On a drizzly weekend as we stagger out of a brutal winter the words themselves lift the spirit: "Flora and Fauna." That's the title of the latest offering "in season" for Washington's 21st Century Consort.
The musicians come from the National Symphony Orchestra and other prominent chamber musicians in the area. The works often are inspired by exhibits at the museums.
On Saturday, the 21st Century Consort performs "Flora and Fauna" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. A discussion starts at 4 p.m., the concert at 5.