Monday, July 29, 6:30 PM

4500 East West Highway #100
Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

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Classical music connoisseurs and fans of Q by Peter Chang will have the opportunity to enjoy the critically-acclaimed cuisine of Chef and Restaurateur Peter Chang paired with a live classical music performance featuring soprano Laura Choi Stuart and pianist Grace Cho, presented by the New Orchestra of Washington.

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Priced at $60 per person (including tax and gratuity), $48 (20% off) if you have a NOWpass Regular subscription, and FREE with a NOWpass premium, this unique experience fusing food and music will feature a 4-course seated dinner paired with a live performance. Q by Peter Chang will kick-off the evening beginning at 6:30PM with a welcome reception including passed hors d'oeuvres, then transition into the seated dinner and live musical performance beginning at 7:00PM. Wine and cocktail selections will be available for purchase for an additional cost.

Although Chinese food and classical music may seem like an unlikely fit, there are countless parallels found in the world of food and music: both are direct reflections of who we are and evoke certain mood in our memories and hearts. This beautiful collaboration draws upon those parallels to allow us to explore our past experiences and ourselves.


First Course - Cold Chinese Salad Trio

The first course features refreshing, spicy and cool dishes and pairs it with vocal music with a similar vibe. 

El majo timido (A Timid Man) by Enrique Granados 

Nana (Nana) by Maniel de Falla 

¿De dónde venís, amore? (Where Have You Come From, My Love?) by Joaquín Rodrigo 


Second Course - Dim Sum Basket

The dinner progresses by featuring dim sum, a type of Chinese cuisine that is typically prepared in small, bite-sized portions.  Soprano Laura Choi Stuart and pianist Grace Cho have chosen to supplement this course with songs that are also short and delightful. 

La courte paille (The Short Straw) by Francis Poulenc 

Le sommeil (Sleep

Quelle aventure! (What an Adventure!) 

La reine de cœur (The Queen of Hearts

Ba, Be, Bi, Bo, Bu (Ba, Be, Bi, Bo, Bu

Les anges musiciens (The Musician Angels

Le carafon (The Baby Carafe

Lune d-Avril (April Moon


MAIN COURSE - Choice of Furong Chicken (mild) or Basil Duck (spicy)

The third course is the most substantial of the four, with meaty, umami-rich foods meant to satisfy one’s palate. Likewise, we are pairing it with Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love) by Robert Schumann, which likewise features intense emotions that speaks to one’s soul.

Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love) by Robert Schumann 

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (In the wonderfully beautiful month of May

Aus meinen Tränen sprießen (From my tears spring

Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne (The Rose, the Lily, the Dove, the Sun

Wenn ich in deine Augen seh’ (When I look into Your Eyes

Dein Angesicht so lieb und schön (Your Face, so Dear and Fair

Lehn deine Wang’ an meine Wang’ (Rest Your Cheek Against My Cheek

Ich will meine Seele tauchen (I would Plunge My Soul

Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome (In the Rhine River, in the Holy Spirit

Ich grolle nicht (I bear no Grudge


DESSERT - Dates with Glutinous Rice Cake

Finally, with dessert, we feature sweet, indulgent pieces to contrast the intensity of the previous course.

Azulão (Bluebird) by Jayme Ovalle 

Aria by Heitor Villa-Lobos 

Estrellita (My Little Star) by Manuel Ponce 


About Chef Peter Chang

Peter Chang,  chef

Peter Chang, chef

Hailing from Hubei, China, Peter Chang is an award-winning chef specializing in Chinese cuisine. Prior to opening up his own restaurants, he had cooked for the Chinese Embassy and the Chinese president. He has since been featured in print media as the Washington Post, New York Times, New Yorker magazine, as well as television shows like Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods America. Q by Peter Chang is the flagship of his restaurant group. His newest restaurant, Mama Chang, was awarded the best new restaurant in Washington Post food critic Ton Sietsema’s 2019 Spring Restaurant Guide.

 

About Laura Choi Stuart

Laura Choi Stuart , soprano

Laura Choi Stuart, soprano

Praised as “a lyric soprano of ravishing quality” by the Boston Globe, Laura Choi Stuart has appeared on the mainstage with Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Boston, Annapolis Opera, Lake George Opera, the In Series, and Opera North in roles including Musetts, Adina, Gilda, Parmina, and Frasquita. Laura will also appear as soprano soloist with the New Orchestra of Washington’s productions of Brahms’ Requiem (November 9 & 10) at the Mexican Cultural Institute and Holiday Concert (December 15) at AMP by Strathmore.


Parking

The public parking lot can be found on Waverly Street less than 2 blocks from Q by Peter Chang. The address for the parking is 7401 Waverly St, Bethesda, MD 20814. The parking lot is metered but you can also pay via a phone app.

Metro

For those traveling via public transportation , Q by Peter Chang is two blocks away from the Bethesda Metro Station.