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The Axelrod String Quartet 2019-2020 Saturday Concert Series

Weekend Concert

DATE: Saturday, May 9, 2020
TIMES: Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Concert at 7:30 p.m.
Code: 1P0698

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


In May, the Omer Quartet joins the Axelrod players in a gala all-Stradivarius-and-Amati reading of Felix Mendelssohn’s precocious Octet in E-flat Major.

Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 50, No. 2
Bartók: Quartet No. 6, Sz 114
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
with the Omer Quartet: Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violins; Jinsung Hong, viola; Alexander Cox, violoncello

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
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