Event | Concerts and Performances Fretwork with Iestyn Davies

Date and Location

  • When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

  • Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium (LJG45A)

    10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

Part of Concerts

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

Asako Morikawa, Joanna Levine, Sam Stadlen, Emily Ashton and Richard Boothby, viols
Iestyn Davies, counter-tenor

These stars of the early music world dazzle in a striking range of repertoire spanning four centuries. You’ll hear English masters old and new: pieces by Byrd, Purcell and Jenkins from the heyday of the viol to songs by Michael Nyman. Arias from Handel’s Giulio Cesare and a “vocal concerto” by Johann Christoph Bach offer a spotlight for a singer of “rapturous virtuosity and uncanny beauty” (The Independent). Partnering with “the finest viol consort on the planet” (Evening Standard, London), Davies conjures breathtaking colors and timbres: a palette perfect for a moment in the sunlit stillness of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Silent Noon.

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION with the Artists (tickets are not required for this conversation)
6:30 pm – Whittall Pavilion

This event is CURRENTLY listed as SOLD OUT. Keep checking back! Additional or returned tickets will immediately appear.

Contact: (202) 707-5502. 


  • Fretwork

  • Iestyn Davies

    Photo credit: Chris Sorensen