Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Saturday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles 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 Penderecki, Barber, and Schoenberg.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Sunday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles 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 Penderecki, Barber, and Schoenberg.
Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Tales and Tombstones: Walk in Rock Creek Cemetery
Morning Tour
Rock Creek Cemetery is one of the area’s most historic sites, a place that tells eloquent stories about the past. Historian and guide Jeanne Fogle leads a walking tour—and tells some of those tales.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Tales and Tombstones: Walk in Rock Creek Cemetery
Afternoon Tour
Rock Creek Cemetery is one of the area’s most historic sites, a place that tells eloquent stories about the past. Historian and guide Jeanne Fogle leads a walking tour—and tells some of those tales.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 1:00 PM
A Taste of Japan
Join Rudy Maxa, host of Rudy Maxa’s World on public television, and local restaurateur Daisuke Utagawa (Daikaya, Bantam King) for a preview of their upcoming series Taste of Japan, which follows their search for the ingredients, the people, and the traditions behind the country’s exquisite cuisine.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Choosing the Right To Die: A Mother’s Perspective
When Deborah Ziegler’s 29-year-old daughter Brittany Maynard, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, went public with the decision to end her own life she became the face of the controversial right-to-die movement. Ziegler shares how that family anguish played out in public, and how since her daughter’s death in late 2014 she has found a role as an advocate for the growing number of people worldwide who are struggling with end-of-life issues.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Historic Georgetown Bus Tour
Get an in-person look at several notable Georgetown sites in this local tour. Part of 6-Session Lecture Series with All-Day Tour.
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:30 AM
Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After
Eleanor Roosevelt redefined the role of first lady, creating a public presence that made her both a supporter and surrogate for her husband, as well as an advocate for her own social issues. Biographer Blanche Wiesen Cook examines how her experiences in the wartime White House and FDR’s death shaped Roosevelt’s emergence as a moral force in a turbulent world.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:45 PM
The Axelrod String Quartet 2016-2017 Saturday Concert Series
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 Johann Sebastian Bach.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM
The Axelrod String Quartet 2016-2017 Sunday Concert Series
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 Johann Sebastian Bach.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Holiday Charms in Fairmount Park: Philadelphia’s Historic 18th-Century Neighborhood
All-Day Tour
Three of the splendid “Charms” of Fairmount Park open their doors for a holiday-season guided tour, offering an intimate look at the lives of well-to-do Philadelphians of the Revolutionary period and the evolution of domestic architecture and interiors as the Federal era began.
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 7:30 AM
Jack London: The Adventure Path
A century after his death at 40, the name Jack London and adventure remain nearly synonymous. He stuffed a bounty of living into that short life, and Kenneth Brandt, executive coordinator of the Jack London Society, examines how his thirst for experience is reflected in London’s still-thrilling works.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Taking a Bite Out of Invasive Species: From Ecosystem Menaces to Menu Items
How do you transform ecosystem menaces into to menu items? Jackson Landers, author of Eating Aliens: One Man's Adventures Hunting Invasive Animal Species, and chef John Shields, an expert in the cuisine of the Chesapeake region, explore the benefits—both ecological and culinary—that an inventive use of invasive plants and animals can offer.
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Civil War Washington
All-Day Tour
Historians Gregg Clemmer and Ed Bearss lead an excursion covering life, politics, and key events in the Union’s capital city during wartime.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:00 AM
Make the Season Brighter!
Exclusively for Circle of Support Members (Resident Advocate level and above): Discovery Theater’s signature production Seasons of Light illuminates the history and customs of a variety of global celebrations in a delightful interactive show that bridges communities and cultures. Special performances include post-show art activities and seasonal refreshments.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Kafka: The Man Who Defined a Nightmare
His name has become synonymous with anxiety and alienation, but how much do you know about the man behind it? Elizabeth Rejac, president of the Kafka Society of America, analyzes the life and literary context of the author of The Metamorphosis, his influence on contemporary literature, and what exactly makes something “Kafkaesque.”
