Washington DC Stanford Association July 2000 Newsletter

Calendar of Events

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July 15 The Flying Karamazov Brothers/National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap
July 17 Brown Bag Professional Exchange at the World Bank
July 19 Time and the Conways Modern Drama Group Discussion
July 20 Third Thursday at the Big Hunt
July 22 Shenandoah Park Hike
French Embassy Event (June 6th)
Looking Ahead to Autumn
Washington Opera

The Flying Karamazov Brothers at Wolf Trap
National Symphony Orchestra, Takao Kanayama, conductor
Saturday, July 15
8:15 p.m., $30/ticket

The WDCSA has several remaining Front Orchestra tickets for this Saturday's performance of The Karamazov Brothers and the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap. Since 1973, these four jugglers extraordinaire have been entertaining audiences with their vaudevillian-style theatrics. Their madcap antics combine juggling and music into an irresistible mix of silliness, skill, and mayhem.

"These master jugglers are hilarious. Drop everything and go see them." Gene Shalit, Today Show

"They are as nimble of wit as they are deft of hand and your mouth will open wide in laughter no less than in awe. They handle an audience as cleverly as the cleavers clubs, knives and other imaginable and unimaginable objects they juggle, and they are as playful and personable as puppy dogs with a hypertropic intelligence ... Besides their lovely juggling, I repeat the K's are nice comic actors and this wholesome show should tickle equally the child with and the child within you."  John Simon, New York Magazine

"This is the funniest thing I've ever seen. " Bob Krahe, WDCSA President

The prices are $2 less than the box office tickets at Wolf Trap and we do not include a service charge. We will organize a bring-your-own picnic at 6:30, with details available by e-mail or telephone. Please make check payable to WDCSA, and send to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Please e-mail Bill at dcstanalum@aol.com or call (703) 486.0952 to indicate the number of tickets you want. Tickets will be left at will call.

An Enchanted Evening at the French Embassy

More than 400 Stanford graduates and friends gathered for a provocative and entertaining speaker's panel event at the French Embassy on June 6th. Doyle McManus, the Washington Bureau Chief of the Los Angeles Times, moderated a panel of Pulitzer Prize winning History Professor David Kennedy, Professor John Taylor, and Professor John Shoven.

Afterwards, guests mingled at a delightful champagne reception, and enjoyed the atmosphere of the Embassy. Our hats go off to Stanford in Washington for hosting such a spectacular event. Thanks again for a wonderful evening!

Brown Bag Professional Exchange
Monday, July 17
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

These days, everyone has some kind of opinion on the World Bank. But does anyone actually know what goes on there?

Join us for an exclusive, insider's view of the World Bank at the next Brown Bag Professional Exchange, on Monday July 17th, 12:30-1:30pm. Stanford graduates Barbara Nunberg, PhD Political Science, and Naazneen Barma, BA '96 in International Relations and Economics, MA '97 International Policy Studies, will speak about their experiences in the field of international development. Both women work in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit of the East Asia and Pacific Region, for which Barbara is a Lead Public Sector Specialist and Naazneen is a Research Analyst.

Space is limited, and you must RSVP in advance for security reasons. A pass will be prepared for you at the World Bank security desk (1818 H Street NW). Please direct RSVPs to Jennifer Glueck '96 by July 14th, at jglueck@welfaretowork.org or 202-955-3005 x328.

Date: Monday, July 17th
Time: 12.30-1.30 p.m.
Location: The World Bank headquarters, 1818 H Street NW, Washington DC.
Room: MC7-W150 (Tel: (202) 458-7539)
Closest Metro stop: Farragut West (1 block); Farragut North (3-4 blocks)
Lunch: Brown bag

Although these events are designed to help recent graduates explore professional environments in Washington, all Stanford alumni, parents, and friends are welcomed and encouraged to participate. There is nocharge for attending this event.

