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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The series concludes in early May with the first of a series of programs taking up the little-known, but fascinatingly inventive, early keyboard trios of Haydn.
Joseph Haydn: Early Keyboard Trios (1759-85)
The Smithsonian Chamber Players: Ian Swensen, violin; Elisabeth Reed, violoncello; Kenneth Slowik, harpsichord
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.