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Past Events: Fortas

  • Perlman-Schmidt-Bailey Trio

    Wed., Nov. 12, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    For their second Fortas appearance, this acclaimed trio--pianist Navah Perlman, cellist Zuill Bailey, and violinist Giora Schmidt--lends its energetic performance style to works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and others.

  • Emerson String Quartet

    Thu., Nov. 6, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Two seasons ago, the Emersons performed Shostakovich's first eight string quartets, enrapturing Fortas audiences. They return to perform Shostakovich's remaining string quartets, Nos. 9-12 (Nov. 5) and Nos. 13-15 (Nov. 6).

  • Emerson String Quartet

    Wed., Nov. 5, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Two seasons ago, the Emersons performed Shostakovich's first eight string quartets, enrapturing Fortas audiences. They return to perform Shostakovich's remaining string quartets, Nos. 9-12 (Nov. 5) and Nos. 13-15 (Nov. 6).

  • Claremont Trio

    Thu., Oct. 30, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Comprised of twin string musicians Emily and Julia Bruskin and pianist Donna Kwong--their colleague from The Juilliard School--the trio plays a program featuring a world premiere by Nico Muhly and works by Smetana and Schubert.

  • Concertante

    Wed., Oct. 8, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Comprised of six core virtuoso string players who are all alumni of The Juilliard School, Concertante performs a program dedicated to string sextets by Martinu, Dvorák, and Tchaikovsky.

  • I Fagiolini

    Sat., May 31, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    One of Britain's most innovative vocal ensembles performs staged presentations of pre-classical secular masterpieces. Part of the Kennedy Center's A Cappella: Singing Solo.

  • Trio Mediaeval and Cantus

    Fri., May 30, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    The gleaming voices of these two acclaimed ensembles combine for a splendid concert of rich sound. Part of the Kennedy Center's A Cappella: Singing Solo.

  • eighth blackbird: The Only Moving Thing

    Tue., May 13, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    This "friendly, idealistic, and highly skilled" (The New Yorker) sextet performs contemporary music, including the Washington premiere of a work by Steve Reich.

  • Ariel String Quartet

    Mon., Apr. 21, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    This young up-and-coming Israeli ensemble will perform favorites by Mozart, Webern, and Beethoven.

  • Midori, violin, with Miró Quartet

    Thu., Feb. 14, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    In a rare, intimate performance, the world-renowned violinist is joined by the up-and-coming quartet, whose youthful intensity has made them one of America's brightest chamber groups.

  • Barnab├ás Kelemen, violin, and Shai Wosner, piano

    Mon., Feb. 4, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    These two rising stars make their Kennedy Center debut with violin and piano sonatas by Mozart, Bartók, Debussy, and Brahms.

  • Members of the National Symphony Orchestra: Mozart & Stravinsky: The Search for Perfection

    Sun., Jan. 27, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Members of the NSO perform classical favorites by Mozart and Stravinsky.

  • Dawn Upshaw in Recital

    Wed., Jan. 23, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    A three-time Grammy Award winner, this splendid singer shares her natural warmth in a varied repertoire.

  • Guarneri String Quartet

    Thu., Jan. 10, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    In its only Washington engagement this season, the celebrated quartet performs masterpieces by Bartók, Haydn, and Smetana.

  • St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble (Dec. 20)

    Thu., Dec. 20, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    New York's preeminent chamber group returns with an uplifting holiday concert featuring J.S. Bach's complete Brandenburg concerto cycle.

  • St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble (Dec. 19)

    Wed., Dec. 19, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    New York's preeminent chamber group returns with an uplifting holiday concert featuring J.S. Bach's complete Brandenburg concerto cycle.

  • Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and Miami String Quartet

    Tue., Dec. 4, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    The Kennedy Center's Chamber Music Ensemble-in-Residence is joined by their longtime collaborators, the Miami String Quartet, to perform an all-French program.

  • Robert McDuffie, violin; Christopher Taylor, piano; and Friends

    Sun., Oct. 7, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    The two renowned musicians open the Fortas season with Beethoven's transfixing Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano and more.

  • Sejong

    Tue., May 8, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    This "top-notch string orchestra" (The Washington Post) was founded by famed Juilliard professor Hyo Kang and is comprised of more than a dozen young string artists from around the world.

  • Emanuel Ax, piano & Edgar Meyer, bass

    Mon., Apr. 23, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    The two multiple Grammy-winning artists share the stage in one extraordinary concert in the intimate Terrace Theater.

  • The Nash Ensemble of London

    Tue., Mar. 20, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    As part of the Shakespeare in Washington festival, "Britain's premier chamber ensemble" (The Times of London) and special guest Susan Bickley perform a Bard-inspired world premiere and more.

  • Zukerman Chamber Players

    Sun., Mar. 4, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    Grammy winner Pinchas Zukerman's new ensemble makes its Kennedy Center debut with works by Mozart and Dvorák.

  • The Kennedy Center Emerson String Quartet, with Joseph Kalichstein, piano (Feb. 7)

    Wed., Feb. 7, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    The Emerson concludes its Shostakovich Centennial engagement with the composer's third and sixth string quartets, and his Piano Quintet featuring Fortas Artistic Director Joseph Kalichstein.

  • The Kennedy Center Emerson String Quartet, with Joseph Kalichstein, piano (Feb. 7)

    Wed., Feb. 7, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    The Emerson concludes its Shostakovich Centennial engagement with the composer's third and sixth string quartets, and his Piano Quintet featuring Fortas Artistic Director Joseph Kalichstein.

  • The Kennedy Center Emerson String Quartet (Feb. 6)

    Tue., Feb. 6, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    The Grammy-winning group continues its Shostakovich Centennial engagement with the composer's second, fourth, and eighth string quartets.

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