The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society celebrates its 36th season with an appropriately eclectic repast, balancing familiar masterworks with undeservedly neglected oeuvres perdues.
The season opens with the return of Dutch violinist Vera Beths, violist Steven Dann, and pianist Pedja Muzijevic, for two charming French piano quartets, plus the second of Beethoven’s Op. 9 trios.
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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Beethoven: Trio in D Major, Op. 9, No. 2
Faure: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15
Chausson: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 30
The Smithsonian Chamber Players
Vera Beths, violin; Steven Dann, viola; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello; Pedja Muzijevic, piano
Program, location, and artists subject to change.
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