Phillips Music

75th Anniversary Season

welcome to our 75th anniversary season!


Audiences and artists have been coming together at the Phillips well before 1941, when Phillips Music became a series of 30+ concerts. Throughout 2015/2016, we commemorate our 75th season of presenting enthralling performances in the Music Room’s idyllic chamber music environment. Among the highlights—notwithstanding a reenactment of the iconic 1955 US debut of Glenn Gould—we pay special tribute to the outstanding musicians of the US military for their role in keeping Phillips Music continually running during World War II. I hope you’ll join us throughout this remarkable season as we traverse many musical landscapes together.

Caroline Mousset, Director of Music

CONCERT SCHEDULE


Oct 4, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Olivier Cavé Piano


Swiss-Italian pianist Olivier Cavé opens the 2015/2016 75th anniversary season with works by Haydn, Scarlatti, and Albéniz. 

Oct 11, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Sharon Isbin Guitar


Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique, and versatility, Sharon Isbin is one of the finest guitarists in the world.

Oct 18, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Lynn Harrell, cello Victor Asunción, piano


Distinguished American cellist Lynn Harrell makes his Phillips debut with pianist Victor Asunción.

Oct 25, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Jasmin Toccata Project


Jasmin Toccata Project features an encounter between European Baroque and traditional Persian music.

Oct 29, 2015, 6 PM

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THURSDAY CONCERTS

Dennis Russel Davies & Maki Namekawa Two-Piano


Ever since they first played together in 2003, Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa have been touring the world, including performances at Lincoln Center with the US premiere of Philip Glass’s Four Movements for Two Pianos, Ars Electronica festival in Linz (Austria), Morgan Library New York, and the Ruhr Piano Festival (Germany).

Nov 1, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Ji Young Lim, Violin Rohan de Silva, Piano


South Korean violinist Ji Young Lim, first prize laureate of the 2015 International Queen Elisabeth Competition, makes her Washington, DC debut with pianist Rohan de Silva.

Nov 8, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

United States Marine Band Chamber Ensemble 75th Anniversary Celebration Event


The virtuoso musicians of the United States Marine Band present chamber ensembles in a Sunday Concert centered on Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.

Nov 15, 2015, 12:30 PM & 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Carducci Quartet Shostakovich 15: Part 1


Phillips Music presents the Carducci Quartet in a marathon cycle of all 15 Shostakovich string quartets over two consecutive Sundays.

Nov 22, 2015, 12:30 PM & 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Carducci Quartet Shostakovich 15: Part 2


Phillips Music presents the Carducci Quartet in a marathon cycle of all 15 Shostakovich string quartets over two consecutive Sundays.

Nov 29, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Kristian Bezuidenhout Fortepiano


South African fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout makes his Phillips debut with solo music of Mozart and C.P.E. Bach.

Dec 6, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Schumann Quartett


Winner of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation Music Prize for String Quartet award, the Schumann Quartett makes its Phillips debut with a program of Beethoven, Bartók, and Brahms.

Dec 13, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Shai Wosner Piano


Israeli-American pianist Shai Wosner returns to the Phillips with a superbly balanced recital of Chopin, Dvořák, Gershwin, and Schubert.

Dec 20, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Escher Quartet


The final concert of 2015 brings the esteemed Escher Quartet to the Phillips in a program of Janáček, Mendelssohn, and Zemlinsky.

Jan 10, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Stewart Goodyear, Piano 75th Anniversary Celebration Event


The Phillips Collection celebrates the US debut of Glenn Gould. Toronto-born pianist Stewart Goodyear, in his Washington, DC, premiere, presents a reenactment of Gould’s iconic 1955 program.

Jan 17, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Tessa Lark & Timo Andres 75th Anniversary Celebration Event


Composer-pianist Nico Muhly opens his three-concert Phillips curation with violinist Tessa Lark and pianist Timo Andres.

Jan 24, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Nadia Sirota, Viola 75th Anniversary Celebration Event


“A one-woman contemporary classical commissioning machine” (Pitchfork), violist Nadia Sirota performs the second concert of Nico Muhly's curatorship. 

Jan 31, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Arditti Quartet 75th Anniversary Celebration Event


World-renowned for its championing of new music, the formidable Arditti Quartet—selected by guest curator Nico Muhly—makes its Phillips debut performance with an all-French program.

Feb 7, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Sandrine Piau, Soprano Susan Manoff, Piano


A celebrated figure in the world of Baroque music, leading French soprano Sandrine Piau makes her Phillips Collection debut with works by Britten, Chausson, Debussy, Poulenc, Strauss, and Wolf with pianist Susan Manoff.

Feb 14, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Várjon-Baráti-Várdai Piano Trio


The Phillips Collection introduces the Várjon-Baráti-Várdai Trio in their Washington, DC, premiere.

Feb 21, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Bella Hristova, violin Gloria Chien, piano


Acclaimed for her passionate, powerful performances, Bella Hristova is “a player of impressive power and control” (The Washington Post). She makes her Phillips debut with pianist Gloria Chien.

