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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.
Stonehenge Yields Its Secrets: An Ambitious Project Probes the Stone Circle’s Mysteries

The Stonehenge Riverside Project led by archaeologist Michael Parker Pearson has produced a wealth of new information about this mysterious stone circle on Salisbury Plain—and overturned previous theories about its creators, origins, and uses.

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:00 A.M.
Chef Dominique Ansel: Sweet Secrets from a Pastry Master

Dominique Ansel grabbed the nation’s attention last year with his creation of the Cronut, the croissant-doughnut hybrid. In this conversation with Todd Kliman, dining editor of Washingtonian magazine, Ansel shares the secrets to transforming humble ingredients into the most tempting and satisfying pastries imaginable. Be sure to stay for samples of Ansel’s Christmas Morning Cereal.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
Chris Matthews: When Politics Wasn’t Hardball

The television host recalls how his former boss, House Speaker Tip O’Neill, the ultimate Washington insider, forged an unlikely working relationship with Ronald Reagan, his polar opposite.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.
Bill Nye: Why Evolution Is Undeniable

After his controversial and widely watched debate with a creationist, scientist educator and television host Bill Nye set off to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. He discusses his new book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, part of that campaign.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.
John McCain Presents Thirteen Soldiers

Senator John McCain discusses his evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of 13 remarkable men and women who fought in conflicts from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
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