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22.4.05

Ionarts Concert Schedule: Late April

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

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)

Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Catholic University of America

Friday, April 15, 7:30 pm; Sunday, April 17, 3 pm; Thursday, April 21, 7:30 pm; Saturday, April 23, 7:30 pm
CSC: Handel, Giulio Cesare (Maryland Opera Studio), in alternation with Puccini's La Bohème
See the review of La Bohème by Joseph McLellan (Washington Post, April 18) and of Giulio Cesare by Joseph McLellan (Washington Post, April 22)

Friday, April 15, 7:30 pm; Saturday, April 16, 4 pm (special Generation O performance); Sunday, April 17, 1:30 pm
KC: Final performances of Mozart's Magic Flute (Washington National Opera)
See the review of the April 16 performance by Tim Page (Washington Post, April 18)

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 Elinor Remick Warren)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 17)

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)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 19)

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

Friday, April 15, 8 pm (through April 17, various times)
KC: Washington Ballet: Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet
See the review by Jean Battey-Lewis (Washington Times, April 16)

Saturday, April 16, 5 pm (with Master Class preceding at 4 pm)
21st-Century Consort: Expanding Universe (Robert Gibson, Four Haiku; Igor Stravinsky, Three Japanese Lyrics; Toru Takamitsu, Between Tides; Kenji Bunch, Paraphraseology; Joseph Schwantner, Sparrows)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Saturday, April 16, 7 pm
Singers from the Arena di Verona Opera Company, from Italy (first public appearance in Washington) [FREE]
National Museum of Women in the Arts (202-783-7370 or reservations@nmwa.org)

Saturday, April 16, 7:30 pm
2005 President's Concert (Waging Peace: Music in Time of War)
Part III: Dialogues (Chamber music of Shostakovich, Ullmann, Rorem, and world premiere of "Korean War Memorial," a collective composition by 19 regional composers)
Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Catholic University of America
See the review by Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, April 18)

Saturday, April 16, 8 pm
Bach's B Minor Mass (Échos ensemble)
Falls Church Presbyterian Church (225 East Broad Street), Falls Church, Va.

Sunday, April 17, 4 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords: Cheese and a Little Mustard (music by Senfl and Billings)
Old Presbyterian Meeting House (321 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Va.)

Sunday, April 17, 5 pm
PC: Wolfram Koessel and Jeremy Denks [free with admission to museum]

Sunday, April 17, 6:30 pm
NGA: National Gallery Orchestra (Haydn, Boyce, and others) [FREE]

Sunday, April 17, 7:30 pm
2005 President's Concert (Waging Peace: Music in Time of War)
Part IV: "...and then Silent Bugles" (Benjamin Britten, War Requiem)

Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Catholic University of America

Sunday, April 17, 8 pm; Monday, April 18, 8 pm
Borodin Quartet (all-Beethoven program)
Dumbarton Oaks Friends of Music Series (by subscription only)

Monday, April 18, 8 pm
CGA: Contemporary Music Forum (new works by Steve Antosca, Frederick Weck, Robert Gibson, and Judith Shatin)
See the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, April 20)

Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 pm
SH (Mansion): Rayanne Gonzales (prizewinner in 2004 Washington International Voice Competition) with Patrick O'Donnell, piano (de Falla, Hahn, Mozart)

Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 pm
FS: Shanghai Quartet, with Xu Ke, chinese fiddle (music by Chen Yi, Yi-Wen Jiang, and Brahms) [FREE]
See the review by rae (shesbitter, April 24) and the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 28)

Wednesday, April 20, 8 pm
CUA School of Music Film Series: Silent film shorts with live music (featuring members of Cantate Chamber Singers, Prof. Andrew Simpson, and Maurice Saylor) [FREE]
Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Catholic University
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 22)

Thursday, April 21, 7 pm; Friday, April 22, 8 pm; Sunday, April 24, 7 pm
KC: National Symphony Orchestra (Mahler's 9th Symphony)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 22)

