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23.5.05

Classical Week in Washington (5/23)

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). There is not much to hear this week, by comparison to previous weeks, but more is scheduled for after the Memorial Day holiday.

Monday, May 23, 6 pm
Conservatory Project: Northwestern University School of Music [FREE]
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
See the review by Grace Jean (Washington Post, May 25)

Monday, May 23, 7 pm; Sunday, May 29, 2 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 and Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 18)

Tuesday, May 24, 6 pm
Conservatory Project: Eastman School of Music [FREE]
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Wednesday, May 25, 6 pm
Conservatory Project: The Curtis Institute of Music [FREE]
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Wednesday, May 27, 7:30 pm; Saturday, May 28, 1:30 pm and 7 pm
Giacomo Puccini, Tosca (starring Salvatore Licitra and Juan Pons)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson and Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 15)

Wednesday, May 25, 8 pm
Aage Kvalbein, cello, and Shuann Chai, piano
Norwegian Ambassador's Residence (2720 34th Street NW)

Thursday, May 26, 6 pm
Conservatory Project: San Francisco Conservatory of Music [FREE]
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Friday, May 27, 6 pm
Conservatory Project: Berklee College of Music [FREE]
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Friday, May 27, 8 pm; Saturday, May 28, 8 pm; Sunday, May 29, 1:30 pm
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Lord of the Rings Symphony
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)
See the review by Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, May 30)

Friday, May 27, through Sunday, May 29
Folger Consort, Playing with Fire
Folger Shakespeare Library
See the review by Tom Huizenga (Washington Post, May 30)

Friday, May 27, 7:30 pm
Emerging Singers Program (sponsored by the Wagner Society of Washington), 10th annual concert (program)
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
See the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, May 30)

Saturday, May 28, 11 am
Baltimore Symphony (lower strings) with conductor Andrew Constantine and singer Nicole Cabell, vocalist
Meyerhoff Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

Saturday, May 28, 6 pm
Conservatory Project: Shepard School of Music at Rice University [FREE]
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Sunday, May 29, 5 pm
ArcoVoce Chamber Ensemble [FREE, with admission to museum]
Phillips Collection

Sunday, May 29, 6 pm
Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University [FREE]
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Sunday, May 29, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra Memorial Day Concert at The Capitol
Featuring Gary Sinise, Joe Mantegna, Vanessa Williams, Colin Powell, Charles Durning, Harolyn Blackwell, and conductor Erich Kunzel
U.S. Capitol Building, West Lawn (prepare for expected crowd of 300,000)
Broadcast on PBS and NPR (check local listings)

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of May 16.

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