Sunday Oct. 16, 2016 in Mclean:
Three Sonatas Domenico Scarlatti
A Major, L. 483
D Minor, L. 413
E Major, L. 430
Two Pieces Frédéric Chopin
Bercesuse in D Flat Major, Op. 57
Polonaise in A Flat Major, Op. 53
Two Pieces for the Left Hand Alone, Op. 9 Alexander
Prelude in C Sharp Minor
Nocturne in D Flat Major
Próle do Bébé (The Baby’s Family) Heitor Villa-Lobos
Branquinha (The Porcelain Doll)
Moreninha (The Paper Doll)
Bruxa (The Witch Doll)
A Pobrezinha (The Rag Doll)
O Polichinelo (The Clown Doll)
Three Preludes George Gershwin
Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Andante con moto e poco rubato
Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin
Pianist Francis Conlon has played concerts and recitals at most of the colleges and concert halls in the Washington, D.C. area, and he has performed in many different cities throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, Europe, Japan, and India. He has played at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Gardner Museum in Boston, Robin Hood Dell in Philadelphia, and locally at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Gallery, the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, Dumbarton Oaks, Schlessinger Hall, and Wolf Trap Farm Park. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony, the Georgetown Symphony, the Washington Chamber Orchestra, the Washington Camerata, the Amadeus Orchestra, the Catholic University Orchestra, and the George Washington University Orchestra. He has played with many local chamber groups and has partnered with countless soloists.
Mr. Conlon has taught at George Washington University, Catholic University School of Music, George Mason University School of Music, Georgetown University, the Ellington School of the Arts, the Levine School of Music, and the Sidwell Friends School. He has presented many series of lectures at the Smithsonian Institution’s Campus-on-the-Mall, and he has served as Artist-in-Residence for the D.C. Public School System.
He has served as the Director of the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation for six years and as the President of the Growing Together Tutoring Service for many years. He has been named an honorary member of the National Society of Arts and Letters and of the Friday Morning Music Club, and has been named Friend of Music of the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity.
He has served as Minister of Music at the Church of the Annunciation for 48 years and as the Director of Music at Temple Rodef Shalom for 45 years, and he has run the Catherine and Mary Roth Concert Series for many years.
He has conducted operatic productions and shows at George Washington University, Catholic University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Olney Theater, and for the In-Series.