This is a Groupmuse Massivemuse
Epic performances in unexpected spaces.
Massive at the Museum: The Smithsonian Awaits
Southwest Washington, Washington
Sat, May 25, 2019 7:30 PM, EDT
- 85 of 150 tickets still available
- No COVID-19 restrictions
- Don't bring your own drinks
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale
- No bathroom at this event
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.
What's the music?
Johannes Brahms | Piano Trio n.1 op.8
Mieczyslaw Weinberg |Piano Quintet op. 18
1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC, USA
Additional instructions: 3rd floor – Concourse