Friday, April 22, 8 pm
LOC: David Cates, harpsichord (all-Bach program) [FREE]
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 23)

Friday, April 22; Sunday, April 24
Gounod, Faust (Virginia Opera, conducted by Peter Mark)
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)
See the review by Grace Jean (Washington Post, April 26)

Saturday, April 23, 8 pm
SH: National Philharmonic with Santiago Rodriguez, piano (Brahms, First Piano Concerto and First Symphony)
See the review by Grace Jean (Washington Post, April 25)

Saturday, April 23, 8 pm; Sunday, April 24, 4 pm
Palestrina Choir: William Byrd Festival (5- and 6-voice motets from Cantiones Sacrae of 1575, 1589, and 1591)
April 23: Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Western Avenue and Quesada Street NW)
April 24: St. Rita's Catholic Church (3815 Russell Road, Alexandria, Va.)

Saturday, April 23, 8 pm
I Solisti Della Scala Trio
Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street NW)
See the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, April 25)

Sunday, April 24, 5 pm
PC: Andrew Garland, baritone [free with admission to museum]

Sunday, April 24, 6:30 pm
NGA: Penelope Crawford, fortepiano, and Stephen Ackert, organ (J. C. Bach, Haydn, Boyce, and Mozart) [FREE]
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 27)

Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 pm
TT: Artemis Quartet (Mendelssohn, Bartók, and Schumann) (WPAS)
See the review by Lindsay Heller (Ionarts, April 29)

Wednesday, April 27, 8 pm
LOC: L'Ensemble Baroque de Limoges (Leclair, Marais, Rameau, Telemann, Bach)
[CANCELLED]

Wednesday, April 27, 8 pm
SH: Baltimore Symphony's Pre-Carnegie Hall Tour, with Gidon Kremer, violin (Kancheli, Shostakovich first violin concerto, Debussy, Ravel)
On Gidon Kremer, read Alex Ross here and, earlier, here on The Rest Is Noise
See the review by Grace Jean (Washington Post, April 29) and the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 30)

Thursday, April 28, 8 pm
TT: Soile Isokoski, soprano, and Marita Viitasalo, piano (VAS)
See the review (Washington Post, April 30)

Thursday, April 28, 7 pm; Friday, April 29, 1:30 pm; Saturday, April 30, 8 pm
KC: National Symphony Orchestra (John Williams conducting his own compositions, with Gil Shaham, violin)
See the review by Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, April 29)

Friday, April 29, 8 pm
LOC: David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano (Prokofiev, Auerbach, Rachmaninov) [FREE]
See the review (Ionarts, May 1)

Friday, April 29, 8 pm
Nathan Gunn, baritone, and Kim Pensinger Witman, piano (Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin)
The Barns at Wolf Trap (Vienna, Va.)
See the review by Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, May 2)

Friday, April 29, 8 pm
CGA: Peabody Trio (second concert in complete Beethoven trio cycle, which will be concluded on May 13)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 5)

Friday, April 29, 8 pm
Amsterdam Piano Trio
La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road NW)
See the review by Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, May 2)

Saturday, April 30, 2 pm
TT: Giovanni Bellucci, piano (Liszt and Berlioz transcriptions)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 3)

Saturday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm
French Opera: Sensuality, Sentiment, and Spectacle (Opera Lafayette conductor Ryan Brown, François Loup, harpsichordist Andrew Appel, choreographer Cheryl Stafford, music rhetorician Patricia Ranum)
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, S. Dillon Ripley Center (1100 Jefferson Drive SW)

Saturday, April 30, 8 pm
Catholic University of America Chamber Singers (Leo Nestor, conductor)
Spring Concert [FREE]
St. Peter's Church on Capitol Hill (313 Second Street SE)

——» Go to previous concert schedule, for Early April.

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