Carousel Concerts at Glen Echo Park

Carousel Concerts at Glen Echo Park

Just like a carousel, music makes the world go ‘round! Enjoy Saturday afternoons at the Washington Conservatory in Glen Echo Park as we merrily go ‘round the families of musical instruments.

The Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park will present five different free one-hour concerts for kids and families on Saturdays at 2 p.m. on May 28, June 9, 17, 28 and 30. The concerts are suitable for children ages 4 through adults — for novice concert-goers and seasoned music-lovers alike. No tickets required.

The concerts will take place in the Recital Room of the Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park, an acoustically superb intimate 90-seat venue with both chair and floor-pillow seating. Each concert will be performed by faculty members of the Washington Conservatory and feature a different instrument.

Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Free parking. Call 301-320-2770;

  • May 26 at 2 p.m. – The Piano! Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with fun music for picnics and parades! Hear one piano played by the duo team of pianists Maribeth and Bradford Gowen.

  • June 9 at 2 p.m. – The French horn! How can blowing through a coil of brass make such beautiful sounds? French hornist Doug Quinzi will show us how he makes great music through 12 feet of metal tubing.

  • June 16 at 2 p.m. – The Guitar! We hear the guitar in all sorts of music - rock, pop, classical, jazz, and Latin music. Guitarist Orlando Roman will show how the guitar can speak in many languages.

  • June 23 at 2 p.m. – The Violin! Who uses hollow wood, strings and horse tails to make music? Violinist Kathy Judd will show you how country fiddlers, gypsies and classical musicians do.

  • June 30 at 2 p.m. – The Saxophone! Discover the wonderful world of jazz. Saxophonist Marty Nau will team with jazz pianist Wayne Wilentz to improvise on great musical standards from swing to salsa.