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29.7.06

Classical Month in Washington (September)

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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!

September 2, 2006 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Radio Broadcast: La Clemenza di Tito
Washington National Opera
NPR World of Opera (in Baltimore-Washington: 91.5, 90.9)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 9, 2006)

September 3, 2006 (Sun)
8 pm
National Labor Day Concert [FREE]
National Symphony Orchestra
West Lawn, U.S. Capitol

September 6, 2006 (Wed)
8 pm
Juan Gambina (tenor), and Michael Adcock (piano)
Embassy Series
Meridian House International (1630 Crescent Place NW)

September 7 and 8, 2006 (Thu/Fri)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra (Roberto Minczuk, conductor/Joyce Yang, piano)
All-Tchaikovsky program
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 8)

September 8, 2006 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Tribute to French Opera
Opera Bel Cantanti
Randolph Road Theatre (Silver Spring, Md.)
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, September 11)

September 9, 2006 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Radio Broadcast: Trilogy: Fedora (Act II), Otello (Act IV), The Merry Widow (Act III)
Washington National Opera
NPR World of Opera (in Baltimore-Washington: 91.5, 90.9)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 1, 2005)

September 9, 2006 (Sat)
6 pm
The Amadeus Orchestra [FREE]
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

September 9, 2006 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Soyeon Lee, piano
Korean Concert Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, September 11)

September 10, 2006 (Sun)
11 am to 4 pm
Annual Open House [FREE], with music and children's activities
Kreeger Museum

September 10, 2006 (Sun)
2 pm
Lawrence Brownlee, tenor (with Martin Katz, piano)
2006 Marian Anderson Award winner
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 13)

September 10, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Tribute to French Opera
Opera Bel Cantanti
Randolph Road Theatre (Silver Spring, Md.)
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, September 11)

September 10, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Walsum Award Concert [FREE]
Left Bank String Quartet
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)
Review -- Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, September 12)

September 11, 2006 (Mon)
6 pm
Stephen Kalnoske, organist [FREE]
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

September 12, 2006 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Washington Musica Viva
Brahms, Schubert, and world premiere of Charley Gerard's 44 Faces of Funk
Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum (Bethesda, Md.)
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, September 14)

September 14, 2006 (Thu)
8 pm
D.C. Tango Festival: Las Cuerdas de Piazzolla
Pan American Symphony Orchestra with Amy Beth Horman, violin
Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University

September 15, 2006 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Tribute to French Opera
Opera Bel Cantanti
La Maison Française
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, September 16)

September 16, 2006 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Radio Broadcast: L'Elisir d'Amore
Washington National Opera
NPR World of Opera (in Baltimore-Washington: 91.5, 90.9)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 3, 2006)

September 16, 2006 (Sat)
7 pm
Duke Bluebeard's Castle and Gianni Schicchi
Washington National Opera
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 23)

September 16, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic (Brian Ganz, piano)
Music Center at Strathmore

September 16, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
D.C. Tango Festival: La Cumbre del Tango
Pan American Symphony Orchestra with Raul Juarena, bandoneon
Lisner Auditorium

September 17, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Eclipse Chamber Orchestra (Joseph Silverstein, guest conductor and violinist)
Music by Schubert, Stravinsky, Mozart, Haydn)
George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Alexandria, Va.)
Review -- Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, September 19)

September 17, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords, 10th Anniversary Concert
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church (Potomac, Md.)

September 17, 2006 (Sun)
4:30 pm
Contemporary Music Forum
Paul Moravec, Tempest Fantasy (Washington premiere); works by Saariaho, Nakatoni, Mobberley, and Lansky
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 19)

September 17, 2006 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Stefan Jackiw (violin) and Max Levinson (piano)
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Preview -- Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, September 14)

September 17, 2006 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Tribute to French Opera
Opera Bel Cantanti
Olsen Theater, Flint Hill School (Oakton, Va.)

September 19, 2006 (Tue)
8 pm
Isabel Ettenauer, toy pianos, piano, and voice
Works by Essl, Cage, Hannan, and others
Austrian Embassy
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, September 21)

September 20, 2006 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Duke Bluebeard's Castle and Gianni Schicchi
Washington National Opera

September 20, 2006 (Wed)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra (Gil Shaham, violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 22)

September 21, 2006 (Thu)
6 pm and 8 pm
Baltimore Consort
Peabody Institute, Griswold Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

September 21, 2006 (Thu)
7 pm
Nicholas Maw, Sophie's Choice
Washington National Opera
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 26)

September 21, 2006 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra (Gil Shaham, violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 22)

September 21, 2006 (Thu)
7 pm
Natasa Mitrovic (piano) and Ellie Valkenburg (soprano)
Lecture performance, contemporary Serbian and American composers
International Finance Corporation Cultural Center

September 21, 2006 (Thu)
7 pm
Central Javanese Gamelan Ensemble of the Embassy of Indonesia (led by Pak Muryanto) [FREE, reservation suggested]
Arlington Arts Center

September 21, 2006 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Gary Schocker (flute) with Cliff Jackson (piano)
Mansion at Strathmore

September 22, 2006 (Fri)
1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra (Gil Shaham, violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

September 22, 2006 (Fri)
5 pm
National Gallery Chamber Players Wind Ensemble [FREE]
National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden

September 23, 2006 (Sat)
10 am to 4 pm
35th Anniversary International Children's Festival
Arts Council of Fairfax County
The Barns at Wolf Trap

September 23, 2006 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Radio Broadcast: I Vespri Siciliani
Washington National Opera
NPR World of Opera (in Baltimore-Washington: 91.5, 90.9)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 29, 2005)

September 23, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Nina Assimakopoulos, flute, and Andrew Simpson, piano
New music by Andrew Simpson and other composers
Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Performing Arts (1700 Kalorama Road NW, Suite 101)

September 24, 2006 (Sun)
10 am to 4 pm
35th Anniversary International Children's Festival
Arts Council of Fairfax County
The Barns at Wolf Trap

September 24, 2006 (Sun)
2 pm
Nicholas Maw, Sophie's Choice
Washington National Opera

September 24, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Piano Society of Greater Washington, Fall Recital [FREE, with reception]
Calvary Lutheran Church (9545 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Md.)

September 24, 2006 (Sun)
5 pm
Chamber Concert, members of Capitol City Symphony
Atlas Peforming Arts Center

September 24, 2006 (Sun)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra: Season Opening Ball Concert
Joshua Bell (violin), Irina Mataeva (soprano), Daniil Shtoda (tenor)
All-Tchaikovsky program
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts (Washington Post, September 26)

September 25, 2006 (Mon)
7 pm
Duke Bluebeard's Castle and Gianni Schicchi
Washington National Opera

September 25, 2006 (Mon)
7 pm
Les Grands Pianistes: François-Frédéric Guy
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 27)

September 27, 2006 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Nicholas Maw, Sophie's Choice
Washington National Opera

September 27, 2006 (Wed)
7 pm
Les Grands Pianistes: François-Frédéric Guy
La Maison Française

September 27, 2006 (Wed)
8 pm
Monument Piano Trio, with soprano Janice Chandler-Eteme
All-Shostakovich program
Peabody Institute, Friedberg Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, September 30)

September 27, 2006 (Wed)
8 pm
Cartoon, new music and video inspired by animated short films
Fireworks New Music Ensemble
Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Performing Arts (1700 Kalorama Road NW, Suite 101)

September 28, 2006 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor/Yefim Bronfman, piano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, September 29)

September 28, 2006 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Duke Bluebeard's Castle and Gianni Schicchi
Washington National Opera

September 28, 2006 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov (conductor), Nancy Maultsby (mezzo-soprano)
Mahler's Kindertotenlieder, Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 30

September 29, 2006 (Fri)
5 pm
National Gallery Chamber Players Brass Ensemble [FREE]
National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden

September 29, 2006 (Fri)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor/Yefim Bronfman, piano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

September 29, 2006 (Fri)
7 pm
Puccini, Gianni Schicchi (for members of Generation O only)
Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Washington National Opera
Pre-performance lecture at 5:45 pm
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, October 2)

September 29, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra (Chris Gekker, trumpet; Rita Sloan, piano)
Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Review -- Gail Wein (Washington Post, October 2)

September 29, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov (conductor), Nancy Maultsby (mezzo-soprano)
Mahler's Kindertotenlieder, Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

September 29, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Requiem & Resurrection: A Mozart Anniversary Celebration
Washington Bach Consort, with soprano Christine Brandes and other soloists
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 1)

September 30, 2006 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Radio Broadcast: L'Italiana in Algeri
Washington National Opera
NPR World of Opera (in Baltimore-Washington: 91.5, 90.9)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 16, 2006)

September 30, 2006 (Sat)
7 pm
September 30, 7 pm
Nicholas Maw, Sophie's Choice
Washington National Opera

September 30, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor/Yefim Bronfman, piano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

September 30, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov (conductor), Nancy Maultsby (mezzo-soprano)
Mahler's Kindertotenlieder, Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

September 30, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic, with Piotr Paleczny (piano)
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, October 2)

September 30, 2006 (Sun)
8 pm
Words of Wisdom, Words of Woe (Beethoven's Ninth Symphony)
Opera Theater of Northern Virginia and Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, October 2)

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