Classical Music

A photograph of six musicians with instruments.

Contemporary Classical Music: 21st Century Consort
SAAM’s award-winning contemporary music ensemble in-residence, 21st Century Consort, presents free concerts connecting the art and music of our time. In this annual series, the Consort features music by living composers and twentieth century classic compositions that relate to the museum’s exhibitions and collection.

Classical Music: Steinway Series
The Steinway Series is a chamber music concert that features the Smithsonian American Art Museum's refurbished Steinway Concert Grand piano, restored through a gift from Shelby and Frederick Gans.

The Steinway Series presents outstanding national and international musicians who perform chamber works ranging from classical to contemporary. Performers have included Martina Bortolotti, Irena Koblar, the Mendelssohn Piano Trio, Sara Daneshpour, the Smithsonian Chamber Players and Verge Ensemble.

No tickets required.