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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

The 43rd season of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society (SCMS) features masterpieces from the late 16th to the mid-20th centuries, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. Concerts take place in the newly endowed Nicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music at the National Museum of American History.

Kenneth Slowik, SCMS artistic director and recipient of the Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar Award, again curates a series of pre-concert talks one hour prior to each concert.

Learn more about the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society

Axelrod String Quartet Series

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society audiences are privy to the unparalleled opportunity of hearing two magnificent quartets of instruments—one made by Antonio Stradivari, the other by his teacher Nicolò Amati—in this popular three-concert series.

General Details

  • All Axelrod concerts start at 7:30 p.m.; pre-concert lecture starts at 6:30 p.m..
  • All concerts will be held at the Nicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music in the American History Museum.

Tickets

  • There are no upcoming performances

Masterworks of Five Centuries Series

This eight-concert series features several artists and ensembles including the Smithsonian Chamber Players and Smithsonian Consort of Viols.

General Details

  • All Masterworks concerts start at 7:30 p.m.; pre-concert lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. (except both November concerts)
  • All concerts will be held at the Nicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music in the American History Museum.

Tickets

  • There are no upcoming performances