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10.9.05

Classical Week in Washington (9/11)

Classical Week in Washington is a weekly feature that appears on Sundays, in conjunction with my Classical Music Agenda at DCist. If there are concerts that you would like to see included on our schedule, send your suggestions by e-mail (ionarts at gmail dot com). Plan your concert schedule for the entire month of September with our Classical Month in Washington (September), or your fall opera listening with our Opera Preview, 2005–2006.

Wednesday, September 14, 7 pm
Dress rehearsal of Verdi's I Vespri Siciliani (starring Maria Guleghina and Franco Farina, conducted by Plácido Domingo)
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
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Wednesday, September 14, 7:30 pm
U.S. Army Chorus, 50th Anniversary Concert
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
See the review by Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, September 16)

Thursday, September 15, 8 pm
Kemal Gekic, piano
Embassy of Austria
See the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, September 17)

Friday, September 16, 8 pm [plus FREE Conversation with the artists at 2 pm]
David Finckel and Wu Han
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, September 17)

Friday, September 16, 7:30 pm (North Bethesda United Methodist Church, 10100 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda)
Sunday, September 18, 7:30 pm (Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda)
Friday, September 23, 7:30 pm (Saint George's Episcopal Church, 915 N Oakland Street, Arlington)
Sunday, September 25, 7:30 pm (Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda)
Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment (staged and complete)
Opera Bel Cantanti
See the review by T. L. Ponick (Washington Times, September 20) and the review by Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, September 20)

September 17, 20, 22, 25, 28, and October 1, 4, 2005
Giuseppe Verdi, I vespri siciliani (with soprano Maria Guleghina)
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
See the review by Charles T. Downey (DCist, September 18)

Saturday, September 17, 8 pm
National Philharmonic, with pianist Christopher Taylor
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Grace Jean (Washington Post, September 19)

Saturday, September 17, 8 pm
Winners of the 7th National Chopin Piano Competition (Mei-Ting Su, Rachel Kudo, Sean Kennard, and Esther Park, playing all Chopin, of course)
Embassy of the Republic of Poland (2640 16th St. NW)
Embassy Series

Saturday, September 17, 8 pm
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, with Claude Frank, piano (Beethoven's fifth piano concerto and Tchaikovsky's fifth symphony)
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)
See the review by Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, September 19)

Sunday, September 18, 2 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, Prelude Festival Chamber Music Concert (all-Mozart program)
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
See the review by Joe Banno (Washington Post, September 20)

Sunday, September 18, 4:30 pm
Contemporary Music Forum (new music by Mumford, Perle, Silverman, Moe)
Corcoran Gallery of Art
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, September 20)

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of September 4.

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