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Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo

Dumbarton Oaks Music Room
September 18  –  19, 2022

“When I first heard these two Jons playing together . . . it's as if they [were] two musicians operating with a single musical mind. Their phrasings melt together seamlessly. Even during our conversation, they sometimes finished each other’s thoughts. And their temperaments are a perfect match: dead serious about music-making, without taking themselves too seriously.” (Fred Child, host of American Public Media’s Performance Today) You’ll have a chance to hear that rare musical chemistry when pianist Jon Nakamatsu and clarinetist Jon Manasse, the distinguished Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo, open our season with an evening of works by Gerald Finzi, Johannes Brahms, and Frederic Chopin.

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