Welcome to the 2021 Season of Phillips Music
Marking the 80th anniversary year of the acclaimed concert series, The Phillips Collection presents a series of 20+ streamed performances between January-May, 2021, introducing debut artists, return performances, and an exciting series of commissions from some of the brightest voices in new music, including Benjamin Attahir, Nathalie Joachim, Outi Tarkiainen, inti figgis-vizueta, and Marcos Balter.
Randall Goosby and Zhu Wang
Watch the final concert of the season featuring violinist Randall Goosby and pianist, Zhu Wang.
Nadia Sirota, Rob Moose, and Gabriel Cabezas
New music powerhouse Nadia Sirota (viola) returns to The Phillips Collection for a collaboration with violinist Rob Moose and cellist Gabriel Cabezas. Their intelligent and exquisitely balanced program splices together music by some of today’s most dynamic composers with intimate solo works and arrangements of music by J.S Bach.
Love in Exile
Leading International Composer/pianist Vijay Iyer, vocalist Arooj Aftab, and bassist Shahzad Ismaily present Love in Exile - a transformative, hour-long musical meditation filmed in one of the featured galleries in our Centennial exhibition Seeing Differently: The Phillips Collects for a New Century.
Attacca Quartet and Caroline Shaw
Watch Attacca Quartet present a special collaboration with composer/performer Caroline Shaw, who joins the group on vocals for a number of songs interspersed with her own works for Quartet. Anchoring the program is a new commission by inti figgis-vizeuta, inspired by the works of Alyson Shotz and Linn Meyers.
Watch the return performance of pianist Paavali Jumppanen in a special concert featuring a new commission by Finnish composer Outi Tarkiainen, inspired by Richard Pousette-Dart’s Immortal Prints. Jumppanen also performs works by Claude Debussy, Béla Bartók, Franz Schubert, and Miriam Hyde.
Watch as we welcome back Quatuor Danel after their five-concert series of the complete Weinberg String Quartets in the 2018/19 season. Quatuor Danel present a program of quartets by Shostakovich and Beethoven recorded in Antwerp, Belgium.
Louis Lortie and Quatuor Adorno
Continuing The Phillips Collection’s long-standing partnership with the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, we present critically-acclaimed pianist and resident teaching artist, Louis Lortie, in performance with rising-star ensemble Quatuor Adorno.
Watch woodwind quintet Imani Winds perform live at the Phillips Collection. The group premieres a new work commissioned by The Phillips Collection by Nathalie Joachim, in addition to music by Mongo Santamaria (arranged by Valerie Coleman), Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Simon Sheheen (arranged by Jeff Scott).
Leah Hawkins and Bénédicte Jourdois
Watch soprano Leah Hawkins and pianist Bénédicte Jourdois perform live at The Phillips Collection. Hawkins and Jourdois perform works inspired by the permanent collection.
Timo Andres and Rachel Lee Priday
Watch violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist Timo Andres recorded at Andres’ home. Priday and Andres perform their program, “Matrix,” which features pairings of the violin-piano combination and pairings among pieces.
Stella Chen and Albert Cano Smit
Watch violinist Stella Chen and pianist Albert Cano Smit recorded live at The Phillips Collection. Chen and Cano Smit perform music by Beethoven, Ysaÿe and Strauss.
Watch pianist David Greilsammer recorded live at The Phillips Collection. First broadcast on February 14, 2021. This performance features a music by Domenico Scarlatti and John Cage, an unusual juxstaposition that creates enlightening dialogues between music separated by time and style.
Olivier Stankiewicz and Alasdair Beatson
Watch Olivier Stankiewicz and Alasdair Beatson recorded at LSO St Luke’s. First broadcast on January 17, 2021. This performance features a work commissioned by The Phillips Collection by composer Benjamin Attahir. Attahir’s work for solo oboe, Al Maghrib (the last work on the program) is the first of nine new music commissions exploring the intersection of and art and music in celebration of The Phillips Collection’s centennial year.
Castle of Our Skins
Watch Castle of Our Skins perform “In Black and White.” First broadcast on January 15, 2021, “In Black and White” responds to The Phillips Collection’s exhibition, Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition. This concert was produced in partnership with Boston Center for the Arts.
Anthony Roth Costanzo and Bryan Wagorn
Watch countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and pianist Bryan Wagorn. First broadcast on January 10, the ebullient Costanzo and collaborator Wagorn present an eclectic mix of music, including selections from Costanzo’s iconic album, Glass/Handel.
Conrad Tao and Stefan Jackiw
Watch pianist Conrad Tao and violinist Stefan Jackiw. First broadcast on January 3, 2021, Tao and Jackiw present an exquisitely balanced program featuring new music by Conrad Tao (both notated and non-notated), and the Violin Sonata No. 10, Op. 96 by Beethoven.