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Welcome to the 2014/2015 concert season


Welcome to the 2014/2015 season of Music at the Phillips. During the last season we welcomed 40 artists for their US or Washington, DC, debuts and gave the premieres of 14 new works by both established and promising young composers. Throughout the coming season we will introduce over 50 artists to Washington audiences and anticipate 4,000 people to attend our concerts—an extraordinary success story for a venue of our size and a striking endorsement of the music we present. Our commitment to upholding the Phillips’s traditions is at the heart of everything we do, as is our determination to construct a season that guarantees great performances and innovative, imaginative programs. I look forward to sharing many concert experiences with you this season.

Caroline Mousset, Director of Sunday Concerts

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CONCERT SCHEDULE


Jan 4, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Abigail Mitchell Soprano


Prize-winner of the 2013 Washington International Competition, American soprano Abigail Mitchell performs vocal works by Debussy, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Richard Strauss. She is joined by pianist Casey Robards.

Jan 11, 2015, 4 PM

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Timo Andres Piano


American composer/pianist Timo Andres draws as much praise for the sparkling ingenuity of his compositions as he does his musicality at the keyboard. He performs works by Philip Glass, Franz Schubert, and his own solo piano work At the River

Jan 18, 2015, 4 PM

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Kristóf Baráti  Violin


Decorated in 2014 with the Kossuth Prize, the highest cultural award in his native Hungary, violinist Kristóf Baráti has garnered international acclaim for his skilled and intelligent readings of Bach’s entire solo violin oeuvre. He performs solo sonatas by Eugène Ysaÿe and Béla Bartók, and the Partita No. 2 in D minor by Bach.

Jan 25, 2015, 4 PM

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Alexandre Tharaud Piano


A distinguished interpreter of the music of Bach, Chopin, Rameau, and Ravel, French pianist Alexandre Tharaud is well-known for his adventurous programming. An active recording artist and recitalist, he presents works by Couperin, Mozart, Schubert,and Beethoven.

Feb 1, 2015, 4 PM

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Raphael Trio Piano Trio


The Raphael Trio celebrates a landmark 40th anniversary of performing together with a special program at the Phillips. 

Feb 8, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov Violin and Piano


A supreme musical partnership that has forged celebrated solo careers, violinist Isabelle Faust and returning pianist Alexander Melnikov share a unique musical kinship that shines through in their playing. In their first appearance as a duo at The Phillips Collection, Faust and Melnikov perform works by Franck, Dvořák, Enescu, and Tchaikovsky.

Feb 12, 2015, 6:30 pm

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LEADING EUROPEAN COMPOSERS

Peteris Vasks Leading European Composers


Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks (b. 1946 Aizpute) has been recognized as a unique voice in new music today. He has chosen the RIX Piano Quartet and violist Ilze Klava to present a program of his chamber music.

Feb 15, 2015, 4 PM

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Jack Quartet


An unparalleled force in new music today, JACK Quartet is a robust ensemble that can turn their hands to any repertoire. They have distinguished themselves as the international gold standard in quartet playing. JACK Quartet performs the first stage of composer Roger Reynolds’s FLIGHT, a major new multimedia project.

Feb 22, 2015, 4 PM

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Douglas Detrick's AnyWhen Ensemble Chamber-Jazz Quintet


Still in his 20s, trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Douglas Detrick formed his chamber-jazz quintet the AnyWhen Ensemble to perform his genre-defying music. They make their Washington, DC, debut performing Detrick’s 10 movement work, The Bright and Rushing World.

Mar 1, 2015, 4 PM

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Sitkovetsky Trio Piano Trio


Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, pianist Wu Qian, and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich met as young students at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK. A love of chamber music united the three, and since 2007 they have embarked on a career that has seen them perform at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Wigmore Hall in London. 

Mar 8, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Alina Ibragimova Solo Violin


The fiercely individual Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova astonished the classical music world with her radical interpretations of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas, recorded when she was just 23. She presents stunning accounts of Bach in her Washington, DC, debut

Mar 12, 2015, 6 pm

Pedro Carboné and Antonio Muñoz Molina Iberian Mystics:The Confluence of Faiths


In collaboration with the PostClassical Ensemble’s Iberian Mystics: The Confluence of Faiths Festival, March 10–12, 2015, the Phillips presents Spanish pianist Pedro Carboné and author Antonio Muñoz Molina in a thought-provoking program, Spain, Flamenco, and the Piano.

Mar 15, 2015, 4 PM

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Nelson Goerner Piano


Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner's captivating lyricism has been heard in recitals across the world and he is a regular chamber performer with the likes of the Takács Quartet, Janine Jansen, and Martha Argerich. He presents works by Bach, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.

Mar 22, 2015, 4 PM

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Jose Franch-Ballester and Michael Brown Clarinet and Piano


The exceptional Spanish virtuoso clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester makes his Washington, DC, debut with returning Sunday Concerts performer pianist Michael Brown. They present works by Debussy, Brahms, Poulenc, and Bernstein.

Mar 29, 2015, 4 PM

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Marc Coppey and Ran Dank Cello and Piano


French cellist Marc Coppey distinguished himself at age 18 by winning the much-respected Leipzig International Bach Competition. For his Washington, DC, debut Coppey is joined by pianist Ran Dank in a program of works by Beethoven, Debussy, Bartók, and Franck.

Apr 12, 2015, 4 PM

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Choral Arts Chamber Chorus 50th Anniversary Concert


Under the Artist Direction of Scott Tucker, Choral Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special program at The Phillips Collection.

Apr 19, 2015, 4 PM

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New Orford String Quartet


Named after the illustrious Orford String Quartet who toured the world for 40 years, the New Orford String Quartet carries the same artistic excellence and integrity into today’s concert circuit. They perform quartets by Haydn and Beethoven, as well as a new String Quartet by Canadian composer Tim Brady.

Apr 26, 2015, 4 PM

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Zhang Zuo Piano


An imaginative and electrifying performer, Chinese pianist Zhang Zuo makes her Washington, DC, debut at the Phillips performing Bach’s Partita No. 5 in G Major, the characterful Carnival Scenes from Vienna by Schumann, and La Valse by Ravel.

May 3, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

The Cambini-Paris Quartet


A period instrument quartet known for their exploration of rare and forgotten scores, the Cambini-Paris Quartet presents the music of Hyacinthe Jadin, Félicien David, two 19th-century French composers who remain virtually unknown outside of France.

May 10, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Kristin Lee and Michael Mizrahi Violin and Piano


An active performer and music curator, Korean-American violinist Kristin Lee makes her Phillips debut with works by Webern, Ravel, and Beethoven, and Copland. She is joined by pianist Michael Mizrahi.

May 17, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Nicolas Altstaedt and José Gallardo Cello and Piano


German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt is a versatile musician whose penetrating insights into new music led him to give the German premiere of Nico Muhly’s Cello Concerto in February 2014. He is joined by Argentinian pianist José Gallardo.

May 24, 2015, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Alexander Schimpf Piano


Well known for his intelligent programming and ability to find uniting strands between contrasting repertoire, pianist Alexander Schimpf makes his Washington, DC, debut with works by Brahms, Scriabin, and Beethoven. 

May 31, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

The Phillips Camerata Closing Concert of the 2014/2015 Season 


The Phillips Camerata concludes the 2014/2015 season performing works infused with the artistic synergies between mathematics and art.

The Phillips Camerata