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Friends of Music at Dumbarton Oaks

  • Quicksilver, January 2013

  • Ray Chen and Julio Elizalde, April 2013

  • Cuarteto Latinoamericano with Daniel Binelli, February 2012

  • A Far Cry, April 2012

  • Kitka 2014-15

  • Gut Reaction 2014-15

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 Blisses enjoyed many performances in the The Music Room, most notably a chamber concerto by Igor Stravinsky, which was commissioned to celebrate their thirtieth wedding anniversary in 1938. Friends of Music continues this tradition with classical concerts from established and rising musicians.

Performances take place Sundays at 7 p.m. and Mondays at 8 p.m. Admission is available by subscription only. The cost of a subscription of all seven concerts is $350. When additional seats are available, admission ($54 per person) can be arranged on the Friday before the concert. If you wish to subscribe to the Friends of Music, or for more information, please contact Cindy Greene, Concert Coordinator.

For information about performing at Dumbarton Oaks, or to be considered for the series, please contact Valerie Stains, Artistic Director.

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2015–2016 Concert Series

The Knights
October 4 & 5, 2015

Third Practice
November 15 & 16, 2015

Musica Pacifica with David Greenberg
December 6 & 7, 2015

Christopher Taylor
January 10 & 11, 2016

Horszowski Trio
January 31 & February 1, 2016

Dover Quartet
March 6 & 7, 2016

Venice Baroque Orchestra
April 10 & 11, 2016