In its 43rd season, Smithsonian Chamber Music Society audiences have the unparalleled experience of being able to hear two magnificent quartets of instruments—one made by Antonio Stradivari, the other by his teacher Nicolò Amati—in this popular three-concert series.
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.
The Axelrod String Quartet: Marc Destrubé, violin; Marilyn McDonald, violin; James Dunham, viola; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello
The January program includes the first of Beethoven’s groundbreaking quartets dedicated to the Russian Prince Razumovsky.
Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 50, No. 6 (“The Frog”)
Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1
Program, location, and artists are subject to change.
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