Release Date: August 25, 2014

Seventy-third Concert Season at the National Gallery of Art Introduces Sculpture Garden Concerts, New "Encounter" Performances, the 66th American Music Festival, Concerts in Honor of Exhibitions, and More

Sculpture Garden Concerts

Sundays at noon and 1:00 p.m. in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Made possible by support from Barbara Spangenberg

September 7
U.S. Air Force Strings
Music by Chadwick and Fauré
In honor of Degas/Cassatt

September 14
Ricardo Marlow and Ensemble
Flamenco music and dancers
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

September 21
Seldom Scene
Bluegrass concert

September 28
National Gallery of Art Wind Ensemble
Music by Bach, Beethoven, and Sibelius
In honor of Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In

The Seventy-third Season of Concerts
at the National Gallery of Art
October 2014–May 2015
Sundays in the West Building, West Garden Court (unless otherwise indicated)
Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

October 5
3:30 p.m.
Senegal Saint Joseph Gospel Choir

October 12
6:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art Orchestra
Philippe Entremont, guest conductor
Michel Lethiec, clarinetist
Music by Saint-Saëns and other composers
In honor of Degas's Little Dancer

October 19
3:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art Piano Trio
Music by Brahms and other composers

October 26
6:30 p.m.
Alexander Shonert, violinist
Natalia Shonert, pianist

Music by Czech composers
In collaboration with the Mutual Inspirations Festival

October 31 (Friday)
3:30 p.m.,
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Music by Dvořák and other composers

November 9
6:30 p.m.
Francisco Bernier, guitarist
Spanish Renaissance music
In honor of El Greco in the National Gallery and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration
Sponsored by the Billy Rose Foundation

November 16
3:30 p.m.
NGA New Music Ensemble
Music by Antosca and Oliver
Sponsored in part by the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund

November 23
3:30 p.m.
Kirov Ballet Academy
An encounter with a 19th-century ballet rehearsal
In honor of Degas's Little Dancer

November 23
6:30 p.m.
Ciompi String Quartet
Music by Dvořák, Glass, Griffes, and other composers

November 30
3:30 p.m.
Carolyn Enger, pianist
Music by mid-20th-century American composers
In honor of Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection

December 6 (Saturday)
3:30 p.m.
Empire Brass
Holiday concert

December 13 (Saturday)
3:30 p.m.
Spanish Brass
Holiday concert

December 14
6:30 p.m.
Baltimore Consort
Spanish Renaissance music
In honor of El Greco in the National Gallery and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration

December 20 (Saturday)
3:30 p.m.
Holiday Caroling
Thomas Circle Singers

December 21
3:30 p.m.
Alexandria Kleztet
Klezmer and other Jewish music

December 28
6:30 p.m.
Ensemble Galilei
Music by Marais, O'Coloran, and other composers

January 9 (Friday)
3:30 p.m.
Momenta String Quartet
Music by Brahms and Janáček

January 11
6:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art Orchestra and
Saint Petersburg (Russia) Symphony Orchestra

Vladimir Lande, guest conductor
Music by Mozart, Respighi, and Rimsky-Korsakov

January 18
3:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art Chamber Players

January 25
6:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Players
With lecturers Laura Benedetti and Peter Lukehart
Music by Monteverdi

February 1
3:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art Chamber Players
Music by Italian Renaissance composers
In honor of Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

February 8
6:30 p.m.
Kishna Davis, soprano
Alan Mandel, pianist

Music by Mandel
In honor of African American History Month

February 15
3:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble
Music by Antosca, Plyla, Smooke, and other Washington-area composers
Sponsored in part by the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund

February 22
6:30 p.m.
Marian Anderson String Quartet
Music by African American composers
In honor of African American History Month

March 1
3:30 p.m.
Musica ad Rhenum
Music by J. S. Bach and other composers

Sixty-sixth American Music Festival
Under the guest artistic direction of Roger Reynolds
Sundays, March 8, 15, and 22
Wednesdays, March 11 and 18
Sponsored in part by the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund

March 8
2:00 p.m., West Building Lecture Hall
Panel discussion with Reynolds and other composers

March 8
6:30 p.m.
Jack String Quartet
Music by Ashley, Reynolds, and other composers
First concert of the 66th American Music Festival

March 9 (Monday)
2:00 p.m., West Building Lecture Hall
Panel discussion with performers and composers

March 11 (Wednesday)
12:10 p.m.
Jack String Quartet
Music by Felder, Zorn, and other composers

March 15
3:30 p.m.
Gabriela Diaz, violinist
Eric Huebner, pianist

Music by Copland, Ives, and Ung

March 16 (Monday)
2:00 p.m., West Building Lecture Hall
Panel discussion with performers and composers

March 18 (Wednesday)
12:10 p.m.
Claire Chase, flutist
Gabriela Diaz, violinist

Music by Carter, Oliveros, and other composers

March 18 (Wednesday)
1:00 p.m., West Building Rotunda and Galleries
Mark Dresser Trio
Music by Dresser and other composers

March 22
6:30 p.m.
Third Coast Percussion, with Rachel Beetz, flutist
Music by Applebaum, Crumb, Sorey, and other composers
Final concert of the 66th American Music Festival

March 29
3:30 p.m.
Irina Nuzova, pianist
Music by Dring, Gubaidulina, Larsen, and Clara Schumann
In honor of Women's History Month

April 12
6:30 p.m.
Voices of Canton, Inc. (VOCI)
With the National Gallery of Art Orchestra

Music by Richard Bales
Celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of the composer

April 19
3:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art String Quartet
Music by Ravel, Shostakovich, and other composers

April 26
6:30 p.m.
David Kaplan and Timo Andres, pianists
With the National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble

Music by Brahms, Kaplan, and Schumann

May 3
3:30 pm, West Building Mall Entrance
U.S. Army Concert Band

May 10
6:30 p.m.
Mykola Suk, pianist
Music by Mozart and the Bach family for two pianos four hands
Made possible by The Gottesman Fund in honor of Milton M. Gottesman

May 17
3:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art Chamber Players
With Ana Vidovic, guitarist
In connection with the Month of European Culture

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