Join Anthony Kearns, Ireland’s foremost tenor and member of The PBS super-group, The Irish Tenors, for a sensational afternoon as he kicks off the Spring Season, and celebration of the Irish month of March in honor of St. Patrick’s Day at the exquisite Perry Belmont House on March 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30 p.m.) In addition to his outstanding collaborations with The Irish Tenors, Mr. Kearns is considered to be one of the most powerful vocal artists on the world stage today,
Will Thomas (formerly of Fox5) and Barry Dixon, interior designer, will Co-Emcee this incredible afternoon concert and reception.
he Perry Belmont House ™ is possibly the finest, intact example of a Beaux Arts style mansion in Washington, D.C. The exterior decoration is reminiscent of 15th and 16th century French château architecture, and its most prominent feature is the grand upper floor, capped with a copper-trimmed slate roof, accented with magnificent stone urns and finials. There simply is no grander space in Washington, D.C. to entertain. The history, architecture and priceless décor is unparalleled.
This high-profile afternoon of song and inspiration will be the kick-off of the spring season. The performance by Mr. Kearns will be followed by a champagne toast and meet-and-greet opportunity with self-guided tours of the home.
Co-hosts include: H.E. Dr.Hynek Kmoníček, The Ambassador of Czech Republic to the United States, Ms. Indira Gumarova, spouse. H.E. Stanislav Vidovič, The Ambassador of Slovenia to the United States, Ms. Ljiljana Vidovič, spouse and H.E. Keith Azzopardi, the Ambassador of Malta to the United States of America, Ms. Daoruang Pimpila, spouse.
3:30 p.m. — Doors open / Red Carpet Arrivals
4:00 p.m. — Welcome remarks by Master of Ceremonies (Barry Dixon and Will Thomas) and recognition of host committee members and V.I.P. Guests
4:15 p.m. — Performance by Anthony Kearns, member of the double-platinum winning group, The Irish Tenors. Mr. Kearns will be accompanied by David George of Louisville, KY.
5:15 p.m. — Champagne Toast (complimentary glass of sparkling wine) and Meet and Greet Opportunity with Mr. Kearns and Special Guests
Self-guided tours of the beautiful Perry Belmont House — a registered historic site.
6 :00 p.m. — Conclusion.
Anthony Kearns took the American television audience by storm in 1999 as the youngest member of The Irish Tenors with whom he has 12 CDs and five PBS specials. Their CDs have gone Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum. American critics hailed Kearns as perhaps the most likely of the three (Irish Tenors) to “achieve the level of tenor super stardom enjoyed by Pavarotti and a handful of other singers.” Anthony Kearns has a robust international solo career, frequently performs on television, at prominent charity benefits, in operas, and with the finest symphony orchestras in the world.Known for his vocal range, power, and versatility, his solo concert repertoire draws on the same music as the legendary John McCormack, and American favorite, Mario Lanza, as well as songs of his native Ireland, inspirational and patriotic songs from the American Songbook, and well-loved melodies to sing along to.
Barry Dixon is known for a distinct aesthetic that blends Western styles with global influences from a childhood spent abroad in India, Pakistan, Korea, New Caledonia and South Africa. With projects spanning the world, Dixon imagines interiors that infuse artifacts and antiques with present‐day motifs ‐ all preserving the history and personality of the home’s owners and their treasures. Dixon’s work is featured in Barry Dixon Interiors and Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color, both by Brian Coleman (author) and Edward Addeo (photographer) and Barry Dixon Inspirations and Fortuny Interiors, both by Brian Coleman (author) and Erik Kvalsvik (photographer). Dixon lives and works in his 1907 Edwardian estate, Elway Hall, located on 270 acres of farmland in the heart of Fauquier County, Virginia’s horse country.
Now with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, Will Thomas is an Emmy-award winning, news anchor you may best know from his many years on Fox 5 Television in Washington. In 2016, he decided to leave the station and eventually joined TTR Sotheby’s International Realty representing clients in DC, Virginia and Maryland. After nearly 20 years as one of our region’s most trusted broadcast journalists, Will is now using his unique skill set and visibility to market homes. Every home has a story and he tells it with the same integrity and creativity he brought to his popular television reports. Real estate is a natural fit for Will as he has a long, successful history of buying, designing and selling properties across our area. Some of his homes have been featured in regional and national publications. Always a TTR Sotheby’s client, Will knows firsthand what it’s like to be the client and to leverage one of the world’s most recognized and respected luxury brands.