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Celil Refik Kaya Live at Dumbarton Oaks Feb. 22

February 19, 2018

Enjoy an evening at Dumbarton Oaks on February 22, 2018 with Dumbarton Oaks Early-Career Musician in Residence, Celil Refik Kaya!


Savor a glass or two of wine as you experience their newest museum exhibition with works by Martha Jackson Jarvis, before enjoying the strains of Kaya’s guitar in the historic Music Room.


Kaya will present The Music of the Americas, a unique program featuring his own compositions, as well as works by Agustín Barrios and Jorge Morel. In between concerts, Kaya will discuss his compositions, instruments, and inspirations with guests. The Early-Career Musician Residency at Dumbarton Oaks provides time and resources to young musicians and composers who show promise in transmitting traditions of classical music to younger generations.


Throughout the evening, guests will also be treated to an after-hours look at our newest exhibition, Outside/IN: Martha Jackson Jarvis at Dumbarton Oaks. This installation features sculpture and works on paper inspired by natural forms and materials by noted Washington, DC, artist Martha Jackson Jarvis.

Admission is $15 and includes drinks. Guests must be 21 years of age or older and present a valid photo ID.


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Voxare String Quartet at Dumbarton Oaks

January 18, 2018

Music at Dumbarton Oaks is featuring Voxare String Quartet February 11 and 12, 2018.


With a repertoire spanning five centuries, this extraordinary quartet is “half Russian, half Chicagoan, 100 percent Juilliardian and 400 percent young, enthusiastic, and blessed with individual great instrumental skills" (Concertonet). Composer Ned Rorem calls the Voxare “probably the best American chamber group performing today.” In their Dumbarton Oaks debut, they perform string quartets by Felix Mendelssohn, Mohammed Fairouz, and Aleksandra Vrebalov.

Performances take place Sundays at 7:00 p.m. and Mondays at 8:00 p.m.


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Dumbarton Oaks is located at 1703 32nd Street in Georgetown.

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Allison Janney Named Rosewood Curator

December 20, 2017

Seven-time Emmy award-winning actress Allison Janney joins Rosewood Curators on behalf of Rosewood Washington DC in Georgetown. The Curator Program is a carefully selected group of luminaries and leaders who share travel recommendations and insider tips for Rosewood destinations around the world. 


During Janney’s time filming The West Wing, she frequently traveled to Washington, D.C. and developed an affinity and admiration for the city’s history, beauty, and elegance. Years after the show has wrapped, Janney maintains a closeness with Washington, D.C.  Janney shares her favorite ways to experience the nation’s capital. Allison’s complete Curator interview, including her destination and travel tips, can be found here.


“D.C. is brimming with both electric energy and serene beauty. It is the bustling epicenter of American politics but also a picturesque destination, right on the water, covered in cherry blossom trees. L’Enfant’s design of the city, characterized by a stately elegance, gives the city a very European feel.” says Janney. “Washington, D.C. will always hold a special place in my heart, and I am delighted to continually find new ways to take in its splendor.”

First launched in 2013, the Rosewood Curator program includes fashion icons Anna Dello Russo and Iris Apfel, prima ballerina Tan Yuan Yuan, designer Zac Posen, film director Johnnie To, and auctioneer Simon de Pury, among others. Read and watch the Rosewood Curator interviews here.

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