Wed, Oct 5, 2016, 7:30 PM
Hailed for her "glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace, and remarkable talent" (New York Times), Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joins the Yale School of Music's magnificent Quartet-In-Residence.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016, 7:30 PM
The acclaimed Harlem String Quartet combines its "fresh, bracing, and intelligent" work (The Cincinnati Enquirer) with the Fortas debut of "formidable virtuoso" Aldo Lopez-Gavilan (The Times of London), a renowned Cuban pianist and composer.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 8:00 PM
Three-time Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn brings a wide-ranging program in a recital performance with pianist Robert Levin.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016, 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov 9, 2016, 7:30 PM
The quartet's sound "is like a fine wine: warm, rich, and light, and improving with age" (Washington Post). Following its memorable full Bartók cycle in 2014, the foursome returns with selections from Beethoven's string quartet cycle.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016, 7:30 PM
The distinguished Berlin-based threesome returns to play selections from its "Czech Album." Says the Washington Post: "Atos has risen steadily through the ranks to become one of the elite piano trios before the public today."
Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 7:30 PM
Our beloved Chamber Ensemble-in-Residence commemorates 40 seasons since its official debut at President Carter's inauguration with a selection of favorites and a Fortas co-commissioned D.C. premiere from Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
Mon, Jan 9, 2017, 7:30 PM
"The young American string quartet of the moment" (New Yorker) follows its triumphant 2014 Kennedy Center debut with more soaring music, including a new work specially commissioned from Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw.
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.
Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 7:30 PM
The Avery Fisher Prize–winning violinist, lauded for her "big, rich sound" (Philadelphia Inquirer), joins esteemed musicians for a rare quintet combination: Arnaud Sussman (violin), Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt (viola), Dmitri Murrath (viola), and Peter Wiley (cello)!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).