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Past Events: Fortas

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

    Mon., Apr. 29, 2013, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    The Kennedy Center's chamber ensemble-in-residence, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, makes its annual appearance with the DC premiere of Stanley Silverman's Piano Trio No. 2, composed just last year, framed by works from Brahms and Beethoven.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra

    Thu., Mar. 14, 2013, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Violinists Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh are joined by the Curtis Chamber Orchestra to perform in Bach's Double Concerto on a program that includes two commissioned double concertos from Anna Clyne and David Ludwig and Philip Glass's Echorus.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Trio con Brio Copenhagen

    Wed., Mar. 13, 2013, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Denmark's Trio con Brio Copenhagen bring a program of Ravel's luminous Trio and Mendelssohn's brooding and passionate C minor Trio, as well as Bent Sørensen's Phantasmagoria and Per Nørgård's new work, After the Dream.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Juho Pohjonen, piano

    Tue., Mar. 12, 2013, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    One of the brightest young instrumental talents to emerge from Finland today, pianist Juho Pohjonen plays works by Grieg, Nielsen, and Mozart in his Fortas debut as part of the Nordic Cool 2013 festival.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano, in recital

    Mon., Mar. 4, 2013, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    As part of the Kennedy Center's Nordic Cool 2013 festival, Grammy-nominated Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter performs in recital with pianist Bengt Forsberg, also from Sweden.

  • The Kennedy Center Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Misha Dichter with the Harlem Quartet

    Wed., Feb. 6, 2013, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Misha Dichter and the Harlem Quartet bring two iconic Piano Quintets by Schumann and Shostakovich, as well as Chick Corea's Adventures of Hippocrates, a jazzy, Latin-inspired quartet for strings.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Fine Arts Quartet

    Tue., Dec. 11, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    The Fine Arts Quartet brings Haydn's Quartet in G major, the 1959 Quartet of virtuoso/composer Efrem Zimbalist, and Schubert's awe-inspiring Death and the Maiden Quartet.

  • Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Anonymous 4

    Wed., Nov. 28, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Beloved a cappella quartet Anonymous 4 brings "love fail," a staged concert collaboration with Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang based in part on the lais (tales of love and chivalry) of medieval author Marie de France.

  • 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.

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