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20.5.06

Classical Week in Washington (5/21)

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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 concert schedule farther ahead with our Classical Month in Washington (May).

Monday, May 22, 7:30 pm
Benjamin Britten, Turn of the Screw (fully staged)
Anne Dreyer, Jeffrey Lentz, Lorin Maazel
Fortas Chamber Music Series and the Chateauville Foundation
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Monday, May 22, 7 pm; Saturday, May 27
Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito
Washington National Opera
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 9)

Monday, May 22, 7:30 pm
François Lazarevitch and the Musicians of Saint-Julien
Program of French Baroque music
La Maison Française

Monday, May 22, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra/JCC Chamber Music Series
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

Tuesday, May 23, 12:10 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 pm
Washington Musica Viva
Music of Bach, Fauré, and Bloch
Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum (Bethesda, Md.)

Wednesday, May 24, 12:10 pm
Piffaro [FREE]
16th- and 17th-century music for wind instruments
National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall

Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 pm
Renaud Déjardin (cello) and Márta Godény (piano)
La Maison Française

Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 pm; Friday, May 26, 7:30 pm
Rossini, L'Italiana in Algeri
With Olga Borodina, Juan Diego Flórez, and Lyubov Petrova
Washington National Opera
See the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 16)

Thursday, May 25, 8 pm; Friday, May 26, 8 pm; Saturday, May 27, 11 am (Casual Concert, without Shostakovich)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: The Maestro and the Masterpiece
With violinist Julia Fischer and (supposedly) Yuri Temirkanov
Weber's Euryanthe Overture, Beethoven's Violin Concerto, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

Friday, May 26, 8 pm; Saturday, May 27, 8 pm
Solomiya Ivakhiv (violin) and Roman Rabinovich (piano)
Embassy of Ukraine (Embassy Series)

Saturday, May 27, 2 pm [Thanks to faithful Ionarts reader Garth Trinkl for bringing this recently added concert to my attention]
Bartók String Quartet
Bartók, Quartet No. 5 (1934); Mozart, Quartet in G major, K. 387
Library of Congress

Sunday, May 28, 5 pm
Yuliya Gorenman, piano [FREE, with price of admission]
Phillips Collection

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