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Stravinsky at The Phillips Collection

EXO returns to the Phillips Collection in a chamber orchestra configuration for a spirited program anchored by Igor Stravinsky’s Chamber Concerto in E-flat, Dumbarton Oaks.

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Stravinsky at The Phillips Collection

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About the Concert

We return to the Phillips in a chamber orchestra configuration for a spirited program anchored by Igor Stravinsky’s Chamber Concerto in E-flat, Dumbarton Oaks. Commissioned in 1937 by the original owners of the Georgetown estate, Robert and Mildred Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks exhibits Stravinsky’s Neoclassical style and his ability to generate musical material through the reinvention of old forms, notably the style of the Baroque and its manifestation in the music of J.S. Bach. Exploring these connections in greater depth, Experiential Orchestra pair Stravinsky’s chamber concerto with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, a well-loved work that exhibits the contrapuntal richness and joyous sonority of Bach’s concerto writing.

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The Phillips Collecton

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