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Category: Music

Go Go Symphony Performs Free Concert at the Church at Clarendon

February 12, 2014

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

The Church at Clarendon

1210 North Hartford Street

Arlington, Virginia 22201

Go Go Music is a historic DC musical genre, and Arlington composer-conductor Liza Kravinsky has innovated Go Go with a fusion of classical orchestration, with results that have impressed both groups. Last month Go Go Symphony opened for genre innovators Trouble Funk at the 930 Club with rave reviews. Later this month they will be playing with the Capital City Symphony at the Atlas Theater. However, they will be performing a FREE show at the Church at Clarendon (1210 North Highland Street) on Wednesday February 12 at 7:30pm.

A Go Go Symphony show is energetic and fun, with non-stop sound and movement. Go-go music is a sub genre of funk that has been extremely popular in the Washington, DC area since the 1970′s, especially with African Americans. Its main feature is live funky polyrhythm — endless amounts of it — with drums, congas, cowbells, timbales, rototoms, and tambourines. It also uses improvisation and audience call and response. The beat never stops during a show; one song just morphs into the next.

You can read more about Go Go Symphony here: (www.gogosymphony.org) and the Church at Clarendon here: (www.1bc.org).


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