This groupmuse happened on Saturday, May 25, at 7:30 PM.

Sat, May 25, 2019, 7:30 PM

Southwest Washington, Washington

A Groupmuse Massivemuse

Epic classical music throwdowns in unexpected spaces.

$20

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$15

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Host

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Groupmuse
286th-time host

We’ve got something of a cosmic alignment on our hands:

  • A piano quintet from Berlin is coming through town. They’re some of the best young players in Europe, and the pianist, a French-Malagasi virtuoso named Yannick Rafalimanana was one of the founding forefathers of Groupmuse back in Boston almost a decade ago. He’s amazing.

  • During that same span of time, the Smithsonian Museum is fixing to host a Massivemuse in the Ripley Center’s spacious Concourse.

  • You, dear reader, happen to be free on the night of Saturday, May 25th, right?

It’s perfect, people! We’re heading to the Smithsonian for a Massivemuse!

The band will have the enormous and glorious Piano Quintet by Mieczysław Weinberg at the ready. Weinberg was a Jewish Soviet composer who lost most of his family in the Holocaust and was almost killed by the Soviet regime after the war. Shostakovich, a close friend and admirer interceded on his behalf. Weinberg’s music is finally receiving the recognition it deserves and this piano quintet is of its crowning jewels.

We’ll have a cash bar and we ask that you bring your own blanket, floor cushion, lawn chair, yoga mat — whatever your booty prefers - because this is groupmuse and we aim to get cozy on the floor! What's more: at intermission, we'll be able to wander the Concourse exhibits - Biomes: Life in the Balance, and A Unique Lens: Photographs from the Smithsonian Family.

Tickets are $20 and well see you there!


Music

Yes

Skaiste Diksaityte
Violin

Center

Yannick Rafalimanana
Piano And Melodica

+1 other

Johannes Brahms | Piano Trio n.1 op.8

Mieczyslaw Weinberg |Piano Quintet op. 18


Attendees

Center

Juan Overton

Center

Howard R. Spendelow

Center

Sheena Foster

Center

Nina Herrick

Center

Wendy Harrison

Center

Stephanie Grant Knauer

Hide attendees

Center

Ali Adish

Center

Reiko Green

Center

Brian Eggleston

Center

Lena Baram

Yes

Yuhong Xie

Yes

Ayesha Malik

Yes

Ruth Tintary

Yes

Cherisse Rivera

Yes

Kirby Yonce

Yes

Rafael Reznic

Yes

Patrice Garnette

Yes

Sunamita da Silva

Yes

Anne Miranda

Yes

Lauren McNeel

Yes

Jessica King

Yes

Sarah Niedergall

Yes

Paul Kyumin Lee

Yes

Erin Jacobs

Yes

Mickie Chandra

Yes

Jennifer Bryant

Yes

Phil Agee

Yes

Rachel Friedman

Yes

Leslie Thornton

Yes

Jessica Morton

Yes

Benura Azeroglu

Yes

Thomas Benninger

Yes

Teki Akuetteh

Yes

Scott Marquardt

Yes

Douglas Maguire


Location

The Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC, USA Additional instructions: 3rd floor – Concourse



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