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

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Massive at the Museum: The Smithsonian Awaits
Massivemuse

Massive at the Museum: The Smithsonian Awaits

Southwest Washington, Washington

Sat, May 25, 2019 7:30 PM, EDT

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Host

Groupmuse Superhost

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!

Program

Yannick Rafalimanana Piano And Melodica
Skaiste Diksaityte Violin

Johannes Brahms | Piano Trio n.1 op.8

Mieczyslaw Weinberg |Piano Quintet op. 18

Location

1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC, USA
Additional instructions: 3rd floor – Concourse

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Groupmuse, about 3 years ago

Hi all, just a reminder to bring a floor pillow or blanket to get cozy on the floor! Chairs can be provided for those that need them.

See you soon!

Best,
Team Groupmuse


Attendees

Lena Baram
Scott Marquardt
Kirby Yonce
Ruth Tintary
Brian Eggleston
Ali Adish
Benura Azeroglu
Sheena Foster
Howard R. Spendelow
Wendy Harrison
Juan Overton
Nina Herrick
Reiko Green
Stephanie Grant Knauer
Rachel Friedman
Jessica King
Patrice Garnette
Teki Akuetteh
Douglas Maguire
Sarah Niedergall
Mickie Chandra
Jessica Morton
Jennifer Bryant
Phil Agee
Cherisse Rivera
Rafael Reznic
Leslie Thornton
Lauren McNeel
Anne Miranda
Erin Jacobs
Thomas Benninger
Paul Kyumin Lee
Ayesha Malik
Yuhong Xie
Sunamita da Silva