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Classical Week in Washington (May 2)

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 2, 7:30 pm
Gidon Kremer, violin, with the Kremerata Baltica Soloists (Shostakovich, Alexander Wustin)
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.), Shriver Hall
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 4)

Tuesday, May 3, 12:10 pm
Washington Bach Consort, with Eric Plutz, organ [FREE]
Noontime Cantata (Was frag ich nach der Welt, BWV 94)
Church of the Epiphany (13th and G Streets NW)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 5)

Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 pm
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Vocal Arts Society) [CANCELLED]
Kennedy Center

Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 pm; Friday, May 6, 8:15 pm; Sunday, May 8, 3 pm
Offenbach, The Tales of Hoffmann
Baltimore Opera
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 2)

Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 pm
Elena Bashkirova, piano [FREE]
National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Avenue NW), requires a reservation (call 202-783-7370 or e-mail to reservations@nmwa.org)
See the review by Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, May 6)

Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 pm
Jerusalem String Quartet (Haydn, Shostakovich, Dvořák)
Kennedy Center (Terrace Theater)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 6)

Thursday, May 5, 7 pm; Friday, May 6, 8 pm; Saturday, May 7, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with Mstislav Rostropovich and violinist Mayu Kishima (all-Tchaikovsky program)
Kennedy Center (Concert Hall)
See the review by Lindsay Heller (Ionarts, May 7)

Thursday, May 5, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with Henning Kraggerud, violin (Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5)
Strathmore Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 7)

Friday, May 6, 7:30 pm (and various dates through May 31)
Puccini, Tosca (Washington National Opera)
Kennedy Center (Opera House)
See the review by Philip Kennicott (Washington Post, May 8) and the general interest article by Scott Vogel (Washington Post, May 6)

Friday, May 6, 8 pm; Saturday, May 7, 8 pm
Palestrina Choir William Byrd Festival: Secular Vocal Works and Keyboard Works (with Vera Kochanowsky, virginal)
Friday: St. Alban's Episcopal Church (Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW)
Saturday: Grace Episcopal Church (3601 Russell Road, Alexandria, Va.)

Saturday, May 7, 11 am and 1 pm
NSO Kinderkonzert: Got Rhythm?
Kennedy Center (Theater Lab)
See the review by Charles T. Downey and Mini-Critic (Ionarts, May 8)

Saturday, May 7, 7:30 pm
Left Bank Concert Society (Berio, Knussen, Ligeti, Bartók)
Kennedy Center (Terrace Theater)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 9)

Saturday, May 7, 7:30 pm
Eric Beach (Yale Gordon Concerto Competition Winner, 2004), marimba [FREE]
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.), Shriver Hall

Saturday, May 7, 8 pm
Le Baroque Français (Cantate Chamber Singers, program includes Charpentier, Rameau, De la Lande, Mondonville)
St. John's Norwood Parish (Chevy Chase, Md.)

Sunday, May 8, 3 pm
Tippett: A Child of Our Time (The Washington Chorus, with Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano, and Gordon Hawkins, bass)
Kennedy Center (Concert Hall)
For a preview, see Tim Page, 'A Child of Our Time' Indeed (Washington Post, May 4)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 12)

Sunday, May 8, 3 pm
National Championship of High School A Cappella
Lisner Auditorium

Sunday, May 8, 3 pm
Metropolitan Chorus (Morten Lauridensen's Lux Aeterna, arrangements of spirituals by Moses Hogan, and Missa Miamiensis by James Buonemani)
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church (1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Va.)

Sunday, May 8, 3 pm
Chantry, Music for God's Mother (Guerrero, Gombert, and Victoria)
St. Patrick's Church (619 10th Street NW)

Sunday, May 8, 5 pm
Elisabeth Adkins, violin, and Ed Newman, piano [FREE, with admission to museum]
Phillips Collection
See the review by Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, May 10)

Sunday, May 8, 6:30 pm
The Baltimore Consort (17th-century music from the Netherlands) [FREE]
National Gallery of Art
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 12)

Sunday, May 8, 8 pm; Monday, May 9, 8 pm
Musica Alta Ripa, from Germany (all-Telemann concert)
Dumbarton Oaks Friends of Music Series (by subscription only)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 10)

See the last installment of the Ionarts Concert Schedule.

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