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21.9.06

Classical Month in Washington (November)

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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!

November 1, 2006 (Wed)
7 pm
ONIX Ensamble, Mexico
Music by Gabriela Ortíz ("El Aguila Bicéfala") and others
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

November 2, 2006 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony, with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth
National Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich
Violinist Maxim Vengerov, with Mstislav Rostropovich
[CANCELLED]
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 3)

November 2, 2006 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Louis Langrée, guest conductor)
Mozart, Requiem Mass and other works (with mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, November 4)

November 3, 2006 (Fri)
2 and 5 pm
Complete Organ Works of J. S. Bach
Felix Hell, organist
Peabody Institute, Griswold Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, November 4)

November 3, 2006 (Fri)
7 pm
National Symphony, with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth
National Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich
Violinist Maxim Vengerov, with Mstislav Rostropovich
[CANCELLED]
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

November 3, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Chamber Music of Elliott Schwarz [FREE]
Also music of Schubert and Ravel
Cassatt Quartet with Peter Sheppard-Skaerved (violin) and Aaron Shorr (piano)
Library of Congress

November 3, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Quatuor Ébène
Haydn, Bartók (String Quartet No. 2), Ravel (String Quartet in F)
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 6)

November 3, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Eric Himy, piano (Hommage to Mozart and Schumann)
Embassy Series
Embassy of Austria

November 3, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Hopkinson Smith, lute
Music by Francesco da Milano and John Dowland
Dumbarton Oaks
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, November 4)

November 3, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Zuill Bailey (cello) and Awadagin Pratt (piano)
The Barns at Wolf Trap

November 3, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Louis Langrée, guest conductor)
Mozart, Requiem Mass and other works
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 4, 2006 (Sat)
2, 5, and 8 pm
Complete Organ Works of J. S. Bach
Felix Hell, organist
Peabody Institute, Griswold Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 4, 2006 (Sat)
7 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 13)

November 4, 2006 (Sat)
7 pm
Music for the God-Bearer: Music of Darkness and Light [FREE]
Catholic University Chorus and Chamber Singers
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church

November 4, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony, with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth
National Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich
Violinist Maxim Vengerov, with Mstislav Rostropovich
[CANCELLED]
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

November 4, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Quatuor Ébène (string quartet) and Peirani-Lê Quang Duo (accordion and saxophone) [FREE]
Library of Congress

November 4, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Hopkinson Smith, lute
Music by Francesco da Milano and John Dowland
Dumbarton Oaks

November 4, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Chantry: For All The Saints
Music of Victoria, Purcell, Parry, Stanford, Vaughan Williams
St. Paul’s K Street

November 4, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Louis Langrée, guest conductor)
Mozart, Requiem Mass and other works
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 5, 2006 (Sun)
10 am, and 2, 5, and 8 pm
Complete Organ Works of J. S. Bach
Felix Hell, organist
Peabody Institute, Griswold Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 5, 2006 (Sun)
2:30 pm
Washington Musica Viva
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church (Edgewater, Md.)

November 5, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Beethoven, Missa Solemnis
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 8)

November 5, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords: Saints and Souls Concert
Church of the Little Flower (5607 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, Md.)

November 5, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Daniel del Pino, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

November 5, 2006 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Hélène Grimaud, piano
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, November 7)

November 5, 2006 (Sun)
6 pm
Handel, Orlando
Bejun Mehta and David Walker, countertenors
Washington Concert Opera
Lisner Auditorium
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 11)

November 5, 2006 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Amanda Pitt (soprano) and David Owen Norris (piano) [FREE]
English music Presented in honor of Constable’s Great Landscapes: The Six-Foot Paintings
National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall

November 5, 2006 (Sun)
7 pm
Hopkinson Smith, lute
Music by Francesco da Milano and John Dowland
Dumbarton Oaks

November 6, 2006 (Mon)
7 pm
Complete Organ Works of J. S. Bach (final concert)
Felix Hell, organist
Peabody Institute, Griswold Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 7, 2006 (Tue)
12 noon
Noontime Cantata Series (Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit, BWV 115)
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany (13th and G Streets NW)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 12)

November 7, 2006 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Salzburg Chamber Soloists
Music by Mozart and Haydn
Washington Performing Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Gail Wein (Washington Post, November 9)

November 7, 2006 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

November 9, 2006 (Thu)
6 pm
Gilles Vonsattel, piano [FREE, with admission to museum]
Music by Bach, Brahms, Bartók, Debussy, and Liszt
Phillips Collection

November 9, 2006 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
National Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich
Martha Argerich, with Mstislav Rostropovich
[CANCELLED]
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 10)

