Symposia are open to the public but require advance registration; please see the individual event pages for the forms and information about registration fees. Colloquia are generally closed to the public.
Throughout each academic year, Dumbarton Oaks hosts a series of public lectures that highlight our three areas of study and related fields. Lectures take place in the Oak Room of the Fellowship House at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required.
Admission to Friends of Music concerts is by subscription only. To learn how to subscribe and to find out more about upcoming concerts, see here.
Museum events, including exhibition opening receptions and occasional lectures and tours, are free but may require reservations.
This prizewinning German ensemble opens the season with string quartets by Haydn, Beethoven, and Christopher Theofanidis.
Byzantine Studies Colloquium
The Italian Saxophone Quartet makes its Washington, D.C., debut at Dumbarton Oaks with music by Bach, Mozart, Françaix, Piazzolla, Rota, and Nyman.
The period-instrument ensemble presents “Bach’s American Christmas,” a sampling of the seasonal music that Johann Sebastian Bach might have heard had he settled in Virginia around 1710.
Muzijevic will play works by Scarlatti, Liszt, Wagner, W. F. Bach, and Schumann, as well as selections for prepared piano by John Cage.
In its Dumbarton Oaks debut, the Kontraband will be joined by Silk Road artists Johnny Gandelsman, violinist, and Kinan Azmeh, clarinetist, in performances of traditional and original works by Ljova and Azmeh.
The trio returns to the Music Room this season with works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Dvořák.
Fandango’s Washington, D.C., debut includes works by Haydn, Granados, Falla, and Boccherini, as well as Sephardic-based works by Alan Thomas and Carlos Rivera.