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30.12.05

Classical Month in Washington (January)

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!

Wednesday, January 4, 7:30 pm; Wednesday, January 18, 7:30 pm; Wednesday, January 25, 7:30 pm
Andrew Luse, piano
Mansion at Strathmore

Thursday, January 5, 7:30 pm
Lawrence Brownlee, tenor, with Howard Watkins, piano
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, January 7)

Thursday, January 5, to Saturday, January 7
NSO Pops: Golden Age of Black and White
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Friday, January 6, 8 pm (pre-concert discussion with Robert Aubry Davis, 6:30 pm); Saturday, January 7, 8 pm
Monteverdi and Palestrina
Folger Consort, with Philip Cave, Barbara Hollinshead, Rosa Lamoreaux, François Loup, Drew Minter, and Rob Petillo
Washington National Cathedral
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, January 7)

Saturday, January 7, 1 pm and 2:30 pm
NSO Tunes 'n Tales: Teddy Bear Concert
Kennedy Center Family Theater
See the review by Jens F. Laurson and Gilligan (Ionarts, January 9)

Saturday, January 7, 1:30 pm
Donizetti, L'Elisir d'amore
Ruth Ann Swenson and Ramón Vargas
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast

Saturday, January 7, 8 pm
National Philharmonic: Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Sandra Meei Cameron, Violin
Music Center at Strathmore

Sunday, January 8, 1 pm and 3:30 pm
NSO Ensemble Concerts, Connections: Science and Music (for children, ages 9 and up)
Kennedy Center Family Theater

Sunday, January 8, 4 pm
Randall Scarlata, baritone, and Jeremy Denk, piano
Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences
Landon School Mondzac Performing Arts Center (Bethesda, Md.)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, January 10)

Sunday, January 8, 5 pm
Twelfth Night: A Celebration of Epiphany and the Winter Solstice
Armonia Nova (Constance Whiteside, director)
Historic Christ Church (Old Town Alexandria, Va.)

Sunday, January 8, 5 pm
Hayk Arsenyan, piano
Phillips Collection

Sunday, January 8, 5:30 pm
Pinchas Zukerman and Zukerman Chamber Players
The Sidney and Charlton Friedberg Concert
Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, Md.)

Sunday, January 8, 6:30 pm
National Gallery Orchestra (José Serebrier, guest conductor)
Viennese New Year Concert
National Gallery of Art
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, January 11)

Sunday, January 8, 7:30 pm
Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Choral Arts Society
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
See the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, January 10)

Tuesday, January 10, 7:30 pm
Dryden String Quartet
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Tuesday, January 10, 7:30 pm
Mozart Celebration (includes quintet for piano and winds and the K. 452 clarinet sonata)
Washington Musica Viva (with Ben Redwine, clarinet, and soprano Elizabeth Kluegel)
Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum (Bethesda, Md.)

Thursday, January 12, 7 pm; Friday, January 13, 8 pm; Saturday, January 14, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with conductor James Conlon
Mozart's Linz Symphony and Wagner's Die Walküre, Act I
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
See the review by Robert R. Reilly (Ionarts, January 13)

Thursday, January 12, 8 pm; Friday, January 13, 8 pm; Saturday, January 14, 11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Marin Alsop and pianist Piotr Anderszewski Leon Fleisher
Music by Rouse, Dvořák, Mozart
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, January 13)

Saturday, January 14, 1:30 pm
A Mozart Celebration (excerpts of historic radio broadcasts)
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast

Saturday, January 14, 7 pm; Sunday, January 15, 7 pm
Vive Mozart! (selection of classic arias from Mozart's operas)
Opera Bel Cantanti
La Maison Française

Saturday, January 14, 7:30 pm
Christina Jennings, flute, with pianist Lura Johnson
The Mansion at Strathmore

Saturday, January 14, 8 pm
JCC Symphony Orchestra, with Vassilis Varvaresos, piano (Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1)
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

Sunday, January 15, 3 pm
Richard Spece, clarinet and Alexander Paley, piano
The Mansion at Strathmore

Sunday, January 15, 3 pm
Modern Musick, with Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano
Handel Cantatas and Concertos
St. Mark's, Capitol Hill

Sunday, January 15, 5 pm
Mark Crayton, countertenor and James Janssen, harpsichord piano
Phillips Collection
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, January 19)

Sunday, January 15, 6:30 pm
Howard University Choir (J. Weldon Norris, conductor)
National Gallery of Art

Sunday, January 15, 7:30 pm
Vassilis Varvaresos, piano
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

January 17 to 22
National Ballet of Canada
Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater
See the review by Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, January 19)

Wednesday, January 18, 8 pm
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone (WPAS)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, January 20)

Thursday, January 19, 7:30 pm
Pedja Muzijevic, piano
Turkish-influenced music by Mozart, Liszt, Gurdjieff, Hummel, and Tajcevic
Freer Gallery of Art

Thursday, January 19, 8 pm
BSO at Strathmore: The Art of Picasso
With Stefan Sanderling, conductor, and Manuel Barrueco, guitar
Program includes Stravinsky's Pulcinella
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Joe Banno (Washington Post, January 21)

