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16.7.05

Classical Week in Washington (7/17)

We are moving the appearance of our weekly feature Classical Week in Washington from Mondays to Sundays, which will give you an extra day to plan your concert activities. If there are concerts that 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 July with our Classical Month in Washington (July), or your summer opera listening with Opera in the Summer 2005.

Monday, July 18, 7:30 pm
Washington Musica Viva (new music for clarinet, saxophone, cello, soprano, and piano, including pieces by Janet Peachey, John Stephens, Jay Vosk, Beth Joselow; also Brahms)
The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum (Bethesda, Md.)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, July 19)

Tuesday, July 19, 7:30 pm
Miles Hoffman, violist [FREE]
Summer Music Festival 2005 at Washington National Cathedral

Thursday, July 21, 7:30 pm
Cathedral Choral Society with National Symphony Orchestra (Gounod, St. Cecilia Mass; Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess; Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Poulenc, Organ Concerto) [FREE]
Summer Music Festival 2005 at Washington National Cathedral
See the review by Lindsay Heller (Ionarts, July 22)

Thursday, July 21, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: A Night of Firsts, with Hugh Wolff, conductor (Walton's Façade Suite No. 1, Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1, and Schumann's Symphony No. 1)
Music Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda, Md.)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, July 22)

Friday, July 22, 7:30 pm
Words of Albert Schweitzer and the Music of Bach
The Tennessee Players with Hugh O'Brian and NPR's Carl Kasell and Jean Cochran (multimedia production highlighting the monumental life's work of Albert Schweitzer with music by Bach) [FREE]
Summer Music Festival 2005 at Washington National Cathedral

Friday, July 22, 8 pm; Sunday, July 24, 2 pm; Friday, July 29, 8 pm; Sunday, July 31, 2 pm
Mozart, Don Giovanni (Wolf Trap Opera Company)
The Barns at Wolf Trap (Vienna, Va.)
See the review by Joseph McLellan (Washington Post, July 25)

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of July 11.

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