105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Two One-Night-Only Performances Coming to Torpedo Factory Art Center in March
Beau Soir Ensemble – Tuesday, March 15; 7 pm
Tom Teasley – Sunday, March 20; 7 pm
March 2, 2015 – Alexandria, Va. – Two unique musical performances will be coming to the Torpedo Factory Art Center in March as part of the Community Partnership Program series. The Beau Soir Ensemble holds an intimate chamber music concert on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 pm. A few days later, world percussionist Tom Teasley performs on Sunday, March 20 at 7 pm.
Tuesday, March 15
7 – 8:30 pm
The Beau Soir Ensemble will perform classical and Irish music, including works by Telemann, Respighi, Ian Krouse and others. Joining harpist Michelle Myers Lundy and violist Jennifer Ries at this concert will be guest flautist David Lonkavich. The concert, hosted by the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, is free and open to the public.
About Beau Soir Ensemble
Formed in 2007, Beau Soir Ensemble performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, offering both new and standard repertoire spanning all eras of classical music. Their goal is to make classical music accessible and enjoyable, inspiring a new generation of music lovers. The trio regularly performs at venues and acclaimed concert series in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas, including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Sundays at Three in Columbia, Harman Center for the Arts, Arts Club of Washington, The Lyceum, Church of the Epiphany, Dumbarton House, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Old Town Hall (Fairfax), and The Anderson House. The trio also won the 2014 Montpelier Arts Recital Competition.
Sunday, March 20
7 – 8:30 pm
Teasley’s sound is informed by his multiple tours as a cultural envoy for the U.S. Department of State. Performing with more than a dozen instruments from places as diverse as Africa, India, the Middle East, and Asia, he merges digital technology with ancient instruments to create music that spans cultures and time.This performance will draw heavily from his recent tour to Korea and music for the Constellation Theatre’s forthcoming production of Journey to the West.
Admission is $10 in advance; $12 at the door. More information, including tickets and a sampling of music, is available attorpedofactory.org/teasley.
About Tom Teasley
Described in the Washington Post as a “multi-instrumental genius,” Tom Teasley is a five-time recipient of the Fulbright-Hayes Award for historic performances in The Middle East, five-time nominee and two-time winner of the Helen Hayes Award, and three-time recipient of the Washington Area Music Award for World Music Instrumentalist. He was recently nominated for two 2016 Drummie Awards fromDrum! magazine.
About the Torpedo Factory Art Center
Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. The organization’s mission is to foster connections between artists and the public that ignite the creative spirit. Just south of Washington, D.C., the Torpedo Factory Art Center overlooks the Potomac River in the Old Town section of Alexandria, Va. Each year, a half-million national and international visitors meet and interact with more than 200 Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association resident and associate members in 82 working studios and seven galleries. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is also home to The Art League School and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. For more information visit torpedofactory.org or follow the Torpedo Factory Art Center on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram via @torpedofactory.