Phillips Music

A Phillips Tradition Since 1941

2018/2019 concert season


We are thrilled to announce our 78th concert season and unveil the 2018/2019 Phillips Music concerts. The visceral thrill of live music that our audiences experience is quite extraordinary. Musicians relish the atmosphere in our Music Room—they appreciate its intimacy, the surrounding artworks, and the ease of communicating with those present. We have found nothing more rewarding and are very grateful to each of you who come to our concerts. The Phillips Music team is eager for you to join us this season as we return to a refreshed Music Room. Following one year of renovation, we can now enjoy improved acoustics, new artwork (now including sculpture), an impressively quiet HVAC system, and. . . seat cushions! 

CONCERT SCHEDULE


Concert sold out? Standby tickets may become available (credit card only) near the House entrance to the Music Room starting at 3:30 pm.


Feb 24, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Ana Vidović Guitar


Guitarist Ana Vidović makes her Phillips debut with works by J.S. Bach, Mario Giuliani, Francisco Tárrega, Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Domenico Scarlatti, and Astor Piazzolla.

Feb 28, 2019, 6 PM

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Concert

University of Maryland Faculty and Student Concert


Faculty and Students from the University of Maryland’s School of Music will perform vocal duets by the Romantics, from Schubert to Schumann, and piano works by Debussy and his contemporaries.

Mar 3, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Chiaroscuro Quartet and Kristian Bezuidenhout String Quartet and Fortepiano


The Chiaroscuro Quartet and fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout make their DC debut with works by Schubert and Mozart.

Mar 10, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Boreal Trio clarinet, viola, piano


The Boreal Trio will make their Phillips debut with works by Max Christian Friedrich Bruch, Jean Françaix, and Mozart, among others. 

Mar 17, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Pavel Haas Quartet String Quartet


The Pavel Haas Quartet make their Phillips debut with works by Martinů, Smetana, and Dvořák.

Mar 24, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Andreas Staier Fortepiano


Fortepianist Andreas Staier makes his Phillips debut with works by C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, and Mozart.

Mar 28, 2019, 6 pm

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LEADING INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS

Leading International Composers: Tania León with University of Maryland faculty and students


Faculty and students of the University of Maryland will perform music from the Cuban-born composer Tania León. 

Mar 31, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Carolin Widmann and Gloria Chien Violin and Piano


Violinist Carolin Widmann and pianist Gloria Chien make their DC Debut with works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Jörg Widmann.

Apr 7, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Castalian Quartet String Quartet


The Castalian Quartet makes their US debut with works by Haydn, Britten, and Schubert.

Apr 14, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Daniel Hope and Vanessa Perez Violin and Piano


Violinist Daniel Hope and Pianist Vanessa Perez make their Phillips debut with works by Enescu, Bach, Mendelssohn, Bartók, Ravel, and Walton.

Apr 28, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Quatuor Danel String Quartet


Quatuor Danel returns to the Phillips to play Weinberg's String Quartets No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3

May 5, 2019, 1 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Quatuor Danel String Quartet


Quatuor Danel return to the Phillips with Weinberg's String Quartets No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6.

May 5, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Quatuor Danel String Quartet


Quatuor Danel returns to the Phillips with Weinberg's String Quartets No. 7, No. 8, No. 9, and No. 10.

May 12, 2019, 1 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Quatuor Danel String Quartet


Quatuor Danel return to the Phillips to perform Weinberg's String Quartets No. 11, No. 12, and No. 13.

May 12, 2019, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Quatuor Danel String Quartet


Quatuor Danel returns to the Phillips with Weinberg's String Quartets No. 14,  No. 15,  No. 16, and No. 17.

 

quartet for the end of time


Watch Quartet for the End of Time

A music documentary about Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent masterpiece, that he composed in a World War II prison camp, and debuted there on January 15, 1941. This film was completed on the 75th Anniversary of that historic premiere, and features “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band Ensemble performing in rehearsal and at The Phillips Collection. Created by H. Paul Moon.

The art of piano restoration


Watch Sitka: A Piano Documentary

Some of the world's leading pianists have played The Phillips Collection's Steinway Concert D 542016, but they started hearing something wrong with it: the soundboard. This half-hour documentary—named for the spruce wood that replaced the soundboard—tells the story of tearing the piano apart and bringing it back to life. Along the way, we learn how a piano works and witness the consummate art of restoration by PianoCraft. Rising international star Olivier Cavé puts it to the test in this cinematic music documentary by filmmaker H. Paul Moon.