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Past Events: Fortas

  • 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.

  • The Tallis Scholars

    Sun., Dec. 12, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    This ten-member vocal ensemble performs Renaissance works with a “seamlessly blended sound” (The New York Times).

  • Guarneri String Quartet

    Wed., Dec. 8, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    Performing works by Mozart and Ravel, this quartet “has no superior on the world’s stages” (The New York Times).

  • The Kennedy Center St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble

    Sat., Nov. 6, 2004, 2:00 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    One of America’s most prominent and versatile chamber orchestras performs an all-Bach program.

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

    Mon., Nov. 1, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    These two eminent chamber ensembles collaborate with music by Beethoven, Wolf, Dvo?ák, and Brahms.

  • Johannes String Quartet

    Wed., Oct. 20, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    Four internationally renowned artists perform string chamber music by Mozart, Brahms, and Webern.

  • Chee-Yun & Barry Douglas

    Tue., Oct. 5, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    This acclaimed violin-piano duo performs classic sonatas by Mozart and Brahms.

  • Hawthorne String Quartet with James Conlon

    Tue., May 11, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2003-2004 Season
    The preeminent conductor leads the quartet in music by composers of the Holocaust, including vocal works by Ullmann.

  • Claremont Trio, with Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola

    Tue., Mar. 23, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2003-2004 Season
    The Young Concert Artist winners are joined by the award-winning violist for an evening of Mozart and Mendelssohn.

  • Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

    Sun., Mar. 7, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2003-2004 Season
    The renowned Hungarian ensemble offers a rare U.S. concert that includes works by Bartók, Haydn, Britten, and Liszt.

  • Fortas: Renaud and Gautier Capucon with Frank Braley and Paul Meyer

    Thu., Feb. 26, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2003-2004 Season
    Four leading French musicians play an all-French program featuring chamber works by Debussy and Messiaen.

  • Fortas: Christopher Taylor, Pianist

    Wed., Feb. 18, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2003-2004 Season
    In his Kennedy Center debut, the celebrated pianist performs Messiaen's masterpiece, “Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus.”

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