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15.5.05

Classical Week in Washington (5/16)

Classical Week in Washington is a weekly feature that appears on Mondays. If there are concerts you would like to see included on our schedule, send your suggestions by e-mail (praecentor at yahoo dot com). To plan your concert schedule for the entire month of May, go to Classical Month in Washington: May. Happy listening!

Monday, May 16, 7 pm; Thursday, May 19, 7:30 pm; Sunday, May 22, 2 pm
Giacomo Puccini, Tosca (starring Salvatore Licitra and Juan Pons)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson and Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 15)

Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 pm
Christine Brandes, soprano, with the Cellists of the National Symphony Orchestra (Bach, Henze, Stravinsky, Pärt, Villa-Lobos, Saariho, Françaix)
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
See the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, May 19)

Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 pm; Friday, May 20, 7:30 pm
Camille Saint-Saëns, Samson et Dalila (starring Carl Tanner and Olga Borodina)
Washington National Opera, Kennedy Center Opera House
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 18)

Tuesday, May 17, 8 pm
New York Festival of Song: Lost Tribes of Vaudeville (Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, directors) [FREE]
Library of Congress (Coolidge Auditorium)
See the review by Joseph McLellan (Washington Post, May 19)

Thursday, May 19, 8 pm; Friday, May 20, 8 pm; Saturday, May 21, 8 pm
Hungarian Operetta Evening (Krisztina Dávid, soprano; Marko Kathol, tenor; George Peachey, piano; Peter Sirotin, violin)
May 19: Embassy of the Republic of Hungary (3910 Shoemaker Street NW)
May 20 and 21: Embassy of Austria
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 22)

Thursday, May 19, 8 pm
Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem (Choral Arts Society)
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 23)

Friday, May 20, 3 pm; Saturday, May 21, 3 pm; Sunday, May 22, 3 pm
Aavaat Choir (Inuit choir from Greenland)
National Museum of the American Indian

Friday, May 20, 8 pm
Rolf Schulte (violin), James Winn (piano), and Jerry Grossman (cello) [FREE]
Library of Congress (Coolidge Auditorium)
See the review by Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, May 23)

Saturday, May 21, 8 pm
National Philharmonic: Ravishing Rhythm (with Children's Chorus of Washington: Orff's Carmina Burana, Zhou, and Larsen)
Music Center at Strathmore

Saturday, May 21, 8:15 pm; Sunday, May 22, 3 pm
Palestrina Choir William Byrd Festival: Mass for Four Voices and the Propers for Corpus Christi
Saturday: St. Rita's Catholic Church (3815 Russell Road, Alexandria, Va.)
Sunday: Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW)

Saturday, May 21, 8 pm; Sunday, May 22, 2 pm
Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia: Fatal Song, or the Great Opera Murders
Theatre One, Gunston Arts Center (Arlington, Va.)
See the review by Joseph McLellan (Washington Post, May 23)

Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22 (various times)
Instrument Demonstration and Early American Musical Instrument Performances
National Gallery of Art (West Building, West Garden Court)
See the review by Charles T. Downey and Mini-Critic (Ionarts, May 22)

Sunday, May 22, 5 pm
Wendy Law and Ying-Chien Lin, cello, piano [FREE, with admission to museum]
Phillips Collection

Sunday, May 22, 6 pm
Conservatory Project: Juilliard School
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of May 9.

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