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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 29

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Back before Bach was Bach, he had to audition for coveted posts like Cantor at Leipzig.
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Back before Bach was Bach, he had to audition for coveted posts like Cantor at Leipzig.

(March 31) Ideas as inspiration
The Washington area’s Cantate Chamber Singers are known for their adventurous programming. Great Minds: Ideas as Musical Inspiration promises to keep things interesting Saturday night at St. John’s Norwood Parish in Chevy Chase. The program features the music of modern composers inspired by the likes of da Vinci, Kant, and Nietzsche and a talk on the pleasing pairing of music and philosophy.

(March 31) Decision-making power comes Bach to you
Back before Bach was Bach, the composer actually had to audition for coveted posts like Cantor at Leipzig. Maryland’s Bach Sinfonia recreates that months-long process in one night this Saturday at the Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College in Silver Spring. If you can’t wait until November to vote, the audience will play the role of the Leipzig Town Council and decide whether Bach or one of his contemporaries will take the job.

(March 31) Fashion Fights Poverty
Forward-thinking fashion designers from the District, New York, Los Angeles, and Canada drop by Arlington’s Artisphere Saturday night for Fashion Fights Poverty. The benefit features a fashion show, dance performance, and an exhibition of environmentally-friendly threads.

Music: “Bach’s Branberg Concerto #5 in D major” by Jeanne Lamon

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