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Masterworks of Five Centuries 2016-2017 Saturday Concert Series

Evening Performance

View this year's Masterworks Saturday concerts!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Code: 1P0537

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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.



In February, two of California’s top period-instrument players, Katherine Kyme and William Skeen, join Kenneth Slowik for four of Haydn’s inventive fortepiano trios from the late 1780s.

Sat., Feb. 25
Joseph Haydn: Piano Trios of the 1780s

The Smithsonian Chamber Players
Kenneth Slowik, fortepiano; Katherine Kyme, violin; William Skeen, violoncello


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