Performing Arts Council – Friday Morning Music Club Series

The Friday Morning Music Club Series presents three concerts per year at 7:30 PM in Riderwood’s chapel on the first Sunday of January, March, and May. Doors open at 7 PM.

This series draws its musicians from the Friday Morning Music Club, a premier Washington DC music organization that was founded in 1886, when a group of 15 women began meeting in each others’ homes to study music and give private concerts. Eventually membership was opened to men, and Club performances achieved recognition for their professional quality.  In 1974 the Club began offering weekly concerts to the public and became the major presenter that it is today.

The Club supports a full orchestra, a chorale, a composers group, and an outreach program to nursing homes and retirement communities such as Riderwood.

For more information about the Friday Morning Music Club, visit their website.

We are able to offer these concerts at no charge to residents because FMMC does not charge a fee when they perform at Riderwood.  Seats are not reserved; you may sit anywhere you like.  Tickets are not used.

FMMC Series: 2022 Season

January 2, 2022
7:30 P.M.


ANTON ARENSKY: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 35.

FRANK MARTIN: Pavane couleur du temps (Color of weather) for string quintet.

LUIGI BOCCHERINI: String Quintet in D Major, Op. 11, No. 6, G. 276.

Concert cancelled by FMMC due to Covid surge in DC.

March 6, 2022
7:30 P.M.


Chaconne in D minor from the Partita for Violin No. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach.  Transcribed for Piano Left Hand by Johannes Brahms.

MOZART: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet.

May 1, 2022
7:30 P.M.


DVORAK: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor (Dumky).

MOZART: Violin Sonata in E minor, K 304. 

SARASATE: Zapateado. 

KREISLER: Liebesfreud and Tambourin Chinios.

May 21, 2022
2 P.M.


FMMC Student Recital

 BACH:  Prelude and Fugue in E-Flat Minor, BWV 853

BEETHOVEN: Sonata in F minor, Op. 57, Allegro ma non troppo

BARTOK: Out of Doors: “The Chase”

Harrison Benford, piano.


PASEK & PAUL: “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen

BERLIN: “My Defenses Are Down” from Annie Get Your Gun

CURTIS: “All Falls Down” from Chaplin the Musical 

Ian Rubin, baritone.  Harrison Benford, piano.

CHOPIN: Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38 

TALMA: Alleluia in form of Toccata

Harrison Benford, piano.

The PAC makes a significant annual contribution to the Benevolent Care Fund.