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Masterworks of Five Centuries 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by Schubert and Schumann.

Date
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by Schubert and Schumann.

Date
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
The Axelrod String Quartet 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 Schubert.

Date
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
The Axelrod String Quartet 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 Schubert.

Date
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow

In his acclaimed What Makes It Great? series, beloved educator and former NPR music commentator Rob Kapilow explores a great musical masterpiece with the audience. This program features music by Richard Rodgers.

Date
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by Reinbert de Leeuw.

Date
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Concert: 7:30 p.m. (no pre-concert lecture)
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by Reinbert de Leeuw.

Date
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Concert: 7:30 p.m. (no pre-concert lecture)
Radio City Music Hall: Front and Center for the Christmas Spectacular

There’s no more iconic holiday performance in New York than Radio City Music Hall’s famed Christmas Spectacular. And there’s no better way to see the precision dancing of the Rockettes than from prime orchestra seats in the fabulous art deco theater where the show has been a tradition since 1933. A behind-the-scenes tour of the Music Hall adds to the experience.

Date
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 6:45 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Emerson String Quartet 2018–19 Season

The Emerson String Quartet continues to delight audiences at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., for its 40th season with a 5-concert series. This concert features music by Schumann and Shostakovich.

Date
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by J.S. Bach, Haydn, and Mozart.

Date
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
The Emerson String Quartet 2018–19 Season

The Emerson String Quartet continues to delight audiences at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., for its 40th season with a 5-concert series. This concert features music by Copland, Shostakovich, and Beethoven.

Date
Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features consort music of Richard Mico and William Lawes.

Date
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by consort music of Richard Mico and William Lawes.

Date
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by J.S. Bach, Haydn, and Mozart.

Date
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
The Axelrod String Quartet 2018-2019 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, Bartok, and Mendelssohn.

Date
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
The Axelrod String Quartet 2018-2019 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, Bartok, and Mendelssohn.

Date
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by J.S. Bach, Haydn, and Mozart.

Date
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow

In his acclaimed What Makes It Great? series, beloved educator and former NPR music commentator Rob Kapilow explores a great musical masterpiece with the audience. This program features Mendelssohn's Octet.

Date
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by J.S. Bach, Haydn, and Mozart.

Date
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by J.S. Bach, Haydn, and Mozart.

Date
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by Beethoven and Schubert.

Date
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by Beethoven and Schubert.

Date
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by Schumann and Bruckner.

Date
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
The Emerson String Quartet 2018–19 Season

The Emerson String Quartet continues to delight audiences at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., for its 40th season with a 5-concert series. This concert features music by Verdi, Wernick, and Shostakovich.

Date
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by Schumann and Bruckner.

Date
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
The Axelrod String Quartet 2018-2019 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 J.S. Bach.

Date
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
The Axelrod String Quartet 2018-2019 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 J.S. Bach.

Date
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 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 an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by J.S. Bach, Haydn, and Mozart.

Date
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
The Emerson String Quartet 2018–19 Season

The Emerson String Quartet continues to delight audiences at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., for its 40th season with a 5-concert series. This concert features music by Beethoven.

Date
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.