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Emerson String Quartet 2014-2015 Concert Series (35th Season)

The Emerson String Quartet returns for its 35th year at the Smithsonian with a five-concert series that displays the range and unparalleled musicianship of an ensemble that has been hailed as “the one indispensable quartet” by Newsweek. This program will feature music by Bach, Brahms, and Saint-Saëns. This is part of a five-concert series.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 6:00 P.M.
Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?

A masterwork by Schubert gets the distinctive in-depth examination from composer, conductor, and commentator Rob Kapilow in the new season. Presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 6:00 P.M.
Keep On Keepin’ On

In this moving documentary, explore the unlikely bond between a blind piano prodigy and his mentor, jazz legend Clark Terry. After the exclusive screening, producer Quincy Jones discusses Terry and the making of the film with John Edward Hasse.

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
Nelson Rockefeller—An American Original: With Biographer Richard Norton Smith

Before he was 30, he had helped his father develop Rockefeller Center and his mother establish the Museum of Modern Art. At 32, he was Franklin Roosevelt’s wartime coordinator for Latin America. As New York’s four-term governor, he set national standards in education, the environment, and urban policy. Biographer Richard Norton Smith discusses the always-fascinating life of Nelson Rockefeller.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.
In Search of the Emerald Isle’s Many Colors

Discover much more than 50 shades of green when travel writer Reid Bramblett shares tips on the country’s best and sets you on the road to discovering the magic—old and new—found only in Ireland.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:30 A.M.
Behind the Science with Joe Palca: Insights from Scientific Innovators

NPR’s Joe Palca returns to the Smithsonian to sit down with stellar scientists for some engaging and entertaining conversations about the exciting work they do and how it connects to our lives. Tonight's program features Eva Emerson and the public's understanding of science. Part of a 5-Session Lecture Series.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
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