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19.2.06

Classical Week in Washington (2/19)

Classical Week in Washington is a weekly feature that appears on Sundays, at the same time as my Classical Music Agenda for 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 winter concert schedule with our 2006 Concert Preview and Classical Month in Washington (March), or your opera listening with our Opera Preview 2006.

Tuesday, February 21, 6 pm; Sunday, February 26, 3 pm
Wagner, Parsifal
Kirov Opera (Valery Gergiev)
Kennedy Center Opera House

Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 pm
Washington Musica Viva, Czech Music Series
Music by Martinů, Dvořák, Eben
Embassy of the Czech Republic

Tuesday, February 21, 8 pm
Kuijken String Quartet (Mozart's last three Haydn quartets)
Library of Congress

Tuesday, February 21, 8 pm
Magdalena Kožená, with Les Violons du Roy
Rameau's Suite from Dardanus, opera arias by Gluck and Mozart, Rebel's Les Élémens
Tuesday Evening Concert Series, Old Cabell Hall
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Va.)

Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 pm
Rachel Barton Pine, violin [FREE]
Make a reservation by phone (202-783-7370) or e-mail (reservations at nmwa dot org)
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Thursday, February 23, 6 pm
Metropolitan Chorus and mime Dan Kamin [FREE]
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Thursday, February 23, 7 pm; Friday, February 24, 8 pm; Saturday, February 25, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra with violinist Midori
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Thursday, February 23, 7 pm; Friday, February 24, 7 pm
Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel (free, staged, in English)
Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists, Washington National Opera
IDB Cultural Center (1330 New York Avenue NW)

Thursday, February 23, 7:30 pm; Saturday, February 25, 7:30 pm
Puccini, Turandot
Kirov Opera (Valery Gergiev)
Kennedy Center Opera House

Friday, February 24, 7:30 pm
Funny Bones
Metropolitan Chorus and mime Dan Kamin
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (Arlington, Va.)

Friday, February 24, 7:30 pm; Saturday, February 25, 7:30 pm
Renaissance Music for an English Cathedral: Weelkes and Tomkins
Chantry
St. Mary Mother of God

Friday, February 24, 8 pm
Joyce Yang, piano (2005 Silver Medalist, Van Cliburn International Competition)
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Friday, February 24, 8:30 pm
Verdi, Requiem
Kirov Opera and Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev
Kennedy Center Opera House

Saturday, February 25, 1:30 pm
Saint-Saëns, Samson et Dalila
Olga Borodina and Plácido Domingo
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast

Saturday, February 25, 7:30 pm
Left Bank Concert Society (music by George Walker, Curt Cacioppo, George Crumb, Beethoven String Quartet)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Saturday, February 25, 8 pm
Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Saint-Saën's Organ Symphony
National Philharmonic, with organist William Neil
The Music Center at Strathmore

Saturday, February 25, 8 pm
Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble: The Impermanence Project
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)

Sunday, February 26, 3 pm
A Chorus Mime, a comedy concerto written and directed by Dan Kamin
Metropolitan Chorus
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

Sunday, February 26, 5 pm
Ensō String Quartet
Phillips Collection [FREE, with price of admission to the museum]

Sunday, February 26, 5:30 pm
Vienna Piano Trio
The Helen Coplan Harrison Concert
Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, Md.)

Sunday, February 26, 6:30 pm
Larry Eanet (guitarist) (pianist--sorry, Larry!) and Ensemble
Post-World War I jazz presented in honor of Dada
National Gallery of Art

Sunday, February 26, 7 pm
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Gil Shaham, guest director/violin
The Music Center at Strathmore (WPAS)

——» Go to the previous schedule, for the week of February 12.

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