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Masterworks of Five Centuries 2019-2020 Saturday Concert Series

Weekend Concert

Evening Performance

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0679
National Museum of American History
Nicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music
14th St & Constitution Ave NW
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The 43rd season of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features masterpieces from the late 16th to the mid-20th centuries, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments.

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 season opens in October with an unusual program of music for four celli, written primarily by composers who were themselves cellists.

Music for Four Celli
Works by Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Friedrich Dotzauer, Friedrich Grützmacher, Aleksandr Vasilyevich Kuznetsov, and David Popper

Smithsonian Chamber Players: Myron Lutzke, William Skeen, Kenneth Slowik, and Allen Whear, violoncelli

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.

Smithsonian Year of Music