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5.3.06

Classical Week in Washington (3/5)

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

Tuesday, March 7, 12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata: Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany (13th and G Streets NW)

Tuesday, March 7, 12:15 pm
The Garden of Earthly Delights: Music of early centuries on historical harps [FREE]
Constance Whiteside, harp
St. George’s Episcopal Church (915 N. Oakland Street, Arlington, Va.)

Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 pm
Musicians from Marlboro II [FREE]
Beethoven's Piano and Woodwind Quintet, op. 16; Nielsen's Woodwind Quintet, op. 43; Elliott Carter's Eight Etudes and a Fantasy; and songs by Schubert from his op. 129, D. 965
Freer Gallery of Art

Wednesday, March 8, 7 and 9 pm
Turtle Island String Quartet
The Mansion at Strathmore

Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 pm
American Piano: Copland, the Piano and Politics, with various artists [FREE]
American Piano Festival
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 pm
Sharon Isbin, guitar, with Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano
Fortas Chamber Music Series
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Thursday, March 9, 7:30 pm
American Piano: Charles Ives and the American Pianist [FREE]
Lecture on and performance of Ives's Concord Sonata (Steven Mayer)
American Piano Festival
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

Friday, March 10, 8 pm
Ian Bostridge, tenor, Julius Drake, piano, and the Belcea Quartet
Fauré, "La bonne chanson," op. 61; Shostakovich, String Quartet no. 3 in F Major, op. 73; Vaughan Williams, On Wenlock Edge
Library of Congress

Friday, March 10, 8 pm
Russian National Orchestra
Stravinsky’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty, Stravinsky’s La baiser de la fée (“The Fairy's Kiss”), and Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 3 for Orchestra in G Major, Op. 55
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)

Friday, March 10, 8 pm
Peter Sirotin (violin), Claudia Chudacoff (violin), Michael Stepniak (viola), Julius Wirth (viola), Fiona Thompson (cello)
Mozart String Quintets I
Embassy Series
Embassy of Austria

Friday, March 10, 8 pm
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Discovery Series
Barns at Wolf Trap

Friday, March 10, 8 pm; Saturday, March 11, 8 pm; Saturday, March 12, 8 pm
Biava Quartet
Dumbarton Oaks (Friends of Music)

Saturday, March 11, 1:30 pm
Verdi, La Forza del Destino
With Deborah Voigt, Ildikó Komlósi, Salvatore Licitra, Juan Pons, and Samuel Ramey
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast

Saturday, March 11, 4:30 pm
Boston Symphony Orchestra (with James Levine David Robertson)
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson sings Neruda Songs
Kennedy Center Concert Hall (WPAS)

Saturday, March 11, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony: Strauss's Ein Heldenleben and Prokofiev's second violin concerto
With Sayaka Shoji, violin
Music Center at Strathmore
[Also on March 9 and 10, 8 pm, and March 12, 3 pm, at Meyerhoff Hall in Baltimore]

Saturday, March 11, 8 pm
JCC Symphony Orchestra, with violinist Nicolas Kendall
Music includes Sibelius violin concerto and Finlandia, and excerpts from Smetana's Má Vlast
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

Saturday, March 11, 8:15 pm; Wednesday, March 15, 7:30 pm; Friday, March 17, 8:15 pm; Sunday, March 19, 3 pm
Jake Heggie, Dead Man Walking
Baltimore Opera

Sunday, March 12, 3 pm
Left Bank Quartet, with pianists Larissa Dedova, Bradford Gowen, and Rita Sloan [NOT FREE]
Foote, Piano Trio in B-flat Major (1907-08); Ives: Violin Sonata No. 2 (1907-10); and Amy Beach, Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor (1908)
American Piano Festival
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

Sunday, March 12, 5 pm
Lina Bahn, violin [FREE, with admission to museum]
Phillips Collection

Sunday, March 12, 7:30 pm
New York Festival of Song (VAS)
Marie Lenormand (mezzo-soprano) and Hugh Russell (baritone)
Steven Blier, pianist
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Sunday, March 12, 7:30 pm
Nicolas Kendall, violin
Music by Mozart, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Kreisler, and Sarasate
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

——» Go to the previous schedule, for the week of February 26.

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