Phillips Music

A Phillips Tradition Since 1941

2017/2018 concert season


We would like to thank our devoted supporters and audiences of Phillips Music for your continued support during the 2017/2018 Phillips Music season. In addition, we are so grateful to the Cosmos Club, the Anderson House, and the International Student House for hosting us during the Phillips House renovation project, and look forward to meeting each of you again in the freshly decorated Music Room this fall. Stay tuned for the 2018/2019 Phillips Music season announcement on August 1.

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.