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Place de Lices, Saint Tropez, Opus 242 by Paul Signac

Sep 27, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

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Exhibition

Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities Painting, Poetry, Music


With more than 70 paintings and works on paper this exhibition demonstrates how the Neo-Impressionists employed stylization and a deliberate orchestration of color to create landscapes and figures that went far beyond observed nature.

Charles Angrand, The Seine at Dawn, 1889

Oct 23, 2014, 6:30 pm

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Guided Gallery Contemplation

Slow Moving and Mindful Viewing Guided Gallery Meditation


The debut of a series of contemplative in-gallery experiences to encourage slow looking, mindful art viewing, and personal connections to Phillips artworks. 

Oct 26, 2014, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Adam Laloum Piano


Making his US debut as an ambassador of the FUSION partnership between the French Embassy in Washington, DC, SAFRAN, and Radio France-France Musique, the Phillips presents French pianist Adam Laloum.

2014 International Forum

Oct 27, 2014, 10 am - 5 pm

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Special Event

Leading Edge Ideas Inside the 21st-Century Museum


The Phillips Collection invites you to a day of discussions about new ways to support the arts, the impact of arts on well-being, and how art can be a connector in a globalized world.

Dinh Q. Lê

Oct 30, 2014, 6:30 pm

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Conversations with Artists

Conversations with Artists Dinh Q. Lê 


Join the Phillips in conversation with conceptual artist Dinh Q. Lê, who uses documentary video, animation, and photography to explore the history and people of his native Vietnam, usually set against impressions and representations from the United States.

Nov 2, 2014, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Sumi Hwang and Jonas Vitaud Soprano and Piano


Winner of the 2014 International Queen Elisabeth Competition, Korean-born soprano Sumi Hwang makes her US debut at the Phillips performing vocal works by Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Berg. She is joined by pianist Jonas Vitaud.

Theo van Rysselberghe, Canal in Flanders (Gloomy Weather), 1894

Nov 6, 2014, 5–8:30 PM

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Phillips after 5

Paris/Brussels Remix Phillips after 5


Get inspired by the Neo-Impressionist exchange of ideas between Paris and Brussels. 

Nov 16, 2014, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Leon McCawley Piano


A regular performer at the BBC proms, Leon McCawley has recently performed a series of recitals with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. A pianist praised for his clarity, sonority, and depth of musical thought, McCawley performs works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and two works from Liszt's Années de pèlerinage

CityDance Conservatory Dancers Emily Haughton & Bridger Barksdale

Nov 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

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Performance

Dance and the Dream of Realities CityDance Performance


Drawing upon themes from Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities, CityDance School and Conservatory Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler presents an evening of dance featuring pieces by Jason Ignacio, one of CityDance's 2014–2015 OnStage Ignite Artists.

Nov 23, 2014, 4 pm

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LEADING EUROPEAN COMPOSERS

Hans Abrahamsen Leading European Composers


Hans Abrahamsen (b. 1952, Copenhagen) is one of the most idiomatic composers to emerge in Denmark in recent years. He has selected the JACK Quartet, champions of his music, to present a complete cycle of his string quartets.

Nov 30, 2014, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Jun Hwi Cho Piano


Eighteen-year-old South Korean pianist Jun Hwi Cho is winner of the Seventh New York International Piano Competition, where he performed works by Beethoven, Schubert, Scriabin, and Messiaen before sealing victory in the final round with a stunning performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18. 
Theo van Rysselberghe's "The Scheldt Upstream from Antwerp, Evening" (1892)

Dec 4, 2014, 5–8:30 PM

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Phillips after 5

Dreams of Reality  Phillips after 5


Explore the concept of dreams with Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities. Make a dream-catcher, learn about the history of America’s favorite spirit, and explore how artists painted dream-like compositions during gallery talks.

Dec 7, 2014, 4 PM

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Einav Yarden Piano


Praised for her recent CD, Oscillations, which juxtaposes works by Beethoven and Stravinsky, two composers rarely mentioned in the same breath, Israeli pianist Einav Yarden has established herself as an idiomatic performer with fresh perspectives on the piano literature.

Jesper Just

Dec 11, 2014, 6:30 pm

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Conversations with Artists

Conversations with Artists Jesper Just


The Danish-born, Brooklyn-based artist known for his immersive cinematography and emotionally-pitched soundtracks reflects on notions of space, memory, and cultural displacement. 

Nordic Family Day

Dec 13, 2014, 1–4 p.m.

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Family Program

Nordic Wonderland Family Program


Embark on a family friendly art adventure to celebrate the delights of the Nordic Winter! 

Dec 14, 2014, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Calidore String Quartet


Making their Washington, DC, debut, the Los Angeles-based Calidore Quartet has performed alongside renowned artists like Joshua Bell and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. A young and artistically well-rounded ensemble, they perform works by Haydn, Beethoven, and American composer Caroline Shaw.

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. 

Julius Caesar by Man Ray

Feb 7 - May 10, 2015

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Exhibition

Man Ray Human Equations


In the late 1940s, Man Ray created Shakespearean Equations, the culmination of years of work across media inspired by photographs of mathematical models. The artist's inquisitive spirit and mastery of transforming three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional imagery is revealed in this exploration of the intersections of art and science.
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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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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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SUNDAY CONCERTS

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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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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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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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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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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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.