November 9, 2006 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

November 9, 2006 (Thu)
8 pm
College Park: The Opera
Squonk Opera
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

November 9, 2006 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Heavenly Beauty
Music by Mussorgsky, Theofanidis, Beethoven
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, November 11)

November 10, 2006 (Fri)
7 pm
National Symphony with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
National Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich
Martha Argerich, with Mstislav Rostropovich
[CANCELLED]
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

November 10, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
College Park: The Opera
Squonk Opera
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

November 10, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Heavenly Beauty
Music by Mussorgsky, Theofanidis, Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 10, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
New Music Salon, American Composer's Forum
Music by Schoenberg, Cage, Kirchner, Harris, Schuller
Hasse Borup (violin) and Mary Kathleen Ernst (piano)
Patricia M. Sitar Center

November 11, 2006 (Sat)
2 pm
New York Festival of Song, Steven Blier
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, November 13)

November 11, 2006 (Sat)
2 pm
Elizabeth Hochberg, pianist [FREE]
Music by Bach, Brahms, and Debussy
Patricia M. Sitar Center

November 11, 2006 (Sat)
7 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

November 11, 2006 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Peabody Camerata
Mahler, Kindertotenlieder and Fourth Symphony
Peabody Institute, Griswold Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 11, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich
Yo-Yo Ma, with Mstislav Rostropovich Miguel Harth-Bedoya
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 13)

November 11, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Heavenly Beauty
Music by Mussorgsky, Theofanidis, Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 11, 2006 (Sat)
8:15 pm
Verdi, Nabucco
Baltimore Opera
Review -- Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, November 13)

November 11, 2006 (Sat)
8:30 pm
Bejun Mehta, countertenor
D.C. area recital debut
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, November 14)

November 12, 2006 (Sun)
2 pm
Emmanuel Ceysson, harp
Young Concert Artists series
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 17)

November 12, 2006 (Sun)
2 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Live simulcast on the National Mall [FREE]
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, November 13)

November 12, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Tai Murray (violin) and Gilles Vonsattel (piano) [FREE]
Bartók, Beethoven, Debussy, Strauss, Ysaÿe
National Academy of Sciences

November 12, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Heavenly Beauty
Music by Mussorgsky, Theofanidis, Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 12, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Charles Strouse, The Nightingale (Family Opera)
Opera Theater of Northern Virginia
Thomas Jefferson Community Theater (Arlington, Va.)

November 12, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Armonia Nova (program of Spanish music)
Odeon Chamber Music Series
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church (Falls Church, Va.)

November 12, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Andrew Garland, baritone [FREE]
Phillips Collection

November 12, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Mihaela Ursuleasa, piano
Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences
Congregation Beth-El (8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md.)

November 12, 2006 (Sun)
4:30 pm
Contemporary Music Forum (music by Roger Reynolds, Alexandria Gardner, Moss, Lopez)
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 17)

November 12, 2006 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords [FREE]
Music by Dufay, Josquin, and other Flemish Renaissance composers
National Gallery of Art

November 12, 2006 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Bejun Mehta, countertenor
D.C. area recital debut
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

November 13, 2006 (Mon)
7 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

November 14, 2006 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Guarneri String Quartet
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, November 16)

November 15, 2006 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

November 15, 2006 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Musicians from Marlboro (Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Bartók's String Quartet no. 4) [FREE]
Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, November 17)

November 15, 2006 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Verdi, Nabucco
Baltimore Opera

November 16, 2006 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

November 16, 2006 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro [FREE]
Peabody Opera Theater
Peabody Institute, Friedberg Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 16, 2006 (Thu)
8 pm
Jerusalem Trio
Embassy Series
Embassy of Israel

November 17, 2006 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

November 17, 2006 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Massenet, Werther [FREE]
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

November 17, 2006 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro
Peabody Opera Theater
Peabody Institute, Friedberg Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 17, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
Great Noise Ensemble
Music by Bayolo, Figi, McKay, Goins, Sparr
The Sumner School (17th and M Streets NW)

November 17, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm
American Piano Music: The Last 25 Years
Music by Derek Bermel, Michael Hersch, Chen Yi, and others
Michael Hersch, Lura Johnson-Lee, Ken Osowski, and Daniel Spiegel, piano
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

November 17, 2006 (Fri)
8 pm?
Juliana Steinbach, piano [FREE]
Georgetown University

November 17, 2006 (Fri)
8:15 pm
Verdi, Nabucco
Baltimore Opera

November 18, 2006 (Sat)
2 pm
Mozart, Don Giovanni [FREE]
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

November 18, 2006 (Sat)
2 pm
Denis Matsuev, piano
Winner of the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition
Music by Tchaikovsky, Liszt, and Stravinsky (Petrushka movements)
Washington Performing Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (WGMS, November 20)

November 18, 2006 (Sat)
4 pm
Charles Strouse, The Nightingale (Family Opera)
Opera Theater of Northern Virginia
Thomas Jefferson Community Theater (Arlington, Va.)

