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Performances

Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz: Guitar Competition Semifinals

FREE EVENT: The jazz world's preeminent competition has changed its name, but what hasn’t changed is the caliber of talent and the more than $150,000 in prizes and scholarships. Attend this year's semifinals competition featuring exciting young jazz guitarists.

Date of event
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Masterworks of Five Centuries 2019-2020 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. This concert features a variety of English consort pieces.

Date of event
DATE: Sunday, January 5, 2020
TIMES: Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Concert at 7:30 p.m.

Smithsonian Boomers Chorus: Legends of Song

If you love rock and roll and want to sing some of the greatest hits of all time, join the Boomers Chorus, a program geared for people ages 55 and above who love to sing. There’s no experience required, and sessions culminate in a performance.

Date of event
Rehearsals: Tuesday, January 14 to March 3, 2020 – 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Performance: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 6:45 p.m.

The Axelrod String Quartet 2019-2020 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. This concert features music by Haydn, Britten, and Beethoven.

Date of event
DATE: Saturday, January 25, 2020
TIMES: Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Concert at 7:30 p.m.

The Axelrod String Quartet 2019-2020 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. This concert features music by Haydn, Britten, and Beethoven.

Date of event
DATE: Sunday, January 26, 2020
TIMES: Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Concert at 7:30 p.m.

Masterworks of Five Centuries 2019-2020 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. This concert features music by J.S. Bach, Haydn, and Mozart.

Date of event
DATE: Sunday, February 23, 2020
TIMES: Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Concert at 7:30 p.m.

Masterworks of Five Centuries 2019-2020 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. This concert features music by J.S. Bach, Haydn, and Mozart.

Date of event
DATE: Sunday, April 19, 2020
TIMES: Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Concert at 7:30 p.m.

The Axelrod String Quartet 2019-2020 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. This concert features music by Haydn, Bartok, and Mendelssohn.

Date of event
DATE: Saturday, May 9, 2020
TIMES: Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Concert at 7:30 p.m.

The Axelrod String Quartet 2019-2020 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. This concert features music by Haydn, Bartok, and Mendelssohn.

Date of event
DATE: Sunday, May 10, 2020
TIMES: Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Concert at 7:30 p.m.