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The Axelrod String Quartet Sunday Concert Series

Evening Performance

View this year's Axelrod Sunday concerts!

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Code: 1P0637

In its 42nd season, 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 Nicolo Amati—in this popular three-concert series. This concert series is also offered on Saturday dates.

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 QuartetMarc Destrubé, violin; Marilyn McDonald, violin; James Dunham, viola; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello

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


The October program explores Haydn’s Viennese legacy, including works by Beethoven and Schubert.

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Franz Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D 810, Death and the Maiden


Program, location, and artists are subject to change.

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

National Museum of American History
Nicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music
14th St & Constitution Ave NW