Tune in on Mondays at 9:00 pm for classical performances by top local musicians and ensembles, recorded at venues throughout the Washington area.
Previous broadcasts have included performances recorded at the Barns at Wolf Trap, the Library of Congress, and the National Gallery of Art.
Smithsonian Chamber Players, Kenneth Slowik, Artistic Director
from the Music Hall of the National Museum of American History
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:00pm
When does a large symphony become a chamber work? When someone like Smithsonian Chamber Music Society artistic director Ken Slowik arranges it for 14 instruments and soprano. Hear Gustav Mahler's 4th symphony in Slowik's chamber orchestra version on Front Row Washington. Also on the program, Arnold Schönberg's "radical" Chamber Symphony, a piece that Slowik says "threw down the gauntlet for subsequent developments in the 20th century, much as Beethoven's Eroica symphony (1804) was path-breaking a hundred years before."
The Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra's concertmaster is Nurit Bar-Josef
The concert was recorded by Antonino d'Urzo, in April, 2016 at the Music Hall of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
Arnold Schönberg: Chamber Symphony No.1, Op. 9--1906
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G Major --1899-1901--arr. Kenneth Slowik
Molly Netter, soprano
The National Chamber Players, James Lee, Artistic Director
An Evening of Brahms & Tchaikovsky
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 9:00pm
Jennifer Koh, Violin and Shai Wosner, Piano
Presented by the JCC of Greater Washington in Rockville, MD