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Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra’s (SJMO) artists bring the legacy of jazz to life, spotlighting the sounds of the greatest composers and performers of the past and present. Sax legend John Coltrane gets a salute in a program that surveys his work as a musician and composer during his years with Miles Davis in the late 1950s.

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Original music combines with poetry written by women from a wide range of French-speaking countries and regions to create a work that explores themes of identity, love, sensuality, and creativity. Part of the 2015 Francophonie Cultural Festival.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society audiences are privy to the unparalleled experience of hearing two magnificent quartets of instruments—one made by Antonio Stradivari, the other by his teacher Nicolo Amati—in this popular three-concert series offered on Saturdays.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society audiences are privy to the unparalleled experience of hearing two magnificent quartets of instruments—one made by Antonio Stradivari, the other by his teacher Nicolo Amati—in this popular three-concert series offered on Sundays.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM

In a program co-presented with Washington Performing Arts, pianist and conductor Sir Andras Schiff discusses his new project, The Last Sonatas, and performs selections from the final sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society celebrates its 38th season with musical masterpieces from the Elizabethan period to late 19th century. This is a six-concert series offered on Saturdays.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM

A masterwork by Mozart 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, March 29, 2015 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society celebrates its 38th season with musical masterpieces from the Elizabethan period to late 19th century. This is a six-concert series offered on Sundays.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM

In celebration of Strayhorn’s centennial year and his 27-year collaboration with Ellington, this performance of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra delves into the treasure trove of Strayhorn music found in the American History Museum’s Archives Center.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society celebrates its 38th season with musical masterpieces from the Elizabethan period to late 19th century. This is a six-concert series offered on Saturdays.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society celebrates its 38th season with musical masterpieces from the Elizabethan period to late 19th century. This is a six-concert series offered on Sundays.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM

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. The program will feature music by Haydn, Berg, and Beethoven. This is part of a five-concert series.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Masterworks by Sondheim get the distinctive in-depth examination from composer, conductor, and commentator Rob Kapilow in the new season. Presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM

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. The program features music by Mozart, Lowell Liebermann, and Tchaikovsky. This is part of a five-concert series.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society celebrates its 38th season with musical masterpieces from the Elizabethan period to late 19th century. This is a six-concert series offered on Saturdays.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society celebrates its 38th season with musical masterpieces from the Elizabethan period to late 19th century. This is a six-concert series offered on Sundays.



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