Phillips Music

A Phillips Tradition Since 1941

2016/2017 concert season


Phillips Music Staff would like to express our gratitude to all Phillips Music supporters. We hope that the 2016/2017 season has been as rewarding to you as it has been for us and our performers.

Save the Date: The 2017/2018 season is scheduled to be announced on August 15. We wish you all a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you again in the upcoming season.

Caroline Mousset, Director of Music

quartet for the end of time


Watch Quartet for the End of Time

A music documentary about Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent masterpiece, that he composed in a World War II prison camp, and debuted there on January 15, 1941. This film was completed on the 75th Anniversary of that historic premiere, and features “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band Ensemble performing in rehearsal and at The Phillips Collection. Created by H. Paul Moon.

The art of piano restoration


Watch Sitka: A Piano Documentary

Some of the world's leading pianists have played The Phillips Collection's Steinway Concert D 542016, but they started hearing something wrong with it: the soundboard. This half-hour documentary—named for the spruce wood that replaced the soundboard—tells the story of tearing the piano apart and bringing it back to life. Along the way, we learn how a piano works and witness the consummate art of restoration by PianoCraft. Rising international star Olivier Cavé puts it to the test in this cinematic music documentary by filmmaker H. Paul Moon.