Jazz and Rock for Classical Music Lovers with Vasily Popov & Eric Ulreich
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Thanks to a recent $8 million renovation, the gorgeous art-deco Bethesda Theatre is now Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, a hot spot for live music, dining and drinking. The club offers great entertainment from top national blues and jazz artists, plus the best talent from the mid-Atlantic region, in an intimate setting with excellent acoustics. Enjoy a great dinner served up with a little blues and jazz -- Executive Chef William Pack Jr. has created a Creole/Cajun-inspired menu with a bevy of mouthwatering choices, including delicious desserts. See the full event listing for upcoming performers. Learn More
A veteran of literally thousands of gigs nationwide, Eric Ulreich has performed in all styles of music in all styles of guitar on stage, in the studio, as a producer, composer and an instructor. As guitarist and musical director, Eric has performed with legend artists Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Glenn Leonard’s Temptations, Charlie Thomas and the Drifters, The Shirelles, The Chiffons, The Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), Bobby Lewis, The Coasters, The Marvelettes, and The Platters, among countless others. He has performed in venues across the country including The Kennedy Center, The Fleet Pavilion in Boston, The World Trade Center in New York City, and The MCI Center, as well as hundreds of nightclubs across the United States.
As a studio musician, Eric has played and produced at Cue, Bias, Recording Arts, Omega, Sheffield, and others in the Washington D.C. area. As a co-composer, Eric won 10th place in a national song-writing competition for “Gone Wilde.” In 1990, Eric was nominated for a “Wammie” by the Washington Area Music Association for best instrumentalist in the Rock and Pop category.
As a classical guitarist, Eric has performed throughout the Washington metro area and premiered Knickerbocker Suite by composer Garrison Hull in honor of Glenna Goodacre, sculptor of the Women’s Vietnam Memorial. His recent performance with edgEnsemble of George Crumb’s Mundis Canis at George Mason University made a “particularly strong impact” and was “sensitively performed.” (McLellan, Washington Post).
Eric has been teaching all styles of guitar since 1978. He has been on the faculty at The Levine School of Music in Washington DC for ten years and has just completed his first solo CD which will be released in 2007.
Cellist Vasily Popov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, continued his education in Munich, Germany and is currently faculty member at the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC. He is top prize winner of the Baltimore Music Club Competition and his CDs are produced by “Arte Nova Records”, “BMR”, and “Melodia” labels among others.
About the Ticket Supplier: Levine School of MusicWashington, D.C.'s Levine School of Music serves as a vital community resource by embracing two principles central to its mission: excellence and accessibility. One of the nation's largest and most prestigious community music schools, it offers music education for students of every age, ability and background.
Levine was founded in 1976 in memory of musician and prominent Washington attorney Selma M. Levine. Started by Diana Engel, Ruth Cogen and Jackie Marlin in the basement of a small church, it has grown into one of the country's leading community music schools. It is one of the few community music schools accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the only all-Steinway community music school in the world. Levine is also certified by the National Guild of Community Schools of Arts as exemplifying the highest standards of excellence and access in community arts education.