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Release Date: February 7, 2011

The Sixty-ninth Season of Concerts at the National Gallery of Art: February-June 2011

Washington, DC—Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the West Building, West Garden Court unless otherwise indicated. Please enter at 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Concerts are free of charge with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

* denotes concerts in the West Building Lecture Hall or West Building Rotunda
** denotes concerts in the East Building Auditorium

February 2
National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble
Gregorian chant and music by Italian composers
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.

February 6
Ariel String Quartet
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

February 9
Janice Martin, violinist
Michael Ricchiuti, pianist
John Wohlstetter, guest lecturer

Music by George Gershwin
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
*West Building Lecture Hall
Sponsored by the Billy Rose Foundation

February 13
Marcus Thompson, violist
Judith Gordon, pianist

Music by J. S. Bach, Enescu, Lee, and Schumann
Presented in honor of African American History Month

February 16
William Chapman Nyaho, pianist
Music of the African Diaspora
Presented in honor of African American History Month
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
**East Building Auditorium

February 20
The Vivaldi Project
Music by Vivaldi and other composers
Presented in honor of Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals

February 23
Sara Stern, flutist
Lisa Emenheiser, pianist

Music by Jongen, Lieberman, and Schoenfield
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
**East Building Auditorium

February 27
Red Priest
Music by Vivaldi and other composers
Presented in honor of Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals

March 2
Wilhem Latchoumia, pianist
Music by Debussy, Hahn, and Villa-Lobos
Presented in honor of Gauguin: Maker of Myth and in collaboration with the Embassy of France
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
**East Building Auditorium

March 6
Leipzig String Quartet
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

March 13
National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble and Chatham Baroque
Music by Vivaldi and other composers
Presented in honor of Venice: Canaletto and his Rivals

March 16
National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble
Music by Antosca, Shatin, and other composers
Presented in honor of the 70th anniversary of the National Gallery of Art
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
*West Building Rotunda

March 17
National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble
(repeat of March 16 concert)
Thursday, 12:10 p.m.
*West Building Rotunda

March 20
François Chaplin, pianist
Music by Debussy
Presented in honor of Gauguin: Maker of Myth

March 23
Tanya Anisimova, cellist
Lydia Frumkin, pianist

Music by Anisimova and Schubert
Presented in honor of Women’s History Month
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
**East Building Auditorium

March 27
Women and Children of the Washington Performing Arts Society Gospel Choirs
Gospel music
Presented in honor of Women’s History Month

April 3
Inscape Chamber Music Project
Music by Olivier Messiaen
Presented in honor of the 70th anniversary of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time and the 70th anniversary of the National Gallery of Art

April 10
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Music by Vivaldi and other composers
Presented in honor of Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals

April 17
Georgia Chamber Singers and Men in Blaque
James Dunaway, conductor

Music by Frank Martin

April 24
No Concert

April 28
Christian Tetzlaff and Antje Weithaas, violinists
Music by Bartók and other composers
Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Embassy Series
Thursday, 12:10 p.m.
**East Building Auditorium

May 1
Thomas Pandolfi, pianist
Music by Chopin, Liszt, and Schumann

May 8
National Gallery of Art Resident Ensembles
Music by J.S. Bach and Mozart
Sponsored by the Gottesman Fund in memory of Milton M. Gottesman

May 15
Award Winners from the Feder Memorial String Competition of the Washington Performing Arts Society
Presented in collaboration with the Washington Performing Arts Society
**East Building Auditorium
Sponsored by The Richard B. and Sarah J. Marsten Charitable Remainder Unitrust

May 22
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Kim Allen Kluge, music director

Music by Gustav Mahler
West Garden Court

May 29
No Concert

June 5
Joel Fan, pianist
Music by Beethoven, Schönberg, and Scriabin

June 12
Texas Children’s Choir
Thomas Hardaway, director
Anne-Marieke Evers, soprano

Seventeenth-century music from The Netherlands
Presented in honor of Gabriel Metsu, 1629–1667
Sponsored by The Richard B. and Sarah J. Marsten Charitable Remainder Unitrust

General Information

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