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Masterworks of Five Centuries 2019-2020 Saturday Concert Series

Weekend Concert

Evening Performance

Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0681
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 Smithsonian Consort of Viols returns early in the new year with a program illustrating the diversity of English consort pieces built on the cantus firmus framework of the In Nomine.

In Nomine
Cantus firmus consorts by William Byrd, Osbert Parsley, Nicholas Strogers, Christopher Tye, Clement Woodcock, Alfonso Ferrabosco, and Henry Purcell

Smithsonian Consort of Viols: Kenneth Slowik, Lucine Musaelian, Zoe Weiss, Catherine Slowik, Arnie Tanimoto, viols with Chelsea Bernstein and Thomas MacCracken

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.