Performing on prized historical instruments, the Smithsonian Consort of Viols presents a concert of English music from the first half of the 17th century. You'll hear the consort music of early Renaissance composers William Lawes and John Dowland, whose daring works have been reclaimed by modern musicians. D.C.'s National Museum of American History provides the perfect venue for the concert, transporting you back to the time when these great composers lived. The ensemble performs on period viols, a plucked, six-string precursor of the modern violin, and features Lucas Harris on historic lute. Arrive early for a fascinating lecture from Kenneth Slowik, the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society artistic director.
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