Upcoming Programs

Check below for details on upcoming concerts, lectures, artist talks, and more.

Saturday, June 17 – noon to 2pm

DC Jazz Festival: Cowboys & Frenchmen

Cowboys & Frenchmen

The Kreeger Museum is pleased to present Cowboys & Frenchmen as part of DC Jazz Festival 2017. Cowboys & Frenchmen present a novel take on the American musical canon by blending traditional American folk and pop music with elements of contemporary R&B and modern jazz. The music exploits surprises at every turn, and presents a musical journey through the lens of five 21st-century improvisers. 

Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Jazz in the 'Hoods unites DC in a citywide partnership and takes place in 21+ neighborhoods, presenting a mix of local and nationally recognized artists.

Admission: Free. Click here to register (encouraged but not required).

Transportation: Download the Lyft app and use code "DCJAZZ17" for $15 off ($5 per ride). Limited parking will be available at The Field School, just south of the Museum.

Food: Food will be available for purchase from the Rocklands BBQ Truck. No glass containers are permitted in The Kreeger Museum Sculpture Garden.

This event will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Please plan accordingly.

DC Jazz Festival

Saturday, November 4 at 8pm

The Ying Quartet with Billy Childs

The Ying Quartet

"The Ying Quartet came as close to the ideal as possible..."
—The Los Angeles Times

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today's world.

Now in its second decade, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House; at the same time, the Quartet’s belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has also drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace, schools, juvenile prisons, and the White House.

Billy Childs has emerged as one of the foremost American composers of his era, perhaps the most distinctly American composer since Aaron Copland—for like Copland, he has successfully married the musical products of his heritage with the Western neoclassical traditions of the twentieth century in a powerful symbiosis of style, range, and dynamism.

Ticket information to come.

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