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30.7.05

Classical Month in Washington: August

Classical Month in Washington is a monthly feature that appears on the first of the month. If there are concerts you would like to see included on our schedule, send your suggestions by e-mail (praecentor at yahoo dot com). Happy listening!

Tuesday, August 2, from 2 to 6:30 pm
Wednesday, August 3, from 2 to 6:30 pm
Thursday, August 4, from 12 to 3:30 pm
Qualifying round, Rostropovich International Cello Competition (Mstislav Rostropovich himself will head the jury in Washington) [FREE, but you must make a reservation, 202-944-6090 or Culturel.WASHINGTON-AMBA@diplomatie.gouv.fr)
La Maison Française (Embassy of France)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, August 3)

Wednesday, August 3, 8 pm
Sounds of Slovenia: Landscapes, Dance, and Romance (works by Brina Jez and others)
Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (3rd and A Streets SE)
See the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, August 5)

Friday, August 5, 8 pm
Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata and Concerto (Cantata 209, B Minor Suite, other works by Haydn and Quantz)
Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (3rd and A Streets SE)

Sunday, August 7, 5 pm
Anne Horsch (Grünwald, Germany), organ [FREE]
Washington National Cathedral

Sunday, August 7, 6 pm
Jin Sun Cho (South Korea), organ (music by Bruhns, Jongen, Bach, Liszt) [FREE]
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church

Sunday, August 7, 8 pm
Sounds of Slovenia: Pour le Temps Passé (music by Brina Jez and others)
Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (3rd and A Streets SE)
See the review by Claire Marie Blaustein (Washington Post, August 9)

Monday, August 8, 8 pm
U.S. Navy Band Concert [FREE]
U.S. Capitol, west side

Tuesday, August 9, 8 pm
U.S. Navy Band and Sea Chanters Concert [FREE]
U.S. Navy Memorial (701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW)

Thursday, August 11, 8 pm
U.S. Navy Sea Chanters Concert [FREE]
U.S. Capitol, west side

Friday, August 12, 8 pm
U.S. Army Band Concert (1812 Overture)
Washington Monument Grounds

Friday, August 12, 8 pm
Where the Boys Are (opera arias and scenes, Wolf Trap Opera Company)
The Barns at Wolf Trap (Vienna, Va.)
See the review by Joseph McLellan (Washington Post, August 15)

Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14, 12 pm and 2 pm each day (Round House Theater, Bethesda, Md.)
Tuesday, August 16, 6 pm (Kennedy Center Millennium Stage)
Brundibár, children's opera by Hans Krása in World War II for the children in the Terezín transit camp (FREE, but reservations are required, contact 202.448.3465 or education@dc-opera.org)
Presented by Washington National Opera's Opera Camp for Kids
See the review by Charles T. Downey and Mini-Critic (Ionarts, August 14)

Sunday, August 14, 6 pm
Songs of a Forgotten War (new compositions in memory of the Korean War)
Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage

Sunday, August 14, 6 pm
Anne Horsch (Grünwald, Germany), organ (music by Bach, Mulet, Peeters, Brahms, Fauré, Vierne) [FREE]
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church

Tuesday, August 16, 12:10 pm
Jana Stuart, piano [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

Tuesday, August 16, 8 pm
U.S. Army Band Concert
U.S. Capitol, west side

Thursday, August 18, 8 pm [CANCELLED]; Saturday, August 20, 8 pm
Rossini's La Cenerentola (Wolf Trap Opera Company)
Wolf Trap (Vienna, Va.)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, August 21)

Thursday, August 18, 8 pm
National Philharmonic String Quartet (Haydn, Smetana, and Patiño)
National Philharmonic Summer Chamber Music Festival (F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre)
See the review by Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, August 20)

Friday, August 19, 8 pm
Violinist Elisabeth Adkins and pianist Edward Newman (Stravinsky, de Falla, Rozsa, Franck)
National Philharmonic Summer Chamber Music Festival (F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre)

Saturday, August 20, 8 pm
National Philharmonic Piano Trio (Jody Gatwood, Lori Barnet, Philip Hosford), music by Schoenberg and Tchaikovsky
National Philharmonic Summer Chamber Music Festival (F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre)

Sunday, August 21, 6 pm
Madison Ensemble String Quartet
Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage

Sunday, August 21, 6 pm
Myung Ja Cho (South Korea), organ [FREE]
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church

Monday, August 22, 6 pm
Voest-Alpine Concert Band (from Linz, Austria)
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Tuesday, August 23, 12:10 pm
Rachel Barham, soprano, with Andrew Simpson, piano [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

Thursday, August 25, 6 pm
City of Belfast Youth Orchestra [FREE]
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Friday, August 26, 8 pm
U.S. Army Concert Band concert
U.S. Capitol, west side

Sunday, August 28, 5 pm
Organ Recital: Gerald Gifford (Thornham, U.K.)
Washington National Cathedral

Sunday, August 28, 6 pm
Ronald Stolk (St. Patrick's in the City, Washington), organ [FREE]
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church

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