Chamber Music

Weilierstein Bathman, McGill

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan and Anthony McGill

Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 7:30 PM

This exciting trio includes MacArthur Fellowship–winning cellist Alisa Weilerstein and two top New York Philharmonic talents: pianist and Artist-in-Association Inon Barnatan, and Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill.

Buy Tickets

Pamela Frank

CANCELLED: Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Pamela Frank and Friends

Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 7:30 PM

This Fortas Chamber Music concert has been cancelled due to a wrist injury sustained by Ms. Frank. The performance will not be rescheduled. Ticketholders will find additional details below.

The Kennedy Center

38th Young Concert Artists Series presents: Zorá String Quartet

Wed, Jan 25, 2017, 7:30 PM

Young Concert Artists brings the Zorá String Quartet to the Family Theater for a program of Mozart, Webern, and Shostakovich.

Buy Tickets

The Kennedy Center Chamber Players

Sixth & I presents: The Kennedy Center Chamber Players

Sun, Jan 29, 2017, 7:00 PM

The Kennedy Center Chamber Players perform an exciting program of chamber music, presented by Sixth & I.

KC Jukebox: Ravishment

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Ravishment

Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 7:30 PM

Step into a dreamlike world with Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates and a cadre of skilled artists for hot-off-the-press chamber music, anchored by a string quartet from the trailblazing John Adams, in celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning composer's 70th birthday.

Buy Tickets

The Kennedy Center

Washington Performing Arts presents Joshua Bell, violin and Sam Haywood, piano

Fri, Feb 10, 2017, 8:00 PM

Superstar American violinist Joshua Bell performs with pianist Sam Haywood in a recital program that includes a reading of Robert Frost's poem "Dedication," written for President Kennedy's inauguration.

Buy Tickets

Venice Baroque

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Venice Baroque Chamber Ensemble

Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 7:30 PM

Nearly a dozen musicians from the Venice Baroque Orchestra, "one of the world's most adventurous and dramatic period-instrument ensembles" (NPR), perform thrilling Italian concertos by Vivaldi, Corelli, and more in enthralling authentic Baroque style.

Buy Tickets

Aizuri Quartet

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Aizuri Quartet

Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 7:30 PM

The all-female Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music has garnered acclaim for its explosive combination of depth, refinement, and vigor. Its Kennedy Center debut includes classics and a new work by Grammy-winning composer Caroline Shaw.

Buy Tickets

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Music & Instruments of Victor Gama

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Music & Instruments of Victor Gama

Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 8:00 PM

The renowned composer and instrument builder brings his unique vision to KC Jukebox for an exciting performance including a piece informed by his upbringing in Angola, performed on an array of beautifully constructed instruments.

Buy Tickets

The Kennedy Center

Washington Performing Arts presents Daniil Trifonov, piano

Tue, Apr 4, 2017, 8:00 PM

Exciting young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov returns to Washington, D.C. in a recital program of Schubert, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky.

Buy Tickets

The Kennedy Center

Washington Performing Arts presents Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin and Lambert Orkis, piano

Sat, Apr 8, 2017, 3:00 PM

World-acclaimed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter returns to the Concert Hall, in recital with her longtime duet partner, NSO keyboardist Lambert Orkis.

Buy Tickets

Elena Urisote

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Elena Urioste and Michael Brown

Wed, Apr 26, 2017, 7:30 PM

Recipient of a Sphinx Medal of Excellence, violinist Elena Urioste's last Fortas engagement was a "virtually flawless performance" (Washington Post). She returns with Avery Fisher Career Grant winner pianist Michael Brown, another star on the rise.

Buy Tickets


Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Chanticleer

Tue, May 2, 2017, 8:00 PM

Hailed as "the world's reigning male chorus" by the New Yorker, the Grammy–winning a cappella ensemble performs the world premiere of a new Kennedy Center co-commission from Mason, in addition to works by a range of contemporary luminaries.

Buy Tickets

Thievery Corporation

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Thievery Corporation

Mon, May 15

This D.C.-based duo performs its own bossa nova-inspired music plus new arrangements from today's leading young composers. Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates kicks off the evening with an instrumental/electronica work.

Buy Tickets

Mauricio Pollini

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Maurizio Pollini in Recital

Tue, May 16, 2017, 7:30 PM

Grammy-winning classical pianist Maurizio Pollini rounds out our exciting Fortas season. The extraordinary Italian virtuoso is hailed as "one of the most satisfying, illuminating, and all-around impressive pianists of any generation" (LA Times).

Buy Tickets

Featured this season

Search Events

Kennedy Center Resources