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23.8.06

Classical Month in Washington (October)

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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!

October 1, 2006 (Sun)
2 pm
Duke Bluebeard's Castle and Gianni Schicchi
Washington National Opera
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 23)

October 1, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Yuri Temirkanov, Nancy Maultsby)
Mahler, Kindertotenlieder, and Shostakovich, Fifth Symphony
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, September 30)

October 1, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords
Mousetrap Concert Series (Washington Grove, Md.)

October 1, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Irina Nuzova, piano with cello [FREE]
Phillips Collection

October 1, 2006 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Octuor de France [FREE]
Late 19th– and early 20th–century French music
National Gallery of Art

October 2, 2006 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Jérôme Hantaï (viola da gamba) and Maude Gratton (harpsichord)
La Maison Française
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 4)

October 3, 2006 (Tue)
12 noon
Noontime Cantata Series (In allen meinen Taten, BWV 97)
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 8)

October 3, 2006 (Tue)
5:30 pm
Madeleine Shapiro, cello
New works for cello and electronics
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

October 3, 2006 (Tue)
7 pm
An Evening with Leonard Slatkin (conversation with Yvonne Caruthers)
Smithsonian Resident Associates
S. Dillon Ripley Center, Education Center (1100 Jefferson Drive SW)

October 3, 2006 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Duke Bluebeard's Castle and Gianni Schicchi
Washington National Opera

October 4, 2006 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Mozart through His Letters and Operas [FREE, donations welcome]
Sorab Modi, with members of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Washington National Opera
Austrian Embassy (3524 International Court NW)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 5)

October 5, 2006 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with James Galway
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 6)

October 5, 2006 (Thu)
7 pm?
Dezsõ Ránki and Edit Klukon, piano
Music by Erik Satie and Barnabás Dukay
Embassy of Hungary

October 5, 2006 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Nicholas Maw, Sophie's Choice
Washington National Opera

October 5, 2006 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Yuri Temirkanov (conductor) and Yefim Bronfman (piano)
Shostakovich, Tahiti Trot, second piano concerto, tenth symphony
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 5, 2006 (Thu)
8 pm
Luciana Souza Quartet and Brazilian Duos, with guitarist Romero Lubambo [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Gail Wein (Washington Post, October 7)

October 6, 2006 (Fri)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with James Galway
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 6, 2006 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Aima Labra-Makk, piano
Austrian Embassy (3524 International Court NW)
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, October 9)

October 6, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Yuri Temirkanov (conductor) and Yefim Bronfman (piano)
Shostakovich, Tahiti Trot, second piano concerto, tenth symphony
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 6, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Tales of Canterbury: Music of Medieval England
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, October 9)

October 7, 2006 (Sat)
11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (casual concert), with Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)
Shostakovich, Tahiti Trot and tenth symphony
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 7, 2006 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Radio Broadcast: Das Rheingold
Washington National Opera
NPR World of Opera (in Baltimore-Washington: 91.5, 90.9)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 1, 2006)

October 7, 2006 (Sat)
5 and 8 pm
Tales of Canterbury: Music of Medieval England
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

October 7, 2006 (Sat)
7 pm
Duke Bluebeard's Castle and Gianni Schicchi
Washington National Opera

October 7, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with James Galway
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 7, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Concert for Steve Reich's birthday (Music For Pieces of Wood, Electric Counterpoint, Tehillim)
Great Noise Ensemble
Unitarian Universalist Church (Silver Spring, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 9)

October 7, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Left Bank Concert Society
Music by Janáček, Yun, Moss, Smetana
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Society (College Park, Md.)

October 8, 2006 (Sun)
12 noon
Paquito d'Rivera, jazz saxophonist
National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden

October 8, 2006 (Sun)
2 pm
Tales of Canterbury: Music of Medieval England
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

October 8, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Cleveland Orchestra (Franz Welser-Möst, music director)
Washington Performing Arts Society
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 11)

October 8, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Mirjana Rajic, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

October 8, 2006 (Sun)
5 pm
Inscape Chamber Music Project
William Walton, Façade Entertainments; Bach, Suite No. 1; Revueltas
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Bethesda, Md.)

