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Friends of 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. 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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2013–2014 Concert Series
The Knights

October 7 & 8, 2013

Joel Fan

November 3 & 4, 2013

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

December 1 & 2, 2013

Tempest Trio

January 12 & 13, 2014


February 9 & 10, 2014

Bax & Chung Duo

March 9 & 10, 2014


April 6 & 7, 2014