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Performances
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 39th season in this 5-concert series. This concert features violinist Eugene Drucker.

Date
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
Music from the Anacostia Delta: Celebrating the Legacy of Washington’s Guitar Masters

The late great guitarist Danny Gatton was the preeminent artist of a uniquely Washington sound—a virtuosic blend of rock and roll, jazz, blues, rockabilly, country, and soul that he said came from the Anacostia Delta. Experience that unique form as several master Anacostia Delta musicians gather to celebrate the music in stories and performance.

Date
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
The Second City: Made in America (Some Assembly Required)

In their latest hilarious take on our great big dysfunctional country, the much-lauded comedy troupe is sending satire down the conveyor belt and celebrating what makes us all tick.

Date
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.
The Second City: Made in America (Some Assembly Required)

In their latest hilarious take on our great big dysfunctional country, the much-lauded comedy troupe is sending satire down the conveyor belt and celebrating what makes us all tick.

Date
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 9:00 p.m.
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 series on Saturdays.

Date
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018; Jan. 5, 2019; Feb. 2, 2019; Mar. 2, 2019; Mar. 16, 2019; Apr. 6, 2019; May 11, 2019 and Sunday, Nov. 18, 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 series on Sundays.

Date
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018; Nov. 18, 2018; Dec. 16, 2018; Jan. 6, 2019; Jan. 20, 2019; Feb. 17, 2019; Mar. 17, 2019; and Apr. 7, 2019
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 on Saturdays.

Date
Saturday, October 27, 2018; January 26, 2019; May 4, 2019
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 on Sundays.

Date
Sunday, October 28, 2018; January 27, 2019; May 5, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
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 39th season with a 5-concert series. This concert features music by Schumann and Shostakovich.

Date
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 6:00 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 39th season with a 5-concert series. This concert features music by Copland, Shostakovich, and Beethoven.

Date
Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 6:00 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 39th season with a 5-concert series. This concert features music by Verdi, Wernick, and Shostakovich.

Date
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 6:00 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 39th season with a 5-concert series. This concert features music by Beethoven.

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