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28.2.05

Ionarts Concert Schedule: Early March

Performances in bold are considered to be particularly noteworthy. Abbreviations used here are:

Monday, February 28 Rescheduled to Wednesday, March 9 (because of snow), 8 pm
CGA: Contemporary Music Forum (recent pieces by Nicholas Maw, Richard Rodney Bennett, Margaret Brouwer, and Lee Hyla)
See review by Gail Wein (Washington Post, March 11)

Tuesday, March 1, 12:10 pm
Washington Bach Consort Noontime Cantata Series
Ich habe meine Zuversicht, BWV 183, with Neil Weston, organist
The Church of the Epiphany (13th and G Streets NW)

Wednesday, March 2, to Sunday, March 6, various times
KC: New York City Ballet
See the review by Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, March 7)

Thursday, March 3, 7 pm; Friday, March 4, 1:30 pm; Saturday, March 5, 8 pm
KC: National Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor Osmo Vänskä with Lisa Batiashvili, violin
(On Vänskä, see Alex Ross's post at The Rest Is Noise and in The New Yorker)
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, March 5)

Thursday, March 3, 7:30 pm
TT: Dawn Upshaw, soprano (CANCELLED)

Thursday, March 3, 8 pm
SH: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with Arnaldo Cohen, piano (Smetana, Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky)
See the review by Joe Banno (Washington Post, March 5)

Friday, March 4, 7:30 pm
TT: Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano (VAS)
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, March 7)

Sunday, March 6, 3 pm
On Stage with Washington National Opera (Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program, all-Russian opera program)
Renwick Gallery, Grand Salon

Sunday, March 6, 3 pm
Chantry and the Orchestra of the 17th Century (Requiems by Biber and Schütz)
St. Luke Parish (McLean, Virginia)
See the review of the previous Chantry concert by Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, February 28)

Sunday, March 6, 5 pm
PC: Thomas Pandolfi, piano

Sunday, March 6, 6:30 pm
NGA: Takács String Quartet (quartets by Bartók and Beethoven) (CANCELLED)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, March 10)

Monday, March 7, 8 pm
KC: Oslo Philharmonic (with André Previn and Denyce Graves)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, March 10)

Tuesday, March 8, 8 pm
LOC: Keller Quartet (Schubert, Ligeti, Debussy)
See the review by Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, March 10)

Thursday, March 10, 8 pm
James Litzelman, piano (music of Brahms and Franck)
Catholic University of America, Ward Recital Hall (School of Music)

Friday, March 11, 8 pm
Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre, Director)
La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road NW)
See the review by Joe Banno (Washington Post, March 14)

Friday, March 11, 8 pm
CSC: Larissa Dedova and Mikhail Volchok, piano

Friday, March 11, 8 pm
SH: China Philharmonic with Yuja Wang, piano
See the review by Tom Huizenga (Washington Post, March 14)

Sunday, March 13, 3 pm
Washington Bach Consort, Bach's St. John Passion
National Presbyterian Church (4101 Nebraska Avenue NW)
See the review by Joe Banno (Washington Post, March 15)

Sunday, March 13, 3 pm
Mendelssohn String Quartet with Robert Mann, viola
National Academy of Sciences (2100 C Street NW)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, March 17)

Sunday, March 13, 5 pm
PC: Jerusalem Trio

Sunday, March 13, 5 pm (after Evensong)
Organ Recital by Daniel Roth (Saint-Sulpice, Paris) (see my post from August 15, 2003)
Washington National Cathedral

Sunday, March 13, 6:30 pm
NGA: National Gallery Chamber Players Wind Quintet

——» Go to previous concert schedule, for Late February.

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