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The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society celebrates its 37th season with an appropriately eclectic repast, balancing familiar masterworks with undeservedly neglected oeuvres perdues.
The Dvorak “theme” is taken up in November, when the composer’s “American” quintet will be performed, along with the great, but relatively little known, quintet of Bruckner.
One hour prior to each program, Kenneth Slowik, SCMS artistic director and recipient of the 2011 Smithsonian Secretary’s Distinguished Research Lecture Award, provides a pre-concert talk, shedding light on the glorious music and the life and times of the featured composers.
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Dvorak: Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97, “American”
Bruckner: Quintet in F Major
The Smithsonian Chamber Players: Mark Fewer and Karen Dekker, violin; Steven Dann and Rory McLeod, viola; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello
Program, location, and artists 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