Past Concerts

2016–2017 Season

Joseph Haydn: Baryton Trios "fatto per S.A.S. Prencipe Estorhazi"
Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47

The Esterházy Machine

Chamber Music of Johannes Brahms
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 78
Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

A program of works of J. S. Bach, t.b.a., to celebrate the 40th anniversary season of the Smithsonian Chamber Players

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 6

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2

Louis Spohr: Double Quartet in G Minor, Op. 136

The Axelrod String Quartet
PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME OF SUNDAY CONCERT!

Piano Trios of Joseph Haydn

Trio In E-flat Major, Hob. XV:11
Trio in E Minor, Hob. XV:12
Trio in C Minor, Hob. XV:13
Trio in A-flat Major, Hob. XV:14

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz
Johannes Brahms: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

The Axelrod String Quartet

English Consort Music of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Eras

The Smithsonian Consort of Viols

Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge ("The Art of Fugue"), BWV 1080

The Axelrod String Quartet

Krzystof Penderecki: "Leaves of an Unwritten Diary"
Samuel Barber: Adagio from the String Quartet Op. 11
Arnold Schönberg: Quartet No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 7

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

2015–2016 Season

Please note: the location of these concerts has been moved to the Music Hall, National Museum of American History

Schoenberg & Mahler

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Beethoven: "Spring" Sonata, Trio Op. 9, No. 1, and Septet, Op. 20

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Piano Trios of Joseph Haydn

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

 Piano Trios of Joseph Haydn

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Mendelssohn & Schubert

The Axelrod String Quartet
Cancelled due to blizzard

Haydn & Mendelssohn 

The Axelrod String Quartet

Consort Music of John Dowland and William Lawes

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Works of J.S. and CPE Bach 

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Works of J.S. and C.P.E. Bach 

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

2014–2015 Season

English Music from Shakespeare’s Time

 

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Beethoven: Quintet in C Major, Op. 29
Beethoven: Quintet in C Minor, Op. 104

 

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

 Beethoven: The Three Trios of Op. 1

The Castle Trio

Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, (the “Emperor”)
Mozart: Quartet in D Minor, K421/417b
Zemlinsky: Quartet No. 1 in A Major, Op. 4

 

The Axelrod String Quartet

Haydn: Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, (the “Quinten”)
Mozart: Quartet in A Major, K464
Brahms: Sextet in G Major, Op. 36

 

The Axelrod String Quartet

Schubert: Trio in B-flat Major, D 898
Schubert: Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (the “Trout”)

 

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Joseph Haydn and Andreas Lidl: Trios featuring the flute and the baryton

The Esterházy Machine

J.S. BachSonatas in E Major, BWV 1016; and A Major, BWV 1015

CPE BachCPE Bachs Empfindungen, Wq 80

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

 

Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 (the “Sunrise”)
Mozart: Quartet in G Major, K387
Beethoven: Quartetto Serioso in F Minor, Op. 95

 

The Axelrod String Quartet

2012–2013 Season

Ernst von Dohnányi: Serenade, Op. 10

Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1

Henry Purcell: Three Fantazias

Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 71, No. 3

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet in G Major, K387

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3

The Axelrod String Quartet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Piano Quartets

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (original version)

Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. Rudolf Barshai: Chamber Symphony, Op. 73a

Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra

Franz Schubert:

Sonatensatz in B-flat Major, D28

Fantasy in C Major, D934

Trio in B-flat Major, D898 

The Castle Trio

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2

Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13, Ist es wahr?

Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

The Axelrod String Quartet

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 71, No. 1

Samuel Barber: String Quartet, Op. 11

Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12

The Axelrod String Quartet

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas for violin and harpsichord

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Beethoven: Trio in D Major, Op. 9, No. 2

Fauré: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15

Chausson: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 30

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

2011–2012 Season

The Axelrod Quartet III

Marc Destrubé & Marilyn McDonald, violins; James Dunham, viola; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
Johannes Brahms: Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1

Masterworks VII

The Smithsonian Chamber Players:
Mark Fewer, violin; Anca Nicolau, violin & viola; Myron Lutzke, violoncello; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello, harpsichord, harmonium

Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli: Sonatas of 1660

Anton Stepanovic Arensky: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 35

Antonín Dvorak: Bagatelles, Op. 47

Masterworks VI

William Sharp, baritone; Kenneth Slowik, fortepiano

Robert Schumann: Eichendorff Liederkreis, Op. 39; Dichterliebe, Op. 48

Masterworks V

The Smithsonian Chamber Players:
Ian Swensen, violin; Loretta O’Sullivan, violoncello; Kenneth Slowik, fortepiano

Sonatas and trios of Haydn, Mozart, & Beethoven

Masterworks IV

The Smithsonian Chamber Players:

Marc Destrubé, violin; Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba, Kenneth Slowik, harpsichord

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en concerts

The Axelrod Quartet II

Marc Destrubé & Marilyn McDonald, violins; James Dunham, viola; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello,

with The Old City String Quartet

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in F Major, Op. 74, No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in D Major, Op.18, No. 3
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

The Axelrod String Quartet

Masterworks III

Kenneth Slowik, harpsichord

J.S. Bach: The Goldberg Variations

Masterworks II

The Smithsonian Chamber Players: 
Lambert Orkis, fortepiano; Vera Beths and Marilyn McDonald, violins; Douglas McNabney, viola; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello

Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47; Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

The Axelrod Quartet I

Marc Destrubé & Marilyn McDonald, violins; James Dunham, viola; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 74, No. 1
Robert Schumann: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

 

Masterworks I

Mitzi Meyerson & Kenneth Slowik, harpsichords 

Music of Jean-Philippe Rameau, Claude-Bénigne

Balbastre, Jacques Duphly, and Johann Sebastian Bach

2010–2011 Season

Bach Sonatas III: Sonata in A Major for harpsichord and violin, BVW 1015; Sonata in B Minor for harpsichord and violin, BWV 1014; Sonata in F Minor for harpsichord and violin, BWV 1018; Sonata in G Major for harpsichord and violin, BVW 1019

Cherubini: Quintet No. 1 in E Minor
Boccherini: Quintet in C Major, La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid, g324
Boccherini: Quintet in D Major, Fandango, g341

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Haydn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5
Mozart: Quartet in D Major, k499, the Hoffmeister
Smetana: Quartet in E Minor, From My Life

The Axelrod String Quartet

Bach Suites II: Suite in C Major, BWV 1009; Suite in D Minor, BWV 1008; Suite in D Major, BVW 1012

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, No. 1
Bartók: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7
Woldemar Bargiel: Octet in C, Op. 15a

The Axelrod String Quartet

Mozart: Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn & bassoon in E flat major, k452
Beethoven: Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn & bassoon in E flat major, Op. 16

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Brahms: Trio in C Major, Op. 87;
Schönberg/ Steuermann: Verklärte Nacht

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Bach Suites I: Suite in G Major, BWV 1007; Suite in E-flat Major, BWV 1010; Suite in C Minor, BVW 1011

Bach Sonatas II: Sonata in A Major for harpsichord and flute, BVW 1032; Sonata in C Minor for harpsichord and violin, BWV 1017; Sonata in E Major for harpsichord and violin, BWV 1016; Sonata in B Minor for harpsichord and flute, BVW 1030; Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1038

Haydn: Quartet in A Major, Op. 20, No. 6
Beethoven: Quartetto Serioso in F Minor, Op. 95
Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D810, Death and the Maiden

The Axelrod String Quartet

Mozart: Piano Quartets in E-flat Major, K493, and G Minor, K478
Beethoven: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 16

The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Bach Sonatas I: Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027; Sonata in D Major, BWV 1028; Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1029; Concerto in C Major for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1061