poster, bass, Carl Banner, piano

October 1, 2005

Location: BannerArts

Performers: Holly Bass, poet, Gary Poster, bass, Ben Redwine, clarinet, June Huang, violin, Carl Banner, piano. Music of George Walker, Maurice Saylor ("Alta Quies"), Libby Larsen ("Slang"), Thomas Kerr, Charles Ives, John Work. This concert was supported in part by a grant from The Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund. Thank you!

July 18, 2005

Location: The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum

Performers: Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Ben Redwine, clarinet, Jodi Beder, cello, Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Carl Banner, piano.

Program: "Views Through a Window" by Janet Peachey, on poems by Beth Joselow, Trio for clarinet, cello, and piano by John Stephens, Sonata for alto saxophone and piano by Jay Vosk (premiere!), Trio in A minor, Op. 114 by Johannes Brahms. Reviewed by Charles T. Downey in Ionarts.
Janet Peachey and John Stephens were present at this performance.

June 21, 2005

Location: The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum

Performers: Keith Wright, flute, Sally McLain, violin, Heather LeDoux Green, violin, Tsuna Sakamoto, viola, Jodi Beder, cello, Carl Banner, piano.

Program: Premiere of Divertimento for flute, viola, and piano, by Masatoshi Mitsumoto (commissioned by WMV). Quintet for flute, strings, and piano by David Diamond (1937). Brahms Piano Quintet in f minor Op. 34.

Reviewed by Cecelia Porter in the Washington Post.

May 7, 2005

Location: BannerArts

Program: Liebeslieder Waltzes, Duets, and Songs of Johannes Brahms, on the occasion of his 172nd birthday. Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, Jason Rylander, tenor, Gary Poster, bass, Ruth Rose and Carl Banner, duo-pianists. Plus poetry of Polly Craft, read by her daughters Helen and Sarah.

March 22, 2005
Location: The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum
Performers: Sally McLain, violin, David Teie, cello, Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Trio Op. 120 by Gabriel Faure, Trio in Bb Op. 18 (after the sextet) by Johannes Brahms, Suite Op. 102b for saxophone and piano by Hans Gal.

February 13, 2005
Location: Rock Spring Congregational Church
Performers: Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, and Carl Banner, piano. Songs of Bohuslav Martinu, Libby Larsen, and Robert Schumann.

February 5, 2005
Location: BannerArts
Performers: Anders Lundegard, saxophone, Kim Buschek, viola, Carl Banner, piano, Kris Carter, singer/songwriter, Edgar Gabriel Silex, poet.
Program: Music of Ulf Grahn, Astor Piazzolla, Michael Strand, Stefan Meylaers, Kris Carter, and George Walker.
This program was supported in part by a grant from the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund.
Ulf Grahn and Michael Strand were present at this performance.

December 9, 2004
Location: The Embassy of the Czech Republic
Performers: Hasse Borup and Sally McLain, violins, Betty Hauck, viola, Amy Leung and Jodi Beder, cellos, Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, and Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Music of Czech composers: Antonin Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81; Piano Trio Op. 2 by Josef Suk; songs by Bedrich Smetana and Bohuslav Martinu, Suite for Cello Solo in the sixth-tone system, Op. 85b by Alois Haba. Review in the Washington Post.

November 13, 2004
Location: BannerArts
Performers: Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano, Kathleen Watson, soprano, Gary Poster, bass, Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, Carl Banner, piano. With poet Christopher Conlon and novelist Louise Farmer Smith.
Program: "Still Worth Singing About!": Songs of Kurt Weill, Erich Korngold, Marc Blitzstein, William Bolcom, Lori Laitman, and Masatoshi Mitsumoto.

October 5, 2004
Location: The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum

Performers: Sally McLain and June Huang, violins, Kim Buschek, viola, Jodi Beder, cello, Gary Poster, bass, and Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Faure Piano Quintet #1 in d minor, Op. 89, Brahms 1st Piano Quartet in g minor Op. 25, Aaron Copland's Piano Quartet, and "The Long Shadow of Lincoln" for bass voice, violin, cello, and piano by Minneapolis composer Stephen Paulus.
Reviewed by the Washington Post.

