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Music at Dumbarton Oaks

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. Music at Dumbarton Oaks, founded in 1946 as the Friends of Music, continues this tradition with classical concerts from established and rising musicians.

 

Concert Series

The 2020–2021 Music at Dumbarton Oaks concert series has been postponed to 2021–2022. Please read this message for more information.

If you have questions about the concert series, please contact concerts@doaks.org.

To find out more about performances from past 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, Director of Music.

 

Early-Career Musician Residency

The Early-Career Musician Residency was inaugurated in 2014–2015 to continue and enhance a long tradition of music at Dumbarton Oaks. The main goal of the residency is to provide time and resources to young composers and musicians who show promise in transmitting traditions of classical music to younger generations. Proposals for residencies are by invitation only.

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2020–2021 Residents

Jessie Montgomery

Jessie Montgomery

Working on an orchestra piece for the National Symphony Orchestra celebrating the life of literary genius Toni Morrison

Fall Term

David Crowell

David Crowell

Traversing a broad range of emotionally expressive harmonies through the use of varied tuning strategies in a new composition, “Ecotonal”

Spring Term