This groupmuse happened on Friday, November 10, at 7:00 PM EST.

This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Renaissance and Baroque Music for Two Violas Da Gamba
In-person Concert

Renaissance and Baroque Music for Two Violas Da Gamba

Wood Acres, Bethesda

Fri, November 10, 2017 7:00 PM, EST

35 of 54 spots still available
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Age limit
All guests must be 21
No bathroom at this event
Cats live here
ADA access

A viol is a bowed string instrument. Similar to the cello, the viol, or viola da gamba, is played between the legs (hence the name 'viola da gamba', literally 'leg-viol'). While it is not a direct ancestor of the violin, there is some kinship between the two instrument families. Welcome to my arts filled home out Mass. Ave near Glen Echo Park. There are 4-6 professional concerts every year here, mostly chamber music, some jazz (Ellington, Monk). Most involve Piano, but my Steinway B 1893 is currently undegoing complete restoration to original condition, back in May 2018.


Jessica Powell Eig Viola Da Gamba
Amy Domingues Viola Da Gamba

The viol, or viola da gamba, is a bowed, fretted string instrument that originated in Spain in the late 15th century. Along with the lute, the viol was the favored salon concert instrument of the Renaissance and Baroque. Those who are familiar with Alain Corneau’s 1991 film Tous les matins du monde will recognize the viol’s gorgeous timbre, ornate figuration and delicate scrolls that often depict human or animal faces.


Locke, Suite No. 2 in Bb ‘For seaverall Freinds”
Telemann, Sonata in e minor from Essercizii Musici
Purcell, Music for a While
Hume, A Mery Conceit
Hume, The Spirit of Gambo


Marais, La Badinage from Pieces de Viole, Livre IV
Marais, Chaconne en Rondeau from Pieces de Viole Livre II
Schenk, Sonata X from Nympho di Rheno


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CaptainRix WhiteUSNavyRetired, over 5 years ago

Looking forward to hosting this Friday ... we are into early Holiday Season ... infomal but dress appropriately for the season, and the occasion of chamber music. Pot luck suggested, host will provide several dishes and punch ... all are most welcome in my home ... roaring fire ... feel free to come on time, and stay later ... warm regards, richard (3rd time hosting group muse)

11/10 7p Friday Guests Arrive Potluck ... 8p Concert ... Groupmuse November 10 ... SOLOX Event at Milo ... (Next: Ben Redwine Jazz Trio 12/16)

CaptainRix WhiteUSNavyRetired, over 5 years ago

Please consider paying ONLINE, just a click or two, very simple, there is no fee so the entire amount goes to the performers. Pot-luck suggested, BYOB for wine/beer, host will have several dishes and punch. Warm regards, richard

Jessica Powell Eig, over 5 years ago

Thank you so much to our gracious host, Captain Richard White, and to the warmest, friendliest audience. Best wishes to one and all.


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