The Foreign Affairs Recreation Association (FARA) and State of the Arts Cultural Series sponsored a musical concert in the Dean Acheson Auditorium directed by Dr. Sonya Suhnhee Kim, Aug. 21. Lyric-dramatic baritone Thomas Beard and pianist Mark Conrad performed works of famous musicians and composers including Wagner, Adams, Gershwin, Chopin and Flaherty. The FARA Noontime Concert, as it has become known to Department of State employees, is a welcome break that encourages cultural stimulation through the arts which showcases both local and aspiring young artists for Department employees and visitors to enjoy. Concerts are held every Wednesday in the Harry S. Truman building in Washington.
Photo by Luis A. Jimenez