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Release Date: September 2, 2011

The Seventieth Season of Concerts at the National Gallery of Art

Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm in the West Building, West Garden Court unless otherwise indicated. Please enter at 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

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

September 18
Rome Trio
Music by Dvořák and Suk
Sponsored by the Embassy of the Czech Republic
Preceded by a presentation on Dvořák and art by Stephen Ackert
Preconcert presentation at 6:00 pm
Concert at 6:30 pm

September 25
Ole Hass, tenor
Kate Vetter Cain, soprano
Harmonious Blacksmith

Italian arias and duets from Monteverdi to Haydn
Presented in honor of Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection: 1525–1835

October 2
National Gallery of Art String Quartet
Music by Beethoven
Fourth in a series of the complete Beethoven string quartets

October 9
National Gallery of Art Orchestra and St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Music by Bernstein, Glinka, and Mussorgsky
East Building Atrium

October 16
From the Top with Christopher O'Riley
Presented in collaboration with the Washington Performing Arts Society
Sponsored in part by the Richard B. and Sarah J. Marsten Charitable Remainder Unitrust
The 2011–2012 national tour of From the Top is sponsored in part by U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.
**East Building Auditorium

October 23
Hanson-Kong Piano Duo
Music by Franz Liszt
Sponsored by the Richard B. and Sarah J. Marsten Charitable Remainder Unitrust

October 30
Genova and Dimitrov Piano Duo
Music by Franz Liszt and other composers
Sponsored by the Richard B. and Sarah J. Marsten Charitable Remainder Unitrust

November 2
Monadnock Music Trio
Music by Bogdanovic, Garner, Lindroth, Norman, and Simpson
Presented in honor of The Gothic Spirit of John Taylor Arms
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
*West Building Lecture Hall

November 6
Talich String Quartet
Music by Beethoven
Fifth in a series of the complete Beethoven string quartets

November 9
National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble
Music by Antosca, Karre, and other composers
Presented in honor of Warhol: Headlines
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
**East Building Auditorium

November 12
Dean & Britta
13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
Saturday, 4:00 pm
Presented in honor of Warhol:Headlines
**East Building Auditorium

November 13
Alexander Markov, violinist
Heike Doerr, pianist

Music by Bach, Gershwin, Mozart, Paganini, and Tartini

November 16
Alexandre Dossin, pianist
Stephen Ackert, organist

Music by Franz Liszt
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
West Garden Court

November 20
National Gallery of Art Orchestra
Markand Thakar, guest conductor
Charles Wetherbee, violinist, and Victoria Chiang, violist
Music by Barber, Bernstein, Ives, and Leshnoff

November 23
Verdehr Trio
Music by Daughtery, Hovhaness, Menotti, Rorem, and Winkler
Presented in honor of Warhol: Headlines
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
*West Building Lecture Hall

November 27
Steven Spooner, pianist
Music by Franz Liszt and Fairouz
Sponsored by the Richard B. and Sarah J. Marsten Charitable Remainder Unitrust

December 4
Pacifica String Quartet
Music by Beethoven
Sixth and final concert in a series of the complete Beethoven string quartets

December 7
Thomas Hrynkiw, pianist
Music by Vytrytski, Revutski, Kevich, and other Ukrainian composers
Wednesday, 12:10 pm
**East Building Auditorium

December 10
Caroling in the Rotunda
The Mandoleers
Saturday, 1:30 and 2:30 pm

December 11
Caroling in the Rotunda
Alexandria Choral Society
Sunday, 1:30 and 2:30 pm

December 11
The Rose Ensemble
Early Mediterranean Jewish Music
Preceded by a lecture on Sephardic music by Jerome Barry
Lecture at 6:00 pm
Concert at 6:30 pm

December 16
Menahem Pressler, pianist
Music by Beethoven
Friday, 12:10 pm
**East Building Auditorium

December 17
Caroling in the Rotunda
Annapolis Area Christian Schools
Saturday, 1:30 and 2:30 pm

December 18
Caroling in the Rotunda
Central Bucks High School-West Chamber Choir
Sunday, 1:30 and 2:30 pm

December 18
Thomas Mark Fallon, countertenor
A Countertenor Christmas

December 25
No Concert

January 1
No Concert

January 8
Jean Louis Steuerman, pianist
Music by J.S. Bach, Chopin, Ripper, and Villa-Lobos
Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Brazil

January 15
Americantiga
Ricardo Bernardes, director
With the NGA Chamber Players
18th-century Brazilian and Portuguese music
Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Brazil

January 22
Quarteto Vivace Brasil
Music by Villa-Lobos and other Brazilian composers
Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Brazil

January 28-29
The Singers Companye, Men in Blaque, and Paul Jacobs, organist
A festival of music that was current in France in the 1870s
Presented in honor of the reopening of the Impressionist Galleries
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00–4:00 pm
West Building, East Garden Court

January 29
National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble
Music by Fauré and other French composers
Presented in honor of the reopening of the Impressionist Galleries

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