For almost forty years the Smithsonian Chamber Players have set the standard for historically- informed performance. Founded in 1976 to explore the great tradition of American music making, the ensemble’s core repertoire has expanded from the masterpieces of the Baroque and Classical eras to encompass the full tradition of Western art music, including the first performances of Brahms’ chamber music on period instruments. Ken Slowik the Smithsonian’s leader and curator of musical instruments, will be joined by early-music superstar, soprano Christine Brandes, violinist Ian Swensen and cellist Elisabeth Reed. The ensemble will present works by Schubert and Haydn, including his exquisite but rarely heard Ariadne a Naxos.
General $20 • Senior $15 • Student $5