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8.5.05

Classical Week in Washington (5/9)

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!

Tuesday, May 10, 5 pm
Guarneri String Quartet, open rehearsal [FREE]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 pm
Per Tengstrand, piano (with a buffet reception of Swedish food)
Residence of the Ambassador of Sweden (through CGA)

Tuesday, May 10, 8 pm
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with Daniel Barenboim (WPAS)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 13)

Thursday, May 12, 7 pm; Friday, May 13, 1:30 pm; Saturday, May 14, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Roger Norrington (Bruckner's Symphony No. 4)
Kennedy Center
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 13)

Thursday, May 12, 7:30 pm; Friday, May 13, 7:30 pm
Annlynn Miller (cello) and Ulrich Schmid (piano)
Complete works for piano and cello by Beethoven: op. 5, Nos. 1 and 2 (May 12); op. 102, Nos. 1 and 2, and op. 69 (May 13)
Strathmore Hall (Mansion)

Thursday, May 12, 8 pm
Emerson String Quartet (WPAS)
Mendelssohn, Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 12; Joan Tower, Incandescent; Beethoven, Quartet in C-sharp Minor, op. 131
Strathmore Hall
See the review by Lindsay Heller (Ionarts, May 14)

Thursday, May 12, 8 pm
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin [FREE]
Library of Congress
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 14)

Thursday, May 12, 8 pm
Wolfgang Panhofer, cello
Embassy of Austria
See the review by Gail Wein (Washington Post, May 14)

Friday, May 13, 7:30 pm; Monday, May 16, 7 pm
Giacomo Puccini, Tosca
Washington National Opera, Kennedy Center Opera House
See the review by Jens F. Laurson and Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 15)

Friday, May 13, 8 pm
Peabody Trio (concluding concert in complete cycle of Beethoven trios)
Corcoran Gallery of Art

Friday, May 13, 8 pm; Saturday, May 14, 8 pm
Kevin Kenner, piano
Embassy of the Republic of Poland (2460 16th Street NW)

Saturday, May 14, 7 pm (and various dates until June 4)
Saint-Saëns, Samson et Dalila (Washington National Opera)
Kennedy Center Opera House
See the preview by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 16)

Saturday, May 14, 7 pm; Sunday, May 15, 2 pm
Imant Raminsh's new children's opera The Nightingale (Children's Chorus of Washington)
Lisner Auditorium
See the review by Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, May 16)

Saturday, May 14, 8 pm (preconcert panel at 7 pm)
Sacchini, Œdipe à Colone (Opera Lafayette)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 16)

Saturday, May 14, 8 pm
Ave Maria: Music in Honor of the Virgin Mary (Woodley Ensemble)
St. Columba's Episcopal Church (4201 Albemarle Street NW)

Sunday, May 15, 3 pm
On Stage with Washington National Opera (Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists from Washington National Opera), excerpts from Shakespeare operas
Renwick Gallery Grand Salon (Free, but reservations required; call 202-448-3490)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 17)

Sunday, May 15, 3 pm
In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Songs from the Camps (Master Chorale of Washington)
Kennedy Center

Sunday, May 15, 4 pm
Beethoven, Missa Solemnis (Cathedral Choral Society)
Washington National Cathedral
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, May 17)

Sunday, May 15, 5 pm
Yuliya Gorenman, piano
Phillips Collection

Sunday, May 15, 6:30 pm
Saint Petersburg String Quartet (music by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, and Smetana)
National Gallery of Art
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 17)

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of May 2.

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