The Electric Pharaoh

Baltimore Rock Opera Society

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October 31, November 1 & 2

The fertile earth that once spread out beneath the great pyramids of ancient Egypt is now home to a futuristic city where scarce electricity is currency and a powerful pharaoh keeps the people divided. Chenzira, a strange boy from the lower crust of society, is searching for the secrets of the pyramids with his companions. What he will find could change his life and rescue humanity from a futuristic dark age.

Set to a synthesis of garage rock and larger-than-life electronic sounds, The Electric Pharaoh is the 6th original feature written and produced by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS), and the second original show to travel to the DC area. We’re PUMPED to be on the road again!!!


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Go-Go Symphony

Capital City Symphony and Go-Go Symphony

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November 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm, March 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Go-Go Symphony
“…a powerhouse of unstoppable momentum… it brought the sold-out house to its feet, cheering.” — Washington Post
Start the weekend with the non-stop fun and funk brought by the pairing of the Go-Go Symphony ensemble with the Atlas’ resident orchestra, the Capital City Symphony. DC’s iconic Go-Go beat drives this exciting concert that combines a classical symphony with video art, a Go-Go beat, and “Da Originalz” dancers. Conducted by John Devlin. Tickets will sell out, so get yours today!

Adult – Advance: $20
Adult – At door: $25
Senior / Student – Advance: $15
Senior / Student – At door: $20

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DC Different Drummers Presents American Soundscapes

DC Different Drummers

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November 2 at 5:00 pm

In his premiere performance as conductor of The Capitol Pride Symphonic Band, Anthony Oakley and DC’s DIfferent Drummers present an evening of great American composers.

Adult: $20 (18 and over)
Senior: $10 (65 and over)
Student: $10 (Door sales only with valid student ID)

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Miguel Zenon

November 5 at 8:00 pm


Multiple Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist and MacArthur Genius composer Miguel Zenón presents an exciting collaboration with video artist David Dempewolf. Tales of the Diaspora is a thrilling counterpoint of music, language, and images, exploring the experience of Puerto Ricans who have moved to the mainland and to New York City.

A piece all about living contrapuntally, a split focus of Puerto Rican Americans’ cultural identity, and the basic question of who someone really is, by virtue of family, language, ritual, neighborhood, and memory.  This evening-length work explores the experience of Puerto Ricans who have moved to the mainland, particularly New York City and is inspired by a series of interviews Zenón conducted with Nuyoricans and their self identified characteristics weaved into the audio and video excerpts throughout the cycle.


Join Miguel Zenón for a discussion before the performance.


Advance: $32
Door: $35
Student: $20

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Make Them Hear You


Justin Ritchie (atlas)
November 7 at 7:30 pm

DC based artist, musician and actor Justin Ritchie hosts and features at an open mic night to highlight the work of LGBT Singer-Songwriters.

Pianist will be provided or you are welcome to play or bring an instrument.

Sign ups begin at 7:30pm. Cash bar in our cafe.  Celebrate Identity during the Atlas’ Inside Identity MiniFest.


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Fuse Ensemble

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November 7 at 8:00 pm

“Sketch: An Exploration of Identity, Image, and the Art of Becoming”

Washington DC-based Fuse Ensemble delves into the concept of Identity through their electro-acoustic musical happenings and visual imagery. The ensemble will premiere new work by composers Rahilia Hasanova, Dimitar Naoumov, and Gina Biver, and new work by media artist Edgar Endress and painter Dana Brotman.  The concert will include performances of works by Robert Maggio and John Nichols III. Percussionist Scott Deal will join the group as guest artist that evening. Fuse Ensemble, now in its seventh season together, is a concept-based new music/new media performing ensemble. Each season a concept is presented, giving voice to new music composers and creating musical happenings with visual elements of live, interactive video and/or kinetic installations. The musicians of Fuse perform on an eclectic mix of flute, clarinet, violin, electric guitar, cello, contrabass, piano, electronic playback, percussion, and invented instruments.

Fuse Ensemble invites you to participate by exploring with them the concept of identity.  We are asking you to send in a photo of yourself that depicts one aspect of your identity.

This aspect might be one that has remained hidden from most of the people you know:

  • one that you have always felt was who you really are,
  • one that depicts the role you play or the persona you sometimes become on the web,
  • one that involves a secret; one that you become when behind the wheel of an automobile, or
  • one that shows a culture you identify with, whether your own, or not, or any other aspect of identity you wish to explore.

Images will be compiled and used for the live performance only.  Please email photos (high resolution please!) to by November 1, 2014.

