Tuesday Talk: The Friday Morning Music Club with Leslie Luxemburg
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 pm Register Here
Leslie Luxemburg, Singer and Cultural Leader
In person at the Cleveland Park Library Masks strongly encouraged The Friday Morning Music Club Cleveland Park resident Leslie Luxemburg will present an introduction to The Friday Morning Music Club, founded in 1886. The club is dedicated to presenting classical music, and not just on Fridays. It supports a full orchestra, a chorale, a composer’s group, at-home music groups, and outreach programs to retirement and nursing homes. The Club was one of 5 organizations/individuals to give $5,000 to found the National Symphony Orchestra in 1931.
As part of the event, The Ashton Trio — Laura Benning, flute, Marian Richter, violin,and Valerie Matthews, cello — will perform London Trio #1 by Joseph Haydn and Maombi Asante by Valerie Coleman.
Leslie spent her entire career as a professional singer, first with the New York City Opera during the Beverly Sills era, subsequently with the Washington National Opera, Wolf Trap Opera and a variety of other local companies. She maintained an active vocal studio for many years. Leslie keeps musically involved as President of the Friday Morning Music Club, a 137 year old Washington institution.