Phillips Music

Support the Phillips

A Washington tradition

For more than 75 years, Phillips Music has been a highlight of Washington’s cultural life, presenting exceptional young musicians alongside an international roster of recognized performers in the intimate, art-filled setting of the museum’s Music Room. Sunday Concerts offer imaginative programming of the classics, while the Leading International Composers series guarantees continued vitality and vibrancy with the best of new music.

Ticket income alone does not cover the cost of a season, and Phillips Music relies on the generosity of our valued supporters to ensure the success of our concerts.

We invite you to make a gift in support of Phillips Music:

underwrite a concert

The Phillips Collection attracts world-renowned artists to our Sunday Concerts. Bringing these musicians to Washington, DC, comprises the bulk of Phillips Music’s budget, covering performance fees, travel costs, hotel stays, and other related expenses. Select a concert or more from our expertly curated season to support and be recognized as a concert underwriter for that performance and be acknowledged as a Season Sponsor in Phillips Music materials for the full season. Options for underwriting a concert begin at $10,000 and are fully tax deductible. (Enjoy the full benefits of becoming a Season Sponsor by adding the $1,520 non-tax deductible value to your gift.)


Consider joining the Phillips Chamber Society by adding a $2,500 gift to your Dual/Family or higher level of membership. ($980 tax-deductible) Benefits include:

  • Two guaranteed tickets to all Sunday Concerts and Leading International Composers performances
  • Priority access to seating
  • Advance e-mail notification of concert programming
  • Acknowledgment in concert programs
  • An exclusive CD of highlights from the season’s concerts

make an endowment gift

A current or legacy gift to endow Phillips Music allows the Phillips to expand its impact, engage diverse communities, build creative conversations with partners around the globe, and interact with a broader community of artists. As we look towards The Phillips Collection’s centennial and Phillips Music’s 80th anniversary season in 2021, this mission is more important than ever, and your 100% tax-deductible contribution to the Music Endowment will allow us to realize our fullest ambitions both inside and outside our walls.

For more information about supporting Phillips Music, contact:

     Development Department
     [email protected]
     202.387.2151 x250