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Make the Season Brighter!
Exclusively for Circle of Support Members (Resident Advocate level and above): Discovery Theater’s signature production Seasons of Light illuminates the history and customs of a variety of global celebrations in a delightful interactive show that bridges communities and cultures. Special performances include post-show art activities and seasonal refreshments.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 1:30 PM
Christmas with the First Ladies: Decking the Halls at the White House
Spend an afternoon with professional decorator and author Coleen Christian Burke as she covers the traditions of White House holiday decorating, brings you behind the scenes as the seasonal transformation takes place, and shares how modern first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama have lent their distinctive styles and creativity to guiding the seasonal themes.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Brandy: In the Winter Spirit
Join Scott Harris, the distiller behind Catoctin Creek’s 1757 Brandy from Loudoun County, for a lively evening as he surveys brandies from around the world, offers expert tips for enjoying the venerable spirit, and shares some of his favorite bottles.
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Architectural Splendors: Fifth Avenue Palaces and Long Island Retreats
Architect, author, and historian Gary Lawrance offers a look at these now-vanished wonders of residential architecture, their breathtaking interiors, the people who built them, and the changing face of New York City and Long Island from 1870 to 1930. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Musicians From Marlboro
Virtuoso young artists from the venerable Marlboro Music Festival perform music by Schubert, Haydn, Reger, and Schumann in a concert presented jointly by the Freer and Sackler Galleries and Smithsonian Associates.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:30 PM
A Once and Future Earth?: Exploring Titan, Saturn’s Giant Moon
One of the most Earth-like worlds found to date, the frozen “prebiotic” moon Titan offers a glimpse of what our own planet might have been like before life evolved—and whether similar life might be found elsewhere. Ralph Lorenz of Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics lab examines how Titan is being explored in space missions and in the laboratory.
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Temples, Monuments, and Tombs: Exploring Egypt’s Ancient Treasures
Egyptologist Bob Brier examines Egypt's spectacular historic sites from the Giza Plateau to the Philae Temple—some of which still hold their secrets after thousands of years. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 9:30 AM
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Saturday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is a six-concert series offered on Saturdays. This concert features English Consort Music of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Eras.
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Sunday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is a six-concert series offered on Sundays. This concert features English Consort Music of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Eras.
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Spies Among Us: Codebreaking, Espionage, and Counterintelligence in Arlington
Arlington, that across-the-Potomac center of booming neighborhoods, restaurants galore, and enviable real estate, has long held a secret distinction: It’s a hotbed of spies. Rendezvous with David Robarge, the CIA’s chief historian, as he exposes the dark side of suburban Virginia.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 6:45 PM
The Axelrod String Quartet 2016-2017 Saturday Concert Series
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, Webern, and Brahms.
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 7:30 PM
An Artful Weekend in New York: MOMA, the Met, and the Neue Gallery
Overnight Tour
Explore the work of three widely differing 20th century European artists—Gustave Klimt, Francis Picaba, and Max Beckmann—an art-filled weekend in Manhattan. The overnight getaway gives you plenty of time to take in several of the most intriguing exhibits at three cultural powerhouses—and enjoy a night at one of the city’s legendary hotels. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 8:30 AM
The Axelrod String Quartet 2016-2017 Sunday Concert Series
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 Haydn, Webern, and Brahms.
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Saturday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles 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.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Sunday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles 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, February 26, 2017 - 7:30 PM
The Axelrod String Quartet 2016-2017 Saturday Concert Series
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, Beethoven, and Spohr.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 7:30 PM
The Axelrod String Quartet 2016-2017 Sunday Concert Series
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 Haydn, Beethoven, and Spohr.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Saturday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles 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 Johann Sebastian Bach.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Sunday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles 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 Johann Sebastian Bach.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Saturday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles 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 Brahms.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Sunday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles 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 Brahms.
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Saturday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles 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 and Schumann.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Sunday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles 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 and Schumann.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 7:30 PM