September 20, 2004
Location: Embassy of Lithuania

Performers: Gary Poster, bass, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Songs by African-American composers: George Walker, Thomas Kerr, Howard Swanson, and Charles Brown.

September 11, 2004
Location: BannerArts

Performers: Sally McLain, violin, Masatoshi Mitsumoto, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Piano Trio Op. 8 by Frédéric Chopin, Piano Trio in G Op. 36 (after the Sextet) by Johannes Brahms; poetry and reflections on September 11th by Michael S Glaser, new Poet Laureate of Maryland.

June 5, 2004
Location: BannerArts

Performers: Betty Hauck, viola, Carl Banner, piano, Karyn Friedman, mezzo, and Joel Herskowitz.
Program: "Gymnopédie for John Lennon" and Four Rosicrucian Preludes by Arthur Jarvinen, Brahms Two Songs op. 91 for mezzo, viola, and piano, Schumann Marchenbilder #3, music by Joel and Ira Herskowitz.

May 24, 2004
Location: The Embassy of the Czech Republic

Musicians: Karyn Friedman, mezzo-soprano, Chris Royal, trumpet, Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Ben Greanya, bassoon, Hasse Borup, violin, Amy Leung, cello, Carl Banner, piano, and Masatoshi Mitsumoto, conductor.
Program: "La Revue de Cuisine" by Bohuslav Martinu, "Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen" by Gustav Mahler, Trio in g minor Op. 26 by Antonin Dvorak, Duo for violin and cello by Erwin Schulhoff.

May 8, 2004
Location: St. Columba's Church

Musicians: John Kamman, guitar, Sally McLain and June Huang, violins, Kim Buschek, viola, Jodi Beder, cello, Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Robert Lemon, oboe, Carl Banner, piano, Alan Lewine, bass, Masa Mitsumoto, conductor.
Program: Chamber Jazz Sextet by John Kamman, "La Creation du Monde" by Darius Milhaud, "Fantaisie" for electric guitar, oboe, string quartet, and piano by Bohuslav Martinu, "Holy Roller" by Libby Larsen.

April 24, 2004
Location: BannerArts

Musicians: Betty Hauck, viola, Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Music of Mozart ("Kegelstatt" Trio in Eb), Eric Satie ("Sports et Divertissements"), Andrew Stiller ("The Water is Wide, Daisy Bell"), Mike Strand ("In Honor of Native Americans"), and JS Bach (Sonata in D for viola and piano). Astronaut Rick Hauck spoke at this event.

March 20, 2004
Location: St. Columba's Church

Musicians: Karyn Friedman, mezzo-soprano, Chris Royal, trumpet, Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Ben Greanya, bassoon, Hasse Borup, violin, Amy Leung, cello, Carl Banner, piano, Marty Knepp, percussion, and Masa Mitsumoto, conductor.
Program: Armand Ntep, Grace Chung, and the Afro Jazz Explosion plus chamber music with a strong jazz influence, including "La Revue de Cuisine" by Bohuslav Martinu, "Music for a Farce" by Paul Bowles, "Love After 1950" by Libby Larsen.

March 2, 2004

The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum.
Musicians: Mahoko Eguchi, violin, David Teie, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Piano Trio in E-flat K.542 by W.A. Mozart, Piano Trio in B-flat Op.99 by Franz Schubert, Piano Trio #1 in B major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms.

February 18, 2004

Cosmos Club, Washington DC

All Libby Larsen program

including "Four on the Floor", "Holy Roller", "Love After 1950", and "Slang".

Libby Larsen was present at this concert.

January 24, 2004

Location: St. Columba's Church
Musicians: Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, John Hughes, violin, Jodi Beder, cello, Mark Stephenson, double-bass, Carl Banner, piano, and guitarist John Kamman's Afro Jazz Explosion, featuring Cameroonian vocalist Armand Ntep.
Program: The Afro Jazz Explosion plus Libby Larsen's Four on the Floor, Walter S. Hartley's Dance Suite, John Harbison's San Antonio, and Erwin Schulhoff's Hot Sonata.

