Phillips Music

A Phillips Tradition Since 1941

2019/20 concert season

The Phillips Collection continues to vigilantly monitor the news and information about COVID-19. As a precautionary measure and in adherence with recommendations by the District of Columbia Health Advisory, we have canceled all museum-sponsored public events until further notice. This includes all remaining Sunday Concerts in the 2019/20 season. 

If you have purchased a ticket, please contact [email protected] in order to process your refund. 


October Concerts On sale August 1 at 10 am
November Concerts On sale September 1 at 10 am
December Concerts On sale October 1 at 10 am
January Concerts On sale November 1 at 10 am
February Concerts On sale December 1 at 10 am
March Concerts On sale January 2 at 10 am
April Concerts On sale February 1 at 10 am
May Concerts On sale March 1 at 12 pm


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.