November 18, 2006 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro
Peabody Opera Theater
Peabody Institute, Friedberg Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 18, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Massenet, Werther [FREE]
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

November 18, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Music from the Bard Festival [FREE]
Melvin Chen (piano), Jeremy Denk (piano), Robert Martin (cello), with performers from Bard College Conservatory
Music by Liszt, Brahms, and others
Library of Congress
Review -- Grace Jean (Washington Post, November 20)

November 18, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic: Mozart, Marriage of Figaro (concert performance)
Music Center at Strathmore

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
2 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
2 pm
Pedro Carboné, piano
Complete performance of all four books of Isaac Albeniz’s Iberia
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, November 21)

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Verdi, Nabucco
Baltimore Opera

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro
Peabody Opera Theater
Peabody Institute, Friedberg Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Mozart, Don Giovanni [FREE]
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Mozart, Requiem and Joel Puckett, This Mourning (World premiere)
The Washington Chorus
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, November 22)

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Calder String Quartet
Mousetrap Concert Series (Washington Grove, Md.)

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Brian Ganz, piano
Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet
Young Concert Artists series
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
3 pm
Washington Musica Viva
Patricia M. Sitar Center

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Bach, B Minor Mass
Cathedral Choral Society
Washington National Cathedral
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, November 21)

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Miriam Fried (violin) and Jonathan Biss (piano)
Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences
Congregation Beth-El (8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md.)

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Dudana Mazmanishvili, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Peter de Groot (countertenor), Stephen Ackert (harpsichord), and Daniel Rippe (gamba) [FREE]
17th-century Dutch music
National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Falla in Context
Post-Classical Ensemble, with Delores Ziegler (mezzo-soprano) and Woodley Ensemble
Manuel de Falla, Concerto (1926), with poetry by John of the Cross, choral music by Tomás Luis de Victoria, and the music of Padre Antonio Soler
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, November 21)

November 19, 2006 (Sun)
8 pm
Christopher O'Riley, piano
Washington Performing Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Washington Post, November 21)

November 20, 2006 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Massenet, Werther [FREE]
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

November 20, 2006 (Mon)
8 pm
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Mozart violin sonatas
Washington Performing Arts Society
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, November 25)

November 21, 2006 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Don Giovanni [FREE]
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

November 24, 2006 (Fri)
1:30 pm and 7 pm
NSO Pops: Gershwin tribute
With Marvin Hamlisch (conductor) and Kevin Cole (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

November 25, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
NSO Pops: Gershwin tribute
With Marvin Hamlisch (conductor) and Kevin Cole (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

November 25, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman, pianists
Music by Latin American composers
Embassy Series
Embassy of Argentina
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, November 27)

November 25, 2006 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic: The Russians Are Coming
Music by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich (Fourteenth Symphony)
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, November 27)

November 26, 2006 (Sun)
4 pm
Natasha Mah, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

November 26, 2006 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble [FREE]
19th- and 20th-century English music
National Gallery of Art

November 26, 2006 (Sun)
7 pm
Carl Banner, piano
Galilee Lutheran Church (Pasadena, Md.)

November 28, 2006 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Christine Brewer, soprano, with Craig Rutenberg, piano
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, November 30)

November 29, 2006 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Vermeer String Quartet
Final U.S. Tour (music by Beethoven, Britten, Schumann)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, December 1)

November 29, 2006 (Wed)
8 pm
London Philharmonic Orchestra
With Kurt Masur (conductor) and Sarah Chang (violin)
Music by Sibelius and Bruckner
Washington Performing Arts Society
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, December 2)

November 30, 2006 (Thu)
7 pm
Louis C. Elson Memorial Lecture: Tim Page, classical music critic, Washington Post [FREE]
Library of Congress

November 30, 2006 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with Iván Fischer
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, December 1)

November 30, 2006 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Cappella Romana [FREE]
Medieval Byzantine Chant: Advent and Christmas from St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mt. Sinai, Egypt
Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, December 2)

November 30, 2006 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Mozartean Players
Mansion at Strathmore
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, December 2)

November 30, 2006 (Thu)
8 pm
Vanessa Pérez (piano)
Embassy Series
Embassy of Venezuela, Bolivarian Hall
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, December 2)

November 30, 2006 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Baroque in Nature
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore Md.)

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