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


Apr 23, 2017, 4 PM

Sunday Concerts

Anne Akiko Meyers & Akira Eguchi violin & piano

Anne Akiko Meyers will make her Phillips debut with selections by W.A. Mozart, Arvo Pärt, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Maurice Ravel, and the DC premiere of Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium. She will be accompanied on piano by Akira Eguchi.

Apr 30, 2017, 4 PM

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

Sunday Concerts

Kyung Wha Chung Violin

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


May 7, 2017, 4 PM


Maxim Rysanov & Alexander Kobrin Viola & Piano

Grammy-nominated Ukrainian-British violist and conductor Maxim Rysanov will make his Washington, DC debut with pianist and Van Cliburn alum, Alexander Kobrin. The concert will include works by Schubert, Desyatnikov, Akhunov, and Shostakovich.

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.