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31.10.05

Classical Month in Washington (November)

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 (ionarts at gmail dot com). Happy listening!

Tuesday, November 1, 12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata: Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte, BWV 174
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany (13th and G Streets NW)

Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 pm
Miro Quartet (Beethoven, Schubert, and Shostakovich)
Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium

Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 pm (also November 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 15, 18, and 19)
Gershwin, Porgy and Bess
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 5)

Wednesday, November 2, 8 pm (also November 3 to 6)
Carmen, Nine Sinatra Songs, Serenade
Washington Ballet
Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater
See the review by Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, November 5)

Thursday, November 3, 8 pm
Jerusalem Trio with Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet [FREE]
Piano trios by Haydn and Brahms, and Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time
Library of Congress
See the review by Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, November 5)

Thursday, November 3, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony: A Norwegian Celebration, with conductor Bjarte Engeset and pianist Håvard Gimse
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 5)

Thursday, November 3, 7 pm; November 4 and 5, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Stéphane Denève and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, November 4)

Thursday, November 3, 8 pm; Friday, November 4, 8 pm
Teodor Brcko, cello, and Monika Mockovčáková, piano
Music by Francoeur, Schumann, Janáček, Martinů, and Godar
Embassy of Slovakia (3523 International Court NW)
Embassy Series
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 8)

Saturday, November 5, 11 am
Child-Centered Look-In Performance of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
One-hour program hosted by WJLA-TV/Channel 7's Maureen Bunyan
Kennedy Center, Opera House
See the review by Mini-Critic (Ionarts, November 6)

Saturday, November 5, 5 pm
21st Century Consort, Homage (music by Arthur Benjamin, Paul Schoenfield, Nicholas Maw, and Stephen Jaffe)
Hirshhorn Museum
See the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, November 7)

Saturday, November 5, 8 pm
National Philharmonic: Mozart's Magic Flute (concert performance)
Kids, age 7 to 17, admitted free
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, November 7)

Saturday, November 5, 8 pm
Left Bank Concert Society: Sums and Parts
Berg, String Quartet (1910); Steven Reich, Music for Pieces of Wood (1973) and Clapping Hands; György Kurtág Jelek, Signs, Games and Messages (1989-97); Johannes Brahms, String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36 (1865)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, November 7)

Saturday, November 5 at 8:30 p.m.
JCC Symphony Orchestra, directed by Joel Lazar
Rachel Cobb, soprano - Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs
Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

Sunday, November 6, 12 pm and 1:30 pm
NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Tunes 'n' Tales
Violinist Marissa Regni and harpist Dotian Levalier
For children, ages 3 to 5, who are encouraged to bring a favorite stuffed animal
Kennedy Center Theater Lab

Sunday, November 6, 2 pm
Gershwin, Porgy and Bess
Washington National Opera, live broadcast on outdoor screen [FREE]
National Mall, near the U.S. Capitol
See the review by Jacqueline Trescott (Washington Post, November 7)

Sunday, November 6, 3 pm
Washington Chorus, Carmina Burana and Symphony of Psalms
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 8)

Sunday, November 6, 4 pm
Verdi, Macbeth
Opera Verdi Europa
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)
See the review by Grace Jean (Washington Post, November 8)

Sunday, November 6, 4:30 pm
Contemporary Music Forum (music by Robert Cogan, Pozzi Escot, Pierre Boulez, Ellen Fishman-Johnson, and Jason Eckardt)
Corcoran Gallery of Art
See the review by Gail Wein (Washington Post, November 8)

Sunday, November 6, 5 pm
Marilyn Nonken, piano [FREE, with price of admission to the museum]
Phillips Collection

Sunday, November 6, 6:30 pm
National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble (Gregorian chant, laude, and music by Palestrina) [FREE]
Presented in honor of Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscript Illumination from the J. Paul Getty Collection
National Gallery of Art
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, November 8)

Sunday, November 6, 7:30 pm
Joan Rodgers, soprano, Stephan Genz, baritone, and Roger Vignoles, piano
Recital of Wolf's Mörike-Lieder (VAS)
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, November 8)