Modern Drama Discussion Group
Wednesday, July 19-Time and the Conways (discussion)

On Wednesday, July 19, the Modern Drama Discussion Group will discuss J.B. Priestley's Time and the Conways (1937), a "poetic and revelatory" play (Time Magazine) that "should be seen by all taking an intelligent interest in the theatre" (Daily Telegraph). Both the story of a family and the exploration of a theory of time, Time and the Conways begins with a birthday celebration in 1919, jumps to another birthday in 1938, then returns in act III to 1919.

We will meet at Delray Vietnamese Garden, 4918 Del Ray Ave., just north of the Bethesda metro. For meeting reservations, call (202) 638-0444 or e-mail painews@bellatlantic.net. For more information about drama-group events, see www.footlightsdc.org or contact Betty Byrne BS'55 (202-483-4048 & BettyByrne@stanfordalumni.org).

Third Thursdays
July 20
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This month's Third Thursday event will be held at the Big Hunt, at 1345 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Take the Red Line Metro to Dupont Circle. Exit at Dupont South, and walk south on Connecticut for half a block. The bar will be on your left. From 4 to 7:30 P.M., all drinks are $1 off. We will either be on the rooftop patio or in one of the upstairs rooms. For more information, or to offer suggestions on locations, contact Lisa Dawe at (202) 986-3732 or ldawe@welfaretowork.org.

Trail Work on the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park (SNP)
Saturday, July 22

We will spend a couple of hours working on a short section of the Appalachian Trail, including carrying out modest repairs (clipping of vegetation). After a picnic lunch, we'll go on an afternoon hike down the Rose River Canyon in the Central SNP. The Rose River Canyon is spectacular and offers great swimming opportunities. Bring a lunch, liquids to drink and a swimming suit (optional). Meet at the Oakton Shopping Center at 8:00 a.m. to form carpools. Please contact Jim Finucane at (301) 365-3485 anytime before 9 p.m. daily to RSVP.

Looking Ahead to Autumn...

We have already begun planning events and programs for this fall. Keep your eye out for more information on the following events:

October 2000 Breakfast Briefing with Dr. Jim Baker, (Stanford Ph.D.), Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Thursday, November 9, 2000 Adopt-a-School Reception at the Embassy of Finland

Friday, November 10, 2000 Breakfast Briefing with Darryl Wold (Stanford L.L.B.), Chairman of the Federal Election Commission.

Two Nights at the Washington Opera, Kennedy Center Opera House
Don Quichotte, Thursday, October 26 at 8:00 PM, Prime orchestra seats $118
Il Trovatore, Thursday, November 16 at 8:00 PM, 2nd Tier seats $63

For devoted aficionados and first-timers alike, the WDCSA kicks off the new opera season with group tickets for two special events: Jules Massenet's charming, romantic Don Quichotte and Verdi's timeless masterpiece, Il Trovatore. One of the greatest bassos of our time, Ruggero Raimondi, performs the Don Quixote role in this lavish production, a company premiere. Washington's own favorite, Denyce Graves, joins him as Dulcinea, with Alain Vernhes as Sancho Panza. That's on October 26.

Then, on November 16, we'll see a dramatic new staging of the longtime favorite, Il Trovatore, conducted by Placido Domingo. Two internationally acclaimed stars, American soprano Carol Vaness and Italian tenor Fabio Armiliato, lead an illustrious cast singing some of opera's best-known melodies.

We have 20 tickets for each opera, both of which are expected to sell out very early. To reserve your ticket(s), please send a check made out to WDCSA to Julie Campbell, 2601 Klingle Road NW, Washington, DC 20008. Tickets will be distributed on a first come-first serve basis upon receipt of payment. If you have questions, call Julie at 202-244-0206 or email her at juliecampbell@aol.com.

For forward planners: We also have 20 tickets each for Turandot and Don Carlo next March. Please watch for details in subsequent WDCSA newsletters.

KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

Hotline: (301) 230-5575
President: Bob Krahe, MS '83, (301) 236-0570, robert.krahe@lmco.com
Webmaster/Membership: Bill Pegram, BA '73, MBA '77, (703) 486-0952, dcstanalum@aol.com
Newsletter/Listserv: Callista Chen, BA '97, (202) 319-1841, callista@stanfordalumni.org
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219
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