This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer A Celebration of Marin Marais with the Smithsonian Chamber Players Smithsonian Chamber Music Society In-Person Concert Weekend Performance Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1P0777 Location: National Museum of American HistoryNicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music14th St & Constitution Ave NW Select your Tickets $25 Member $35 Non-Member Resize text Smithsonian Chamber Music Society concerts are held in the intimate Nicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music, American History Museum Marin Marais (1656–1728) was a preeminent French master of the bass viola da gamba, for which he wrote five books of Pièces de viole, containing over 500 works for that instrument. Little more than a decade after his death, Hubert Le Blanc eulogized him as “he who founded and firmly established the empire of the viol.” The program includes works for one, two, and three viols, with accompaniment provided by the colorful team of viol, theorbo, and harpsichord. Kenneth Slowik, Rebecca Landell-Reed, and Catherine Slowik, viol; Lucas Harris, theorbo; and Webb Wiggins, harpsichord Note: This concert is also available on Sunday, March 19. Additional Smithsonian Chamber Music Society Performances February 4: Viennese Classics with Smithsonian Chamber Players Axelrod String Quartet Saturday concert series Axelrod String Quarter Sunday concert series May 14: Schubert's "Fair Maid of the Mill" with Smithsonian Chamber Players General Information Update: Tickets will be available for purchase at the door 30 minutes before the concert starts. Must use a mobile device and credit card; no cash transactions. Refer to our health and safety information for in-person programs. No series tickets are available.