Feb 28, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Steven Osborne Piano


One of Britain’s prevailing pianists, Steven Osborne is renowned for his fresh approach to a wide variety of repertoire both old and new.

Mar 6, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Jordi Savall Viol


With a busy schedule of over 140 concerts a year, Jordi Savall is one of the most important champions of early music in the world today.

Mar 13, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Christopher Park Piano


Pianist Christopher Park makes his US debut at the Phillips with a stellar concert of pianistic treasures.

Mar 17, 2016, 6 PM & 7:15 PM

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THURSDAY CONCERTS

Steve Antosca Ensemble


Washingtonian composer Steve Antosca presents a delicate balance..., a two-movement composition exploring the delicate expressions and sounds produced from a small ensemble with voice and computer processing.

Mar 20, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Sanbox Percussion/Amphion Quartet


Sandbox Percussion and Amphion Quartet join forces at the Phillips to feature Andy Akiho’s LIgNEouS for marimba and string quartet, and the east coast premiere of a new multi-movement percussion quartet by David Crowell.

Mar 27, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Richard Goode Piano


Richard Goode is among the most respected artists of the last 50 years. Goode performs a transcendent all-Bach solo program, including the sixth French suite, the complete sinfonias, the second partita, and the Italian Concerto.

Mar 31, 2016, 6:30 PM

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THURSDAY CONCERTS

Sayaka Shoji, Violin Ryo Yanagitani, piano


The Phillips presents violinist and Deutsche Grammophon artist Sayaka Shoji, first-prize winner of the 1999 Paganini Competition. She exhibits
her dramatic prowess with pianist and S&R Artist-in-Residence Ryo Yanagitani.

Apr 3, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Valentin Uryupin & Stanislav Khristenko Clarinet & Piano


Praised in the media around the globe, Ukrainian-born Stanislav Khristenko is one of America’s most eminent young artists. He joins Russia’s most internationally acclaimed clarinetist and accomplished conductor, Valentin Uryupin, who makes his US debut.

Apr 10, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Ingolf Wunder Piano


Deutsche Grammophon artist Ingolf Wunder presents a titanic Phillips program, including Schubert’s last Sonata in B-flat Major D. 960, Chopin’s metaphysical Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61, and Liszt’s brilliant  Hexaméron variations.

Apr 14, 2016, 6:30 PM

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Leading International Composers

Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Iceland Leading International Composers


This season, Phillips Music broadens its scope to create Leading International Composers. Anna Thorvaldsdottir is a composer who frequently works with large sonic structures that tend to reveal the presence of a vast variety of sustained sound materials.

Apr 17, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Paul Huang, Violin Jessica Xylina Osborne, piano


Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang won the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant. With pianist Jessica Xylina Osborne, Huang performs works by Vitali, Stravinsky, Pärt, and Franck.

Apr 24, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Lawrence Power & Simon Crawford-Phillips Viola & Piano


Lawrence Power is one of the most prestigious violists performing today and has been shortlisted for the 2015 Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award. Simon Crawford-Phillips is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and teaches at the Royal Academy and the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama. 

May 1, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Jennifer Koh, Ursula Oppens, Frederic Rzewski 75th Anniversary Commission


Continuing the vital practice of commissioning music from today’s composers, and in celebration of the anniversary seasons of both institutions, The Phillips Collection and the Library of Congress have joined forces and commissioned new works for violin and piano from prominent composer Frederic Rzewski. Jennifer Koh and Ursula Oppens perform. 

May 8, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Metropolis Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Music Experience


The Grammy-nominated Metropolis Ensemble, led by conductor Andrew Cyr, “a prominent influence in the world of newly emerging music” (The Washington Post), presents its groundbreaking site-specific project Brownstone. Recent Rome Prize winner for composition Paula Matthusen introduces a world-premiere designed for The Phillips Collection. 
 

May 15, 2016, 4 PM

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Sunday Concert

United States Navy Band  Sea Chanters Chorus & Quarterdeck Consort


Continuing its long history of presenting military music ensembles, Phillips Music proudly presents the US Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus and Quarterdeck Consort

May 22, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

JACK Quartet multimedia performance


The JACK Quartet performs a new rendering of Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds’s multimedia work-in-progress, FLiGHT I: Imagining (2012-2016).

May 29, 2016, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

The Phillips Camerata 75th Anniversary Celebration Event


The grand finale performance of the 75th season comes full circle to follow the first performance of the inaugural series in 1941. Led by conductor Yaniv Dinur, The Phillips Camerata presents Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto and works by Chopin and Mendelssohn.

Phillips MUSIC 75th anniversary


Watch the 75th Anniversary video

Since 1941, The Phillips Collection has presented an exceptional program of classical, modern, and contemporary music in the museum’s intimate Music Room. In 2015/2016, the Phillips celebrates 75 years of Sunday Concerts with an unprecedented season rich in innovation, collaboration, and participation.
 

Phillips Camerata