Kassia Music

(Mostly) new music with a traditional twist

Washington, DC
12 Played at 12 groupmuses!

Kassia Music

(Mostly) new music with a traditional twist

About

See our website at http://kassiamusic.com or our facebook at http://facebook.com/kassiamusic

Our non-Groupmuse activities focus on our own and other contemporary music, but perhaps not of the variety you're used to hearing. We believe contemporary music can be challenging yet approachable for listeners, can be new and exciting without abandoning the traditions and forms of music from the past, and can be transcendent without sacrificing beauty. Check out our music in the videos below!

We think Groupmuse is the perfect place for remaking the image of contemporary music from the ground up, and we don't mind playing the classics either :) We also like to give life to old pieces and composers that we think have been unfairly neglected (the Gernsheims, Nielsens, Gades of the world)

Music

Some warhorses in our wheelhouse:
Beethoven op. 18/4, Mozart k. 581, 589, Nielsen 3rd quartet

Some (soon-to-be??) warhorses:
Bernard Vallandingham: piano quintet, string quartets, Suite for violin, viola, clarinet & piano, sextet for strings, clarinet & piano
Sam Post: "Kinhaven Sonata" for clarinet and piano, cello sonata, string quartet ("Sketches from Kazakhstan"), Prelude & Burlesque for violin & piano, Prelude and Fugue for violin, viola, and clarinet, Jewish Dances for clarinet quintet

Videos

Past groupmuses (12)

  • Kassia Music at Burtonsville

    Saturday, Jul 15, 2023 6:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Burtonsville, MD
    • Composers: Vallandingham, Brahms, Post
    • Instruments: clarinet, piano, string quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened 9 months ago

  • Groupmuse Night Out

    A Groupmuse Night Out With Kassia Music at Redeemer Bethesda

    Saturday, Apr 2, 2022 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Glen Echo, Bethesda
    • Composers: Lajtha, Vallandinghan, Post
    • Instruments: String quartet, piano + clarinet
    • Price: $15 tickets ($10 for Supermusers)

    Happened about 2 years ago

  • Autumn Overture in Bethesda

    Friday, Sep 27, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Bethesda MD
    • Composers: Mozart, Post
    • Instruments: String quartet + Clarinet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Massivemuse

    The Lyceum: Massive at the Museum

    Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Old Town, Alexandria
    • Price: $20 tickets ($15 for Supermusers)

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Kassia Groupmuse on Capitol Hill

    Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Washington
    • Composers: Mozart, Post
    • Instruments: clarinet + string quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Classical and Contemporary on Capitol Hill

    Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Northeast Washington, Washington
    • Composers: Milhaud, Vallandingham
    • Instruments: Pianist/Composer
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Bernard Vallandingham String Quartet with Kassia Music

    Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 4:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Wood Acres, Bethesda
    • Composers: Nielsen
    • Instruments: string quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Orange House Music

    Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 3:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Bradmoor, Bethesda
    • Composers: Dvorak, Post
    • Instruments: Piano, Violin
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Family Friendly in Forest Hills

    Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 2:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Northwest Washington, Washington
    • Composers: Dvorak, Post
    • Instruments: Piano, Violin
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Boh Knows Groupmuse

    Friday, Jun 30, 2017 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Canton/Brewers Hill
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • String Quartet Havdalah

    Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 8:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Northwest Washington
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • New Music on a Winter Night

    Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 8:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Northwest Washington, DC
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 7 years ago