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31.5.06

Classical Month in Washington (June)

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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!

Thursday, June 1, 7 pm; Friday, June 2, 1:30 pm; Saturday, June 3, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with Kurt Masur, guest conductor
Beethoven's Leonore Overture and Symphonies 1 and 7
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, June 2)

Thursday, June 1, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Russian Romance
Khachaturian's violin concerto with concertmaster Jonathan Carney
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by John Henry Crosby (Ionarts, June 2)

Friday, June 2, 7:30 pm; Saturday , June 3, 7:30 pm
W. A. Mozart, Idomeneo
Opera Lafayette (Washington Early Music Festival)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, June 4)

Friday, June 2, 8 pm; Saturday, June 3, 8 pm
Gilbert and Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance
New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players
Filene Center, Wolf Trap

Friday, June 2, 8 pm; Saturday, June 3, 5 and 8 pm; Sunday, June 4, 2 pm
Folger Consort and Concord Ensemble
Music by Marenzio and Morley (Washington Early Music Festival)
Folger Shakespeare Library
See the review by Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, June 5)

Saturday, June 3, 7 pm
Rossini, L'Italiana in Algeri
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 16)

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 pm
Brothers, Sing On!
Washington Men's Camerata
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
See the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, June 5)

Saturday, June 3, 8 pm
Spanish Treasure (Granados, Montsalvatge, and Mompou; Sephardic songs, Andalusian folk songs, Zarzuela)
Wolf Trap Opera Company (with Steven Blier)
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Saturday, June 3, 8 pm
National Philharmonic: Mozart's Great Mass
With Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by George A. Pieler (Ionarts, June 8)

Sunday, June 4, 2 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Mozart's Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478; Hindemith's Clarinet Sonata in B-flat major, and Strauss's Piano Quartet in C minor, op. 13
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, June 6)

Sunday, June 4, 2 pm
Frederick A. Peterbark, tenor, and Audrey Peterbark-Ross, piano
Unity Presbyterian Church (Temple Hills, Md.)

Sunday, June 4, 3 pm
Carmina, Floating Notes: Venetian Choral Music by Lotti and Caldara
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church

Sunday, June 4, 6:30 pm
National Gallery Chamber Players String Quartet [FREE]
Quartets by Mendelssohn and Shostakovich
National Gallery of Art

Sunday, June 4, 8 pm
Sumi Jo, soprano: Beautiful Challenge
Opera arias and sacred songs, with Vincenzo Scalera, piano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, June 7)

Wednesday, June 7, 7 pm
Outdoor Concert: American Symphonic Clarinet Choir [FREE]
On the Lawn at Strathmore

Wednesday, June 7, 7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, Iolanta
Opera Bel Cantanti
The Lyceum (Alexandria, Va.)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, June 9)

Thursday, June 8, 7 pm; Friday, June 9, 8 pm; Saturday, June 10, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand
With Jane Eaglen, Christine Brewer, Christine Brandes and other soloists
Joined by Cathedral Choral Society, Children's Chorus of Washington, Choral Arts Society of Washington, Master Choral of Washington, and the Washington Chorus
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, June 9)

Thursday, June 8, 7:30 pm
Lydia Rathkolb, soprano, and Frank Conlon, piano [FREE]
Children's Songs and Love Songs by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ivan Eröd
Embassy of Austria

Friday, June 9, 7:30 pm
The American Chamber Players (Miles Hoffman, artistic director)
Weber, Trio for flute, cello piano; Armand Merck, Dialogue for violin and viola (world premiere); Bach, Sonata for flute and piano, BWV 1031; Mozart, Piano Quartet in G minor
Kreeger Museum June Chamber Festival
Kreeger Museum (2401 Foxhall Road NW)

Friday, June 9, 7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, Iolanta
Opera Bel Cantanti
La Maison Française
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, June 9)

Friday, June 9, 8 pm
Hesperus, Ecco la Primavera
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Saturday, June 10, 9 am to 4 pm
Secrets of the Sistine Chapel, workshop by Philip Cave
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Saturday, June 10, 4 pm
Concert of Sistine Chapel Workshop, Philip Cave
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Saturday, June 10, 8 pm
Ground (early 17th-century Italian ostinato bass pieces)
Ignoti Dei Ensemble (Elizabeth Baber, soprano; Brian Cummings, countertenor; Daniel Boothe, violin; Charlie Weaver, lute-theorbo-guitar; Daniel Rippe, Viola da Gamba)
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Saturday, June 10, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: A Maestro's Finale
Mahler, Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection"), last concert with Yuri Temirkanov
With soprano Janice Chandler-Eteme, mezzo-soprano Nancy Maultsby, Baltimore Choral Arts Society and Morgan State University Choir
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, June 12)

Saturday, June 10, 8 pm
Gloria Italia: Palestrina and Monteverdi
Chantry and the Orchestra of the 17th Century (Washington Early Music Festival)
St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church
See the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, June 12)