Monday, November 7, 7:30 pm (at An die Musik LIVE in Baltimore, on November 8, 7:30 pm)
Nicolas Dautricourt, violin, and Eric Le Sage, piano
La Maison Française
See the reivew by Gail Wein (Washington Post, November 9)

Tuesday, November 8, 7:30 pm (Magic Flute)
Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 pm (Don Giovanni)
Salzburger Marionettentheater
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
See the review by Mini-Critic (Ionarts, November 9)

Tuesday, November 8, 8 pm
Madeline Adkins, violin, and Daniel Schlosberg, piano
Music by Debussy and Enescu
Embassy of Romania (1607 23rd Street NW)
Embassy Series

Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 pm
Musicians from Marlboro (Beethoven, Berg's Lyrische Suite)
Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 12)

Thursday, November 10, 7 pm; November 11 and 12, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy and violinist Ryu Goto
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 11)

Thursday, November 10, 7:30 pm
Robert McDuffie, violin, and Christopher Taylor, piano
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater (Fortas Chamber Music Series)
See the review by Joe Banno (Washington Post, November 12)

Friday, November 11, 8 pm
Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble
Embassy of Australia (1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW)
Embassy Series

Saturday, November 12, 11 am
Baltimore Symphony: The Mystery Express
For children, age 3 and up
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, November 12)

Saturday, November 12, 11 am and 1 pm
NSO Kinderkonzerts: Brought to You by the Letter "B" (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms)
Ages 4 and up
Carole Bean, flute; Dotian Levalier, harp; and William Wielgus, oboe
Kennedy Center, Theater Lab

Saturday, November 12, 2 pm
Alexander Kobrin, Van Cliburn Competition Winner, 2005 (WPAS)
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 13)

Saturday, November 12, 8 pm
Woodley Ensemble, Masterworks of the Renaissance (Palestrina, Missa Repleatur Os Meum)
Peter Phillips, Guest Conductor
St. Peter's Catholic Church (313 Second Street SE)
See the review by Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, November 14)

Saturday, November 12, 8:15 pm (also November 16, 18, 20)
Bellini, La Sonnambula (with Valeria Esposito as Amina)
Baltimore Opera
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, November 14)

Sunday, November 13, 1 pm
NSO Ensemble Concerts: Connections: History and Music (developed by NSO cellist Yvonne Caruthers)
History and music of colonial Jamestown, the Lewis and Clark expedition, the post-Civil War era, and the 20th century
Ages 9 and up
Kennedy Center, Theater Lab

Sunday, November 13, 2 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players (Mozart, Crumb, Franck)
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 17)

Sunday, November 13, 3 pm; Saturday, November 19, 3 pm
Family Opera: The Barber of Seville (Lyric Opera of Chicago adaptation for children)
Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia
See the review by Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, November 15)

Sunday, November 13, 4 pm
Cathedral Choral Society: A Haven in America (Barber, Bernstein, Schoenberg, Zeisl)
With Leonard Slatkin, guest conductor, and Reilly Lewis, organ soloist
Washington National Cathedral
See the review by Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, November 15)

Sunday, November 13, 5 pm
David Korevaar, piano [FREE, with price of admission to the museum]
Phillips Collection

Sunday, November 13, 6:30 pm
Håvard Gimse, piano (music by Haydn, Franck, Chopin, and Norwegian composers) [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

Sunday, November 13, 7 pm
Hilary Hahn, violin (WPAS)
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 15)

Monday, November 14, 8 pm
Concert to Honor the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate [FREE]
Orchestra of St. Luke's and Morgan State University Choir
Conducted by "the Pope's Maestro," Sir Gilbert Levine, KCSG
Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (400 Michigan Avenue NE)
See the review by Joe Banno (Washington Post, November 17)

Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 pm
Donald McCullough, In the Shadow of the Holocaust [FREE]
Master Chorale of Washington
Library of Congress
See the review by Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, November 17)

Tuesday November 15
Washington Musica Viva (music by Mozart, Schumann, Bruch)
Benjamin Redwine, clarinet, Betty Hauck, viola, and Carl Banner, piano
Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum

Tuesday, November 15, 8 pm
Mitsuko Uchida, piano, all-Mozart program (WPAS)
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 18)

Thursday, November 17, 7:30 pm (also November 18 to 20)
Verdi, Falstaff
Peabody Opera Theater
Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, Md.)

