The Lafayette Square Duo

Michael Lodico, organist, and Rebecca Anstine Smith, harpist, first joined forces with the choir at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, Washington DC in 2010. Quickly those performances led to solo and chamber music recitals; hence the formation of the Lafayette Square Duo.

The Duo has presented recitals for concert series at The Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, St John’s Lafayette Square, and other venues in the Washington area. This season’s performances will feature the world premier of the Lafayete Square Duo’s commissioned work, Fantasie by Peter Mathews.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Michael studied with Alan Morrison. In 2004 he was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam on historic instruments, where he received his M.M. with Jacques van Oortmerssen. Currently Mr. Lodico serves as the Assistant Organist and Choir Director at St. John’s, and Artistic Director for the First Wednesdays Concert series. Michael is Director of Choral Activities at Saint Anselm’s Abbey School.

Rebecca graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, with a degree in music and French and received her M.M. from the Peabody Conservatory of Music with Jeanne Chalifoux. She spent many summers with Alice Chalifoux at the Salzedo Summer Harp Colony, and also studied with Lucile Lawrence at the Tanglewood Institute. After moving to the Washington, DC area, Rebecca became the Principal Harpist for the Kennedy Center Opera House. As her family grew, she resigned the position, but continued to teach at the University of Maryland, College Park. Currently she holds faculty positions at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College. Rebecca recently recorded Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols with Canon Michael McCarthy at Washington National Cathedral.

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