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2017 Contemporaries Bash May 19

April 13, 2017

The Phillips Collection invites you to the 2017 Contemporaries Bash: Berlin Underground.


Inspired by Berlin’s pulsing underground nightlife, the Bash brings the German capital’s decadent club scene to Dock 5 in one sensational night of cocktails, music, food, fashion, and dancing.


The Bash is a sell-out event that attracts the city's most dynamic young professionals. Come connect with The Phillips Collection's community of art-lovers, creative thinkers, and philanthropists. Proceeds benefit the museum's award-winning education programs.


This event takes place at Dock 5 at Union Market May 19, 2017 at 1309 Fifth Street, NE, Washington, DC

Featuring: Premium open bar and outdoor biergarten by Denizens Brewing, Co.

Savory and sweet bites inspired by Berlin's street food scene

DJ, photo booths, art installations, and more!



RSVP to the Contemporaries Facebook event here and share with your friends. Further engage on social media with #Bash2017 or #BerlinUnderground.


For more information, please contact contemporaries@phillipscollection.org

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Open House at LivingWell Health Club Washington Hilton April 2

March 28, 2017

Join your friends and neighbors for an Open House event April 2, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at LivingWell Health Club at the Washington Hilton Hotel.  Early Bird membership rates apply through April 2nd.


Personal training packages. Earn free month membership with friend referral. Free food and beverages!


The outdoor pool season is from May1 through October 31.


This year, only a limited amount of pool memberships available.


Membership benefits Include: 


6 all access guest passes

Full use of the health club and group exercise classes

Once per month complimentary training session (Fitness Memberships only)

Food & Beverage discounts at Washington Hilton, including 15% off The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, The District Line Restaurant, TDL Bar and McClellan's Sports Bar

25% off Best Available Rate for guest rooms at Washington Hilton


To sign up or for more information, please contact Chan Frazier at 202.483.4100 or chan.frazier@hilton.com.


LivingWell Health Club is located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW.

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Music From Anders Hillborg at The Phillips Collection

March 7, 2017

In partnership with the Embassy of Sweden and The Swedish Arts Council, The Phillips Collection is hosting an evening with leading international composers in their Music Room on March 9, 2017 starting at 6:00 pm.


Composer Anders Hillborg studied counterpoint, composition, and electronic music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm between 1976 and 1982. His teachers included Gunnar Bucht, Lars-Erik Rosell, Arne Mellnäs, and Pär Lindgren. Brian Ferneyhough, who was a guest lecturer on several occasions, was also an important inspiration. Since graduation, Hillborg has worked as a full-time composer, with a significant output for orchestra (with and without soloists) and chamber music, as well as his early choral work Mouyayoum.


Hillborg is a regular collaborator with conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, who has described Hillborg’s music as exploring tensions and contrasts: “the static and the hyperactive, the mechanical and the human, the nobly beautiful and the banally brutal, the comic and the moving. Almost never sentimental, but surreal in a way—like Dalí’s melting watches. And when something familiar does return, it is . . . distorted so far from its original guise that it becomes something quite different.”


Praised for their “high level of musicality and technical ability” and for their “clean, clear and precise sound,” the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.” As the only Brass Quintet in 27 years to ever win the prestigious Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition (2012), and the only American ensemble to ever win the Preis der Europa-Stadt Passau in Germany (2012), Axiom has also been named winners of the 2008 International Chamber Brass Competition and prize-winners of the 2010 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, and the Jeju City International Brass Quintet Competition in South Korea. 


Internationally recognized for their groundbreaking programming, their repertoire ranges from jazz and Latin music to string quartet transcriptions, as well as original compositions for brass quintet.  


This season Axiom continues its rigorous touring schedule across the United States and marks the release of two new albums: Astor, with original arrangements of Astor Piazzolla's music, and the second installment of New Standards.


Axiom Brass is an Ensemble-in-Residence at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and Rush Hour Concerts' “Back of the Yards” program in Chicago.


The Calder Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works, the group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform.


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