October 8, 2006 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Louis Lortie, pianist [FREE]
Music by Ades, Chopin, and Liszt
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 9)

October 9, 2006 (Mon)
7 pm
Nicholas Maw, Sophie's Choice
Washington National Opera

October 9, 2006 (Mon)
7 pm
Heather Raffo, playwright
Discussion of her experiences in Iraq creating Nine Parts of Desire
National Press Club
For more information, contact Tiffany Brown (tbrown at arenastage dot org) or (202) 554-9066 ext. 227

October 9, 2006 (Mon)
7:30 pm
James Madison University School of Music: Carrie Stevens, mezzo-soprano with Gabriel Dobner, piano
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

October 10, 2006 (Tue)
8 pm
Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano
Washington Performing Arts Society
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 13)

October 11, 2006 (Wed)
8 pm
Beaux Arts Trio [FREE]
Music by Schubert, Shostakovich, Turnage
Library of Congress (pre-concert presentation with Rachel Franklin, 6:15 pm)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 14)

October 12, 2006 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Annlynn Miller (piano) and Ulrich Schmid (cello)
The Swiss Residence (2920 Cathedral Avenue NW)

October 12, 2006 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Sharona Joshua, Broadwood piano
Mansion at Strathmore

October 13, 2006 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Hines-Lee Opera Ensemble: 2006 Gala Concert
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

October 13, 2006 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major (ages 9 and up)
World premiere Tom Isbell's new theater work with songs by Mark Russell
Runs through November 2, various times
Kennedy Center Family Theater
Review -- Jayne Blanchard (Washington Times, October 18)

October 13, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Mandelring String Quartet
Quartets by Haydn, Ligeti, Brahms
Library of Congress (pre-concert presentation, 6:15 pm)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 15)

October 13, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Tales and Legends
Symphony with a Twist Series
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, October 16)

October 13, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Vega String Quartet (Beethoven, Wolf, Ravel)
Friends of Music
Dumbarton Oaks

October 13, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Bizet, Carmen
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, October 16)

October 13, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Turtle Island String Quartet and Ying Quartet
Music by Mozart, Milhaud, Summer, Balakrishnan, Price
The Barns at Wolf Trap

October 14, 2006 (Sat)
2 pm
Anika Vavic, piano
Washington Performing Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Hatchet job Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, October 16)

October 14, 2006 (Sat)
4 pm
Washington National Opera: Welcome to Opera
Selections by Mozart and Puccini, conducted by Plácido Domingo
Tickets: $25
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, October 16)

October 14, 2006 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Gustav Holst, Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda [FREE]
Concert in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Freer's donation to the Smithsonian
Woodley Ensemble
Freer Gallery of Art

October 14, 2006 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Kayhan Kalhor (kamancheh) and Erdal Erzincan (baglama)
Washington Performing Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, October 16)

October 14, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic: Symphony with a Sax
Music Center at Strathmore

October 14, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Vega String Quartet (Beethoven, Wolf, Ravel)
Friends of Music
Dumbarton Oaks

October 14, 2006 (Sat)
8:15 pm
Rossini, L’Assedio di Corinto (The Siege of Corinth)
Elizabeth Futral
Baltimore Opera
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 16)

October 15, 2006 (Sun)
2 pm
Bizet, Carmen
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts

October 15, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Emanuel Ax with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Washington Performing Arts Society
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 20)

October 15, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Choir of Westminster Cathedral (London, England)
Martin Baker, director
Washington National Cathedral

October 15, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Joseph Petric (accordion) and Norman Forget (oboe)
Phillips Collection

October 15, 2006 (Sun)
5 pm
Fall Concert, Capitol City Symphony
Beethoven, Consecration of the House; Haydn, Symphony No. 96 ("Miracle"); Walker, Lyric for Strings; Liszt, Les Preludes
Atlas Performing Arts Center

October 15, 2006 (Sun)
5 pm
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Music by Dawson, Shostakovich, Kowalski, Starer
Bishop Ireton High School (Alexandria, Va.)
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, October 17)

October 15, 2006 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Emerson String Quartet with Menahem Pressler, piano
Mozart, Divertimento, K. 563; Brahms, first piano quartet
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 17)

October 15, 2006 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Alessandra Marc, soprano [FREE]
19th–century French music
National Gallery of Art

October 15, 2006 (Sun)
7 pm
Vega String Quartet (Beethoven, Wolf, Ravel)
Friends of Music
Dumbarton Oaks

