The 46th season of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the late 16th century to the cusp of the 21st, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. Veteran musicians of the Society are joined in several of the programs by emerging artists during this 7-concert series held mostly on Saturdays and on Sundays. The season presents three chamber program dyads, plus a chamber orchestra concert. The Smithsonian Consort of Viols makes two appearances.
The January chamber orchestra concert honors the 150th anniversary of Arnold Schönberg's birth. Note this program does not include a pre-concert lecture and is held at St. Mark’s Capitol Hill, 301 A St. SE, Washington, DC (Metro: Capitol South).
Béla Bartók: Rumanian Folk Dances, Sz.56
Florence Price: Andante moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Gustav Mahler: Quartetto serioso, Op. 95
Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
The Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra
Kenneth Slowik, conductor
Additional Masterworks of Five Centuries Series Concerts
- Saturday, October 14 or Sunday, October 15
- Saturday, November 4 or Sunday, November 5
- Saturday, November 18 or Sunday, November 19
- Saturday, February 10 or Sunday, February 11
- Saturday, February 24 or Sunday, February 25
- Saturday, March 16 or Sunday, March 17
- This series is available on Saturdays and Sundays (both include the Sunday, January 28 concert).
Other Smithsonian Chamber Music Society Performances
- Advance registration for this concert will tentatively end by 2 p.m. ET on Friday, January 26, 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.