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Past Events: Fortas

  • Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

    Fri., Jan. 26, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    As "America's favorite mezzo" (Gramophone Magazine), Grammy winner Susan Graham performs a rare and intimate all-French program in the Terrace Theater.

  • Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, with Kirsten Johnson, violist

    Sun., Jan. 21, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    To commemorate its exact 30th anniversary, the Kennedy Center's Chamber Music Ensemble-in-Residence performs piano trios by Beethoven and Brahms plus the D.C. premiere of a piano quartet by Richard Danielpour.

  • Empire Brass

    Sun., Dec. 10, 2006, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    One of North America's finest brass quintets, Empire Brass returns with another delightful holiday program.

  • Vermeer String Quartet

    Wed., Nov. 29, 2006, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    After nearly four decades of performing, the group's final D.C. appearance for its U.S. farewell tour includes works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Britten.

  • The Kennedy Center Guarneri String Quartet

    Tue., Nov. 14, 2006, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    In its only Washington performance this season, the beloved quartet performs favorites by Mozart, Janácek, and Debussy.

  • The Turn of the Screw

    Mon., May 22, 2006, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season

  • East Coast Chamber Orchestra

    Fri., Apr. 28, 2006, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    This conductor-less chamber orchestra is comprised of 17 young string players from some of the nation's top conservatories.

  • Imani Winds

    Mon., Apr. 24, 2006, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    As "the future of the wind quintet" (The Washington Post), Imani Winds explore links between European, African, and American music traditions.

  • Sequenza

    Sun., Apr. 2, 2006, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    With "three strong voices, locked in sequence" (The New York Times) Sequenza performs a thrilling program that includes a world premiere.

  • Pablo Casals - Artist of Conscience

    Sat., Mar. 11, 2006, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Enjoy an homage to the life of the legendary cellist though music and the spoken word, featuring three Suites for Violoncello by J.S. Bach.

  • Sharon Isbin, guitar, with Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano

    Wed., Mar. 8, 2006, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Grammy®-winning guitarist Isbin is joined by mezzo-soprano Mentzer for an eclectic program, from Mozart to folksongs to the Washington premiere of Duarte’s Joan Baez Suite.

  • The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

    Sat., Feb. 11, 2006, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    The Kennedy Center Chamber Music Ensemble-in-Residence celebrates the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth and also marks Shostakovich’s centenary in 2006.

  • Misha and Cipa Dichter, piano

    Thu., Jan. 26, 2006, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    The acclaimed duo presents the work of Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, and Arensky.

  • The Dryden String Quartet

    Tue., Jan. 10, 2006, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    The "fearless, flexible and fiery" (The Philadelphia Inquirer) quartet performs Mozart, Janacek, and Beethoven.

  • Trio Mediaeval

    Sun., Dec. 11, 2005, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Founded in Oslo, the all-female trio celebrates the Yuletide season with traditional songs and festive new compositions created especially for the singers.

  • Guarneri String Quartet

    Tue., Nov. 22, 2005, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Performing works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Danielpour, this quartet "has no superior on the world's stages" (The New York Times).

  • Robert McDuffie, violin, and Christopher Taylor, piano

    Thu., Nov. 10, 2005, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    The award-winning violinist and pianist present a program comprising Schumann, Beethoven, Pärt, and Bartók.

  • Ying Quartet

    Thu., Oct. 27, 2005, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    The internationally celebrated quartet presents an evening of "Musical Dim Sum," to include works by Chinese American composers, and Debussy's Quartet in G minor.

  • Orion String Quartet with Peter Serkin, piano

    Wed., Oct. 12, 2005, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    One of the most admired chamber ensembles on the international music scene performs Mozart, Lieberson, and Beethoven.

  • The Kennedy Center The Cellists of the National Symphony Orchestra with Christine Brandes, soprano

    Tue., May 17, 2005, 7:30 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    NSO principal David Hardy leads his section in a performance of Villa Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileras No. 5 and more.

  • Jerusalem String Quartet

    Wed., May 4, 2005, 7:30 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    The acclaimed quartet creates an “impeccable blend” (The Daily Telegraph) with music by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Dvorák.

  • Perlman/Schmidt/Bailey Trio

    Tue., Mar. 29, 2005, 7:30 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    Three artists with a passion for chamber music combine forces to present works by Beethoven and Brahms.

  • CANCELLED: Dawn Upshaw, soprano

    Thu., Mar. 3, 2005, 7:30 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    A two-time Grammy® winner, Upshaw “illuminates words with the sound and glow of her voice” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

  • The Fine Arts Quartet, with Yossi Kalichstein, piano

    Tue., Feb. 8, 2005, 7:30 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    For nearly 60 years since its 1946 debut, this famous quartet has enjoyed astonishing success. Wolfensohn joins them for Schumann’s Piano Quintet, a timeless chamber favorite.

  • Les Violons du Roy with Karina Gauvin, soprano

    Fri., Jan. 21, 2005, 7:30 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    A chamber orchestra specializing in Baroque music, this energetic ensemble performs works by Bach and Handel.

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