Phillips Music

A Phillips Tradition Since 1941

2018/2019 concert season


We are thrilled to announce our 78th concert season and unveil the 2018/2019 Phillips Music concerts. The visceral thrill of live music that our audiences experience is quite extraordinary. Musicians relish the atmosphere in our Music Room—they appreciate its intimacy, the surrounding artworks, and the ease of communicating with those present. We have found nothing more rewarding and are very grateful to each of you who come to our concerts. The Phillips Music team is eager for you to join us this season as we return to a refreshed Music Room. Following one year of renovation, we can now enjoy improved acoustics, new artwork (now including sculpture), an impressively quiet HVAC system, and. . . seat cushions! 

CONCERT SCHEDULE


Concert sold out? Standby tickets may become available (credit card only) near the House entrance to the Music Room starting at 3:30 pm.


Nov 25, 2018, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Youlan Ji Piano


New York International Piano Competition winner Youlan Ji makes her DC debut with a new work by Gregory Spears.

Dec 2, 2018, 4 pm

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Sunday Concerts

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Polina Leschenko Violin and Piano


Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and pianist Polina Leschenko will make their DC debut with works by Bartók, Poulenc, Enescu, and Ravel.

Dec 9, 2018, 4 pm

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Sunday Concerts

Henrik Måwe Piano


Pianist Henrik Måwe will perform a solo piano concert in the Music Room.

Dec 16, 2018, 4 pm

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Sunday Concerts

Virgil Boutellis-Taft and Anna Polonsky Violin and Piano


Violinist Virgil Boutellis-Taft and pianist Anna Polonsky will make their DC debut with works by Corelli, Brahms, Schumann, Hossein, Franck, and Saint-Saëns.

Jan 13, 2019, 4 pm

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Sunday Concerts

Calidore String Quartet String Quartet


The Calidore String Quartet will return to the Phillips to perform a new work by Caroline Shaw titled Three Essays  (co-commissioned by The Phillips Collection), alongside works by Haydn and Robert Schumann.

Jan 20, 2019, 4 pm

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Sunday Concerts

Benjamin Appl and James Baillieu Baritone and Piano


Baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist James Baillieu will make their DC debut with works by Schubert, Grieg, Robert Schumann, and Nico Muhly.

Jan 27, 2019, 4 pm

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Sunday Concerts

Trio Solisti Piano Trio


Trio Solisti will make their Phillips debut with works by Schubert, Dvořák, and Brahms.

Feb 3, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Jess Gillam and Thomas Weaver saxophone and piano


Saxophonist Jess Gillam makes her US debut with works by Britten, Ravel, Bartók, Pedro Iturralde,  John Williams, and more.

Tickets not yet available

Feb 10, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Alessio Bax Piano


Returning pianist Alessio Bax performs works by Marcello, Rachmaninoff, Dallapiccola, and Liszt.

Tickets not yet available

Feb 17, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Alban Gerhardt and Cecile Licad Cello and Piano


Cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Cecile Licad make their Phillips debut with works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff.

Tickets not yet available

Feb 24, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Ana Vidović Guitar


Guitarist Ana Vidović makes her Phillips debut with works by J.S. Bach, Mario Giuliani, Francisco Tárrega, Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Domenico Scarlatti, and Astor Piazzolla.

Tickets not yet available

Mar 3, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Chiaroscuro Quartet and Kristian Bezuidenhout String Quartet and Fortepiano


The Chiaroscuro Quartet and fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout make their DC debut with works by Schubert and Mozart.

Tickets not yet available

Mar 10, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Amatis Piano Trio Piano Trio


The Amatis Piano Trio makes its US debut with works by Haydn and Mendelssohn.

Tickets not yet available

Mar 17, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Pavel Haas Quartet String Quartet


The Pavel Haas Quartet make their Phillips debut with works by Martinů, Smetana, and Dvořák.

Tickets not yet available

Mar 24, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Andreas Staier Fortepiano


Fortepianist Andreas Staier makes his Phillips debut with works by C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, and Mozart.

Tickets not yet available

Mar 31, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Carolin Widmann and Gloria Chien Violin and Piano


Violinist Carolin Widmann and pianist Gloria Chien make their DC Debut with works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Jörg Widmann.

Tickets not yet available

Apr 7, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Castalian Quartet String Quartet


The Castalian Quartet makes their US debut with works by Haydn, Britten, and Schubert.

Tickets not yet available

Apr 14, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Daniel Hope and Vanessa Perez Violin and Piano


Violinist Daniel Hope and Pianist Vanessa Perez make their Phillips debut with works by Enescu, Bach, Mendelssohn, Bartók, Ravel, and Walton.

Tickets not yet available

Apr 28, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Quatuor Danel String Quartet


Quatuor Danel returns to the Phillips to play Weinberg's String Quartets No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3

Tickets not yet available

May 5, 2019, 1 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Quatuor Danel String Quartet


Quatuor Danel return to the Phillips with Weinberg's String Quartets No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6.

Tickets not yet available

May 5, 2019, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Quatuor Danel String Quartet


Quatuor Danel returns to the Phillips with Weinberg's String Quartets No. 7, No. 8, No. 9, and No. 10.

Tickets not yet available

May 12, 2019, 1 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Quatuor Danel String Quartet


Quatuor Danel return to the Phillips to perform Weinberg's String Quartets No. 11, No. 12, and No. 13.

Tickets not yet available

May 12, 2019, 4 PM

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Sunday Concerts

Quatuor Danel String Quartet


Quatuor Danel returns to the Phillips with Weinberg's String Quartets No. 14,  No. 15,  No. 16, and No. 17.

Tickets not yet available

 

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.