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6.8.05

Classical Week in Washington (8/7)

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Charles T. Downey, Classical Music Agenda (DCist, August 7)
Classical Week in Washington is a weekly feature that appears on Sundays. If there are concerts that you would like to see included on our schedule, send your suggestions by e-mail (note the spiffy new address: ionarts at gmail dot com). Plan your concert schedule for the entire month of August with our Classical Month in Washington (August), or your summer opera listening with Opera in the Summer 2005. To make up for the lack of real concerts, we have listed some other events this week.

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

Monday, August 8, at dusk
Free film, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, National Mall (15th St. and Constitution Ave. NW)
Screen on the Green

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)

Friday, August 12, to Sunday, August 21, 8:30 pm (nightly)
Comcast Film Festival (outdoors)
August 12, Shrek II; August 13, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; August 14, West Side Story
Music Center at Strathmore

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

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of July 31.

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