Kassia Music


Washington, DC
(Mostly) new music with a traditional twist
10 Played at 10 groupmuses!

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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)

Traditional Repertoire

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


Performed groupmuses (10)

Autumn Overture in Bethesda

  • Friday, September 27, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Bethesda MD

This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

The Lyceum: Massive at the Museum

  • Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 8:00 PM
  • Old Town, Alexandria Alexandria, VA
  • $20 tickets ($15 for supermusers}

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Kassia Groupmuse on Capitol Hill

  • Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Capitol Hill, Washington

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Classical and Contemporary on Capitol Hill

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Northeast Washington, Washington

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Bernard Vallandingham String Quartet with Kassia Music

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 4:00 PM
  • Wood Acres, Bethesda

This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago

Orange House Music

  • Sunday, July 23, 2017, at 3:30 PM
  • Bradmoor, Bethesda Bethesda, MD

This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

Family Friendly in Forest Hills

  • Sunday, July 23, 2017, at 2:00 PM
  • Northwest Washington, Washington Washington, DC

This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

Boh Knows Groupmuse

  • Friday, June 30, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Canton/Brewers Hill Baltimore, MD

This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

String Quartet Havdalah

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 8:00 PM
  • Northwest Washington

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

New Music on a Winter Night

  • Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 8:00 PM
  • Northwest Washington, DC Washington, DC

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago