What You'll Get
The priceless treasures of the Smithsonian collection include some of the world's most highly prized musical instruments, and the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society's ongoing series Masterworks of Five Centuries lets you experience them in an authentic setting at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Travel back in time as world-class musicians take these priceless treasures out of their display cases for performances of enthralling works like you've never heard them before. Concerts include pre-performance lectures about the magnificent period instruments and information on the compositions. The 41st season of this series commemorates the 190th anniversary of the death of Franz Schubert.
January 13, 2018: Consort Music of John Jenkins (1592-1678)
January’s Smithsonian Consort of Viols program investigates the music of John Jenkins, a venerable and much-beloved figure at the court of Charles I and throughout the interregnum. The Smithsonian Consort of Viols features: Kenneth Slowik, treble viol and organ; Lucine Musaelian, Zoe Weiss, Catherine Slowik, Patricia Neely, and William Skeen, viols.
January 27, 2018: Reinbert de Leeuw: Im wunderschönen Monat Mai: Three times seven Lieder after Schumann and Schubert (2004)
In late January, Reinbert de Leeuw’s ingenious orchestrations (for 14 instruments and voice) of 21 of Schubert and Schumann’s best-known songs as Im wunderschönen Monat Mai is performed. Dutch film and television actress Katja Herbers (best known in this country for her portrayal of physicist Helen Prins in the WGN America cable/satellite series Manhattan, about the development of the atomic bomb) interprets the evocative texts.
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