Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014

MARCH 15 at 2 PM

Scharoun Ensemble Berlin

Coolidge Auditorium

“...unique understanding... instrumental mastery” –Berliner Morgenpost

The Scharoun Ensemble Berlin has held a place in the top tier of international chamber ensembles for over three decades. The group’s integrity and impeccable performance standards exemplify the creative ideals of its namesake Hans Scharoun, celebrated architect of the Berlin Philharmonie. These stellar players from the orchestra’s string and woodwind sections have collaborated with such eminent figures as Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, György Ligeti, György Kurtág and Wolfgang Rihm. This afternoon you’ll hear the Scharoun’s signature piece, Franz Schubert’s great—and seldom-heard—Octet in F major, one of the masterworks of the chamber repertoire. Photo credit: Ali Ghandtschi


Czech Suite for octet


Octet in F major op. 166, D. 803

This performance is SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets is available, at no cost, 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.

12:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

An Introduction to Dvořák and Schubert Recordings, with Nicholas Alexander Brown, Music Division