Lake Barcroft  


Rusticway Chamber Music Series

Upcoming Performance:  RusticWay Chamber Group
On Sunday, May 1st, -- May Day -- celebrated tenor Robert Petillo and pianist Alex Hassan return to the RusticWay Chamber Music series presenting an afternoon of American songs of the 20s and 30s.

For 30 years Robert Petillo  has specialized in concert and oratorio works of the 17th and 18th centuries. His skill with recitative has made him a sought after Evangelist (narrator) in musical settings of the Passion of Christ. He was hailed “one of our most eloquent Handelian tenors” by New Yorker critic Andrew Porter. More recently Bob has stepped into an entirely new vocal role resurrecting the melodies of the Golden age of Popular Music with “syncopated piano” virtuoso Alex Hassan. Mr. Hassan, considered one of the leading authorities on Novelty Piano, works as a performer, recording artist, and collector to preserve and promote this syncopated music and the Golden Age of Popular Music of the 20s and 30s. Gramophone magazine critic observed, “Alex Hassan has been a legend for some years......Some say there has been no one to equal him since Mayerl himself. " These two stunning artists will transform you back to one of the most vibrant eras of our popular culture.

When: May 1st, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Kristin Gilbert and Marion Baker, 3424 Rusticway Lane, Falls Church, VA
Reservations: Please contact Kris Gilbert at 703-354-7305 or by email.  All net proceeds from this series are donated to our community's Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.  Suggested donations of $15 ($5 for students) may be made at the door to help us offer our artists an honorarium.

About The Rusticway Chamber Music Series
We hope to enrich the quality of life in our community by presenting local artists in the beautiful setting of our Lake Barcroft home. We also use the series to help raise funds for the neighborhood's Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. Net proceeds from the concerts are donated to the fund. At the conclusion of each hour long concert, guests have an opportunity to talk with the artists and other guests over light refreshments.

All concerts are held Sundays at 4:00 p.m. at the home of Kristin Gilbert and Marion Baker, 3424 RusticWay Lane, Falls Church, VA.

We hope you can join us!