Ticketed Events

At the Phillips

Ticketed Events


Jun 22 - Sep 22, 2019

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Exhibition

The Warmth of Other Suns Stories of Global Displacement


Presenting historical and contemporary works by approximately 75 artists that pose urgent questions around the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current global refugee crisis.

Sep 26, 2019, 6:30 pm

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Conversations with Artists

Fidencio Fifield-Perez Conversations with Artists


Fidencio Fifield-Perez in conversation with Heidi Zenisek, sculptor and current MFA candidate at the University of Maryland.

Oct 3, 2019, 5-8:30 pm

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Phillips after 5

Go-go DC Phillips after 5


Get funky at the Phillips! Enjoy DC treasures including go-go, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and Right Proper Brewing, and meet local artists.

Oct 5, 2019, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

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Family Program

Creativity Workshop Family Program


Let your creativity fly in four art-making stations and an art materials petting zoo.”

Oct 17, 2019, 6:30 pm

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Staged Reading

Art of Murder Staged Reading


Get in the Halloween spirit with a staged reading of "Art of Murder" by Joe DiPietro, featuring artists with murder on their minds!

Oct 17, 2019, 5:30-8 pm

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Phillips@THEARC

Creativity and Wellness Workshop for Parents and Caregivers Phillips@THEARC


Calling all Wards 7 & 8 parents and caregivers! Come de-stress, relax, and have fun at our Creativity and Wellness Workshop at Phillips@THEARC!

Oct 26, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020

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Exhibition

Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life The Nabi Collection of Vicki and Roger Sant


Presenting over 60 exquisite, rarely seen works by a leading group of European Post-Impressionist artists who ushered in a new form of artistic expression in the 1890s. 

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Nov 2, 2019, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

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Family Program

Creativity Workshop Family Program


Let your creativity fly in four art-making stations and an art materials petting zoo.”

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Nov 3, 2019, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonata Series, Part I solo piano


Acclaimed Beethoven interpreter Jonathan Biss returns to the Phillips for a three-concert exploration of selected piano sonatas, beginning with works from the early period of Beethoven’s output.

Nov 7, 2019, 5-8:30 pm

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Phillips after 5

A Night on the Seine Phillips after 5


Come enjoy a night on Paris's Seine river.

Nov 10, 2019, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Music, Symbolism & Les Nabis: Axelle Fanyo, Bénédicte Jourdois & George Fu soprano, piano and piano | Exhibition Concert


As part of the exhibition Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life—The Nabi Collection of Vicki and Roger Sant, Soprano Axelle Fanyo, pianist Bénédicte Jourdois, and pianist George Fu explore the origins of the symbolist aesthetics of the Nabi painters through music inspired by the movement’s literary progenitors: poets Charles Baudelaire and Stéphane Mallarmé. 

Nov 17, 2019, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Vision String Quartet


The Vision String Quartet make their Phillips debut with a program featuring the string quartets of Haydn, Bacewicz, and Schumann.

Nov 21, 2019, 6:30 pm

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Conversations with Artists

Kennedy Yanko Conversations with Artists


Kennedy Yanko discusses her conceptual practice with W.C. Richardson.

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Nov 21, 2019, 5:30-8 pm

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Phillips@THEARC

Creativity and Wellness Workshop for Parents and Caregivers Phillips@THEARC


Calling all Wards 7 & 8 parents and caregivers! Come de-stress, relax, and have fun at our Creativity and Wellness Workshop at Phillips@THEARC!

Dec 1, 2019, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonata Series, Part II solo piano


For the second installment in his exploration of the Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, Jonathan Biss turns to Sonatas of Beethoven’s “middle period.”

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Dec 7, 2019, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

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Family Program

Creativity Workshop Family Program


Let your creativity fly in four art-making stations and an art materials petting zoo.”

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Dec 8, 2019, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Francisco Fullana & Tomomi Sato violin and piano | Exhibition Concert


2018 Avery Fisher grant winning violinist Francisco Fullana and pianist Tomomi Sato explore the influence of symbolism in music as part of the exhibition Bonnard To Vuillard, The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life: The Nabi Collection of Vicki and Roger Sant. 

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Dec 15, 2019, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Claremont Trio piano trio


The Claremont Trio returns to the Phillips for a program of all-female composers featuring works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Helen Grime, Kati Agócs, and Fanny Mendelssohn.

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Jan 12, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Quatuor Hermès, Kerson Leong & Jonathan Fournel string quartet, violin, and piano | Exhibition Concert


In partnership with the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels, the Hermès Quartet, violinist Kerson Leong, and pianist Jonathan Fournel explore connections between music and the visual arts as part of the exhibition Bonnard To Vuillard, The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life: The Nabi Collection of Vicki and Roger Sant

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Jan 19, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Roderick Williams, Julius Drake & Alaistair Boag baritone, piano, actor


Baritone Roderick Williams, pianist Julius Drake, and actor Alastair Boag perform Brahms’s song cycle, Die schöne Magelone, Op. 33, 15 romances from Ludwig Tieck’s novella, The Wonderous Romance of Magelone the Fair and Peter, Count of Provence.

