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31.5.05

Classical Week in Washington (5/30)

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). Plan your concert schedule for the entire month of June with our Classical Month in Washington (June).

Tuesday, May 31, 7:30 pm (final performance)
Giacomo Puccini, Tosca
See the review by Jens F. Laurson and Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 15)

Wednesday, June 1, 7:30 pm; Saturday, June 4, 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)

Thursday, June 2, 7 pm; Friday, June 3, 8 pm; Saturday, June 4, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann (Britten, Violin Concerto No. 1; Shostakovich, Symphony No. 11)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, June 3)

Friday, June 3, 7:30 pm (preconcert lecture by Joseph McLellan at 6:30 pm)
Hesperus, Spain and the New World (Washington Early Music Festival)
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (3rd and A Streets SE)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, June 4)

Saturday, June 4, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Workshop for Voices and Instruments: Music of Philippe Rogier
Directed by Philip Cave, with Piffaro and Michael Holmes (Washington Early Music Festival)
St. James Episcopal Church (222 8th Street NE)

Saturday, June 4, 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)

Saturday, June 4, 2 pm
Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus (from Honolulu), traditional Hawaiian songs
National Museum of the American Indian

Saturday, June 4, 7:30 pm
Chantry and Piffaro, Madre di Dio (Guerrero, Gombert, Victoria) (Washington Early Music Festival)
St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church (727 5th Street NW)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, June 5)

Saturday, June 4, 7:30 pm
Washington Men's Camerata: Down by the Salley Gardens
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Saturday, June 4, 8 pm
Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, NakedMan (song cycle, wtih the Ft. Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus)
Lisner Auditorium

Saturday, June 4, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Bruno Leonardo Gelber, piano (Mendessohn, The Hebrides; Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488; Elgar, Enigma Variations)
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, June 11)

Sunday, June 5, 3 pm
The Baltimore Consort, ¡Cancionero! (Romances, villancicos, and improvisations of Spain, circa 1500) (Washington Early Music Festival)
St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church (727 5th Street NW)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, June 6)

Sunday, June 5, 3 pm
15th Annual Chamber Music Concert (music by women composers)
National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Avenue NW)

Sunday, June 5, 6 pm
Verdi, Luisa Miller (Washington Concert Opera)
Lisner Auditorium
See the reviews by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, June 9) and Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, June 10)

Sunday, June 5, 6:30 pm
National Gallery Orchestra (Emil de Cou, guest conductor)
Music by Debussy, Doppler, and Beethoven
National Gallery of Art

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of May 23.

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