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Smithsonian Chamber Music Society (SCMS) audiences are privy to the unparalleled experience of being able to hear two magnificent quartets of instruments—one made by Antonio Stradivari, the other by his teacher Nicolo Amati—in this popular three-concert series.
The Axelrod Quartet continues its Haydn survey with Op. 71, No. 1, the complements of the Op. 74 set heard last year. The December concert in the Warner Bros. Theater includes Samuel Barber’s 1936 Quartet, which has as its centerpiece the famous Adagio.
One hour prior to this program, Kenneth Slowik, SCMS artistic director and recipient of the 2011 Smithsonian Secretary’s Distinguished Research Lecture Award, will provide a pre-concert talk, shedding light on the glorious music and the life and times of the featured composers.
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Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 71, No. 1
Barber: String Quartet, Op. 11
Mendelssohn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12
Program, location, and artists are subject to change.
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National Museum of American History
Warner Bros. Theater
Constitution Ave., NW b/w 12th & 14th Streets
Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian