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30.6.06

Classical Month in Washington (July)

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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!

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 (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, July 1)

Saturday, July 1, 7:30 pm
Dave Brubeck, The Gates of Justice
Cathedral Choral Society and Dave Brubeck Quartet
Washington National Cathedral
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, July 3)

Sunday, July 2, 5 pm
Naji Hakim, Titular Organist of the Church of La Trinité, Paris [FREE]
Works by Bach, Franck, Hakim, and improvisation
Washington National Cathedral
Review -- Richard K. Fitzgerald (Ionarts, July 7)

Wednesday, July 5, 7 pm
Orion Trio (Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn) [FREE outdoor concert]
On the Lawn at Strathmore (North Bethesda, Md.)

Wednesday, July 5 to Saturday, July 8, 11:15 am daily
Instant Opera! (Opera by "Mad Libs!" for children)
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods
Wolf Trap

Thursday, July 6, 7 pm
Shadow Puppet Drama (Purbo Asmoro) from Java [FREE]
From epic of Mahabharata, battle of King Duryodana and Bima
Accompanied by gamelan orchestra
Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium

Thursday, July 6, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Classical Hit Parade (Baroque)
Andrew Constantine, conductor
Music Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda, Md.)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, July 8)

Thursday, July 6, 8:15 pm
NSO at Wolf Trap: Happy Birthday, Mozart!
Itzhak Perlman, violin and conductor
Filene Center at Wolf Trap (Vienna, Va.)
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, July 8)

Friday, July 7, 1 pm
Kings, Queens, Warriors, Clowns: Know Your Javanese Shadow Puppets [FREE]
Wakidi Dwidjomartono and puppet master Purbo Asmoro, lecture-demonstration
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Level 1)

Friday, July 7, 3 pm
Opera Institute Opera Scenes Performance [FREE]
Call (202) 448-3465 for information
Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University

Friday, July 7, 8 pm; Saturday, July 8, 8 pm
Rossini, The Barber of Seville [FREE]
Family opera, version adapted for children by the Lyric Opera of Chicago
Opera Theater of Northern Virginia
Amphitheatre at Lubber Run Park (Alexandria, Va.)

Friday, July 7, 8:30 pm
NSO at Wolf Trap: To Boldly Go...
Emil de Cou, conductor, with narrator Leonard Nimoy
Filene Center at Wolf Trap (Vienna, Va.)
Review -- Glenn Dixon (Washington Post, July 10)

Saturday, July 8, 8:15 pm
NSO at Wolf Trap: Ode to Beethoven
Emil de Cou, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Leslie Mutchler
Filene Center at Wolf Trap (Vienna, Va.)
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, July 10)

Sunday, July 9, 4 pm
Operatic Vocal Gala Concert
Opera International
Music Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda, Md.)
Review -- Grace Jean (Washington Post, July 11)

Thursday, July 13, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Classical Hit Parade (Tchaikovsky)
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Music Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda, Md.)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, July 17)

Friday, July 14, 8 pm; Sunday, July 16, 2 pm; Friday, July 21, 8 pm; Sunday, July 23, 2 pm
Gioacchino Rossini, Le Comte Ory
Wolf Trap Opera Company
The Barns at Wolf Trap
Review -- Richard K. Fitzgerald (Washington Post, July 22)

Saturday, July 15, 12 noon and 3 pm
Opera Institute Italian Art Song Recitals [FREE]
Call (202) 448-3465 for reservations
Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University

Sunday, July 16, 2:30 pm; Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 pm; Sunday, July 23, 2:30 pm
Verdi, Il Trovatore
Summer Opera Theater Company
Hartke Theater (Catholic University)
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, July 18)

Sunday, July 16, 6 pm
Richard K. Fitzgerald, organ [FREE]
Music by Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Messiaen, Gigout
Summer Organ Recital Series
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church

Monday, July 17, 6 pm
Opera Institute Italian Art Song Recitals [FREE]
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Tuesday, July 18
Ronald K. Brown / Phildanco (modern dance companies)
Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Review -- Oksana Khadarina (Ionarts, July 21)

Thursday, July 20, 5 to 8 pm
Artful Evening: The Harmonies of Schuller and Klee
Composer Gunther Schuller discusses his Seven Studies and Themes of Paul Klee (lecture begins at 6:30 pm)
Phillips Collection (free with price of admission to the museum)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, July 22)

Thursday, July 20, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Classical Hit Parade (Mozart)
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Music Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda, Md.)
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, July 22)

Thursday, July 20, 8:15 pm
NSO at Wolf Trap: Carmina and the Ring
Emil de Cou, conductor
Filene Center at Wolf Trap (Vienna, Va.)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, July 23)

Friday, July 21, 8:15 pm
NSO at Wolf Trap: Music of Richard Rodgers
Marvin Hamlisch, conductor
Filene Center at Wolf Trap (Vienna, Va.)

Saturday, July 22, 8:15 pm
NSO at Wolf Trap: Roméo et Juliette in Concert
Stephen Lord, conductor
Members of Wolf Trap Opera Company
Filene Center at Wolf Trap (Vienna, Va.)
Review -- Richard K. Fitzgerald (Ionarts, July 25)

Thursday, July 27, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Classical Hit Parade (Beethoven's 9th symphony)
Edward Gardner, conductor
Music Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda, Md.)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, July 29)

Saturday, July 29, 3 pm
Family Opera Day: Excerpts from Dream of the Pacific [FREE]
Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium
Preview -- Michael J. Toscano (Washington Post, August 4)

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