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Release Date: August 28, 2009

The 68th Season of Concerts at the National Gallery of Art
September–December 2009

Washington, DC—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

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

September 18
National Gallery Brass Quintet
Hispanic music in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits from Imperial Spain
Friday, 5:30–7:15 p.m.
Sculpture Garden

September 25
Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Hispanic music in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits from Imperial Spain
Friday, 5:30–7:15 p.m.
Sculpture Garden

September 27
Poulenc Trio
With Hyunah Yu, soprano
Music by Duparc, Fauré, and other French composers
Presented in honor of The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850–1900

October 4
Arco Voce
With Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano
Italian Renaissance music
Presented in honor of An Antiquity of Imagination: Tullio Lombardo and Venetian High Renaissance Sculpture

October 7
National Gallery Wind Quintet
Music by Debussy, Taffanel, and other composers
Presented in honor of The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850–1900
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
*West Building Lecture Hall

October 11
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Norman Scribner, artistic director
Douglas Riva, pianist

Music by Granados and other Spanish composers
Presented in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits from Imperial Spain

October 14
Chiara String Quartet
Quartets by Debussy, Prokofiev, and Webern
Presented in honor of The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850–1900
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
*West Building Lecture Hall

October 18
National Gallery Piano Trio
Trios by Franck, Jongen, and other Belgian composers
Presented in honor of The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850–1900

October 21
Carmina
Music from the Golden Age of the Netherlands
Presented in honor of Judith Leyster, 1609–1660
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
*West Building Lecture Hall

October 25
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Jakob Lindberg, lutenist

“Orpheus in England”
Music by Dowland and Purcell

October 28
Masques
Music by Couperin and Rameau
Presented in honor of Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500–1800
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
*West Building Lecture Hall


November 1
Till Fellner, pianist
Beethoven: Sonatas nos. 4, 15, 24, 25, and 27
Fourth of seven concerts in Fellner’s Beethoven Sonata Cycle

November 4
Pro Musica Rara
Music by Marais, Rameau, and Telemann
Presented in honor of Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500–1800
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
*West Building Lecture Hall

November 8
Yakov Kasman, pianist
Music by Prokofiev, Schumann, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky

November 11
Zephyrus Ensemble
Music by Couperin, Rebel, and Rameau
Presented in honor of Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500–1800
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
*West Building Lecture Hall

November 15
National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble
Music by Gevaert, Janequin, Rameau, Sermisy, Tessier, and other French composers
Presented in honor of Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500–1800

November 18
Thomas Mastroianni, pianist
Stephen Ackert, narrator

“A Suite bergamasque in Art and Music”
Music by Debussy
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
*West Building Lecture Hall

November 22
Richard Stoltzman, clarinetist
Yehudi Wyner, pianist

Music by Carter, Reich, and Wyner
First concert in the 64th American Music Festival
Presented in honor of The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works
**East Building Auditorium

November 25
Ensō String Quartet
Music by Reich and Jalbert
Second concert in the 64th American Music Festival
Presented in honor of The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
**East Building Auditorium

November 29
National Gallery Orchestra
Music by Aikman, Corigliano, and Lerdahl
Third concert in the 64th American Music Festival
Presented in honor of The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works
**East Building Auditorium and Atrium

December 2
Joel Fan, pianist
Music by Carter, Bolcom, Gandolfi, and Kirchner
Final concert of the 64th American Music Festival
Presented in honor of The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
**East Building Auditorium

December 6
Jens Elvekjaer, pianist
Music by Schumann, Sørensen, and Ravel

December 12
Caroling in the Rotunda
Saturday at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

December 13
Caroling in the Rotunda
Sunday at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Concert at 6:30 p.m.
Tine Thing Helseth, trumpeter
Steffen Horn, pianist

Music by Falla, Grieg, and other composers
Presented in conjunction with the Norwegian Christmas Festival at Union Station

December 19
Caroling in the Rotunda
Saturday at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

December 20
Caroling in the Rotunda
Sunday at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Concert at 6:30 p.m.
National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble
Christmas concert

December 27
Sharon Isbin, guitarist
Music by Albéniz, Granados, Tarregá, and other composers

Concerts continue through May 2010.

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