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Release Date: August 15, 2008

The 67th Season of Concerts at the National Gallery of Art
October 2008 to June 2009

All Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the West Building, West Garden Court, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, unless otherwise indicated*

October

October 3
*Frederic Yonnet, harmonica player
Music for jazz harmonica and small ensemble
Friday at 5:30 and 7:15 p.m.
Sculpture Garden

October 5
)musica(aperta
Mysticism in Spanish music and art from 1500 to the present
Presented in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

October 12
Gilles Vonsattel, pianist
Music by J.S. Bach, Liszt, Muhly, Rorem, and Schubert
Presented in connection with Spotlight Switzerland

October 15
*Michele Campanella, pianist
Music by Domenico Scarlatti
Presented in honor of Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
East Building Auditorium

October 19
Festival Strings Lucerne
Music by Ammann, Brahms, and Sarasate
Presented in connection with the Spotlight Switzerland

October 22
*Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Music by Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, and other Brazilian composers
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
East Building Auditorium

October 26
Vienna Piano Trio
Music by Haydn, Schubert, and Smetana

October 29
*Musica ad Rhenum
17th-century music for recorder, cello, and harpsichord
In honor of Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
West Building Lecture Hall

November

November 2
National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble
Music by 17th-century composers
In honor of Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered

November 9
The Coast Orchestra
Silent film, In the Land of the Headhunters, with live music
In honor of George de Forest Brush: The Indian Paintings
*East Building Auditorium

November 16
Euclid String Quartet
Quartets by Ades, Beethoven, and Chernin

November 23
The Singers’ Companye
Music by Native American
and other American composers
In honor of George de Forest Brush: The Indian Paintings

November 30
Verge Ensemble
Music by Elliott Carter and Jeffrey Mumford

December

December 7
Till Fellner, pianist
Beethoven Sonata Cycle

December 14
New York Opera Society and Soloists from Norway
Norwegian Christmas Festival Concert

December 21
Alessandra Marc, soprano
With the National Gallery Chamber Orchestra

Stephen Ackert and Dingwall Fleary, guest conductors
Danielle DeSwert and Lon Schreiber, pianists
Music by Ernest Bloch and other composers
Presented in honor of Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz

December 28
National Gallery Orchestra
Manfred Knoop, conductor
New Year Concert

January

January 4
National Gallery String Quartet
With Menahem Pressler, pianist
Music by Beethoven and other composers

January 11
Ma’alot Wind Quintet
Music by Mendelssohn and other composers

January 18
National Gallery Orchestra
Kenneth Slowik, guest conductor
Music by Mendelssohn and Schubert

January 25
Fine Arts Quartet
Music by Mendelssohn

February

February 1
Ulrich Urban, pianist
Music by Mendelssohn and other composers

February 8
Josef Feigelson, cellist
Music by Mendelssohn

February 15
University of Akron Choir
Samuel Gordon, conductor
Music by Mendelssohn

February 22
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Music by Mendelssohn

February 25
*Leon Bates, pianist
Music by Barber, Copland, Corea, and other composers
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
East Building Auditorium

March

March 1
Ellen Hargis, soprano, and Paul O’Dette, lutenist
Music of the Golden Age in The Netherlands

March 4
*David Amram, pianist
Music by Amram and other composers
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
West Building Lecture Hall

March 8
National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble
Music of the Golden Age in The Netherlands

March 11
*Peter Vinograde, pianist
Music by Corigliano, Ruggles, Flagello, and other composers
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
West Building Lecture Hall

March 15
Holland Baroque Society
Music of the Golden Age in The Netherlands

March 18
*National Gallery String Quartet
With Jessica Krash, pianist
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
West Building Lecture Hall

March 22
Egidius Kwartet
Music of the Golden Age in The Netherlands

March 25
*New York Chamber Soloists
Music by Copland, Powell, Riegger, and Thompson
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
West Building Lecture Hall

March 29
National Gallery Orchestra
Kenneth Slowik, guest conductor
Alan Mandel, pianist
Music by Barber, Hanson, and Siegmeister

April

April 5
National Gallery String Quartet
with the Poulenc Trio
“Great Britons in Music”

April12
No concert

April 19
AmorArtis Ensemble
Johannes Somary, conductor
Music by Somary and other composers

April 26
Geringas Baryton Trio
Music by Haydn and other composers

May

May 3
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

with Alessandra Marc, soprano
Music by Richard Strauss

May 10
Nancy Marriott, soprano
Program TBA

May 17
Foundling Ensemble
Music of 17th-century Spain

May 24
Performer and program TBA

May 31
National Gallery Chamber Orchestra
Vladimir Lande, guest conductor
Music by Shostakovich and other composers

June

June 7
Dan Zhu, violinist
Program TBA

June 14
Performer and program TBA

June 21
Tara Kamangar, pianist
Program TBA

June 28
National Gallery Orchestra
Program TBA

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