Thursday, November 17, 8 pm; November 18 and 19, 8 pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater
See the review by Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, November 19) and the other review by Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, November 21)

Friday, November 18, 8 pm
Garth Newel Piano Quartet (music by Foote, Turina, and Schumann)
Corcoran Gallery of Art
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 20)

Friday, November 18, 8 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players [FREE]
Music by Prokofiev, Grieg, and the Mendelssohn Octet
Library of Congress
See the review by Grace Jean (Washington Post, November 21)

Friday, November 18, 8 pm
Alexander Frey, piano (A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein: Complete Piano Works)
Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court NW)
With the cooperation of the Austrian Cultural Forum
Embassy Series

Friday, November 18; November 19 and 20
Aureole (ensemble of flute, viola and harp)
Music by Debussy, Ravel, and English pastoral composers
Dumbarton Oaks (Friends of Music series)

Saturday, November 19, 7:30 pm
Celebrating Don Quixote (Manuel de Falla, Master Peter's Puppet Show, plus music by Ravel and Ibert)
Post-Classical Ensemble and Puppetsweat Theater
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
See the review by Grace Jean (Washington Post, November 21)

Saturday, November 19, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony: Musical Fairytales, with conductor Kwame Ryan, Anita Krause (Judith), and Peter Fried (Bluebeard)
Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and Bartók’s Bluebeard's Castle
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 22)

Saturday, November 19, 8 pm
Carlos Prieto, cello, and Edison Quintana, piano (Songs and Dances from Mexico)
Cultural Institute of Mexico (2829 16th Street NW)
Embassy Series
See the review by Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, November 21)

Sunday, November 20, 1 pm and 3 pm
NSO Family Concerts: Rip Van Winkle and Other Musical Tales
Ages 7 and up
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, November 21)

Sunday, November 20, 2 pm
Philippe Castagner, tenor
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater (Young Concert Artists series)
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, November 22)

Sunday, November 20, 3 pm
Claremont Trio (music by Beethoven, Schoenfield, and Mendelssohn)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

Sunday, November 20, 5 pm
Antares Quartet, clarinet quartet [FREE, with price of admission to the museum]
Phillips Collection

Sunday, November 20, 6:30 pm
Adkins-Newman Duo (Elizabeth Adkins, violin, and Edward Newman, piano) [FREE]
Music by Stravinsky, Falla, Rosza, and Franck
National Gallery of Art

Tuesday, November 22, 7:30 pm
Guarneri String Quartet (Mozart, Rorem, Mendelssohn)
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater (Fortas Chamber Music series)
See the review by Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, November 24)

Tuesday, November 22, 8 pm (also November 23, 25-27)
Suzanne Farrell Ballet (Delibes, La Source; Stravinsky, Duo Concertant; Gould, Ravel)
Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater
See the review by Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, November 24)

Friday, November 25, 1:30 pm and 8 pm; November 26, 8 pm
NSO Pops: Salute to the Silver Screen
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall

Friday, November 25, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony: Hans Graf Conducts, with violinist Baiba Skride
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 26)

Saturday, November 26, 1:30 and 3:30 pm; Sunday, November 27, 1:30 and 3:30 pm
NSO Kinderkonzerts: Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Saturday, November 26, 8 pm
Jaime Torres with traditional Argentine musicians
Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW)
Embassy Series

Saturday, November 26, 8 pm
Brian Ganz, piano
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre (Rockville, Md.)
See the review by Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, November 28)

Sunday, November 27, 5 pm
Jessica Lee, violin [FREE, with price of admission to the museum]
Phillips Collection

Sunday, November 27, 6:30 pm
Awadagin Pratt, piano (music by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt) [FREE]
National Gallery of Art
See the review by Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, November 29)

Monday, November 28, 7:30 pm
The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach (WPAS)
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 30)

Monday, November 28, 8 pm
JCC Chamber Music Series, performed by members of the National Symphony Orchestra
Programs selected by Leonard Slatkin
Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

Wednesday, November 30, 7:30 pm
Frank Huang, violin (WPAS)
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, December 1)

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