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Feb 1, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Raphael Trio Piano Trio


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

Bernardi Roig's An Illuminated Head for Blinky P."

Feb 5, 2015, 5–8:30 PM

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Phillips after 5

Night Lights Phillips After 5


Emerge from winter’s shadows with a bright night of art at the museum.

Julius Caesar by Man Ray

Feb 7 - May 10, 2015

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Exhibition

Man Ray–Human Equations A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare


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.
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Surface of Revolution with Constant Negative Curvature

Feb 7 - May 10, 2015

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Exhibition

Hiroshi Sugimoto Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models


This is the first exhibition to contrast Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographs of 19th-century mathematical plaster models inspired by Man Ray with his own mathematical models crafted with computer-controlled, precision milling machines.

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 flutist Dita Krenberga to present a program of his chamber music.

Author Rae Armantrout

Feb 19, 2015, 6:30 pm

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Poetry Reading

Rae Armantrout Poetry Reading & Book Signing


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rae Armantrout reads from her work in response to special exhibition Man Ray—Human Equations. 

Feb 22, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

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.
Johan Grimonprez

Feb 26, 2015, 6:30 pm

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Conversations with Artists

Conversations with Artists Johan Grimonprez


Johan Grimonprez is a Belgian multimedia artist, filmmaker, and curator whose works critique mass produced contemporary and historical imagery. In conversation with Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenović. 

Mar 1, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

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. 
Man Ray's "Merry Wives of Windsor" (1948)

Mar 5, 2015, 5–8:30 PM

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Phillips after 5

Shakespeare Made Modern Phillips after 5


Experience Shakespeare through a contemporary lens. 

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

Annie Cohen-Solal

Mar 12, 2015, 7 p.m.

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Book Talk

Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel Book Talk with Annie Cohen-Solal


French academic, author, and historian Annie Cohen-Solal discusses her new book on Mark Rothko, the man and the artist.

Mar 12, 2015, 6 pm

Pedro Carboné and Antonio Muñoz Molina Spain, Flamenco, and the Piano


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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SUNDAY CONCERTS

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.

Man Ray in his studio

Mar 19, 2015, 4–6 pm

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An Evening for Educators

Teach with Man Ray An Evening for Educators


Teachers, join us for an open house program celebrating Man Ray and his artistic process. 

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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SUNDAY CONCERTS

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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SUNDAY CONCERTS

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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SUNDAY CONCERTS

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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SUNDAY CONCERTS

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.

Esther Bubley, General Service Department, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

Jun 6 - Sep 13, 2015

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Exhibition

American Moments Photographs from The Phillips Collection


Featuring more than 100 photographs from the Phillips’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores how 20th-century photographers captured the immediate and the transitory, distilling key narratives into evocative images of the American experience.

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