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Past Events: Fortas

  • 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.

  • A Tribute to the Pablo Casals Concert in the Kennedy White House

    Tue., Jan. 25, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax join with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio to present a tribute to cellist Pablo Casals' 1961 White House concert. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

  • Anonymous 4

    Thu., Dec. 16, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Renowned for their "pitch-perfect sublimity" (The Minneapolis Star-Tribune), the women of Anonymous 4 light up Washington with Noël: Carols & Chants for Christmas. Part of Chamber Music Across America.

  • Orchestra of St. Luke's Chamber Music

    Wed., Nov. 17, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    The 22 artists of the Orchestra of St. Luke's Chamber Music bring their hallmark collaborative spirit to present a Beethoven septet and a new William Bolcom composition. Part of Chamber Music Across America.

  • Chee-Yun, violin, in recital with Andrew Staupe, piano

    Thu., Oct. 14, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    American violinist Chee-Yun, an Avery Fisher Prize winner, plays a program of Beethoven, Bach, Messiaen, and Saint-Saëns accompanied by pianist Andrew Staupe. Part of Chamber Music Across America.

  • The Kennedy Center Jennifer Koh, violin & Thomas Sauer, piano

    Sun., May 9, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Virtuoso violinist Jennifer Koh, who plays with "energy and velvety richness" (The New York Times), returns to the Kennedy Center with pianist Thomas Sauer for a performance that is equal parts experimentation and standard repertory.

  • Christine Brewer, soprano, with Craig Rutenberg, piano

    Fri., May 7, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    In association with the Vocal Arts Society's America Sings Festival, renowned American soprano Christine Brewer and pianist Craig Rutenberg present a recital featuring songs by Richard Strauss, Joseph Marx, Richard Hundley, and others.

  • Escher String Quartet

    Mon., Apr. 26, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    The exuberant Escher String Quartet returns for a night of Bartók, Brahms, and Beethoven, demonstrating what the San Francisco Chronicle calls "ripe tonal balances with the kind of heedless intensity that comes with youth."

  • Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano

    Wed., Apr. 21, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Performing as part of Joyful Sounds: Gospel Across America, mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson "endows everything she sings with uncommon intelligence" (San Francisco Chronicle).

  • Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

    Sun., Feb. 28, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Enjoy a night of Schubert from the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, hailed by the New York Times as "one of the best-blended, most sensitive, and intelligent piano trios in the world today."

  • East Coast Chamber Orchestra

    Sun., Feb. 14, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    The youthful, energetic East Coast Chamber Orchestra's program covers a wide variety of classical music with works by Purcell, Elgar, Britten, Villa-Lobos, and Tchaikovsky.

  • Steven Isserlis, cello & Kirill Gerstein, piano

    Wed., Jan. 6, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Cellist Stephen Isserlis performs in recital with pianist Kirill Gerstein in a program that includes Isserlis's own transcription of Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 3.

  • The Waverly Consort

    Wed., Dec. 16, 2009, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Returning for another performance of The Christmas Story, The Waverly Consort's eight singers and five instrumentalists recount the events of Christmas with the timeless spirit of medieval church dramas.

  • Trio Solisti

    Thu., Dec. 3, 2009, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn's birth, the "consistently brilliant…dangerous and radical" (The New York Times) Trio Solisti presents one of Mendelssohn's most lauded works, Trio No. 2.

  • Vogler String Quartet

    Thu., Nov. 19, 2009, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    "Delivering everything we can ask of chamber music" (The Washington Post), Berlin's Vogler String Quartet celebrates 25 years with a program centered around a lost generation of Jewish composers living in Russia.

  • Zukerman ChamberPlayers

    Tue., Nov. 17, 2009, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Led by the great Pinchas Zukerman, the Zukerman ChamberPlayers return accompanied by Canadian pianist Angela Cheng in a program that includes a beloved Brahms Piano Quartet and the "FAE" violin and piano sonata composed by Schumann, Brahms, and Dietrich.

  • Christopher Taylor, piano

    Wed., Oct. 14, 2009, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Renowned pianist Christopher Taylor returns to play Bach's Goldberg Variations on a special instrument that combines the harpsichord's ability to double its keyboard with the sonority of a modern Steinway.

  • American Brass Quintet

    Tue., Oct. 6, 2009, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Celebrating 50 amazing years of performance, the American Brass Quintet continues its crusade as the "high priests of brass" (Newsweek) with a program that includes music written for them by Joan Tower, and more.

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