The 41st season of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the early 17th century to the early 21st, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments in this six-concert series. This season’s Masterworks of Five Centuries series commemorates the 190th anniversary of the death of Franz Schubert. This concert series is also offered on Sunday dates.
Kenneth Slowik, artistic director and recipient of the Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar Award, curates a series of pre-concert lectures (one hour prior to each program), shedding light on the glorious music and the life and times of the featured composers.
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In mid-April, one of Schubert’s most powerful early quartets is paired with the magisterial Octet with which he intended “to prepare the way for his grand symphony.”
Franz Schubert: Quartet in G Minor, D173 (1815)
Franz Schubert: Octet in F Major, D803 (1824)
The Smithsonian Chamber Players: Vera Beths and Cynthia Roberts, violins; Steven Dann, viola; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello; Anthony Manzo, bass; Charles Neidich, clarinet; Andrew Schwartz, bassoon; William Purvis, horn
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. There is also an mixed Saturday/Sunday series.
National Museum of American History
Hall of Music (3rd floor)
14th St & Constitution Ave NW