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A Celebration of Marin Marais with the Smithsonian Chamber Players

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A Celebration of Marin Marais with the Smithsonian Chamber Players

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society In-Person Concert

Weekend Performance

Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0778
National Museum of American History
Nicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music
14th St & Constitution Ave NW
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Marin Marais (1656–1728) was a preeminent French master of the bass viola da gamba, for which he wrote five books of Pièces de viole, containing over 500 works for that instrument. Little more than a decade after his death, Hubert Le Blanc eulogized him as “he who founded and firmly established the empire of the viol.” The program includes works for one, two, and three viols, with accompaniment provided by the colorful team of viol, theorbo, and harpsichord.

Kenneth Slowik, Rebecca Landell-Reed, and Catherine Slowik, viol; Lucas Harris, theorbo; and Webb Wiggins, harpsichord

Note: This concert is also available on Saturday, March 18.

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General Information

  • Update: Tickets will be available for purchase at the door 30 minutes before the concert starts. Must use a mobile device and credit card; no cash transactions.
  • Refer to our health and safety information for in-person programs.
  • No series tickets are available.