December 8, 2003
Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic

Musicians: Hasse Borup violin, and Amy Leung, cello, Philippe Chao, viola, Carl Banner, piano, and Karyn Friedman, mezzo soprano.
Program: All Martinu program, on the occasion of his 113th birthday: Bohuslav Martinu's Sonata #3 for cello and piano (1952), songs from Moravian folk poetry, and Quartet for piano and strings (1942).

November 22, 2003
Musicians: Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Mozart Sonata in Bb K.333, Schumann Papillons Op. 2, Chopin Mazurkas. Poets Margaret Paris, Judi Tenhunen, David Cheng, and Lorene Sarne.

October 14, 2003

The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum.
Musicians: Lina Bahn, violin, Mahoko Eguchi, viola, David Teie, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb, Brahms Piano Quartet in C Minor, Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano by David Teie.

September 13, 2003
Musicians: Susan Wheeler, soprano, Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: "Songs of Eve" by Russell Woollen, on poems of Linda Pastan; "Songs of Innocence" by Masatoshi Mitsumoto, on poems of William Blake; Five Preludes for alto saxophone and piano by Robert Starer; Dance Suite by Walter S. Hartley. With featured poet Linda Pastan (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1991-1994).

August 3, 2003 (Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site 2003 Summer Concert Series, Cornish, New Hampshire.)
Musicians: "Betty Hauck, Janet Frank, and Friends." Betty Hauck, viola, Janet Frank, cello, Sasha Margolis, violin, and Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Mozart Piano Quartet #2 in Eb, Schumann Trio Op. 80 in F, Hindemith Duo for viola and cello.

July 15, 2003
Musicians: Carl Banner, piano, and Pam Helton, clarinet.
Program: Brahms Variations Op. 21#1, Milhaud The Household Muse, Mitsumoto Elegy (for Milton), and Dylan 4 songs. Poets Joyce Ellen Weinstein and Paul Grayson.
Masatoshi Mitsumoto was present at this performance.

June 3, 2003
Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic

Musicians: National Symphony Orchestra members Natasha Bogachek, violin, Mahoki Eguchi, viola, and Janet Frank, cello, along with Zino Bogachek, violin, of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and Carl Banner, pianist.
Program: Leos Janacek's String Quartet #1 ("Kreutzer Sonata"), Bohuslav Martinu's Madrigals for violin and viola, and Viteszlav Novak's Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 12.

March 15, 2003
BannerArts Studio
Musicians: Sally McLain, violin, Betty Hauck, viola, Janet Frank, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Gustav Mahler's Piano Quartet (unfinished), Alfred Schnittke's own second movement to Mahler's quartet, and Robert Fuchs' Trio Op. 115 for violin, viola, and piano (1926). With Michael S. Glaser, poet.
 

February 25, 2003

Embassy of the Czech Republic
Musicians: Thomas Perazzoli, flute, Natasha Bogachek, violin, Janet Frank, cello, and Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Bohuslav Martinu's Trio in F for flute, cello and piano, Viktor Kalabis' Piano Trio Op. 39, Dvorak's "Dumky" Trio in e minor Op. 90.

February 2, 2003
DACOR Bacon House
Claudia Chudacoff, Mahoko Eguchi, David Teie, Carl Banner.
Piano Quartets of Mozart, Brahms, and Dvorak

 

January 25, 2003
Musicians: Ira Herskowitz, singer/songwriter, Joel Herskowitz, piano/vocals, Angela Uperti-Hite, flute, Chris Hite, clarinet, Mark Stephenson, double-bass, Carl Banner, piano, John Stephens, conductor.
Program: "DRD4" by James Brody, Brahms Sonata in F minor for clarinet and piano, and Bach sonata for flute and piano; Ira and Joel Herskowitz sing about science and the blues.
James Brody was present at this performance.

December 10, 2002

The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum.
Musicians: Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, Sasha Margolis, violin, Janet Frank, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Trio in F by Schumann, Trio in d minor by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Six Short Pieces by Lawrence Moss, Dance by Darius Milhaud, and "Holy Roller" by Libby Larsen. Lawrence Moss was present at this performance. Reviewed by Daniel Ginsberg in the Washington Post.

