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2017-2018 Schedule

Attacca Quartet
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Attacca Quartet
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"They may be a relatively young ensemble, but already they come very close to epitomizing the string quartet ideal: four strikingly individual players with the ability to speak eloquently in one voice." —The Washington Post

First prize winners in the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, and top prize winners and Listeners’ Choice award recipients in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet performs a program featuring Haydn, Beethoven, and Ippolito.
  • Sunday, Nov 05 | 3 PM
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Washington Symphonic Brass
Home for the Holidays
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Washington Symphonic Brass
Home for the Holidays
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“Impeccable musicianship…roundness and warmth of sound” –J. Reilly Lewis

The Washington Symphonic Brass is comprised of the finest professional musicians in the greater Washington area who have played with some of the nation’s finest orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and The Philadelphia Orchestra. As a group, the WSB promises a resounding celebration of the holiday season.
  • Sunday, Dec 03 | 3 PM
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Krakauer-Tagg Duo
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Krakauer-Tagg Duo
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“This was music-making at its best: joyful abandonment without a trace of inhibition…” –Cue Magazine Clarinetist

David Krakauer has been widely praised as a major voice in chamber music. Pianist Kathleen Tagg has been praised for her outstanding technique and deep musicality. Together they delve into the canon of works inspired by folk music, beginning with Brahms and Debussy, and ending with their own arrangements.
  • Sunday, Jan 21 | 3 PM
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New York Festival of Song
Bernstein at 100
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New York Festival of Song
Bernstein at 100
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Pianist Steven Blier returns with pianist & colleague Michael Barrett and a quartet of singers to celebrate the legacy of Leonard Bernstein in a program built around Arias and Barcarolles.
  • Friday, Feb 02 | 7:30 PM
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Marc-André Hamelin, piano
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Marc-André Hamelin, piano
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“Marc-André Hamelin ranks among the small handful of performers in every generation whose abilities defy the imagination.”
The Toronto Star

Hamelin is ranked among the elite of world pianists for his unrivaled blend of musicianship and virtuosity in the great works of the established repertoire. In his Barns debut, he presents works by Liszt, Feinberg, and Debussy.
  • Friday, Mar 02 | 7:30 PM
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Shostakovich and the Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy
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Shostakovich and the Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy
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Dmitri Shostakovich dreamed of creating an opera based on Chekhov's mystical tale, The Black Monk. Decades of suffering under political attacks within an oppressive Soviet regime wreaked havoc on the composer’s life, leaving the work ultimately unfinished. Haunted by the looming aftermath of Stalin’s totalitarian reign, Shostakovich is left with a deteriorating body and mind, struggling to complete his life’s work. In a bold intersection of chamber music and theater, witness the trials and redemption of one man’s obsession as the Emerson String Quartet and a cast of actors tell this story through the eyes of Shostakovich himself.
  • Sunday, Mar 11 | 7:30 PM
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SPHINXtravaganza
Debut Artists
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SPHINXtravaganza
Debut Artists
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The Sphinx Organization is dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts, and has made a huge impact in the classical and chamber music fields. We celebrate their 20th anniversary with a program featuring both current Virtuosi and past winners of the Medal of Excellence in a program built around Dvořák’s Bass Quintet Op. 77 No. 2.
  • Sunday, Mar 18 | 3 PM
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Cameron Crozman, cello
Debut Artist
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Cameron Crozman, cello
Debut Artist
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Quickly being hailed as one of Canada’s leading young cellists, he has been praised for his versatility, musical expressivity, and remarkable technique. Playing a ca. 1696 “Bonjour” Stradivarius cello and ca. 1830 “Shaw” Adam cello bow, he has been called a “mature artist with a profound musical imagination.”
  • Sunday, Apr 08 | 3 PM
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John Corigliano 8.0
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John Corigliano 8.0
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Join us for an all-star birthday spectacular to honor one of our finest living American composers, John Corigliano, on the occasion of his 80th birthday year. Violinist Lara St. John, pianist Martin Kennedy, cellist Sterling Elliott, soprano Melinda Whittington, and the PUBLIQuartet perform touchstones from his oeuvre.
  • Sunday, Apr 22 | 3 PM
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