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1.4.05

Ionarts Concert Schedule: Early April

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

Friday, April 1, 8 pm
SH: Bobby McFerrin, Christopher O'Riley: "Amadeus" - an evening of light Mozart with the BSO
See the review by Joseph McLellan (Washington Post, April 4)

Saturday, April 2, 4:30 pm
KC: Lang Lang, piano (Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Liszt) (WPAS)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 4)

Saturday, April 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 7 pm (sometimes 7:30 pm)
KC: Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (Washington National Opera)
See the review by Philip Kennicott (Washington Post, April 4)

Saturday, April 2, 8 pm
CSC: Niklas Eppinger, cello, and Hae-Seung Shin, piano (Schumann, Beethoven, Kodály, Paganini)

Saturday, April 2, 8 pm
SH: National Philharmonic (Mozart, Requiem and other works), with Helen Donath (soprano), Patricia Miller (alto), John Aler (tenor), Kevin Deas (bass), and the National Philharmonic Chorale

Sunday, April 3, 2 pm
The only opera broadcast on PBS for the whole year, so don't miss it: Metropolitan Opera, Otto Schenk's production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868), with Karita Mattila (Eva), James Morris (Hans Sachs), Thomas Allen (Beckmesser), and René Pape (Pogner)

Sunday, April 3, 2 pm; April 5 and 8, 7:30 pm; April 11, 7 pm
KC: Tchaikovsky, The Maid of Orleans (Washington National Opera)
See review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 2) and the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 7)

Sunday, April 3, 3 pm
Gary Schocker, flute [FREE]
National Academy of Science (2100 C Street NW)

Sunday, April 3, 5 pm
PC: Niklas Eppinger, cello, and Hae-Seung Shin, piano

Sunday, April 3, 6:30 pm
NGA: Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano, and Betty Bullock, piano (French cabaret) [FREE]
See the review by Joseph McLellan (Washington Post, April 5)

Monday, April 4, 8 pm
Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Embassy of Austria (3524 International Drive NW)

Tuesday, April 5, 8 pm
CSC: Catrin Finch, harp, Antoine Tamestit, viola, and Eugenia Zukerman, flute (Bach, Debussy)
See the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, April 7)

Wednesday, April 6, 8 pm
SH: Evgeny Kissin, piano (Chopin, Medtner) (WPAS)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 8)

Thursday, April 7, 7:30 pm
FS: Pacifica Quartet (Mendelssohn and Beethoven) [FREE]
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 11)

Friday, April 8, 7:30 pm
Massenet, Esclarmonde (Washington Concert Opera)
Lisner Auditorium
See the reviews by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 10) and Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 12)

Friday, April 8, 8 pm
Dmitri Berlinsky, violin, and Elena Baksht, piano (Franck, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ravel, Paganini)
La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road NW)

Saturday, April 9, 8 pm
Borromeo String Quartet (Haydn, Bartók, Dvořák)
Dumbarton Oaks
See the review by Joe Banno (Washington Post, April 11)

Saturday, April 9, 8 pm
CSC: Amadeus Trio (Arensky, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 10)

Saturday, April 9, 8 pm
SH: Baltimore Symphony (Mahler's 4th Symphony and Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 12)

Sunday, April 10, 3 pm
SH: Baltimore Symphony with Boys Choir of Harlem (classical, jazz, and spirituals)
See the review by Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, April 12)

Sunday, April 10, 5 pm
PC: Mark Crayton (countertenor), with James Janssen (harpsichord) and Laura Handler (cello)
See the review by Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, April 12)

Sunday, April 10, 6:30 pm
NGA: Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, England (Attwood, Crotch, Billings, and other British and American composers) [FREE]
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 11)

Sunday, April 10, 6:30 pm
CGA: Twilight Concert in the Salon Dore (Colin St. Martin, traverso, Nancy Jo Snider, cello, and William Simms, theorbo and Adam Pearl, harpsichord)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 13)

Monday, April 11, 8 pm
KC: Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble (WPAS)
See the review by Gail Wein (Washington Post, April 13)

Wednesday, April 13, 8 pm (through April 17, various times)
KC: Washington Ballet, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet
See the review by Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, April 16)

Thursday, April 14, 7:30 pm
United in Songs (mezzo soprano Jennifer Larmore, baritone François Le Roux, and pianist Mikhail Hallak from Theatre of Song, hosted by Sherrill Milnes)
La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road NW): reserve tickets by e-mail

Thursday, April 14, 8 pm
SH: Baltimore Symphony (with violinist Stefan Jackiw)
See the review by Joe Banno (Washington Post, April 16)

Thursday, April 14, 7:30 pm
2005 President's Concerts (Waging Peace: Music in Time of War)
Part I: Prologue-Souvenirs! (Hopeful songs from many wars, presented by music theater students)
Catholic University of America, Edward J. Pryzbyla Center

Friday, April 15, 7:30 pm
2005 President's Concerts (Waging Peace: Music in Time of War)
Part II: Lessons (CUA Symphony Orchestra: Music of Gorecki, Bernstein, Schoenberg, Penderecki)

Catholic University of America, Edward J. Pryzbyla Center

Friday, April 15, 8 pm
LOC: Washington Bach Consort (Bach's Cantata BWV 10, Meine Seel’ erhebt den Herren; Barber's Agnus Dei, works by Amy Beach and Eleanor Remick Warren)

Friday, April 15, 8 pm
CGA: Peabody Trio (four trios by Beethoven)
This is part of a complete series of the Beethoven trios (concluded on April 29 and May 13)

Friday, April 15, 8 pm
Mendelssohn Piano Trio (Tchaikovsky and Ravel)
La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road NW)

Friday, April 15, 7:30 pm (other performances on April 17, 21, 23)
CSC: Handel, Giulio Cesare (Maryland Opera Studio)

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

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