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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Pamela Frank and Stephen Prutsman

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Violinist Pamela Frank unites with pianist Stephen Prutsman for an evening of Bach's sonatas. 

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Jay Campbell

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja makes her long-awaited Kennedy Center debut alongside her frequent collaborator, cellist Jay Campbell.

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Nelly’s New Harpsichord: Music from Mount Vernon

Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Harpsichordist Richard Egarr plays the newly completed replica of Eleanor “Nelly” Custis one-of-a-kind harpsichord, a gift from her grandfather George Washington in 1793. The program features popular music from Nelly's time and selections from her own song book to be announced from the stage.

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Trio Con Brio Copenhagen

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Last at the Kennedy Center for the Nordic Cool Festival in 2013, Trio con Brio Copenhagen's program is mysterious yet personal featuring Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Bent Sørensen.

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: A Far Cry

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The Boston-based Grammy®-nominated string orchestra makes its Kennedy Center debut with a program of works by Pärt, Mozart, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky. 

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Dover Quartet

Wed, Apr 15, 2020

Now ingrained in the Kennedy Center’s rich history, “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker) enters its second season as our Quartet-in-Residence.

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Maurizio Pollini in recital

Sun, May 10, 2020

Extraordinary Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini returns to the Concert Hall with a program celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Emerson String Quartet and Renée Fleming

Thu, May 14, 2020

The Grammy Award®–winning Emerson String Quartet reunites with Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming for another “rapturous recital” (The Washington Post).  At the center of the evening is Penelope, a new monodrama inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey from the Academy Award®–winning composer André Previn and libretto by playwright Tom Stoppard.

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