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Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Saturday Concert Series

Evening Performance

View this year's Masterworks Saturday concerts!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Code: 1P0536

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The 40th season of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features masterpieces from the early 17th to the early 21st century, played on some of the world’s most highly prized instruments in this six-concert series. Featured ensembles are as follows: The Smithsonian Chamber Players, Smithsonian Consort of Viols, and the Esterházy Machine. 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.

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



The Smithsonian Consort of Viols makes another January outing, with a program centered around works of Alfonso Ferrabosco and Orlando Gibbons for viols and organ.

Sat., Jan. 7
English Consort Music of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Eras

The Smithsonian Consort of Viols
Kenneth Slowik, Rebekah Ahrendt, Loren Ludwig, Catherine Slowik and Arnie Tanimoto, viols; with Webb Wiggins, organ


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.


National Museum of American History
Music Hall (3rd floor)
14th St & Constitution Ave NW