Thursday, January 19, 7 pm; Friday, January 20, 1:30 pm; Saturday, January 21, 1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Lorin Maazel, and mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus Nancy Gustafson
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, January 20)

Thursday, January 19, 7:30 pm
Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico
The Mansion at Strathmore

Friday, January 20, 8 pm
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Charles Dutoit, conductor)
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)
See the review by Gail Wein (Washington Post, January 23)

Friday, January 20, 8 pm (Corcoran Gallery of Art)
Saturday, January 21, 7:30 pm (La Maison Française)
Klavier Trio Amsterdam with Roger Tapping, viola
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, January 22)

Friday, January 20, 8 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Wolf Trap, The Barns

Friday, January 20, 8 pm; Saturday, January 21, 8 pm; Sunday, January 22, 8 pm
Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba (music by Antoine Forqueray)
Dumbarton Oaks (Friends of Music)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, January 23)

Saturday, January 21, 1:30 pm
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte
Eric Cutler and Nathan Gunn
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast

Saturday, January 21, 2 pm
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano (WPAS)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, January 23)

Saturday, January 21, 7 pm; Sunday, January 22, 7 pm
Axelrod Quartet (Mozart quartets, K. 458, 428, 387)
National Museum of American History (Renwick Gallery)

Saturday, January 21, 8 pm
Conjunto Ibérico (cello octet)
Dumbarton Church (3133 Dumbarton Street NW)
See the review by Gail Wein (Washington Post, January 23)

Sunday, January 22, 2 pm
Jennifer Check, soprano (Young Concert Artists series)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
See the reviews by Charles T. Downey and Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, January 24)

Sunday, January 22, 3 pm; Tuesday, January 24, 8 pm; Thursday, January 26, 8 pm
Osvaldo Golijov, Ainadamar
Lincoln Center, Rose Theater (New York, N.Y.)
See the review by Anthony Tommasini (New York Times, January 24)

Sunday, January 22, 4 pm
Kuss String Quartet
Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences
Landon School Mondzac Performing Arts Center (Bethesda, Md.)

Sunday, January 22, 5 pm
David Bowlin, violin
Phillips Collection

Sunday, January 22, 6:30 pm
National Gallery Orchestra (Otto Werner-Mueller, guest conductor)
All-Mozart program
National Gallery of Art

Tuesday, January 24, 7:30 pm
Natalia Gutman, cello, Slava Moroz, violin, and Dmitri Shteinberg, piano
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, January 26)

Thursday, January 26, to Saturday, January 28
Mozart, The Abduction from the Seraglio (semi-staged)
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
See the review by Robert R. Reilly and Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, January 27)

Thursday, January 26, 7:30 pm
Misha and Cipa Dichter, piano (Fortas Chamber Music series)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
See the review by Grace Jean (Washington Post, January 28)

Thursday, January 26, 8 pm
Lieder by Mozart and Salieri
Elisabeth von Magnus, mezzo-soprano, and Markus Vorzellner, piano
Embassy of Austria
See the review by Joe Banno (Washington Post, January 28)

Friday, January 27, 11 am and 8 pm
BSO at Strathmore: A Morning/Evening with Bach (BSO Chamber Group)
Baroque showcase
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, January 28) and the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, January 30)

Friday, January 27 (Mozart's 250th birthday), 8 pm; Saturday, January 28, 8 pm
Minetti String Quartet (Mozart and Schubert)
Embassy of Austria
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, January 29)

Saturday, January 28, 1:30 pm
Mozart, Così fan tutte
Magdalena Kožená, conducted by James Levine
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast

Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm
Kelly Smith, soprano
The Lyceum (Alexandria, Va.)

Saturday, January 28, 8 pm
Scott Reiss Memorial Concert/Hesperus Benefit
St. Columba's Episcopal Church (4201 Albemarle Street NW)
With Tina Chancey, Rosa Lamoreaux, Bruce Hutton, Zan MacLeod, and others

Saturday, January 28, 8 pm
Hilliard Ensemble, with bass Robert Macdonald (Gombert program)
Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, VCU School of the Arts (Richmond, Va.)
See the review by Clarke Bustard (Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 30)

Sunday, January 29, 3 pm
Jean and Kenneth Wentworth, piano, four hands (all-Mozart program)
National Academies of Sciences
See the review by Grace Jean (Washington Post, January 31)

Sunday, January 29, 5 pm
Sara Daneshpour, piano
Phillips Collection

Sunday, January 29, 5:30 pm
Renaud Capuçon, violin, and Gautier Capuçon, cello
The Piatigorsky Memorial Concert
Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, Md.)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, January 31)

Sunday, January 29, 6:30 pm
Paratore Brothers Piano Duo
Music by Strauss, Ravel, and Tchaikovsky
National Gallery of Art
See the review by Joe Banno (Washington Post, January 31)

Sunday, January 29, 7:30 pm
Robert Belinic, classical guitar
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

Monday, January 30, 7:30 pm
James Conlon, in conversation with Joe Banno, about operas on Shakespeare
Words on Will lecture series
Folger Shakespeare Library (201 E. Capitol Street SE)

Tuesday, January 31, 7:30 pm
Calder Quartet (WPAS)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 1)

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