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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.

All concerts take place in the Music Room on Sundays and Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for performances are generally released one month prior to the concert date. For more information on tickets or subscriptions, please contact the office at

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The 2023-2024 Concert Series

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Oct 15, 2023 - Oct 16, 2023

Trio Con Brio Copenhagen

Nov 19, 2023 - Nov 20, 2023

Eric Jacobsen & Friends with Tanner Porter

Dec 03, 2023 - Dec 04, 2023

Poulenc Trio

Jan 21, 2024 - Jan 22, 2024

Tallā Rouge Viola Duo

Feb 25, 2024 - Feb 26, 2024

Bridget Kibbey

Mar 10, 2024 - Mar 11, 2024

The Kosher Red Hots

Apr 07, 2024 - Apr 08, 2024

Constantinople & Accademia Del Piacere

Programs are subject to change

If you have questions about the concert series, please contact

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, Artistic Director.


The Musician-in-Residence program 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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To learn more about the history of music at Dumbarton Oaks, please visit our News Archives.

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Music at Dumbarton Oaks, Then and Now

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