Advance: $28.50
Door: $32.00
Student: $20.00

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Library of Congress


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November 8 at 9:00 pm

“the unlikely guitar hero” —Los Angeles Times

Nels Cline, hit guitarist of Wilco, brings his “relentlessly exploratory approach” to free jazz with The Nels Cline Singers. Their recent albumMacroscope was named “one of the best jazz releases of the year to date” by Paste magazine. The group skillfully spins washes of complex sounds with interwoven lines between Cline, the bass, drums and electronic instruments; despite the name of the group, singing is not part of the equation.


RUSH Tickets for Sold Out Library of Congress Events at the Atlas
Some Library of Congress concerts at the Atlas will be listed as SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of
 RUSH tickets will be available, at no cost, 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.” This policy applies only to events at the Atlas that are presented by the Library of Congress.

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Prosounity Music Entertainment, LLC

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November 8 at 7:30 pm

Spend an evening with”DREAMUNLEASHED.” This talented all female band will be sure to lift your spirit as they play original compositions ranging from jazz fusion to gospel. This is a performance you will not want to miss!


Tickets: $35 



Love Stinks!

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC

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November 15 at 5:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Ever been burned by a love that you just have to shout about it? Laugh at it? So let’s sing about it and poke fun at all the lovers that have done us wrong! Select soloists of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington,DC share stories and songs in a cabaret setting about the funny, touching and downright frustrating experiences with love, using songs culled from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, pop music and more.

The performance contains suggestive language and is appropriate for ages 16 and up. 

Adult: $35
Senior: $32.00 (65 and over)
Active Military: $32 with ID
Young Adult: $20 (25 and under)

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Hailu Mergia and Low Mentality

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November 22 at 8:00 pm

Keyboardist, arranger, composer and musician Hailu Mergia is no stranger to the global music scene having led Ethiopia’s powerhouse Walias band. After a long absence from performing, Mergia is re-emerging with a new sound and partnership with Low Mentality.
Presented in partnership with Multiflora Productions.

Before the Performance: Join DJ Crown Vic, aka Jim Thomson and Electric Cowbell record label owner as he spins all vinyl selections of eclectic, modern and vintage world music.

Advance: $28.50
Door: $32.00
Student: $20.00

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CCS Family Concert: Hansel and Gretel

Capital City Symphony

Hansel and Gretel
November 22 at 7:30 pm, November 23 at 4:00 pm
Family Concert: Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (semi-staged concert opera)


Mary Gresock, Gretel
Rebecca Henry, Hansel
Grace Gori, Mother, Witch
Neil Ewachiw, Father 
Ellen Kliman, Sandman, Dew Fairy
NOVEMBER 22 at 7:30pm (full version, for adults & older children)
NOVEMBER 23 at 4pm (1 hour version for younger audiences)
Adults: $25
Child (Under 16): FREE
Student, any age, with valid student ID: $15
Student tickets can only be purchased at the Box Office day of the performance.  

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A Few of our Favorite Things

All Points West

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December 5 at 8:00 pm

It’s the time of year that transports us back to childhood.  Gingerbread cookies baking in the oven, latkes frying in the pan, presents being unwrapped; these are a few of our favorite things.  Celebrate the season with music which evokes youth and innocence.  Selections include: Haydn’s Toy Symphony, Coltrane’s My Favorite Things, Schumann’s Kinderszenen, and Reich’s Clapping Music.

Advance: $25.00
Door: $28.00
Student: $20.00

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Sweet and Homegrown Airs

Great Noise Ensemble

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December 6 at 8:00 pm

The contemporary ensemble presents work from local and national composers including David Lang’s Sweet Air, Mark Sylvester’s Banjo Chamber Concerto, Kevin McKee’s Galleons and Cutlasses, Marc Mellits, Five Machines and former ETHEL member Cornelius Dufallo’s Paranoid Symmetry.



Advance: $28.00
Door: $32.00
Student: $20.00

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A Post-Cool Yule

Brad Linde Ensemble

photo by Matt Dunn
December 6 at 8:00 pm

Don’t miss this late night holiday yuletide fun.

Such a clatter will arise when your favorite traditional Christmas carols are performed in a most non-traditional way.  The 10-piece chamber ensemble will fill your stocking with deconstructed and re-imagined holiday classics. Hark the heralded sounds of the avant-garde!



Student: $20.00

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Capital City Symphony Sibelius 150th Anniversary Celebration

Capital City Symphony

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May 17 at 5:00 pm

Sibelius 150th Anniversary Celebration

Sibelius, Finlandia ~ John Devlin, conductor

Sibelius, Symphony No. 5


Adults: $25
Child (Under 16): FREE
Student, any age, with valid student ID: $15
Student tickets can only be purchased at the Box Office day of the performance.  

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