Shenson Chamber Music Concerts

  • Inbal Segev, Cello, at NMWA March 5; Photo credit: ME Reps
  • Jeanine De Bique, Soprano, at NMWA May 14; Photo credit: Devon Cass
  • Mary Millben, Soprano, at NMWA May 28; Photo credit: Paul Smith Photography

Artistic Director Gilan Tocco Corn presents the Shenson Chamber Music Concerts.

In support of NMWA’s mission to bring recognition to women in the arts, we present this annual free concert series. For fifteen years, women musicians have been delighting audiences as a part of NMWA’s concert series. Concerts typically take place in the winter and spring. 

In 2003, the series was named the Shenson Chamber Music Concerts in honor of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson, who were long-time supporters of the museum and lovers of music. Gilan Tocco Corn is the Shenson Concerts’ Artistic Director and has guided the series since its inaugural season.

Over the years, the series has welcomed emerging and established artists, including Ahn Trio, Christine Brewer, Sara Davis Buechner, Sara Daneshpour, Simone Dinnerstein, Eroica Trio, Ingrid Fliter, Sharon Isbin, Olga Kern, and Anne Akiko Meyers.

2013–2014 Shenson Chamber Music Concerts

March 5, 2014:Inbal Segev, Cello
May 14, 2014:Jeanine De Bique, Soprano
May 28, 2014:Mary Millben, Soprano

All Shenson Chamber Music Concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m.


Reservations are required. To make a reservation, click on the links above. For questions, email


Parking available at LAZ Parking, 1100 New York Ave., NW, 12th Street entrance. Open until 12 a.m., $10 after 5 p.m.


2013–2014 Shenson Chamber Music Concert Brochure

2014–2015 Shenson Chamber Music Concerts

October 29, 2014:Cicely Parnas, Cello
April 22, 2015:Lily Afshar, Classical Guitar
May 13, 2015: Julia Bulloch, Soprano

Free. Reservations required. Check back in August for information on how to reserve your spot.

Shenson Chamber Music Concerts are partially supported by generous gifts from Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation, in memory of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson. Additional support is provided by Washington Marriott at Metro Center and Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square.