Phillips Music

A Phillips Tradition Since 1941

2016/2017 concert season


All music lends us the opportunity for celebration, reflection, and inspiration. Phillips Music celebrates its 76th season this year with diverse and invigorating performers from across the globe. No season is bound to a strict theme, as not to limit our musicians’ creative sensibilities; however, this season’s musicians, exhibitions, and programs share a thematic resonance of discovery and movement. Building on the extraordinary success of our 75th anniversary season, the Phillips has planned myriad events this season to celebrate the past, present, and future of Phillips Music. I hope you’ll join us throughout this dynamic season.

To become a 2016/2017 Season Sponsor or join the Phillips Chamber Society, call 202.387.3036. Don’t forget to sign up for #PhillipsMusic’s monthly eNews for information about the 2016/2017 season and reminders of upcoming concerts.

Caroline Mousset, Director of Music

CONCERT SCHEDULE


Dec 2, 2016, 8 pm

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UMD Partnership Concert

University of Maryland and Derek Bermel at Dekelboum Concert Hall


The UMD School of Music Symphony Orchestra performs Derek Bermel’s Migration Series, joined onstage by UMD’s Jazz Band, Chamber Singers, and Wind Orchestra. 

Dec 4, 2016, 4 pm

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Sunday Concerts

Carter Brey & Benjamin Pasternack Cello and Piano


Carter Brey and Benjamin Pasternack will make their Phillips debut with selections by Robert Schumann, Leonard Berstein, Elliot Carter, Leon Kirchner, and Frédéric Chopin.

Dec 8, 2016, 6 pm

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Leading International Composers

Leading International Composers: Zhou Long, China with Music From China


Leading International Composer, Zhou Long, from China, will be joined by the ensemble Music From China in a performance in partnership with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China. 

Dec 11, 2016, 4 pm

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Sunday Concerts

Alexander Sitkovetsky & Wu Qian Violin and Piano


Alexander Sitkovetsky and Wu Qian will make their DC debut with selections by Robert Schumann, Manuel de Falla, Alfred Schnittke, and Edvard Grieg.

Dec 18, 2016, 4 pm

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Sunday Concerts

Stewart Goodyear Piano


Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear returns to The Phillips Collection after his noteworthy re-creation of Glenn Gould’s iconic 1955 recital last season. This year, he brings the perfect musical Christmas concert with his own arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. 

Jan 8, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Stephen Kovacevich Piano


Stephen Kovacevich will make his Phillips debut with selections by J.S. Bach, Schubert, Berg, and Beethoven. 

Jan 15, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Lise de la Salle Piano


French pianist, Lise de la Salle, will make her Phillips debut with selections by Schumann, Liszt, and Prokofiev.  

Jan 19, 2017, 6 PM

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Thursday Concert

So-Mang Jeagal Piano


Korean pianist, So-Mang Jeagal, will make his Phillips debut with selections by Rachmaninoff and Chopin.

Jan 22, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Isabelle Faust Violin


German violinist Isabelle Faust performs an all-Bach selection at The Phillips Collection.

Jan 29, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Jean-Guihen Queyras Cello


 French cellist, Jean-Guihen Queyras will make his Phillips debut with selections by J.S. Bach.

Feb 5, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Triolgy Violin Trio


Belgium based violin trio, Trilogy, will make their US debut with selections from the 18th to the 21st centuries. 

Feb 12, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Signum Quartet String Quartet


The Signum Quartet, originating from Cologne, Germany, will perform their Washington, DC, debut with selections by Mozart, Jörg Widmann, Beethoven, and their signature quartweets.

Feb 19, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Morgenstern Trio Piano Trio


German piano trio, Morgenstern, will make their Phillips debut with selections by Germaine Tailleferre, Pierre Jalbert, Lili Boulanger, and Maurice Ravel.

Feb 26, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa Two Pianos


Dennis Russell Davies and Japanese pianist, Maki Namekawa, will perform duo piano selections by Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Schwertsik, and Phillip Glass. 

Mar 5, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Marc Bouchkov & Katia Skanavi Violin and Piano


French violinist, Mark Bouchkov, and Russian pianist, Katia Skanavi, will perform their Phillips debut with selections by Mozart, Prokofiev, Ysaÿe, and Schubert.

Mar 9, 2017, 6 PM

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Leading International Composers

Leading International Composers: Anders Hillborg, Sweden with Calder Quartet, Magnus Holmander, Axiom Brass, and Henrik Måwe 


In partnership with The Embassy of Sweden and The Swedish Arts Council, music from Leading International Composer, Anders Hillborg, will be performed by the Calder Quartet, Magnus Holmander, Axiom Brass, and Henrik Måwe. 

Mar 12, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Teo Gheorghiu piano


Swiss Canadian pianist Teo Gheorghiu performs his Phillips Collection debut with selections by Mussogorsky, Rachmaninov, and Balakirev.

Mar 19, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Andrei Ioniţă & Yekwon Sunwoo Cello and Piano


Romanian cellist,  Andrei Ioniţă, and South Korean pianist, Yekwon Sunwoo, will perform selections by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, and Martinů.

Mar 26, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Jupiter Quartet String Quartet


The Jupiter Quartet will perform their Phillips debut with selections by Mozart, Bartók, and Schumann.

Apr 2, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concert

Anthony Marwood & Alexzander Madžar Violin and Piano


British violinist Anthony Marwood and Serbian pianist Aleksandar Madžar will make their Washington, DC, debut with selections by Janáček, Beethoven, Ravel, and Prokofiev.

Apr 9, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Gould Piano Trio & Robert Plane Piano Trio and Clarinet


The British Gould Piano Trio, and clarinetist Robert Plane will perform selections by Beethoven, Bartók, and Brahms.

Apr 16, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Lukas Geniušas  Piano


Lithuanian-Russian Pianist, Lukas Geniušas, will perform selections by Schumann, Chopin, Bartók, and Prokofiev.

Apr 23, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Anne Akiko Meyers Violin


Anne Akiko Meyers will make her Phillips debut with selections by W.A. Mozart, Arvo Pärt, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Maurice Ravel, and the world premiere of Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium.

Apr 30, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Quatuor Danel String Quartet


Quatuor Danel will make their DC debut with selections by Mendelssohn, Weinberg, and Shostakovich. 

May 7, 2017, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Kyung Wha Chung Violin


Legendary Korean violinist, Kyung Wha Chung will make her Phillips debut May 7, 2017.

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.