Boulanger Initiative presents WoCo Fest 2024: Evolve

co-presented by Strathmore

Discover WoCo Fest 2024: Evolve, an eclectic three-day festival celebrating music by women and gender-marginalized composers, produced by Boulanger Initiative and co-presented by Strathmore. Experience the evolution of music spanning centuries, from a Baroque ensemble to a collection of all-new jazz standards, an interactive sound installation, and so much in between. The opening concert will feature some of DC’s finest musicians, followed by a day of musical exhibitions, live composer workshops, and transformative discussions in the Mansion. The festival will close out with an electrifying performance by four-time Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. 

Please join us for both AMP concerts and a full day of events at the Mansion. Tickets sold separately for each of the three events. 

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WoCo Fest 2024 Evolve: Opening Concert

Fri, April 12, 7:30pm at AMP

Embark on a musical odyssey at the Opening Concert of WoCo Fest 2024: Evolve! Be dazzled with a world-premiere performance by Thalea String Quartet, a charming Bandoneon and cello duo, grooves from local star Be Steadwell, and so much more to discover. The opening concert will highlight a vast array of talented DC-based musicians that capture the imagination, with something for the whole family to enjoy.

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WoCo Fest 2024 Evolve: Saturday at the Mansion

Sat, April 13, beginning at 1pm in the Mansion

Enjoy a curated day of music and discussion. Your ticket gains you access to all concerts and panels. Fulfill your wanderlust by immersing yourself in a day of music exploration at the second day of WoCo Fest 2024: Evolve at the Mansion at Strathmore! Be enthralled by a mesmerizing, interactive sound installation, live composer workshops, and engaging events from artists, composers, and scholars. Experience music's evolution from the Baroque all the way to the present day. Your ticket grants you access to all events in the Mansion, starting at just $10.

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WoCo Fest 2024 Evolve: Terri Lyne Carrington's New Standards

Sun, April 14, 4pm at AMP

Drummer, bandleader, composer, producer, activist, and educator Terri Lyne Carrington has worked tirelessly over her remarkable career to fight for inclusivity and raise the voice of women, trans, and non-binary people in jazz.

Boulanger Initiative and WoCo Fest 2024: Evolve is supported in part by funding from Strathmore, the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Maryland State Arts Council, The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

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