November 16, 2002
Musicians: Scott Williamson, tenor, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: "Dichterliebe" by Robert Schumann. Joy and Leslie by Blair Goins. Three Emily Dickinson songs by Terry Vosbein. Poet Hiram Larew.
Blair Goins and Terry Vosbein were present at this performance.

October 19, 2002
Musicians: Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Schubert's Sonata in B-flat D. 958. Three Short Pieces by Ulf Grahn. Shooting Star by Bob Dylan. Linda Joy Burke, performance poet with bassist Harry J. Walker.
Ulf Grahn was present at this performance.

September 24, 2002

Embassy of the Czech Republic
Musicians: Mahoko Eguchi, violin/viola, Jan Chong, violin, Janet Frank, cello, and Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Sonata for viola and piano by Bohuslav Martinu, sonata for violin and piano by Pavel Borkovec, and Quartet in Eb Op. 87 by Antonin Dvorak.

July 9, 2002

The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum.
Musicians: Sasha Margolis, violin, Mahoko Eguchi, viola (NSO), David Teie, cello (NSO), Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Trio in C Op. 87 by Brahms, Piano Quartet in Eb by Schumann, Hebrew Melody by Achron.

Reviewed by Joe Banno in the Washington Post.

June 11, 2002

Embassy of the Czech Republic
Musicians: Linda Bahn and Sasha Margolis, violins, Mahoko Eguchi, viola, Lori Barnet, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Piano Quintets of Martinu, Hanus Barton & Dvorak.

May 18, 2002
Musicians: Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, David Cheng, percussion, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: "Holy Roller" by Libby Larsen; Sonata for alto saxophone and piano by Paul Creston; "Clapping Music" by Steve Reich; piano works of Brahms.

April 23, 2002

The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum.
Musicians: Betty Hauck, viola, Sasha Margolis, violin, Rachel Young, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: "Kol Nidrei" by Joachim Stutschewsky, Piano Trio by Gabriel Faure, "Musica Notturna" by John McCabe, and Piano Quartet #2 by Antonin Dvorak.

March 9, 2002
Musicians: Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, Mahoko Eguchi, viola and violin, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Brahms Ballade Op 10 #4, Schumann Romanze in F# and violin sonata in A minor, Op.105, "Sex in the Suburbs" for viola and alto saxophone by Jessica Krash, "Art and Community" with Alice Sims.

February 16, 2002
Musicians: Sasha Margolis, violin, and Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Brahms violin sonata in A Op. 100; Mordecai Seter Sonata for Piano (1982). Poet Hilary Tham.

January 15, 2002
Musicians: Lina Bahn, violin, Lori Barnet, cello, Lisa Ponton, viola, and Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Bedrich Smetana: Trio, Op. 15; Viteszlav Novak, cello sonata Op. 68; Dvorak Piano Quartet Op. 23.

December 11, 2001

The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum.
Musicians: Karyn Friedman, mezzo-soprano, Janet Frank, cello, Mahoko Eguchi, viola, Sasha Margolis, violin, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Mendelssohn Piano Quartet #3 in B minor; Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor; Bloch Suite for solo cello; Lori Laitman "Daughters" for mezzo and piano trio.
Lori Laitman was present at this performance.

November 17, 2001
Musicians: Lori Barnet, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Janacek Pohadka and Presto; piano music of Brahms and Schumann. Brandon Johnson and Ori Soltes, poets.

November 6, 2001

Embassy of the Czech Republic
Musicians: Sasha Margolis, violin, Lori Barnet, cello, Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, and Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Leos Janacek: "Pohadka"; Karel Husa: "Elegie" and "Postcard from Home"; Dvorak Sonatina Op. 100; and Piano Trio by Hanus Barton.

October 16, 2001
The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum.

Musicians: Eugene Mondie, clarinet and Janet Frank, cello, Sasha Margolis, violin, and Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Brahms Clarinet Trio; Ernest Bloch's Nocturnes; Dvorak Sonatina; Tanz und Maisele by Yehudi Wyner.
Yehudi Wyner was present at this performance.

