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Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 20th century, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is a six-concert series offered on Saturdays. This concert features music by Dvorak and Brahms.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM

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

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 20th century, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is a six-concert series offered on Sundays. This concert features music by Dvorak and Brahms.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Banish the chill of the season by basking in a day of Shakespearean magic at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The distinctive Greco-Deco building holds plenty of treasures, and special tours and behind-the-scenes sessions spotlight many of them. A matinee of A Midsummer Night’s Dream captures you in its spell.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 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. This concert features music by Haydn and Schubert.

Sunday, March 6, 2016 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. This concert features music by Hadyn and Schubert.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Music by Cole Porter gets the distinctive in-depth examination from composer, conductor, and commentator Rob Kapilow. Presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 20th century, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is a six-concert series offered on Saturdays. This concert features music by Haydn.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 20th century, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is a six-concert series offered on Sundays. This concert features music by Haydn.

Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM

The Emerson String Quartet returns for its 36th 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 Hadyn and Beethoven. This is part of a five-concert series.

Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 20th century, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is a six-concert series offered on Sundays. This concert features music by Beethoven.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM

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

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 20th century, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is a six-concert series offered on Saturdays. This concert features music by Beethoven.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Is the soundtrack to your life filled with the music of the Beatles, Beach Boys, and other classic rock groups? Bring those songs alive again as Paul Edson leads this ensemble. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Spend Thursdays in song and in good company as singers meet for weekly rehearsals under the direction of conductor Paul Edson. The sessions culminate in a concert performance.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 20th century, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is a six-concert series offered on Saturdays. This concert features music by Schoenberg and Mahler.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 20th century, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is a six-concert series offered on Sundays. This concert features music by Schoenberg and Mahler.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Two-time Grammy-nominated artist Wu Man performs music for solo Chinese lute (pipa) when she joins the renowned ensemble for an all-Chinese program in a special Smithsonian appearance. Co-presented by the Freer and Sackler Galleries and Smithsonian Associates

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Pianist, musicologist, and humorist John Eaton returns in this perennially popular series to pay tribute to four of the most influential and fascinating composers of American song: Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. The sessions feature a live musical performance.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM

It’s a grand night for singing when artistic director Scott Tucker and singers from the Choral Arts Society of Washington examine and celebrate the enduring music of Broadway’s legendary team.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM

The Emerson String Quartet returns for its 36th 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 Brahms, Barber, and Tchaikovsky. This is part of a five-concert series.



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