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Masterworks of Five Centuries (Saturday series)

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society In-Person Concert

Weekend Performance

Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0826
National Museum of American History
Nicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music
14th St & Constitution Ave NW
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Smithsonian Chamber Music Society concerts are held in the intimate Nicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music, American History Museum (Photo: Hugh Talman/Smithsonian)

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. The season presents three chamber program dyads, plus a chamber orchestra concert. The Smithsonian Consort of Viols makes two appearances.

Concert Program

This spring program features English consort music by Orlando Gibbons and Henry Purcell, whose 1680 fantazias provide a fitting capstone to a venerable tradition. Note this program features a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.

Consorts of Orlando Gibbons and Henry Purcell 

The Smithsonian Consort of Viols  
Kenneth Slowik, Arnie Tanimoto, Wade Davis, Catherine Slowik, Chelsea Bernstein, and Lily Schrantz viols 

Additional Masterworks of Five Centuries Saturday Series Concerts

Other Smithsonian Chamber Music Society Performances

General Information

  • Advance registration for this concert will tentatively end by 2 p.m. ET on Friday, March 15, 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.