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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

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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2014–2015 Concert Series

Cecile Licad, piano
October 19 & 20, 2014

Minguet Quartett with Andreas Klein, piano
November 2 & 3, 2014

December 7 & 8, 2014

Gut Reaction
January 25 & 26, 2015

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ)
February 8 & 9, 2015

Dominique Labelle, soprano
March 15 & 16, 2015

A Far Cry
April 12 & 13, 2015