The priceless treasures of the Smithsonian collection include some of the world's most highly prized musical instruments, and the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra's ongoing series Masterworks of Four Centuries lets you experience them in an authentic setting. Travel back in time as world-class musicians take these priceless treasures out of their cases for the premiere of a new chamber-orchestra arrangement of the gorgeous slow burn that is Mahler's Fourth Symphony, at Music Hall - National Museum of American History. They will also play Arnold Schoenberg's Kammersymphonie, Op. 9, which once incited a riot at a 1913 Vienna concert because listeners were not yet ready for its revolutionary atonal composition.
Program, location, and artists are subject to change.
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