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Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos


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Explore the infinite riches of the piano repertoire!

Smithsonian joins other Washington, D.C. cultural institutions in presenting regularly scheduled and special programs for people of all ages and musical tastes -- programs that reflect the diversity of the communities and music in which the keyboard is used: classical, jazz, gospel, rock, dance, popular song, honky-tonk, ragtime and blues.

The piano is featured as a solo, accompanying, and ensemble instrument. The piano's predecessor, the hammered dulcimer (still in use throughout the world), and its contemporary incarnations, the electronic keyboard and synthesizer, are also highlighted.

Come, listen and enjoy!

Unless otherwise noted, all of the programs are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs are subject to change. For information on ticketed events, contact The Smithsonian Associates, 202-357-3030.



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