2023-24 Levine Presents

 Join us for a year full of interactive concerts featuring our incredible faculty!
Select concerts will be streamed online.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and FREE for all Levine students.

Please consider making a donation of any size to help underwrite the costs of events at Levine Music. We thank you in advance for your support.

The Story of Babar

Saturday, October 28, 10 & 11:30 AM | MD Campus: Silver Spring

Pack your trunks and bring the whole family! You’re invited to Babar’s coronation!

The Story of Babar, Jean de Brunhoff’s popular children’s story of one little elephant’s epic rise from rags to riches is eloquently set to music by Francis Poulenc, and expressively re-imagined with all the enthusiasm and pomp worthy of a royal gathering. Long live King Babar!

Audience is welcome (and encouraged) to wear costumes!

Featuring: Topher Ruggiero, piano with Really Inventive Stuff

Art of the Duo

Saturday, December 2, 7 PM | DC Campus: NW + Online

Enjoy an evening of jazz! Experience the essence of musical collaboration through the intimacy of duets and immerse yourself in the art of musical communication, where each note exchanged tells a story of creativity and unity.

Join James Fernando, a Levine jazz piano faculty member, and a lineup of exceptional artists for a captivating evening. These duos showcase individual brilliance and illuminate the profound connections that arise when diverse musical backgrounds intertwine.

Featuring: James Fernando, piano, with guest artists

Living Composers

NEW DATE! Saturday, January 27, 7 PM | DC Campus: NW + Online

Experience the timeless allure of the string quartet in a new light and indulge yourself in an evening of musical innovation as this cherished art form is reinvented through captivating contemporary compositions.

Levine faculty member Andrew Rammon alongside fellow musicians of the 9th Street Quartet present a program of works by living composers, including Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Caroline Shaw, and more.

Featuring: Matt Richardson, violin; Jennifer Wade, violin; Liz O’Hara Stahr, viola; and Andrew Rammon, cello

Cuban Charanga

Saturday, May 4, 7 PM | MD Campus: Strathmore

Journey through the Cuban Charanga flute evolution with faculty member Ceylon Mitchell.

During the nineteenth century, Cuban popular music became the conduit through which sub-Saharan rhythmic elements were first codified within the context of European, or Western, music theory. The flute characterizes the sound of the typical Charanga instrumental ensemble, or orquesta, and together, they have become integral parts of the history of artistry and music in Cuba.

Featuring: Ceylon Mitchell, flute, with guest artists