October 15, 2006 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Milky Way: Story of the Sky Hung over a Paulownia Tree
Soon-ja Ji and Korean Traditional Music
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

October 15, 2006 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Tribute to François Loup
Opera Lafayette
La Maison Française
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, October 17)

October 16, 2006 (Mon)
6 to 8 pm
Heather Raffo, Discussion and Book Signing
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street NW)

October 16, 2006 (Mon)
8 pm
In Memoriam 50 Years: The Hungarian Uprising
Trio Levinson
Embassy Series
Embassy of Hungary (2950 Spring of Freedom Street NW)
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, October 18)

October 18, 2006 (Wed)
7 pm
Lecture: Maya Lin, architect [FREE]
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art
Free tickets available beginning at 6 pm at the G Street lobby information desk (limit 2 tickets per person)
Reynolds Center (McEvoy Auditorium)

October 18, 2006 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Rossini, L’Assedio di Corinto (The Siege of Corinth)
Elizabeth Futral
Baltimore Opera

October 18, 2006 (Wed)
8 pm
Montage (Sarita Uranovsky, violin; Marc Moskovitz, cello; Debra Ayers, piano)
With Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano
Schoenberg/Zemlinksy, Dehmel Songs; Zemlinsky, Cello Sonata (North American premiere); and Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht (transcription for piano trio by Eduard Steuermann)
Library of Congress (pre-concert presentation with cellist Marc Moskovitz, 6:15 pm)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 20)

October 18, 2006 (Wed)
8 pm
Polly Ferman, piano
Embassy Series
Cuban Interests Section

October 19, 2006 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with cellist Lynn Harrell
With the Washington Chorus (Ravel's complete ballet score for Daphnis et Chloé)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 20)

October 20, 2006 (Fri)
1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with cellist Lynn Harrell
With the Washington Chorus (Ravel's complete ballet score for Daphnis et Chloé)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 20, 2006 (Fri)
7 pm
Master Chorale of Washington: Mozart and Handel
Royal Fireworks Music, Coronation Anthems, Great Mass
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 20, 2006 (Fri)
7:30 pm
13th Evelyn Lear and Thomas Stewart Emerging Singers Concert
The German Embassy (4645 Reservoir Road NW)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 24)

October 20, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Polly Ferman, piano
Embassy Series
Cuban Interest Section

October 20, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Kevin Wetzel (baritone) and Patricia Puckett (piano) [FREE]
The Voice of Russia: Songs by Georgy Sviridov
Georgetown University

October 20, 2006 (Fri)
8:15 pm
Rossini, L’Assedio di Corinto (The Siege of Corinth)
Elizabeth Futral
Baltimore Opera

October 21, 2006 (Sat)
4 pm
András Schiff with Cappella Andrea Barca
All-Mozart program
Washington Performing Arts Society
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 26)

October 21, 2006 (Sat)
5 pm (pre-concert discussion at 4 pm)
21st Century Consort: American RETROSPECulaTIVE
With baritone William Sharp
Music by Wuorinen, Froom, Ives/Ellington, and Aaron Copland's Sextet
Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

October 21, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Bach and the USSR (Alfred Schnittke, Requiem, and works by J. S. Bach)
Cantate Chamber Singers
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (4900 Connecticut Avenue NW)
Review -- Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, October 23)

October 21, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven, Brahms, Barber)
Günther Herbig (conductor) and Stefan Jackiw (violin)
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, October 25)

October 21, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with cellist Lynn Harrell
With the Washington Chorus (Ravel's complete ballet score for Daphnis et Chloé)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 21, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Maya Beiser, cello
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, October 23)

October 21, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra with violinist Timothy Fain
George Mason University Center for the Arts

October 21, 2006 (Sat)
8:30 pm
Robert Cohen, cello
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

October 22, 2006 (Sun)
2 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players (Mozart, Ravel, Bruckner)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 28)

October 22, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Rossini, L’Assedio di Corinto (The Siege of Corinth)
Elizabeth Futral
Baltimore Opera

October 22, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players [FREE]
Weber’s Clarinet Quintet, Bruch’s Septet for Winds and Strings, Brahms’s String Quintet
National Academies of Science (2100 C Street NW)

October 22, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Masterpieces of Russian Vocal Music: The Turbulent 20th Century
Songs by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Sviridov
Russian Chamber Art Society
The Lyceum (Alexandria, Va.)

