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FRIENDS and CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE PROGRAMS

The Friends and Chairman’s Circle are annual giving programs that sustain our wide-ranging artistic work that inspires, educates, and connects us. Join the Friends program today with a gift of $75 or more, or the Chairman’s Circle of our leadership supporters with a gift of $2,500 or more, and partner with us to bring Washington Performing Arts’ mission to life and to deepen your connection with other arts lovers.

With our pivot to delivering artistic content digitally this season via Home Delivery Plus, we have put together a host of fabulous virtual events throughout the year to celebrate the art, meet the artists, encourage conversations, and bring us together. These events complement our programs while highlighting our core values and they are our way of saying thank you to all our dedicated Friends for their generous, sustained support.

The Juice: Fridays with JennyJake Jones, WPA Honorary Board member and Executive Director, External Affairs & Public Policy at Daimler, and wife Veronica Nyhan-Jones visit jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker backstage WPA Junior Board member Manasi Tirodkar and husband Ajay Tirodkar pose at a WPA eventSips & Songs

 

Join the Friends and Chairmans Circle today and start enjoying the following great events. Or, increase your level of giving to participate in more of these unique experiences.

 

Upcoming 2020/21 Friends Events

 

Lift Every Voice: The Power of Music in the Fight for Social Justice
A Panel Discussion
Friday, February 5, 5pm
(Open to all Friends at the $75 level and above)

 

Movement workshop with Brinae Ali, dancer and vocalist
Late February ($500+)

 

Listening Party with J’Nai Bridges, mezzo soprano, hosted by Elizabeth Racheva
Mid-March ($75+)

 

The Juice: Conversations with JennySecond Edition
Mid-March ($75+)

 

Masterclass with Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Mid-April ($500+)

 

Listening Party celebrating Hazel Scott at 101 hosted by Murray Horwitz
Mid-May ($1,500+)

 

Embassy Adoption Program signature event: Mini United Nations
Friday, June 4, Time TBD ($75+)

 

The Juice: Conversations with JennyThird Edition
Mid-June ($75+)

 

Washington Performing Arts: Then and Now
Celebrating Milestones with Doug Wheeler and Jenny Bilfield
Friends Annual Celebration
Late June ($500+)

 

(list as of 1/14/2021 and subject to change)

 

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Thank you for your generous support!

 

Catch Up on our First Two 2020/21 Friends Events

If you missed our first two virtual Friends events, or if you wanted to re-watch or share with family and friends, you can view recordings of the events at their respective links below.

Dont miss out on participating in our virtual events—join our Friends program or the Chairman’s Circle of our leadership supporters today, and help us make a difference by bringing great art and arts education to our community while enjoying great events like these.

 

Mars Arts DC: Virtual - Rhythm & Motion Pre-Performance Happy Hour - October 19 Recording

Monday, October 19, 2020

The Juice: Fridays with Jenny

Friday, October 30, 2020

 

  

QUESTIONS?

For questions about the Friends or Chairmans Circle programs, or to join by phone, please call Meiyu Tsung at (202) 533-1880 or email MTsung@WashingtonPerformingArts.org.

Interested in other ways to give to Washington Performing Arts, or giving vehicles that we accept? Learn more about ways to give here.

 

Banner images – (from left) Jake Jones, WPA Honorary Board member and Executive Director, External Affairs & Public Policy at Daimler, with bassist Esperanza Spalding and WPA President & CEO, Jenny Bilfield; cellist Yo-Yo Ma with WPA past Board chair Alexine Clement Jackson.

Images above - (from left) WPA President & CEO Jenny Bilfield with special guests: Charlotte Lee, Terri Allen, and James Ginsburg at The Juice: Conversations with Jenny; Jake Jones, WPA Honorary Board member and Executive Director, External Affairs & Public Policy at Daimler, and wife Veronica Nyhan-Jones visit jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker backstage; WPA Junior Board member Manasi Tirodkar and husband Ajay Tirodkar pose at a WPA event; WPA Virtual Holiday Party, Sips & Songs, co-hosted by the WPA Junior Board, featuring The String Queens and Junior Board member Ebony Thomas.