Freer|Sackler Concert SeriesAuthor: Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
19 Dec 2018

Freer|Sackler Concert Series

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A collection of music from Asia

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    Arab-Latin-Jazz Fusions: Simon Shaheen and Qantara

    Enjoy an invigorating blend of music from the worlds of jazz, Latin, and Arab traditions. Joining composer, violinist, and ‘ud (Arab lute) virtuoso Simon Shaheen is a genre-crossing ensemble on ney (Arab flute), qanun (Arab zither), guitar, violin, cello, and percussion. Recorded live in concert at the Freer|Sackler on June 23, 2018.

  • Posted on 04 Oct 2018

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    Musicians from Marlboro: Penderecki and Brahms

    Violinist Robin Scott, a member of the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet, joins four other participants in the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival to perform Krzysztof Penderecki’s String Trio and Johannes Brahms’ String Quintet, op. 88. He performs with violinist Tessa Lark, violists Rebecca Albers and Molly Carr (pictured), and cellist Marcy Rosen.

  • Posted on 04 Oct 2018

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    Miyabi Koto Shamisen Ensemble

    Hear new and traditional music for Japanese instruments performed by this ensemble of fourteen kotos with shamisen and shakuhachi. Based in New York, the Miyabi Ensemble extends the range of music for Japanese instruments through an array of innovative styles. Guest artists John Kaizan Neptune on shakuhachi, guitarist Michael Gilsinan, and percussionist Manny Arciniega join ...

  • Posted on 04 Oct 2018

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    Silkroad Ensemble: Musical Postcards from the Freer|Sackler

    The Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble gives the world premiere of a major new composition that Silkroad musicians, inspired by works of art on view in the galleries, wrote for the Freer|Sackler. Performing in this debut are Sandeep Das on tabla (Indian drums), Kojiro Umezaki on shakuhachi (Japanese flute), Shaw Pong Liu on violin and erhu ...

  • Posted on 11 Sep 2018

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    Buddhist Music from Zhihua Temple

    Hear Buddhist music from seventeenth-century China as the Zhihua Buddhist Temple Ensemble performs on traditional ritual instruments. This six-person group features two members of the twenty-seventh generation of Zhihua musicians, a long-time artist with the Shanghai Peking Opera House Orchestra, and a former member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble.

  • Posted on 02 May 2018

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