The French Embassy in Washington, D.C. is hosting the annual concert titled “Music of Friends” organized by the homelessness nonprofit Friendship Place on June 2, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
If classical music, wine, and “hors d’oeuvres” combined in a single event sounds like a good idea to you, be at 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20007 this Sunday.
“Join us for our annual Sunday afternoon chamber music concert on the French Embassy’s beautiful campus,” says the event brief. Musicians scheduled to perform at the event are as follows:
- Darius Milhaud Suite Op. 157b for Clarinet, Violin & Piano
- TBA selected Duos for Vcl & Bass
- Joaquin Turina Trio #2 in B minor Op. 76 for Violin, Cello & Piano
Following the concert, there will be an open-bar cocktail party in a large area overlooking the French Embassy’s beautiful gardens.
Ticket prices range from $10 to $500. But note that all the money collected from the event will go to the funding of Friendship Place, which thanked the embassy and volunteer performers with the message below:
“Our special gratitude to the Embassy of France for hosting us year after year, and the musicians who volunteer their time to benefit our homeless neighbors.”
The organizers warned possible attendees that they won’t be able to park their cars within the Embassy premises and cars may only be able to enter to drop off guests, if it is arranged in advance.
You can contact Chris Rutledge at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Friendship Place, which defines itself as “the premier housing service provider for people experiencing homelessness in the D.C. region,” aims to “empower people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to attain stable housing and rebuild their lives,” according to its website.
“Our vision is a D.C. region and a nation in which every person has a place to call ‘home.’ Our goal is to end homelessness in Washington, D.C., and to establish a sustainable model which can be replicated across the nation,” the group says.
With its motto “Ending Homelessness, Rebuilding Lives,” the Friendship Place states that its programs helped stop or prevent homelessness for 1,640 individuals and served over 3,700 in total last year. You can donate to the nonprofit here.
“Every dollar you give allows Friendship Place to empower people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to attain stable housing and to rebuild their lives,” it says.