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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20566
Your friendly neighborhood #DCmusic
blog and podcast Hometown Sounds is very proud to present the Beauty Pill Symphonette on Sunday June 24th for our June showcase at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.
Beauty Pill is a Washington, DC band led by singer/guitarist Chad Clark. The band includes Basla Andolsun (bass), Jean Cook (voice/monome), Drew Doucette (guitar) and Devin Ocampo (drums). The band sprang from the DC punk scene, distinguishing itself with detailed arrangements and technological experimentation.
The band recorded a suite of songs in view of the public, as a commissioned art exhibit. The result is an album called Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are.
For this Kennedy Center show, the band will incorporate a horn quartet, expanding to a 9-member ensemble Clark calls Beauty Pill Symphonette. They have only done this once before for a special 2016 performance at the Smithsonian Museum Of American Art.
“The horns bring a glow to the notes,” says Clark. “It’s subtle, but I love the sensation of it. The purpose of music communication. You’re communicating an idea or a feeling or a sensation. We value all three equally.”
ABOUT MILLENNIUM STAGE
As part of its effort to make the performing arts available to everyone, the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers a free performance every day on the Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer. These performances of music, theater, and dance feature emerging and established artists from the Washington area, across the nation, and around the world.
to view the full schedule and watch archived performances. #MStage365
Live internet broadcast at kennedy-center.org/millennium
every day at 6 p.m. ET
HAPPY HOUR 5-6 P.M. NIGHTLY!
Use the Kennedy Center Shuttle to and from the METRO subway. Free every day. Ride METRO Blue, Orange, or Silver Line to the Foggy Bottom/GWU Station, and take the Kennedy Center Shuttle – departing every 15 minutes every day 8 a.m. to midnight.
The Kennedy Center welcomes persons with disabilities. For information on services, contact the Office of Accessibility at (202) 467-8727 or [email protected]
For information on all Kennedy Center performances, call (202) 467-4600 (toll free 800-444-1324) or visit kennedy-center.org.