OpenPageEnsemble is Washington's newest chamber group, performing vocal and instrumental small-ensemble works of the 20th and 21st centuries. Founding directors, Rosa Lamoreaux, voice, and Lori Barnet, cello, are continually grateful for the privilege of performing music of the past 10 centuries, yet are compelled by curiosity to explore and perform music of our own era, and to commission new vocal and instrumental works for small ensemble.

  • November 10, 2018, at 7:30 pm - St. Columba's Episcopal Church

    The first concert will take place at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle Street (corner of 42nd) in NW D.C. The ensemble's debut concert will be presented on Veteran's Day, November 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

    The evening's beautifully expressive program will commemorate all victims of war, through poetry and music for various combinations of strings and piano, soprano and baritone.

    The world premiere of Justus Parrotta's commissioned work, Songs of Sea and Surf, on poetry of Sara Teasdale, will be performed by Rosa Lamoreaux, Lori Barnet, and Sally McLain, violin. Rosa will also sing Earl Kim's impressionistic Three Poems in French for soprano and string quartet. Lori Barnet, and Kathy Brake will perform the exquisite, neo-romantic Soliloquy for cello and piano by George Rochberg, and David Newman, baritone, will join the string quartet for the deeply moving Dover Beach by Samuel Barber.

    Works by Janice Hamer and Scott Pender, two well established composers in the DC area, will also be performed; a sublime Three People, a trio by Hamer, and the tender, life-affirming Terezín Songs by Pender. The full ensemble will close with two songs of hope, by Leonard Bernstein, in honor of his 100th birthday year. Janice Hamer, Jay Parrotta, and Scott Pender along with the performers, will respond to questions from the audience at the end of the program.

    Airi Yoshika, violin * Sally McLain, violin * Bill Neri, viola * Lori Barnet, cello * Kathy Brake, piano * Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano * David Newman, baritone

  • May 4, 2019, at 7:30 pm - St. Columba's Episcopal Church

    OpenPageEnsemble's second concert, on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m. will feature delightful repertoire for wind instruments, strings, harpsichord and voice including the cheerful Four Fragments from the Canterbury Tales by Lester Trimble, and Janice Hamer's mysterious Daughter, Awake with the Moon.

  • We also offer a Season Package of both concerts at a 15% discount for Adults, Seniors and Students