Saturday, June 10, 8 pm
Two Weddings and a Funeral: Herbert Howells, Requiem; Benjamin Britten, Wedding Anthem, Andrew Simpson, A Crown of Stars (world premiere)
Cantate Chamber Singers
Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church (Bethesda, Md.)
See the review by Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, June 12)

Saturday, June 10, 8 pm
National Orchestral Institute
Wagner, Siegfried's Funeral March; Britten, Sinfonia da Requiem, op. 20; Mahler, Symphony no. 5
Michael Stern, conductor
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)
See the review by Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, June 12)

Sunday, June 11, 6:30 pm
Sara Davis Buechner, pianist [FREE]
Music by Debussy, Friml, Gershwin, Mozart, and Munz
National Gallery of Art
See the review by George A. Pieler (Ionarts, June 14)

Sunday, June 11, 8 pm
Palestrina Choir, Princeps Musicae (Last. Concert. Ever.)
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Monday, June 12, 6:30 pm (press conference precedes at 5 pm)
Roundtable discussion on Francesco Cavalli's opera La Didone
Italian Cultural Institute (2025 M Street NW)
In collaboration with Ignoti Dei Opera
RSVP required (202) 223-9800 ext. 1

Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 pm
The American Chamber Players (Miles Hoffman, artistic director)
Milhaud, Suite for clarinet, violin, and piano; Beethoven, Trio for Clarinet, cello, piano, op. 11; Martinů, Serenata for two violins and viola; Mozart, Quintet for clarinet and strings
Kreeger Museum June Chamber Festival
Kreeger Museum (2401 Foxhall Road NW)
See the review by George A. Pieler (Ionarts, June 15)

Tuesday, June 13 to Saturday, June 18, 7:30 pm; June 17 and 18, 1:30 pm
Kirov Ballet (Valery Gergiev, Artistic Director)
Kennedy Center Opera House
See the review [Forsythe] by Oksana S. Khadarina (Ionarts, June 16) and the review [Giselle] by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, June 20)

Thursday, June 15, 7 pm
Malin Nilsson, soprano, and Maria Orlovskaya, piano
Jenny Lind Scholarship Winners
Corcoran Gallery of Art (co-sponsored by the Embassy of Sweden)

Thursday, June 15, 7 pm; Friday, June 16, 7 pm; Saturday, June 17, 7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, Composer Portrait: Mozart
With Jennifer Casey Cabot, soprano, and Benjamin Butterfield, tenor
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
See the review by Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, June 16)

Thursday, June 15, 8 pm; Friday, June 16, 8 pm; Saturday, June 17, 11 am (Casual Concert, without Rachmaninov)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with violinist Joshua Bell and Marin Alsop, guest conductor
Kabalevsky, Colas Breugnon Overture; Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances, op. 45; Corigliano, Violin Concerto, "The Red Violin"
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, June 16)

Friday, June 16, 7:30 pm
The American Chamber Players (Miles Hoffman, artistic director)
Pierné, Sonata da camera, for flute, cello piano; Piston, Duo for viola and cello;
Poulenc, Sonata for flute and piano; Mendelssohn, Piano Quartet in B minor, op. 3
Kreeger Museum June Chamber Festival
Kreeger Museum (2401 Foxhall Road NW)

Friday, June 16, 8 pm; Saturday, June 17, 8 pm; Sunday, June 18, 2:30 pm
Cavalli and Busenello, La Didone (staged, with orchestra)
New World premiere
Ignoti Dei Opera Company
Washington Early Music Festival
Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre (American University)
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, June 18)

Friday, June 16, 8 pm; Sunday, June 18, 2 pm; Friday, June 23, 8 pm; Sunday, June 25, 2 pm
Telemann, Orpheus
Wolf Trap Opera Company
The Barns at Wolf Trap
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, June 18)

Saturday, June 17, 7:30 pm
Glorystar's Children's Chorus Festival
Glorystar Children's Chorus, Children’s Chorus of Washington, Frederick Children’s Chorus, and the Maryland State Boychoir
Music Center at Strathmore

Saturday, June 17, 8 pm
National Orchestral Institute
Weber, Overture from Der Freischutz; Sibelius, Symphony no. 6; Stravinsky, The Firebird (1910, complete)
Stefan Sanderling, conductor
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, June 19)

Sunday, June 18, 1 pm and 3 pm
National Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: The Magic of the Firebird
Recommended for ages 7 and up
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Sunday, June 18, 6:30 pm
National Gallery of Art Vocal Arts Ensemble [FREE]
Madrigals by Verdelot, Arcadelt, Rore and other Italian masters
Washington Early Music Festival
National Gallery of Art, West Building, West Garden Court

Monday, June 19, 7:30 pm
Mathias Hausmann, baritone, and Betty Bullock, piano [FREE]
On the Occasion of Freud's 150th Birthday
Freud’s Vienna: Lieder by Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Hugo Wolf, Alexander Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, Arnold Schönberg, Franz Lehar
Embassy of Austria
See the review by Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, June 21)

Monday, June 19, 8 pm
The Metropolitan Chorus, Music Under the Summer Stars
Free outdoor concert (no ticket required)
Lubber Run Amphitheater (Arlington, Va.)

