Now in its 39th year, the Masterworks of Four Centuries series allows the museum's priceless collection of historic instruments a chance to come out and play -- and be played -- by the esteemed musicians of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society. For this season-opening concert at the National Museum of American History, SCMS artistic director and acclaimed harpsichordist Kenneth Slowik joins violinist Robert Mealy for a performance of baroque sonatas by J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach, finishing up their survey of the composers' sonatas for violin and obbligato keyboard. Plus, Slowik is set to continue his popular pre-concert lectures, giving a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of the featured composers.
Program (subject to change):
J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach: Sonatas for violin and harpsichord
The concert is scheduled to run two hours.
The pre-concert lecture begins at 6:30pm.
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