Upcoming Events: Fortas
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: The Dover Quartet
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014, 7:30 PM | Buy Now
This up-and-coming ensemble, "one of the top 10 classical music triumphs of 2013" (CBC Music), plays Glazunov's Five Novelettes as well as Mozart's ingenious Hoffmeister Quartet and Schubert's lyrical and introspective Rosamunde Quartet.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Quatuor Ébène
Fri., Nov. 7, 2014, 7:30 PM | Buy Now
One of the most creative ensembles on the international chamber music scene today, they make their Fortas debut with Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 20 and Mendelssohn's powerful String Quartet in A minor followed by a journey into their jazz repertoire.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos
Thu., Nov. 13, 2014, 7:30 PM | Buy Now
Hailed for their "stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry" (San Francisco Examiner), the twin pianists bring a delightful program for two pianos with works by Brahms, Debussy, Lutoslawski, and Stravinsky.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Anonymous 4: On Yoolis Night
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014, 7:30 PM | On Sale 9/10/14
Returning to the Kennedy Center, Anonymous 4 revisits one of their most beloved holiday programs: songs, motets, and carols from British sources that illuminate all of the aspects of the Christmas story and its many kindred legends.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Tue., Feb. 10, 2015, 7:30 PM | On Sale 11/19/14
The Kennedy Center's Chamber Ensemble in Residence returns with one of Haydn's amazingly inventive late Piano Trios, Dvorák's early G minor Trio, and Tchaikovsky's momentous Trio.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Imani Winds
Sun., Mar. 1, 2015, 7:30 PM | On Sale 11/19/14
The Grammy-nominated quintet brings an inventive program featuring Imani flutist Valerie Coleman's gypsy-inspired Tzigane, Kowalewski's arrangement of Debussy's Bruyères; excerpts from Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and more.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Sharon Isbin, guitar and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Tue., Mar. 24, 2015, 7:30 PM | On Sale 11/19/14
These two dynamic American performers come together for a special recital of Spanish duo and solo works as part of the Kennedy Center international festival Iberian Suite: global arts remix.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Emerson String Quartet
Thu., Mar. 26, 2015, 7:30 PM | On Sale 11/19/14
The eight-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble returns with a program that features three works by Purcell, two Fantasias and his stately Chacony arranged by Britten; Beethoven's stirring "Harp" Quartet; and Ravel's beautiful String Quartet.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Edgar Meyer, double bass
Wed., Apr. 8, 2015, 7:30 PM | On Sale 2/4/15
A four-time Grammy winner and MacArthur "Genius," Meyer returns for a solo recital with a program that includes Bach's breathtaking Suite for Cello No. 1, BWV 1007 and a new work.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Miró Quartet with Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Wed., Apr. 29, 2015, 7:30 PM | On Sale 2/4/15
The Miró Quartet and Sasha Cooke combine forces in a unique evening of chamber music for voice and strings that includes works by Schubert, Wolf, and Copland.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Leonidas Kavakos, violin, with Christoph Eschenbach, piano
Mon., May 11, 2015, 7:30 PM
Grammy-nominated violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Christoph Eschenbach come together for an intimate evening as part of a residency at the Kennedy Center in which Kavakos also both conducts and plays with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: The Myriad Trio, with Anthony McGill, clarinet
Tue., May 19, 2015, 7:30 PM | On Sale 2/4/15
For their Fortas debut, The Myriad Trio brings a program of works for flute, viola, and harp as well as Dvorák's Slavonic Dances for flute, clarinet, and harp with Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal clarinetist Anthony McGill.
All programs are subject to change.
The Fortas Chamber Music Concerts are supported by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.