Stir It Up

An Evening With Schoenberg and Kandinsky at The Phillips Collection

July 28, 2019

Enjoy an evening of art and music at The Phillips Collection on August 15, 2019 starting at 6:30 pm with Music and Migration: Postclassical Ensemble, The Reinvention of Arnold Schoenberg.


In the years preceding World War I, Arnold SchoenbergWasilly Kandinsky, and Ferruccio Busoni craved liberation. The result was non-tonal music and non-representational painting. As friends, Schoenberg and Kandinsky corresponded with one another through letters. Kandinsky wrote to Schoenberg in 1911, “In your works you have realized what I have so greatly longed for in music. Today’s dissonance in painting and music is merely the consonance of tomorrow.” Schoenberg responded, “Art belongs to the unconscious! One must express oneself directly! That which is inborn, instinctive!”


Explore the revolution in art and music, that Kandinsky and Schoenberg simultaneously plotted, in a program of letters, art, and music, including Schoenberg’s own seething refugee response to Pearl Harbor, Ode to Napoleon, in which he exalts George Washington (standing in for FDR).


This performance is in conjunction with the Phillips’s exhibition The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement.


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The Phillips Colection is located at1600 21st Street NW.

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie at The Anthem July 26

June 3, 2019

Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie will perform live at The Anthem July 26, 2019.


Costello and Blondie share a history, having both emerged from the late Seventies New Wave movement. At one point in 1979, both acts were rubbing elbows at the top of the UK album charts with their respective third LPs, the former’s Armed Forces and the latter’s Parallel Lines. (In the mid-Nineties, Costello and Blondie singer Debbie Harry collaborated on a track with the Jazz Passengers.)

Costello & the Imposters issued their most recent album, Look Now, in 2018. Blondie released their 11th record, Pollinator, in 2017. During their recent live runs, both bands performed at the 2018 Riot Fest


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Celebrate The Kreeger Museum's 25th Anniversary June 1

May 8, 2019

Join The Kreeger Museum in celebrating a quarter century of art, architecture, and music.


Enjoy fabulous food and drink, live jazz, and conversation with contemporary artists in our stunning Philip Johnson-designed building and Sculpture Garden on Saturday, June 1, 2019.


The party is from 6:30 to 9:300 pm. The Kreeger Museum is located at 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 


Cocktail Attire | Valet Parking


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David and Carmen Kreeger enriched their lives and the lives of others through their love of the arts. In keeping with their vision, the mission of The Kreeger Museum is to share art, architecture, and music.

This event raises funds necessary to support the Museum's educational programming. We are grateful for the support of all donors who share our goal of reaching the entire Washington, DC community. During the 2018–19 school year, 80 percent of schools that participated in our education programs were recipients of Title I funding.

Highlights of the evening:

  • Cocktails and dinner by Susan Gage
  • Jazz by the Zack Pride Trio and pianist Sam Prather
  • Champagne toast to our honored artists

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