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Past Events: Fortas

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Igudesman and Joo

    Thu., Nov. 8, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo have taken the world by storm with their comic performances. In the tradition of Victor Borge and Dudley Moore, they bring A Little Nightmare Music.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Midori in Recital: 30th Anniversary Concert

    Thu., Nov. 1, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Violinist Midori celebrates 30 years in music with a recital of Beethoven Sonatas interspersed with works by Webern and Crumb, accompanied by pianist Ozgur Aydin.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Amernet String Quartet with James Tocco, piano

    Fri., Oct. 26, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Performing music of Haydn and Beethoven, the Amernet Quartet is joined by virtuoso pianist James Tocco for Franck's monumental Piano Quintet.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: The Sphinx Virtuosi with the Catalyst Quartet and Elena Urioste, violin

    Wed., Oct. 10, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Laureates and top alumni of the acclaimed Sphinx Competition for Young Black and Latino String Players, the Sphinx Virtuosi, Catalyst Quartet, and violinist Elena Urioste present a program of music of the Americas.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: The Morgenstern Trio

    Thu., May 3, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Hailed for "sheer unbelievable virtuosity" by the Achener Zeitung, The Morgenstern Trio makes its Kennedy Center debut with trios by Debussy, Brahms, and Leonard Bernstein.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: eighth blackbird: Pierrot Lunaire

    Tue., Apr. 3, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Grammy Award–winning eighth blackbird returns with a staged cabaret-opera version of Schoenberg's masterpiece Pierrot Lunaire, as well as works by Weill, Berg, and Perle.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Eben Trio (formerly Puella Trio)

    Thu., Mar. 29, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Considered one of the most gifted in the young, up-and-coming generation of musicians, Prague's Eben Trio (formerly Puella Trio) makes its U.S. debut with Dvorák's "Dumki" trio and Smetana's heart-wrenching trio.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Ute Lemper with the Vogler Quartet: Berlin Nights/Paris Days: The Art of Chanson

    Mon., Mar. 19, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Crossing national and stylistic boundaries alike, the Vogler Quartet, Ute Lemper, and pianist/clarinetist Stefan Malzew embark on an exciting journey, bringing together Weimar chansons and the classical works they influenced.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Takács Quartet

    Tue., Mar. 13, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Budapest's Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth, and humor. For their Fortas debut, they bring a program of quartets by Schubert and Bartók, plus Beethoven's staggering Opus 131.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Christoph Eschenbach & Dan Zhu, violin

    Mon., Mar. 12, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Pianist Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director for the Kennedy Center and NSO, plays Mozart sonatas with violinist Dan Zhu, called "an artist of affecting humility and beautiful tone production" by The Strad magazine.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Christoph Eschenbach & Matthias Goerne, baritone

    Mon., Mar. 5, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    A renowned Schubert interpreter, pianist Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director for the Kennedy Center and NSO, renews his partnership with baritone Matthias Goerne for Schubert's magnificent song cycle Winterreise.

  • Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

    Tue., Feb. 14, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio plays one of Schubert's best-loved works, the "Trout" Quintet, and the DC premiere of a Fortas co-commission, Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Taafe Zwilich's Quintet inspired by Schubert's.

  • Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio

    Wed., Jan. 18, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    The Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio, a piano trio hailed by the New York Times as "three strong voices, locked in sequence," brings a program with classic trios by Beethoven and Schubert, as well as contemporary works by Higdon and Newman.

  • Augustin Hadelich, violin with Rohan de Silva, piano

    Wed., Dec. 7, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    With his poetic style and dazzling technique, violinist Augustin Hadelich is joined by pianist Rohan de Silva for sonatas by Beethoven, Poulenc, Zimmermann, and Brahms, as well as Sarasate's lively Zigeunerweisen.

  • Orion String Quartet

    Tue., Nov. 1, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Orion String Quartet, fresh from last season's acclaimed performance of Bach's The Complete Art of the Fugue, returns with a reprise of the Fugue's Contrapunctus 1 and works by Schubert, Brahms, and Webern.

  • Tokyo String Quartet

    Wed., Oct. 26, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    The Tokyo String Quartet plays quartets by Mozart, Szymanowski, and Dvorák on the renowned Paganini Stradivarius instruments in their Fortas Chamber Music Concerts debut.

  • ATOS Trio

    Thu., Apr. 7, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Enjoy an evening of Haydn, Beethoven, and Dvorák with the ATOS Trio, which is recognized for its compelling, dynamic intensity and vigor.

  • Midori with Jonathan Biss and Friends

    Wed., Apr. 6, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    "Spell-binding" (Denver Post) Japanese violinist Midori unites with pianist and recent NSO soloist Jonathan Biss. They are accompanied by Nobuko Imai on viola and Antoine Lederlin on cello. Part of Chamber Music Across America.

  • Miró Quartet with Colin Currie

    Thu., Mar. 31, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    One of America's highest-profile chamber groups, the Miró Quartet is brilliantly paired with classical percussionist Colin Currie, known for his versatility and dramatic intensity, in an evening of both experimentation and standard repertory.

  • The Perlman Music Program, with Itzhak Perlman, violin

    Thu., Mar. 24, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    The Perlman Music Program is a richly supportive musical community for talented young artists led by master violinist Itzhak Perlman. The New York Times hails their "fiery and propulsive" performances. Part of Chamber Music Across America.

  • Jonathan Biss, piano & Miriam Fried, violin

    Tue., Mar. 22, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Mother and son come together to delve into Beethoven in an engaging program of four piano and violin sonatas. Part of Chamber Music Across America.

  • The Juilliard String Quartet with Afiara String Quartet

    Thu., Feb. 17, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    The Juilliard String Quartet celebrates more than 60 years of sustaining the signature Juilliard reputation as they join their protégés and fellow luminaries, the Afiara String Quartet. Part of Chamber Music Across America.

  • Orion String Quartet with Windscape

    Wed., Feb. 16, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Orion String Quartet, one of the most sought-after ensembles in America, joins forces with the vibrant, ever-evolving "un-quintet" Windscape to explore the depths of Bach's The Art of the Fugue as part of Chamber Music Across America.

  • Emerson String Quartet with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

    Tue., Feb. 15, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    The world-renowned Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio is joined by the Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet for works by Mendelssohn and Brahms. Part of Chamber Music Across America.

  • A Tribute to the Grace Bumbry Concert in the Kennedy White House

    Tue., Feb. 1, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    One of today's most exciting vocal stars, Denyce Graves delivers a tribute to Kennedy Center Honoree Grace Bumbry's recital at the White House in 1962. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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