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IBIS Chamber Music Society

IBIS Chamber Music Society

Founded by violinist Joseph Scheer (concertmaster of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra) and Susan Robinson (principal harp of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra) the IBIS Chamber Music Society is an ensemble of string quartet, flute, harp and piano. IBIS prizes musical excellence and imaginative programming. Moreover, our friendly, informal style, and the intimate neighborhood venues in which we perform, encourage many people who are not usually concertgoers to come out and hear great music. Our audience is comprised of sophisticated music lovers along with people (and kids) who have never before attended a classical music concert. Those audiences are rewarded with a variety of music from Brahms and Debussy to Ellington and Scott Joplin. The Washington Post has praised IBIS concerts as "splendid" and "compelling", and the St. Petersburg Times appreciated the "refreshing mix of music, well-played and fetchingly presented." IBIS presents an annual Concert for Children; last year’s reached over 800 kids and parents around Arlington with a fun original arrangement of music from John Williams’ score to the Harry Potter films. Another recent IBIS project: a collaborative concert with singer/songwriter Dar Williams, whom Stereo-Type magazine praised as: "…the best female singer/songwriter in America today." IBIS is planning concerts with Dar in Boston and DC in the coming months, and hopes to release a recording of our exciting crossover arrangements. For more in

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