Smithsonian at little Washington

Sunday, OCTOBER 6TH, 2019, 3pm

RESERVED SEATING: $25 - Adults $10 - Under 18

As part of the 28th season in the Smithsonian at Little Washington Series, renowned musician Kenneth Slowik returns to Little Washington Theatre. Mr. Slowik is artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society and Curator of Musical Instruments at The Smithsonian National Museum of American History.


A highly-valued component of all concerts in the Smithsonian at Little Washington series is the commentary provided by Ken Slowik throughout the program. His remarks shed light on the glorious music and the life and times of the featured composers. In 2011, Mr. Slowik was the recipient of the Smithsonian Secretary’s Distinguished Research Lecture Award, and the remarks during the concerts at the Little Washington Theatre are generally an abbreviated version of the talk which precedes each of the concerts heard in Washington, D.C.

Violinist David Salness has attained international recognition as a performing artist and teacher. He has appeared in more than 25 countries and in 48 out of the 50 United States in such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and London’s Wigmore Hall. His performances are broadcast on National Public Radio, Radio France, Bavarian Radio, and the British and Canadian Broadcast Corporations.

Cellist Chelsea Bernstein received a Bachelors degree in Cello Performance from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY, where she studied with Julia Lichten. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase, Ms. Bernstein earned a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of South Florida, where she was awarded the position of Graduate Cello Assistant under the tutelage of Scott Kluksdahl and Helga Winold. An endlessly inspired chamber musician, Ms. Bernstein spends her summers as a Teaching Assistant at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. There, she has participated in the prestigious Fellowship String Quartet, Winter Chamber Music Residency and Dirt Road Ensemble programs. Chelsea currently resides in eastern North Carolina, where she regularly performs with North Carolina Symphony.