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5.2.06

Classical Week in Washington (2/5)

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 (February), or your opera listening with our Opera Preview 2006.

Tuesday, February 7, 12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata: Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind (BWV 153)
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany (13th and G Streets NW)

Tuesday, February 7, 7:30 pm
Music and Memory: A 70th Birthday Celebration of Nicholas Maw
Solo, chamber, and vocal works performed by students and alumni of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
An die Musik LIVE! (Baltimore, Md.)

Tuesday, February 7, 8 pm
Alfred Brendel, piano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall (WPAS)

Thursday, February 9, 7:30 pm
Dame Felicity Lott
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater (VAS)

Thursday, February 9, 7 pm; Friday, February 10, 1:30 pm; Saturday, February 11, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Christoph von Dohnányi and cellist Alban Gerhardt
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Thursday, February 9, 8 pm; Friday, February 10, 8 pm; Saturday, February 11, 8 pm; Sunday, February 12, 4 pm (with pre-concert lectures by composer and librettist, one hour before each performance)
Andrew Simpson, The Furies [FREE]
Libretto by Sarah B. Ferrario, based on Aeschylus
Directed by Michael Scarola (New York City Opera)
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Ward Recital Hall
Catholic University of America

Friday, February 10, 7:30 pm (Mt. Vernon Hand Chapel, George Washington University, Mt. Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Rd. NW)
Sunday, February 12, 7:30 pm (Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md.)
Friday, February 17, 7:30 pm (Saint George's Episcopal Church, 915 N Oakland Street, Arlington)
Sunday, February 19, 7:30 pm (Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda)
Sergei Rachmaninoff's Aleko (one-act opera written for graduation from the Moscow Conservatory, based on a Alexandre Pushkin's poem The Gypsies)
Opera Bel Cantanti

Friday, February 10, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: A Night in Havana
Cuban-inspired music by Gershwin, Copland, Piazolla
Music Center at Strathmore

Friday, February 10, 8 pm; Saturday, February 11, 8 pm; Sunday, February 12, 8 pm
Flower of Passion, Thorn of Despair (chansons by Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois, Robert Morton, Johannes Stahl, Jacques Vide, and others)
Asteria (early music duo, voice and lute)
Dumbarton Oaks (Friends of Music)

Friday, February 10, 8 pm
Mark Morris Dance Group
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)

Friday, February 10, 8 pm (Pre-concert lecture by Karen Moses, 6:15 pm)
Czech Nonet (Novák's Balleti à 9, Mozart's Oboe Quartet, K. 370, and Brahms Serenade in D Major, op. 11, in original version reconstructed by Alan Boustead)
Library of Congress

Friday, February 10, 8 pm
Brentano String Quartet
Music by Haydn, Ligeti, Beethoven
Corcoran Gallery of Art

Saturday, February 11, 1:30 pm
Verdi, La Traviata
Angela Gheorghiu
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast

Saturday, February 11, 5 pm (with preconcert discussion at 4 pm)
21st-Century Consort, Time and Memory (modern music influenced by Mozart)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Saturday, February 11, 7:30 pm
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (Shostakovich and Mozart piano trios)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Saturday, February 11, 8 pm
Sacred Kaleidoscope (sacred music from Sweden, Russia, Germany, Estonia, Israel, England, and New Zealand)
Woodley Ensemble
St. Peter's Catholic Church (312 Second Street SE)

Sunday, February 12, 3 pm
Opera Lafayette with tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Rameau airs
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

Sunday, February 12, 3 pm and 7:30 pm
Chatham Baroque (Julie Andrijeski, baroque violin, Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba, and Scott Pauley, theorbo and baroque guitar)
Music of Bach and other Baroque composers
The Mansion at Strathmore

Sunday, February 12, 5 pm
Dudana Mazmanishvili, piano (Georgian-born winner of 2005 Washington International Piano Competition)
Phillips Collection [FREE, with price of admission to the museum]

Sunday, February 12, 5 pm; Sunday, February 19, 5 pm
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Music by Hovhannes, John Williams, Grofe
Bishop Ireton High School (Alexandria, Va.) [2/12]
Church of the Epiphany (13th and G Streets NW) [2/19]

Sunday, February 12, 6:30 pm
Auryn String Quartet, with violinist Hartmut Rhode
Music by Haydn, Bartók, and Dvořák
National Gallery of Art

——» Go to the previous schedule, for the week of January 29.

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