Monday, June 19, 8 pm
The North Wind and the Sun: Vivaldi's Venice
Modern Musick (with Matthias Maute, recorder, and St. Mark's Chancel Choir)
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Capitol Hill)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, June 20)

Tuesday, June 20, 12 noon
Tom MacCracken and Vera Kochanowsky, harpsichord duo
17th-century Italian music for one and two harpsichords by Frescobaldi and others
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Capitol Hill)

Tuesday, June 20 to Saturday, June 24, 7:30 pm; June 24 and 25, 1:30 pm
The Royal Ballet (Great Britain)
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty, and other selections
Kennedy Center Opera House

Tuesday, June 20, 8 pm
Il Quattro Stagioni: Italian Music in Europe (Bach's flute partita, Marais's La Follia, Vivaldi's Spring concerto)
Matthias Maute, recorder and flauto traverso
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Capitol Hill)
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, June 21)

Wednesday, June 21, 12 noon
Two Gents of Venice and Fusignano: Vivaldi and Corelli (trio sonatas)
Ensemble Gaudior
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Capitol Hill)

Wednesday, June 21, 8 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords, "Boot"-elicious: The Music of Renaissance Italy
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Capitol Hill)

Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 pm; Sunday, June 25, 2:30 pm
Mozart, The Magic Flute
Robert Baker (Tamino)
Summer Opera Theatre Company
Hartke Theater (Catholic University)
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, June 20)

Wednesday, June 21, 8 pm; Friday, June 23, 8 pm
Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi (abridged concert performance, with piano)
Meghan McCall (Giulietta), Jose Sacin (Romeo), Matthew Osifchin (Lorenzo)
Chamber Opera of Washington, D.C.
Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts (1700 Kalorama Road, NW, Suite 101)

Thursday, June 22, 12 noon
Voci di amori (17th- and 18th-century Italian solo and duet cantatas)
Tresorino (Jennifer Ellis, soprano; Jay White, countertenor; Michelle Roy, harpsichord)
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Capitol Hill)

Thursday, June 22, 8 pm
Countertop Quartet and The Baroque Band, Music of the Venetian Ospedali
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Capitol Hill)

Thursday, June 22, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Music for Hollywood Film Epics
Jack Everly, conductor
Music Center at Strathmore

Friday, June 23, 12 noon
The Virtuosos of Rome, Venice, Ferarra and Naples
Atsuko Ikeda, harpsichord
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Capitol Hill)

Friday, June 23, 7:30 pm
Recital in Memory of Ignacy Jan Paderewski
John Robilette, piano
Embassy of Poland (2460 16th Street NW)

Friday, June 23, 8 pm
Amor l'ali m'impenna (Love Feathers My Wings): Passionate Music of the Italian Middle Ages and Renaissance
Armonia Nova
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Capitol Hill)

Friday, June 23, 8 pm
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra
Music Center at Strathmore
See the review by George A. Pieler (Ionarts, June 27)

Saturday, June 24, 3 pm
ArcoVoce, Desiderio d'amore
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Capitol Hill)

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 pm
Georg Philipp Telemann, Cantatas
Washington Kantorei
The Falls Church (Falls Church, Va.)

Saturday, June 24, 8 pm
Deuce (Garry Clarke, Baroque violin; Michelle Roy, harpsichord), The Italian Job
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Capitol Hill)

Saturday, June 24, 8 pm
National Orchestral Institute
Prokofiev, Classical Symphony, op. 25; Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber; Strauss, Don Quixote
Eri Klas, conductor
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

Sunday, June 25, 3 pm
Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, 25th Anniversary Concert
With Barbara Cook (music from Broadway musicals)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Sunday, June 25, 3 pm
DC3: Washington Music, the Way It Was And Is!
Washington Musica Viva
Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St NE), Theatre II

Sunday, June 25, 6:30 pm
Tempesta di Mare and Drew Minter, countertenor [FREE]
Music of the Late Renaissance and Early Baroque in Italy
Washington Early Music Festival
National Gallery of Art, West Building, West Garden Court
See the review by George A. Pieler (Ionarts, June 30)

Thursday, June 29, 6 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, Season Preview Concert [FREE]
Millennium Stage performance
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, July 1)

Thursday, June 29, 7 pm
Edith Piaf: Her Passionate Life and Music
Simone Marchand, French singer (narrated by Professor Joan Keefe)
Corcoran Gallery of Art

Friday, June 30, 8 pm; Saturday, July 1, 8 pm; Sunday, July 2, 3 pm
Ground (multimedia theater work using 17th-century ostinato bass pieces)
Ignoti Dei Opera
Baltimore Theater Project
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, July 1)

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