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


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 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 19, 2016

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BENEFIT CONCERT

Emanuel Ax, Piano Benefit Concert


Emanuel Ax is among the most highly regarded pianists in the world. He gave his American debut at The Phillips Collection in 1967. For the 75th season, Ax presents, among others, Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata and works by C. P. E. Bach.

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