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Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Emerson String Quartet
10/2/2013 7:30 PM
The Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet returns with a program featuring the hauntingly tragic Mendelssohn F minor String Quartet, Britten's great last String Quartet, honoring his 100th birthday, and Beethoven's Third Razumovsky Quartet.
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players play Bach, Mendelssohn & Brahms
10/6/2013 7:30 PM
Musicians of the NSO perform J.S. Bach's Sonata in D major and Mendelssohn's Sonata No.1 in B-flat major--both for cello and piano--as well as Brahms's Piano Trio No. 2 in C major.
National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Joshua Bell, violin, plays Mendelssohn; Matthias Goerne, baritone, & Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano, sing Hindemith
1/30/2014 - 2/1/2014
Joshua Bell--"the greatest American violinist active today" (Boston Herald)--plays Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Plus, singers Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung join for Hindemith's When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom'd.
Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
2/27/2014 7:30 PM
The Kennedy Center's chamber ensemble-in-residence, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, makes its annual appearance with the DC premiere of André Previn's Trio No. 2, composed just last year, framed by works from Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
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National Symphony Orchestra: Cornelius Meister, conductor / Nikolai Lugansky, piano, plays Prokofiev
4/17/2014 - 4/19/2014
Making his NSO debut, young conductor Cornelius Meister leads Mozart's Symphony No. 40, a Mendelssohn masterpiece, and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring "colorful and exciting" (The New York Times) Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky.
National Symphony Orchestra: Osmo Vänskä, conductor / Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony, plus Sibelius and Aho
4/24/2014 - 4/26/2014
Renowned conductor Osmo Vänskä leads Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, Sibelius's Symphony No. 3, and Aho's Clarinet Concerto featuring the NSO debut of Martin Fröst, "a kinetic player with a vivid, interpretative imagination" (The New York Times).
National Symphony Orchestra: Osmo Vänskä, conductor / Beyond the Score: Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4--Why Italy?
4/25/2014 8:00 PM
For aficionados and newcomers alike, this series uses actors, narration, excerpts, and multimedia to share captivating stories behind a score, followed by a full performance of the work. This event explores Mendelssohn's delightful "Italian" Symphony.
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