September 8, 2001
Musicians: Sasha Margolis, violin, Lori Barnet, cello, Gail Wein, bassoon, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Music of Schumann, Hanus Barton, and Halsey Stevens. David Cheng, poet.  Marilyn Banner, artist.

June 24, 2001
Musicians: Daniel Banner, violin, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Beethoven: Sonata Op. 47 ("Kreutzer"), Petr Eben: Sonata Semplice; César Franck: Sonata in A Major.

June 12, 2001

Embassy of the Czech Republic
Musicians: Teri Lazar, violin, Janet Frank, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Petr Eben: Sonata Semplice; Martinu: Bergerettes for Piano Trio; Suk: Elegie for Piano Trio; Dvorak: Sonata in F Major Op. 57 for violin and piano.

May 20, 2001
Musicians: Sally McClain, violin, Betty Hauck, viola, Janet Frank, cello, Bill Vaughn, double bass, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Schubert: The "Trout" Quintet; Figures in a Landscape, by Elizabeth Brown. Prints by Bill Harris.

April 21, 2001
Musicians: Betty Hauck, viola, Elizabeth Brown, flute, Carl Banner, piano and percussion, David Cheng, percussion.
Program: Elizabeth Brown: Chronicle, Hermit Thrush, and Brown Party of Two; Durufle: Prelude, Recitative and Variations; Reich: Clapping Music. Quilts by Betty Hauck and Elizabeth Brown.
Elizabeth Brown was present at this performance.

March 10, 2001
Musicians: Glen Cherry, violin, Janet Frank, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Fauré Piano Trio, Brahms Piano Sonata #3. Sydney March, poet.

February 6, 2001

Embassy of the Czech Republic
Musicians: Glen Cherry, violin, Janet Frank, cello, Carl Banner, piano, Marguerite Baker, clarinet, Sue Heineman, bassoon, Chris Royal, trumpet, Linda Caro Reinisch, soprano.
Program: "La Revue de Cuisine" by Martinu, Trio #1 by Dvorak, Piano Trio by Petr Eben, Ave Verum Corpus by Peter Graham.

January 14, 2001
Musicians: Glen Cherry, violin, Janet Frank, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Brahms Trio Op. 8, Petr Eben Trio.

November 14, 2000
Embassy of the Czech Republic
Musicians: Claudia Chudacoff, violin, Virginia Nanzetta, flute, Diana Fish, cello, Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: The "Dumky" Trio, Op.90 by Antonin Dvorak; Trio in F by Bohuslav Martinu; "Melancholy Variations" by Hanus Barton; "Hot Sonata" by Ervin Schulhoff; "The Last Word" by Miroslav Pudlak.

November 12, 2000
Musicians: Claudia Chudacoff, violin, Diana Fish, cello, Rhonda Buckley, alto saxophone and Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Dvorak "Dumky" Trio, Ervin Schulhoff "Hot Sonata." Denise Johnson, rap poet.

October 27, 2000
Musicians:Rhonda Buckley, saxophone, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Schulhoff Hot Sonata at Art-o-Matic.

October 7, 2000
Musicians: Percy Martin, artist; Chris Royal, trumpet, Marguerite Baker, clarinet, Harold Summey, percussion, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Paul Bowles, Music for a Farce, David Baker, Sonata for clarinet and piano, and Bach Prelude and Fugue in Eb from WTC II.

September 9, 2000
Musicians: Barbara DeCesare, poet; Claudia Chudacoff, Betty Hauck, Lori Barnet, Linda Reinisch, Carl Banner.
Program: music of Harbison: November 19, 1828; Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben; and David Wolfson: A Woman's Life and Loves.

May 21, 2000
Musicians: Basil King, poet/painter, Martha King, writer; Sally McLain, violin, Lisa Ponton, viola, Diana Fish, cello, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor Op. 60.

May 10, 2000
Musicians: Lori Tsang, poet, Marilyn Banner, artist, and Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Sonata #7 by Victor Ullmann. Strathmore Hall, Café Muse.

April 16, 2000
Musicians: Virginia Nanzetta, flute, Osman Kivrak, viola, Carl Banner, piano; Roberta Staat, painter; Lori Tsang, poet, Antonio Parker, saxophone.
Program: Martinu Trio in F, Barton Melancholy Variations.

