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     Carla Hübner, Artistic Director

  “one of Washington’s artistic jewels...” - The Washington Post


The In Series was founded in 1982-83 in Washington, DC, as The Concert Series at Mount Vernon College by Carla Hübner. Under the sponsorship of the College, it soon evolved into a professional presenter of music, dance and performance art, and gradually developed a distinctive profile as a producer of experimental chamber opera (starting 1989), unusual Hispanic Heritage programming (from 1993) and original cabaret/musical revues (starting 1994). 

The name In Series had been adopted in 1988-89, inspired by press accolades for intimate settings and innovative programming. By the time the Series’ tenure at the College ended in June, 2000, it had earned a reputation for "bright, innovative productions, unlike anything else available in the Washington area," as expressed by Joseph McLellan, critic emeritus of The Washington Post. 

The first Board of Directors of the newly independent The In Series Inc was convened in August 2000, under Terrence (Terry) McDonald, with office space in the Levine School of Music, and venues for performance as available in the area. Since 2008 the Series has its offices and performance home base at Source, having helped to spearhead the community movement that saved the Source building.

The In Series’ unique contribution to the cultural arts panorama of the DC metropolitan area is widely recognized, particularly in the innovative chamber opera genre. The beautiful spaces of GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Atlas Performing Arts Center as well as Source are home for the Series’ pocket-opera, cabaret/musical theatre, zarzuela (Spanish musical theatre) and Latino culture productions.


Executive Committee


The In Series works with and for DC area artists to create innovative theatrical programming around a musical core of opera, cabaret, poetry and song. Productions embrace fresh approaches to the classics, blend the performing arts in unconventional ways, and include Latino programs each season.




Paul Aebersold

Mary Bird

Helen McConnell

Jonathan G. Willen

Clare Wolfowitz


Larry Huffman


Jack Ventura


Carla Hübner

Peter Huessy

Abel Lopez

Judyt Mandel


Clara Register

The Board of Directors of The In Series is seeking new members. The Board supports the Executive Director and staff to promote the mission of the In Series, to spread community awareness of In Series programs, and to make possible the outstanding programs you enjoy. Join a congenial and hardworking group of people from diverse backgrounds and experience who share a love of music and a strong desire to see affordable, locally based and eclectic mostly-classical, mostly-opera productions continue in the Washington, DC area.

If you are interested in learning more about what the Board does, and how you can be a more active part of the In Series movers and shakers, please contact Board Liaison Anna Bain Pugh at 202-204-7762. Anna and a Board member will be pleased to get in touch with you with more information.