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Masterworks of Four Centuries 2015-2016 Saturday Concert Series

Evening Performance

View this year's Masterworks Saturday concerts!

Evening Performance

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0486
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The 39th season of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 20th century, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments in this six-concert series. Featured ensembles are as follows: The Smithsonian Chamber Players, Smithsonian Consort of Viols, and the Castle Trio. This concert series is also offered on Sunday dates.

One hour prior to each program Kenneth Slowik, SCMS artistic director, continues his popular pre-concert lectures, shedding light on the lives and times of the featured composers and their glorious music.

To learn more about the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, click here.



The Castle Trio returns, with friends, in February, for two of the best-loved piano quintets in the repertoire: those of Dvorak (1887) and Brahms (1865).

Sat., Feb. 20
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
The Castle Trio and Friends
Lambert Orkis, piano; Marilyn McDonald, violin; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello with Mayumi Seiler, violin, and Gregory Luce, viola


Program, location, and artists are subject to change.

To view other concerts in this Saturday classical concert series, click here. This concert series also is offered on Sunday dates.


National Museum of American History
Music Hall (3rd floor)
14th St & Constitution Ave NW