This program is sold out. Sign in to check if there are spots available on our waitlist, and if so, add yourself to the waitlist. Sign in The Axelrod String Quartet: Stradivarius and Amati (Saturday series) Smithsonian Chamber Music Society In-Person Concert Weekend Performance Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET Code: 1P0815 Location: National Museum of American HistoryNicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music14th St & Constitution Ave NW Select your Tickets $30 Member $35 Non-Member Save when you purchase this program as a part of one of these series! 3 Program Series: The Axelrod String Quartet: Stradivarius and Amati Saturday Series Find series tickets Resize text Axelrod Quartet (clockwise from left): Marc Destrubé, violin; James Dunham, viola; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello Smithsonian Chamber Music Society 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 Nicoló Amati—in this popular three-concert series on Saturdays. The Axelrod Quartet—Marc Destrubé (violin), James Dunham (viola), Kenneth Slowik (violoncello), and now includes violinist Mark Fewer—presents three programs, each of which is anchored by one of Schubert’s last quartets. Additional works of quartet masters Haydn, Beethoven, and Shostakovich are joined by three 20th-century works related, in their diversity, to varied interests of the National Museum of American History through the 2023-2024 concert season. Note that only Saturday concerts feature a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. Concert Program This concert features music by Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, and 20th-century composer, Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The Austrian American Erich Wolfgang Korngold is probably most widely known for the nearly two dozen Hollywood film scores he wrote in the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s (among them The Adventures of Robin Hood, for which he won the Academy Award in 1934), but many of his operas, orchestral and chamber works, songs, and piano pieces employ the same appealingly kaleidoscopic harmonic palette. Joseph Haydn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5 Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 26 Franz Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D810, Death and the Maiden Additional Axelrod String Quartet Saturday Series Concerts December 9 April 27 This series is also available on Sundays. Other Smithsonian Chamber Music Society Performances Masterworks of Five Centuries 2023-2024 Saturday concert series Masterworks of Five Centuries 2023-2024 Sunday concert series General Information Advance registration for this concert will tentatively end by 2 p.m. ET on Friday, April 5 2024. If tickets will be available at the door additional information will be posted leading up to the concert. Refer to our health and safety information for in-person programs.