IBIS Free Concert Today at 4 PM: QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME A Free Chamber Music Concert at Clarendon United Methodist Church by Susan Robinson


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A Free Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, February 22 at 4:00 pm
Clarendon United Methodist Church
606 N Ivy Street, Arlington VA

unnamed (3)“The most ethereally beautiful music of the 20th century…”*
…and arguably the most important as well. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this shattering and redemptive work, based on the Book of Revelation. The work was composed by Oliver Messiaen in a WWII prison camp, and premiered on broken down instruments by its inmates, for an audience of prisoners and guards alike.

Also on the program: the Divertimento from Gimpel the Fool, from an opera by David Schiff. Special guest Jerome Barry, founder of The Embassy Series, will read the Isaac Bashevis Singer short story that inspired Schiff’s opera. This seemingly simple tale, about a “foolish” man perennially hoodwinked by his wife and neighbors, is ultimately about how innocence transcends evil. The charming, Klezmer inflected music speaks of a lost world.

* Alex Ross, The New Yorker


There is plenty of free parking at Clarendon United Methodist Church, and it is about 1/2 mile south of the Clarendon metro.

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Clarendon UMC is located at 606 North Irving Street, Arlington, VA 22201. The church building is five blocks south of the Clarendon Metro Station, at the corner of 6th Street and North Irving Street. The main entrance to the sanctuary is on Irving Street while the administrative offices and elevator are located near the rear entrance on Ivy Street.


There is plenty of convenient parking surrounding the church and there is also a big lot across Irving Street, behind the playground.

This concert is free! Your goodwill donations are happily accepted and help us bring these free concerts to the community.

For more information, visit our website, email Susan, or call 703.755.0960.


NEXT UP–House Concert, Saturday March 14 at 7 pm

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Enjoy chamber music as it was meant to be heard!
IBIS founders Joseph Scheer and Susan Robinson perform an intimate concert in a private home in Arlington, followed by an elegant champagne reception.

Email Susan for tickets:

[email protected]

Tickets are $25/person–and half price for kids.

Space is limited.


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