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Smithsonian Chamber Players (Instrumental Ensemble)

Founded: 1976 - Washington, USA

The Smithsonian Chamber Players (= SCP), as their name implies, are artists in residence at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and are one of the ensembles that are part of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Program. Since its inception in 1976, the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society has been a leader in the original instrument movement in the USA.

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Program has studied, performed and recorded on the musical instruments in the Smithsonian’s world-renowned collection. Drawing on the skills of curators, conservators, performers, music and cultural historians, the Chamber Music Program is the largest museum undertaking of its kind in the world. Directed by cellist Kenneth Slowik, the Smithsonian Chamber Players have made numerous recordings to great acclaim. In performances that have been termed virile, vivid, buoyant, and brilliant they have charmed audiences at over 600 concerts nationally and internationally.

 

Source: Houston Early Music Website (September 2001)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2003)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Kenneth Slowik

Orchestra

BWV 245

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Smithsonian Chamber Music Society
Smithsonian Chamber Players (Houston Early Music)

ND Publicity Office & Concert Series: Smithsonian Chamber Players
The National Museum of American History: The Music Room

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