October 22, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Shalev Ad-El ensemble [FREE]
Phillips Collection

October 22, 2006 (Sun)
5 pm
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Music by Dawson, Shostakovich, Kowalski, Starer
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

October 22, 2006 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery Orchestra with pianist Ann Schein [FREE]
Music by Beethoven, Ibert, Mozart, and Wagner
National Gallery of Art

October 22, 2006 (Sun)
7 pm
Kronos Quartet
Michael Gordon’s The Sad Park and other new music
Lisner Auditorium
Review -- Tom Huizenga (Washington Post, October 25)

October 22, 2006 (Sun)
7 pm
Ivo Pogorelich, piano
George Mason University Center for the Arts
Assassination Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, October 24)

October 22, 2006 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Robert Cohen, cello
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

October 23, 2006 (Mon)
8 pm
American Creativity: The Composer (The Music of Jonathan Larson)
Selections from Rent and other Broadway works
Library of Congress (pre-concert presentation with Mark Horowitz, 6:15 pm)
Full-page major article (why?) Review -- Peter Marks (Washington Post, October 25)

October 25, 2006 (Wed)
6 pm
Shostakovich: Rebel Music
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

October 25, 2006 (Wed)
8 pm
Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 11 ("The Year 1905")
Washington Performing Arts Society
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 28)

October 27, 2006 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Chiara String Quartet
Kreeger Museum
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, October 30)

October 27, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
University of Maryland Symphony/Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
John Adams, Chairman Dances; Strauss, Don Juan
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

October 27, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Daniel Buranovský, piano
Embassy Series
Embassy of Slovakia
Review -- T. J. Ponick (Washington Times, October 30)

October 28, 2006 (Sat)
7 pm
Axelrod Quartet (Haydn, Schubert, Bartók)
Playing on Stradivarius and Amati instruments
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum

October 28, 2006 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Purcell, Dido and Aeneas (concert performance)
Bach Sinfonia and Chantry
Woodside United Methodist Church
Review -- Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, October 30)

October 28, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Freedom Concert (followed by film screening)
Ádám György and Steven Spooner, piano
Music by Hungarian composers
Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center

October 28, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
JCC Symphony Orchestra, with Evelyn Elsing, cellist
Berlioz, Overture to Beatrice and Benedict; Tchaikovsky, Overture-Fantasia, Romeo and Juliet; Prokofiev, Sinfonia Concertante
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

October 29, 2006 (Sun)
1 and 3 pm
NSO Family Concert: Spooky Sounds and Scary Tales (ages 7 and up)
Emil de Cou, Associate Conductor
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey and Master Ionarts (Ionarts, October 31)

October 29, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Verdehr Trio, violin, clarinet, and piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection
Review -- Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, October 31)

October 29, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Trio di Parma
Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences
Congregation Beth-El (Bethesda, Md.)

October 29, 2006 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Opus 3 Trio [FREE]
Music by Haydn, Leshnoff, Shostakovich, and Brahms
National Gallery of Art

October 29, 2006 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Axelrod Quartet (Haydn, Schubert, Bartók)
Playing on Stradivarius and Amati instruments
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum

October 29, 2006 (Sun)
7 pm
Chanticleer, Love's Messengers
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)

October 30, 2006 (Mon)
7 pm
Dante's Divine Comedy [FREE]
Reading/Conference by Davide Rondoni, poet and columnist
Crossroads Washington
George Washington University (1957 E Street NW, Room 113)

October 30, 2006 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Heinz Zednik (tenor) and Markus Vorzellner (piano)
Songs by Mahler, Krenek, Wolf
Austrian Embassy (3524 International Court NW)

October 30, 2006 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Marilyn Nonken, piano
New works for piano by Dusapin, Murail, Durand
La Maison Française
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, November 1)

October 30, 2006 (Mon)
8 pm
Chanticleer -- Founder's Day Concert
Music by Ezequiel Viñao, Paul Schoenfield, Carlos Sánchez Gutiérrez, Arthur Jarvinen, Steven Stucky
Library of Congress (pre-concert presentation with composers Ezequiel Viñao and Libby Larsen, 6:15 pm)
Review -- Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, November 1)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank you!!!