March 19, 2000
Musicians: M. Baker, clarinet, O. Kivrak, viola, C. Banner, piano, M. Bunday, alto. Karren Alenier, Michael Flack, poets;
Program: music of Robert Schumann, Adrian Anderson (premiere), Paul Bowles, Lori Laitman, and William Banfield.

February 19, 2000
Musicians: Quique Aviles, performance poet, Margaret Paris, photographer/poet, Linda Reinisch, soprano, Marjorie Bunday, alto, Laura Roelofs, violin/viola, Carl Banner, piano
Program: music of Martinu, Brahms and Eben.

January 16, 2000
Musicians: Davi Walders & John Smith, poets, Robbie Robinson, saxophone/clarinet, Linda Reinisch, soprano, Marge Bunday, alto, Brennan Tanner, tenor, Michael Foster, bass, Carl Banner, piano, John Stephens and Chien-Tai Chen, composers
Program: music of Wilder, Stephens, Chen, and Barton.

January 10, 2000
Musicians: Linda Caro Reinisch, soprano, Marjorie Bunday, alto, Cezanne Trio
Program: music of Martinu and Dvorak; Marilyn Banner, artist (Kensington Library).

December 11, 1999
Community Art Share #2, 23 artist-participants.

November 13, 1999
Musicians: Elisabeth Murawski, poet, Tom Mandel, poet, Cezanne Trio.
Program:music of Gyorgy Kurtag, Ivana Loudova, and Chopin.

October 17, 1999
Musicians: Sibbie O'Sullivan, poet, Lauren Haywood, novelist, Cezanne Trio, Osman Kivrak, viola, Chien-Tai Chen ("City Noah"), composer.
Program: music of Chen & Dvorak (Piano Quartet in Eb). Rockville Arts Place.

August 14, 1999
Musicians: Maritza Rivera, poet, Michael Platt, artist, Maurice Saylor, composer, Vladimir Ekzarkhov, bass.
Program: music of Chopin and Saylor.

July 17, 1999
Musicians: Howard and Mary McCoy, sculptors, Marguerite Beck-Rex, poet, Virginia Nanzetta, flute, Osman Kivrak, viola, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: music of Maw and Shostakovich.

June 13, 1999
Musicians: E. Ethelbert Miller, poet, Ron Wray, poet, Jeffrey Mumford, composer, Cezanne Trio.
Program: music of Mumford and K.B. Jirak.

May 16, 1999
Musicians: Barbara Crooker, poet, Byron Jones, baritone, Ros Manier, soprano, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: music of Brahms and John Ware (setting of Crooker poem).

April 11, 1999
Musicians: Lori Tsang, poet, Pepe Gonzales, bass, Alice Sims, sculptor, Carl Banner, piano.
Program: Music of Brahms.

March 14, 1999
Musicians: Miriam Nathan, poet, Carl Banner, piano, Osman Kivrak, viola.
Program: music of Brahms (Sonata in F minor, Op. 120#1) & Ullmann (Piano Sonata #7).

February 21, 1999
Musicians: Cezanne Trio, Osman Kivrak, Kim Miller.
Program: Dvorak Quintet in A, Op. 81, Kivrak Uzun Hava, Monica Hand, poet, Anne Benolken, photographer.

January 17, 1999
Musicians: Cezanne Trio.
Program: Smetana Trio in G minor Op. 15. Marilyn Banner, artist.

December 31, 1998
New Year's Eve "Community Art Share;" 30 artist-participants.

November 22, 1998
Musicians: Ellouise Schoettler, storyteller, Brandon Johnson, poet, Alice Sims, sculpture, Virginia Nanzetta, flute, C. Banner, piano.
Program: music of Franck.

October 18, 1998

Musicians: Yvonne Carter, artist/poet; Cezanne Trio.
Program: Dvorak Trio #2; Joe McMahon, poet.

September 19, 1998

Musicians: Cezanne Trio, Byron Jones, baritone, Juli Staiano, Ben Costa, poets.
Program: music of Beach (Piano Trio) & Haas (Four Chinese Songs).