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Release Date: September 5, 2012

The Seventy-first 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 5
National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble
Music by John Cage
In conjunction with the John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
**East Building Auditorium

September 9
National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble
Music by John Cage
In conjunction with the John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC
East Building Atrium

September 23
Osman Kivrak, violist
Teri Lazar, violinist
Paul Kosower, cellist
Stephen Ackert, pianist

Music by J. S. Bach

September 26
Barbora Kolarova, violinist
Andrea Rousova, curator, National Gallery in Prague

Music and art from the Czech new wave
In conjunction with the Mutual Inspirations Festival
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
**East Building Auditorium

September 30
Catholic University of America Orchestra and Chorus
Music by Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov
Preceded by a presentation on Mozart and Prague by Stephen Ackert
Pre-concert talk at 6:00 p.m.

October 7
Mak Grgic, guitarist
Stephen Ackert, organist

Music by Isaac, Kagen, Kohaut, and Weiss
In honor of Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475–1540

October 14
Thomas Mastroianni, pianist
Alessandra Marc, soprano
Ricardo Cyncynates, violinist

Music by Paganini, Liszt, and Verdi
In conjunction with the Celebration of Italian Art, Music, and Film
Preceded by a talk on 19th-century Italian Sculpture and the Risorgimento by David Gariff
Pre-concert talk at 6:00 p.m., *West Building Lecture Hall
Concert at 6:30 p.m., West Garden Court

October 21
I Musici di Roma
Music by Bossi, Rota, and other Italian composers
In conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute/National Gallery of Art Celebration of Italian Art, Music, and Film

October 28
Tanya Vegvari Plescia, pianist
Music by Mozart, Hewitt, and Reinagle
In honor of Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700–1830

November 4
PostClassical Ensemble and George Vatchnadze, pianist
Music by Shostakovich

November 11
Michael Lewin, pianist
Music by Debussy and other composers

November 18
Washington Saxophone Quartet
Music by Paquito D'Rivera and other composers
In honor of Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective

November 25
National Gallery of Art Orchestra
Philippe Entremont, guest conductor and soloist

Music by Brahms, Danielpour, and Mozart

December 2
Reformation Lutheran Church Choir, Washington, DC
Music by Bales, Leavitt, and other composers
Marking the 70th anniversary of the first concert at the National Gallery

December 9
Great Noise Ensemble
Music by Bayolo, Górecki, and Pärt
East Building Atrium

December 12
Joseph Smith, pianist
Music by Chopin, Gershwin, and Korngold
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.
*West Building Lecture Hall

December 16
Empire Brass with Elisabeth von Trapp, soprano
Holiday concert

December 23
Jennifer Lane, soprano
Kenneth Slowik, fortepianist

December 30
National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble
New Year's concert
Music by Lehar, Strauss, and other composers

January 6
Andreas Sønning, flutist, and Ensemble
Music by Kjell Habbestad
**East Building Auditorium
Sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Embassy

January 13
Orava String Quartet
Music by Haydn and Mendelssohn

January 20
Carnegie Mellon University Piano Trio
Music by Schubert and Vali
Preceded by a presentation on the composers and their music
Pre-concert talk at 6:00 p.m., *West Building Lecture Hall
Concert at 6:30 p.m., West Garden Court

January 27
Rachel Barton Pine, violinist
Music by Paganini
In collaboration with the Phillips Collection and in honor of Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels from Delacroix to Signac
Concert begins at the Phillips Collection at 4:00 p.m.
Concert continues at the Gallery at 6:30 p.m., West Garden Court

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