Come join the faculty-artists of George Washington University’s Summer Piano and Chamber Music Institute at The Phillips Collection by Dupont Circle at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 15 for an intimate evening of chamber music with The Aeolus Quartet and Ieva Jokubaviciute!

Tickets for this performance are only $20.00 and are available directly from The Phillips Collection here -


Praised by Strad Magazine for their "high-octane" performance, the Aeolus Quartet is among the finest young string quartets performing today. Violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violist Gregory Luce, and cellist Alan Richardson, formed the Aeolus Quartet in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since its inception, the all-American quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States and has performed across the globe to great acclaim. The Quartet is named for the Greek god Aeolus, the keeper of the four winds, known for welcoming Odysseus and his crew with music during their journey back to Ithaca in Homer's Odyssey.

Known for her deep musical and emotional commitment to a wide range of repertoire, Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute performs regularly for audiences in the U.S. and Europe. Her ability to communicate the essential substance of a work has led critics to describe her as possessing “razor-sharp intelligence and wit” (The Washington Post) and as “elegant and engaging” (The Wall Street Journal). In 2006, she was honored as a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. A much sought after chamber musician and collaborator, Ieva's chamber music endeavors have brought her to major stages around the world such as Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, London's Wigmore Hall, Washington DC's Kennedy Center, and on national tours with Musicians from Marlboro. Ieva has appeared as a guest artist in chamber music performances on National Public Radio's Performance Today, with New York Philharmonic musicians at Merkin Hall, and with Boston Symphony musicians at Tanglewood.

The Program:

Ludwig van Beethoven [masked]) Violin Sonata No.8 in G Major Op. 30, No. 3

Douglas Boyce (b.1970) 102nd & Amsterdam

Dmitri Shostakovich [masked]) Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op.57  

The Phillips Collection

Encounter superb works of modern art in an intimate setting at The Phillips Collection, opened to the public in 1921 in Washington’s vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. Paintings by Renoir and Rothko, Bonnard and O'Keeffe, Van Gogh and Diebenkorn are among the many stunning impressionist and modern works that fill the museum. Its distinctive building combines extensive new galleries with the former home of its founder, Duncan Phillips. The Phillips Collection is an exceptional collection of modern and contemporary art in a dynamic environment for collaboration, innovation, engagement with the world, scholarship, and new forms of public participation. 

Getting To The Event

Meet at the Music Room in the The Phillips Collection!

The Phillips Collection is located at[masked]st Street, NW, Washington, D.C., near the corner of 21st and Q Streets, NW.

On-street parking near The Phillips Collection is limited and I strongly recommend using public transportation. Public parking for a fee may be available nearby (subject to availability) at the Hilton Washington Embassy Row, 2105 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

Using Metrorail, take the Red Line to Dupont Circle station and take the Q Street exit from the station. Go left (west) one block on Q Street to 21st Street, NW. The museum is located at[masked]st Street, the first block to the right from Q Street.

The Phillips is accessible via several Metrobus lines. The 37, 42, H1, L1, N2, N3, N4, N6, D1, D2, D3, D6, and G2 lines stop within two blocks of the museum.

The DC Circulator bus runs every 10 minutes and costs $1 each way. The Dupont Circle-Georgetown-Rosslyn route stops at 19th and N Streets, NW. From there, head north on 19th Street towards Dupont Circle. Turn left and continue around Dupont Circle. Turn left at Massachusetts Avenue, then turn right onto 21st Street. The Phillips Collection is located on the left at[masked]st Street, NW.

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  • giedre

    Wish I notice sooner.

    August 15, 2013

    • Peter

      It was a great performance! Please keep checking in for some future events!

      1 · August 15, 2013

    • Diana V.

      Yes, it was!

      August 16, 2013

  • Peter

    An outstanding performance by very talented young musicians!

    2 · August 16, 2013

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