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18.9.05

Classical Week in Washington (9/18)

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 fall concert schedule with our Highlights of the Concert Season, Fall 2005, and Classical Month in Washington (September), or your fall opera listening with our Opera Preview, 2005–2006.

Tuesday, September 20, 7:30 pm; Thursday, September 22, 7:30 pm; Sunday, September 25, 2 pm
Giuseppe Verdi, I vespri siciliani (with soprano Maria Guleghina)
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

Wednesday, September 21, 8 pm; Thursday, September 22, 7 pm; Friday, September 23, 1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra (Leonard Slatkin conducting, with violinist Itzhak Perlman)
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 22)

Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 pm
Josef Mayr, piano, and Ingrid Wagner-Krafft, cello (Schulhoff, Wolfram Wagner, and Beethoven)
Residence of the Ambassador of Austria (2419 Wyoming Ave. NW), with dinner, for members of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Thursday, September 22, 7:30 pm
Edmund Battersby, piano (playing on the 150-year-old Broadwood piano)
The Mansion at Strathmore

Thursday, September 22, 7:30 pm
Ian Bostridge, tenor, with Julius Drake, piano (Vocal Arts Society)
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
See the review by Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, September 24)

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)
Sunday, October 2, 7:30 pm (The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, with piano only)
Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment (staged and complete)
Opera Bel Cantanti

Friday, September 23, 8 pm
The Genius of Bach: Mass in B Minor (Washington Bach Consort)
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, September 26)

Saturday, September 24, 7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra Opening Ball Concert (with Emanuel Ax, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma)
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall
See the review by Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, September 26)

Saturday, September 24, 27, 30; October 2, 6, and 9
Trilogy (three acts from different operas, with Mirella Freni Sylvie Valayre in Fedora, Barbara Frittoli in Otello, and Christiane Noll in The Merry Widow)
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center, Opera House
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, September 26)

Saturday, September 24, 7:30 pm
Remy Loumbrozo and Arianna Goldina, piano (works by Ravel, Liszt, Schumann, Duruflé, Chabrier, and Brahms)
La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road NW)

Saturday, September 24, 8 pm
Barnabás Kelemen, violin, and Anne Eppersen, piano (Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Bartók and Sibelius)
Embassy of Hungary (2950 Spring of Freedom St. NW)
Embassy Series

Saturday, September 24, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with pianist Fazil Say (Gershwin and Dvořák)
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 23)

Sunday, September 25, 2 pm
Arthur Nagle Memorial Concert (pianist Jie Chen, winner of Washington International Competition) [FREE, reservation required]
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Sunday, September 25, 7 pm
Keyboard Conversations With Jeffrey Siegel: Mozart and Beethoven -- Passion and Pathos
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)

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

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