Shenson Chamber Music Concerts

  • Catherine Manoukian, Violin, performing February 8, 2017; Photo credit: Tony Briggs
    Catherine Manoukian, Violin, performing February 8, 2017; Photo credit: Tony Briggs
  • Lydia Brown, Piano, performing April 19 2017
    Lydia Brown, Piano, performing April 19 2017
  • Susanna Phillips, Soprano, performing May 24, 2017; Photo credit: Dario Acosta
    Susanna Phillips, Soprano, performing May 24, 2017; Photo credit: Dario Acosta

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 seventeen 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.

learn more about Artistic Director Gilan Tocco Corn


2016–2017 Shenson Chamber Music Concerts

February 8, 2017:   Catherine Manoukian, Violin
Washington, D.C. premiere
April 19, 2017: Lydia Brown, Piano
with Cincinnati College-Conservatory Opera Singers
May 24, 2017:        Susanna Phillips, Soprano
The Woman’s Experience and William Harvey’s
Speaking for the Afghan Woman

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

REGISTRATION:

Registration is required. Seating is limited and registration does not guarantee your seat(s). Registered guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Open seats will be given to guests on standby beginning at 7:25 p.m.

DOWNLOADS:

2016-2017 shenson chamber music concert brochure


The Shenson Chamber Music Concert Series is made possible by support from Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston and The Shenson Foundation in memory of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson.