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The Axelrod String Quartet: Stradivarius and Amati Sunday Concert Series - In Person

3-Concert Series

3 sessions, from Sunday, February 26, 2023, to Sunday, April 30, 2023
Code: BPS5
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The 3 programs included in this series are:

The Axelrod String Quartet: Stradivarius and Amati (Sunday series)
Smithsonian Chamber Music Society In-Person Concert
February 26, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society audiences are privy to the unparalleled experience of being able to hear two magnificent quartets of instruments—one made by Antonio Stradivari, the other by his teacher Nicoló Amati—in this popular three-concert series on Sundays. The concert features music composed by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Beethoven.

The Axelrod String Quartet: Stradivarius and Amati (Sunday series)
Smithsonian Chamber Music Society In-Person Concert
April 2, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society audiences are privy to the unparalleled experience of being able to hear two magnificent quartets of instruments—one made by Antonio Stradivari, the other by his teacher Nicoló Amati—in this popular three-concert series on Sundays. The concert features music composed by Mozart, Bartók, and Beethoven.

The Axelrod String Quartet: Stradivarius and Amati (Sunday series)
Smithsonian Chamber Music Society In-Person Concert
April 30, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society audiences are privy to the unparalleled experience of being able to hear two magnificent quartets of instruments—one made by Antonio Stradivari, the other by his teacher Nicoló Amati—in this popular three-concert series on Sundays. The concert features music composed by Haydn, Britten, and Beethoven.

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society audiences are privy to the unparalleled experience of being able to hear two magnificent quartets of instruments—one made by Antonio Stradivari, the other by his teacher Nicoló Amati—in this popular three-concert series on Sundays.

With the retirement of Marilyn McDonald, long-serving member of both the Smithson and Axelrod quartets, the three remaining ASQ members—Marc Destrubé, James Dunham, and Kenneth Slowik—are using this season to perform with a number of violinists in programs that illustrate the breadth of the quartet repertoire while being unified through the inclusion of a Beethoven quartet in F Major on each program.

Please Note: Individual in-person concerts are available for purchase.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83

Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1

With guest violinist Shelby Yamin

Sunday April 2, 2023

Mozart: Quartet in G Major, K387

Bartók: Quartet No. 1, Op. 7

Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

With guest violinist Mark Fewer

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Haydn: Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Fifths”

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36

Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

With guest violinist Joseph Puglia

3 concerts

Photo caption (upper right): Axelrod Quartet (clockwise from left): Marc Destrubé, violin; James Dunham, viola; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello

General Information

    • All concerts will be held in person at Nicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music, National Museum of American History at 14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC
    • This series is also available on Saturdays.
  • Advanced registration is required. No tickets will be sold at the door.