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What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow

Congenial music educator and commentator Rob Kapilow is back for another delightful season, opening peoples’ ears—and minds—to what it is that makes a piece of music a masterpiece. Tonight's performance features the Bernstein Songbook.

Date
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Rossini’s Stabat Mater: The Second Time’s the Charm

Scott Tucker, artistic director of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, explores the musical structure and cultural history of composer Gioachino Rossini’s beloved Stabat Mater. Recordings and a live performance by members of the Choral Arts Chorus provide musical context.

Date
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
The Axelrod String Quartet 2017-2018 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. This concert features music by Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms.

Date
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
The Axelrod String Quartet 2017-2018 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. This concert features music by Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms.

Date
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2017-2018 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. Part of a six-concert series, this concert features music by Haydn.

Date
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Gourmet Symphony: Musical World’s Fare at the Arts and Industries Building

Enjoy a night of fine cuisine, wine, and gorgeous music with Gourmet Symphony in the historic Arts and Industries Building. Inspired by the building’s connection to America’s first world’s fair, both the menu and the musical program celebrate a mix of international influences.

Date
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.