Masterworks of Five Centuries

Fall Arts


The 43rd season of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society (SCMS) features masterpieces from the late 16th to the mid-20th Centuries, played on some of the world’s most highly-prized musical instruments. Identical programs are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. at the American History Museum’s Hall of Music. Veteran SCMS musicians are joined in several of the programs by Smithsonian Chamber Music Society Fellows, participants in a new educational initiative for musicians under 30. Concert dates are Oct. 12 and 13, Nov. 16 and 17; Jan. 4 and 5; Feb. 1 and 2; Feb. 22 and 23; Mar. 7 and 8; Mar. 28 and 29; and Apr. 18 and 19. October’s concert is Music for Four Celli with works by Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Friedrich Dotzauer, Friedrich Grützmacher, Aleksandr Vasilyevich Kuznetsov and David Popper. Individual and series tickets are available.