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Friends of Music

Performances take place Sundays at 7:00 p.m. and Mondays at 8:00 p.m.

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss designed Dumbarton Oaks to be beautiful without and within, filling the gardens with flowers, the library with rare volumes, and the house itself with fine art and music. The Friends of Music, founded in 1945, continues this tradition with classical concerts from established and rising musicians.

To find out more about performances from past Friends of Music concert seasons, see the Dumbarton Oaks Annual Reports. For information about performing at Dumbarton Oaks, or to be considered for the series, please contact Valerie Stains, artistic director.

Performances and Ticket Sales

Performances take place Sundays at 7:00 p.m. and Mondays at 8:00 p.m. The cost of a full-season subscription is $350. Additional seats may become available for single concerts. Individual ticket sales may be arranged by contacting the Friends of Music office. The ticket price is $54 per person. All subscription and ticket sales are nonrefundable.

If you wish to subscribe, purchase individual tickets, require further information, or have questions about accessibility, please contact us via email at or by phone at 202-339-6436.



(Music Room, Dumbarton Oaks Museum, from Apr 02, 2017 07:00 PM to Apr 03, 2017 08:00 PM)

Fandango’s Washington, D.C., debut includes works by Haydn, Falla, and Boccherini, as well as Sephardic-based works by Alan Thomas and Carlos Rivera.

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