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Miriam Grotte
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Deborah Ziska
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Release Date: January 22, 2013

The Seventy-first Season of Concerts at the National Gallery of Art, February – June 2013

Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm, West Building, West Garden Court (unless otherwise indicated), Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Under the direction of Stephen Ackert

Concerts

February

3
National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble
Music by Brahms, Bryan, Carter, and Jeffrey Mumford, composer-in-residence
Sunday, 6:30 pm
East Building Auditorium
Presented in honor of African American History Month

10
National Gallery of Art Chamber Players
With Miranda Cuckson, violinist, and Julia Bruskin, cellist
Peter Wilson, guest conductor

Music by Jeffrey Mumford, composer-in-residence
Presented in honor of African American History Month

17
Avalon String Quartet
With Winston Choi, pianist

Music by Jeffrey Mumford, composer-in-residence
Presented in honor of African American History Month

24
Poulenc Trio
Music by Ellington, Gershwin, and Still
Presented in honor of African American History Month

March

3
Vienna Piano Trio
Music by Beethoven, Haydn, and Saint-Saëns

10
Hermitage Cats: A Musical
Based on the book Anna and the Hermitage Cats by Mary Ann Allin
Music by Chris Brubeck
Sunday, 6:30 pm
East Building Auditorium

17
Inscape Chamber Orchestra
Richard Scerbo, conductor

Music by Debussy, Delage, Hindemith, and Ravel

20
Paul Posnak, pianist
Music by Gershwin and other composers
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
East Building Auditorium

24
Yoshikazu Nagai, pianist
Music by Japanese and other composers
Presented in honor of the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival

27
Edvinas Minkstimas, pianist
With National Gallery of Art and Phillips Collection resident musicians

Music by Beethoven and other composers
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
East Building Auditorium

31
Ars Vocalis
William Rivera, conductor

Music by Puerto Rican and other composers
Sunday, 4:00 pm
West Garden Court

April

3
Crowden School Ensemble
Music by Dvořák and other composers
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
West Garden Court

6
Winners of the 2013 Feder Memorial String Competition
Presented in collaboration with the Washington Performing Arts Society
Saturday, 3:30 pm
West Building Lecture Hall

7
Danielle Deswert Hahn, pianist
With National Gallery of Art and Phillips Collection resident musicians
Music by Beethoven and other composers

10
National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble
Music by Sullivan and other 19th-century English composers
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
West Building Lecture Hall
Presented in honor of Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900

14
National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble
Music by Sullivan and other 19th-century English composers
Presented in honor of Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900

17
Nima Sarkekich, pianist
Music by French composers written between 1815 and 1915
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
West Building Lecture Hall
Presented in honor of Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels from Delacroix to Signac
Sponsored in part by the Embassy of France

21
Mykola Suk, pianist
With National Gallery of Art and Phillips Collection resident musicians

Music by Beethoven

24
Duo Leroy-Moubarak
French music for cello and piano written between 1815 and 1915
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
West Building Lecture Hall
Presented in honor of Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels from Delacroix to Signac
Sponsored in part by the Embassy of France

28
Katherine Chi, pianist
Music by Bach, Beethoven, Mallia, Scriabin, and Vonorov

May

1
Ignacio Prego, harpsichordist
Music by Scarlatti and Spanish composers
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
West Building Lecture Hall
Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States

5
National Gallery of Art Orchestra
Paul Badura Skoda, guest conductor

Music by Mozart
Sponsored by the Gottesman Fund in memory of Milton M. Gottesman

8
Mak Grgić, guitarist
Music by J. S. Bach and Slovenian composers
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
West Building Lecture Hall
Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States

12
Vlach String Quartet
With Helena Sucharova Weiser, pianist

Music by Dvořák and other composers
Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States

15
Robert Berkman, pianolist
Music from ballets performed by the Ballets Russes
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
Location TBD
Presented in honor of Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music
Sponsored in part by the Billy Rose Foundation

19
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Kim Allen Kluge, music director

Music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky
Sunday, 6:30 pm
East Building Atrium
Presented in honor of Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music
Sponsored in part by the Billy Rose Foundation

22
Meri Siirala, soprano, and Danielle Deswert Hahn, pianist
Music by Saariaho, Sibelius, and other Finnish composers
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
West Building, West Garden Court
Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States

26
Gabrilius Alekan, pianist
Music by Lithuanian and other composers
Sunday, 4:00 pm
West Building Lecture Hall
Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States

29
National Gallery of Art Chamber Players
Music by composers from Denmark, Malta, and other European Union countries
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
East Building Auditorium
Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States

June

2
Special concert in honor of Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music
Sponsored in part by the Billy Rose Foundation

9
Duo Hoerr/Sigfridsson
Music for cello and piano by Beethoven, Duport, Mozart, and Webern
Sunday, 6:30 pm
West Garden Court

16
Michael Arnowitt, pianist
Music by Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Satie, and other composers
Presented in honor of Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music
Sponsored in part by the Billy Rose Foundation

23
Carpe Diem String Quartet
Music by Leshnoff and other composers

30
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Music by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky

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