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30.10.05

Classical Week in Washington (10/30)

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 (November), or your fall opera listening with our Opera Preview, 2005–2006.

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

Wednesday, November 2, 8 pm (also November 3 to 6)
Carmen, Nine Sinatra Songs, Serenade
Washington Ballet
Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater

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

Thursday, November 3, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony: A Norwegian Celebration, with conductor Bjarte Engeset and pianist Håvard Gimse
Music Center at Strathmore

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

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

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

Saturday, November 5, 8 pm
National Philharmonic: Mozart's Magic Flute (concert performance)
Kids, age 7 to 17, admitted free
Music Center at Strathmore

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

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

Sunday, November 6, 3 pm
Washington Chorus, Carmina Burana and Symphony of Psalms
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall

Sunday, November 6, 4 pm
Verdi, Macbeth
Opera Verdi Europa
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)

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

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

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

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of October 23.

2 comments:

marja-leena said...

I thought of you in Washington, when I read this article about Domingo wishing to bring the Washington Opera to Savonlinna in 2007:

http://www.helsinginsanomat.fi/english/article/Plácido+Domingo+wants+to+bring+Washington+National+Opera+to+Savonlinna+Festival+in+2007/1101981482122

Charles T. Downey said...

Marja-Leena,
I think this may be definitive proof that Domingo (or one of his assistants) is reading Ionarts! Thanks so much.