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Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos


October Events

[Docent Tours]   [Performance Tours]   [Special Events and Concerts]   [More]  


Docent Tours

Museum docents will lead tours on Tuesdays at noon. All tours are free and open to the public.




Performance Tours at the International Gallery

Thursdays and Saturdays, noon, within the exhibition. Tours begin at exhibition entrance.
Professional pianists specializing in various musical genres -- classical, jazz, traditional, gospel, and popular -- lead visitors through the exhibitions, talking about and performing on some of the historic pianos.

Thursday, Oct. 5 Tony Walker, classical and jazz
Saturday, Oct. 7 Mari Paz, music of many nations
Thursday, Oct. 12 Dave Wiesler, traditional
Saturday, Oct. 14 Rubén Peláez, classical
Thursday, Oct. 19 Barbara Wing, classical
Saturday, Oct. 21 Marc Glickman, traditional
Thursday, Oct. 26 Rob Wyatt, classical and popular
Saturday, Oct. 28 José Cáceres, classical


Special Events and Concerts

Gallery Talk
Irving Berlin and the Birth of Tin Pan Alley
Friday, Oct. 27
Exhibition performance space

NMAH Cultural Historian Dwight Bowers discusses the role of Irving Berlin played in creating the foundation for an American music industry. The lecture will include a demonstration on Berlin's piano, recorded music, and slides.



Concerts and Special Programs:
Piano Music of Spain and Latin America

A series of four recitals and master classes. The master classes will be held on the Saturday morning following each Friday recital in Carmichael Auditorium, NMAH, from 10 a.m. to noon (see above for information number), conducted by the concert artists. Recitals and master classes are free and open to the public. For further information, please call 202-357-2700.

October 6
8 p.m.

Music of Venezuela and the Caribbean performed by José Cáceres, Carmichael Auditorium, NMAH

October 27
8 p.m.

Music of Brazil and Argentina performed by Luiz de Moura Castro, Hall of Musical Instruments, NMAH

November 3
8 p.m.

Music of Mexico performed by Ana Cervantes, Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street N.W. Please call 202-728-1675 for reservations.


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