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Masterworks of Five Centuries 2013-2014 Concert Series
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society celebrates its 37th season with an appropriately eclectic repast, balancing familiar masterworks with undeservedly neglected oeuvres perdues.

The final concert in May holds the season’s earliest works, with a rare opportunity to hear a consort comprised of four of America’s leading gambists play on a group of antique instruments from the remarkable Caldwell Collection of Viols.

One hour prior to each program, Kenneth Slowik, SCMS artistic director and recipient of the 2011 Smithsonian Secretary’s Distinguished Research Lecture Award, provides a pre-concert talk, shedding light on the glorious music and the life and times of the featured composers.

To learn more about the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, click here.



Music of Alfonso Ferrabosco I, Richard Mico, and Henry Purcell

The Smithsonian Consort of Viols: Catharina Meints, Brent Wissick, Craig Trompeter, Kenneth Slowik, viols

Program, location, and artists subject to change.

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Smithsonian Castle
The Commons
1000 Jefferson Dr, SW
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