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The Axelrod String Quartet: Stradivarius and Amati (Saturday series)

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society In-Person Concert Series

Weekend Performance

Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0769
National Museum of American History
Nicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music
14th St & Constitution Ave NW
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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.

With the retirement of Marilyn McDonald, long-serving member of both the Smithson and Axelrod quartets, the three remaining ASQ members—Marc Destrubé, James Dunham, and Kenneth Slowik—are using this season to perform with a number of violinists in programs that illustrate the breadth of the quartet repertoire while being unified through the inclusion of a Beethoven quartet in F Major on each program.

Concert Program

  • Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2
  • Shostakovich: Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83
  • Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1

Program guest is violinist Shelby Yamin.

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