Shenson Chamber Music Concerts

  • Bella Hristova, Violin, at NMWA October 7; Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
  • Nadine Sierra, Soprano, at NMWA April 27; Photo credit: Merri Cyr
  • James Tocco, Piano; Rhoya Tocco Didden, Narrator; at NMWA May 25

Artistic Director Gilan Tocco Corn presents the Shenson Chamber Music Concerts.

In support of NMWA’s mission to bring recognition to women in the arts, we present this annual free concert series. For seventeen years, women musicians have been delighting audiences as a part of NMWA’s concert series. Concerts typically take place in the winter and spring. 

In 2003, the series was named the Shenson Chamber Music Concerts in honor of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson, who were long-time supporters of the museum and lovers of music. Gilan Tocco Corn is the Shenson Concerts’ Artistic Director and has guided the series since its inaugural season.

Over the years, the series has welcomed emerging and established artists, including Ahn Trio, Christine Brewer, Sara Davis Buechner, Sara Daneshpour, Simone Dinnerstein, Eroica Trio, Ingrid Fliter, Sharon Isbin, Olga Kern, and Anne Akiko Meyers.

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2015–2016 Shenson Chamber Music Concerts

October 7, 2015:Bella Hristova, Violin


April 27, 2016:Nadine Sierra, Soprano


May 25, 2016:Francis Poulenc’s The Story of Babar
Rhoya Tocco Didden, Narrator
James Tocco, Piano


All Shenson Chamber Music Concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m.


Registration is required. Seating is limited and registration does not guarantee your seat(s). Registered guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Open seats will be given to guests on standby beginning at 7:25 p.m.


2015–2016 shenson chamber music concert brochure

The 2015–2016 Shenson Chamber Music Concert Series is made possible by support from Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation, in memory of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson, Northern Trust, and Team Freiman at Morgan Stanley. Additional support is provided by Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square.