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Jan 26, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

St. Lawrence String Quartet


Celebrating their 30th anniversary, The St. Lawrence String Quartet make their Phillips debut with works by Joseph Haydn, Osvaldo Golijov, and John Adams.

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Feb 2, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Bridget Kibbey & Alexi Kenney harp and violin


Harpist Bridget Kibbey and violinist Alexi Kenney make their return to the Phillips for an intimate and virtuosic collaboration. They will perform adaptations of the music of John Dowland, J. S. Bach, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Sebastian Currier.

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Feb 9, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Doric String Quartet


The Doric String Quartet return to the Phillips to perform works by Haydn, Britten, and Beethoven. 

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Feb 16, 2020, 1 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

New Chamber Ballet & Ensemble: Stray Bird: a Dance Tribute to Ursula Mamlok chamber music and dance


The New Chamber Ballet and an ensemble of leading musicians take us on a sonic and visual journey through Ursula Mamlok’s delicate, abstract music revealing powerful themes of loss, displacement, rejection, and reconciliation.

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Feb 16, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

New Chamber Ballet & Ensemble: Stray Bird: a Dance Tribute to Ursula Mamlok chamber music and dance


The New Chamber Ballet and an ensemble of leading musicians take us on a sonic and visual journey through Ursula Mamlok’s delicate, abstract music revealing powerful themes of loss, displacement, rejection, and reconciliation.

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Feb 23, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Aaron Diehl solo piano | Exhibition Concert


As a musical preview to the exhibition Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, celebrated pianist and composer Aaron Diehl weaves between jazz and classical styles as he explores the cross-pollination between musical forms. 

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Feb 29 - May 24, 2020

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Exhibition

Riffs and Relations African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition


Riffs and Relations presents works by African American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries together with examples by the early 20th century European artists with whom they engaged. 

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Mar 1, 2020, 4 PM

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LEADING INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS

Ensemble Dal Niente performing the music of George Lewis Leading International Composers


The 2019/20 season of Leading International Composers will feature Ensemble Dal Niente performing the work of the iconoclastic American composer George Lewis.

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Mar 8, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Riffs and Relations: WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists vocal and piano | Exhibition Concert


Singers from the Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and Program Director Robert Ainsley present an evening of art song engaging with the exhibition Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition.

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Mar 15, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Nadia Sirota, Gabriel Cabezas & James McVinnie viola, cello, and piano


New music powerhouse Nadia Sirota returns to the Phillips for a collaboration with pianist James McVinnie and cellist Gabriel Cabezas

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Mar 19, 2020, 6:30 pm

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Conversations with Artists

Robin Rose Conversations with Artists


Join us for a conversation with artist Robin Rose.

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Mar 22, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonata Series, Part III solo piano


In the final installment of his exploration of the Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, Jonathan Biss turns his attention to the composer’s monumental triptych: the final three sonatas of Op. 109, Op. 110, and Op. 111.

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Mar 26, 2020, 6:30 pm

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Conversations with Artists

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum Conversations with Artists


Join us for a conversation with artist Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum.

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Mar 29, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Anthony Roth Costanzo & Bryan Wagorn countertenor and piano


Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo makes his Phillips debut with pianist Bryan Wagorn. Their program juxtaposes old and new with works by Handel and Glass, Purcell and Britten, and new music by Gregory Spears.

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Apr 5, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Nelson Freire solo piano


For Nelson Freire’s Phillips debut, he presents an adroit program of music associated with his 60-year career, including works by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Chopin, Mozart, and Zygmunt Stojowski.

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Apr 9, 2020, 6:30 pm

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Conversations with Artists

Eric Mack Conversations with Artists


Join us for a conversation with installation artist Eric Mack.

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Apr 19, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Riffs and Relations: Castle of our Skins led by Ashleigh Gordon, Artistic Director and viola | Exhibition Concert


Castles of our Skins present “In Black & White,” a program that responds to the exhibition Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition. Tracing a parallel musical line of enquiry into the exchange of visual aesthetics between 20th- and 21st-century African American artists and European modernists.

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Apr 26, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERT

Miriam Fried & Musicians from Ravinia Steans Music Institute violin and ensemble


Violinist Miriam Fried and Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute make their debut at the Phillips.

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May 3, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Gabriel Kahane, Caroline Shaw & Attacca Quartet voice, piano, and string quartet


Two dynamic composer-performers known for their hybrid musical styles, Gabriel Kahane and Caroline Shaw join the brilliant Attacca Quartet for a special collaboration.

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May 10, 2020, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Imogen Cooper solo piano


Pianist Imogen Cooper closes the 2019/20 season with a program of works by Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, and Schoenberg.

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Jun 11, 2020, 6:30 PM

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THURSDAY CONCERTS

Vocal Colors: Wolf Trap Opera voice and piano


Wolf Trap Opera singers explore musical links to The Phillip Collection’s extraordinary permanent collection.

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Jul 9, 2020, 6:30 PM

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THURSDAY CONCERTS

Vocal Colors: Wolf Trap Opera voice and piano


Singers from Wolf Trap Opera respond to works in the exhibition In and Out of the Garden: Pierre Bonnard and Jennifer Bartlett (on view June 27–September 20, 2020).

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