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Jewish Music: Many Languages, One Heart

What is Jewish music? In this 3-part series, the answers will surprise you as cantor and choral director Ramón Tasat leads discussions about this intriguing history, which segue into live performances. This program focuses on French and Jewish musical traditions.

Date of event
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.

Smithsonian Chorus: Celebrating the Songs of Stage and Screen

Join fellow fans of the Great American Songbook in a lively adult choral program that spotlights some of the most enduring music of Broadway and Hollywood—and concludes with a performance.

Date of event
Rehearsals: Tuesday, April 14 to June 9, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Concert: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:45 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.

Jewish Music: Many Languages, One Heart

What is Jewish music? In this 3-part series, the answers will surprise you as cantor and choral director Ramón Tasat leads discussions about this intriguing history, which segue into live performances. This program focuses on the Jewish choral heritage in England.

Date of event
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.

John Eaton Celebrates His Favorite Songwriters

Pianist, vocalist, and humorist extraordinaire John Eaton pays tribute to three of his favorite great American composers—Hoagy Carmichael, Richard Rodgers, and Harold Arlen—and the music of 1964. Eaton closes the program with a special concert of his own and your favorites.

Date of event
Wednesday, April 29 to May 20, 2020 - 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.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.

Jewish Music: Many Languages, One Heart

What is Jewish music? In this 3-part series, the answers will surprise you as cantor and choral director Ramón Tasat leads discussions about this intriguing history, which segue into live performances. This program focuses on the history of Jewish music in Italy.

Date of event
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.