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21.12.06

Classical Month in Washington (February)

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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!

February 1, 2007 (Thu)
2 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Diamond, Britten, Tchaikovsky
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, February 3)

February 1, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With violinist Chee-Yun
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 2)

February 1, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Frédéric Yonnet, harmonica
Mansion at Strathmore

February 2, 2007 (Fri)
1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With violinist Chee-Yun
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 2, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Verdi, Falstaff
Kirov Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 4)

February 2, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Britten, The Rape of Lucretia
Peabody Chamber Opera
Baltimore Theater Project
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 4)

February 2, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Minetti Quarttet
Embassy Series
Embassy of Austria
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 6)

February 2, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
King's Singers
Music Center at Strathmore

February 2, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
St. Lawrence String Quartet
With soprano Heidi Grant Murphy
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

February 2, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Chamber Music Series: Osman Kivrak and Friends
Katzen Arts Center, American University

February 3, 2007 (Sat)
11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Casual Concert)
Music by Britten, Tchaikovsky
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 3, 2007 (Sat)
3 pm
Lully, Armide
Opera Lafayette
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 7)

February 3, 2007 (Sat)
5 pm
21st Century Consort: Error of the Moon
Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

February 3, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Verdi, Falstaff
Kirov Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

February 3, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Minetti Quarttet
Embassy Series
Embassy of Austria

February 3, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With violinist Chee-Yun
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 4, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Family Concert: Bring on the Brass
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 4, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Art Song Discovery Series
Vocal Arts Society
Glenview Mansion (Rockville, Md.)

February 4, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
St. Olaf Choir
With violist Charles Gray
Music Center at Strathmore

February 4, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Britten, The Rape of Lucretia
Peabody Chamber Opera
Baltimore Theater Project

February 4, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (concert performance)
Kirov Opera, with Valery Gergiev
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 8)

February 4, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Orpheus Singers: “With its Sweet Air” [FREE]
Phillips Collection

February 4, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Viviane Hagner (violin) and Tatiana Goncharova (piano)
Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences
Congregation Beth-El (8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md.)

February 4, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Roger Chase (viola) and Michiko Otaki (piano) [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

February 5, 2007 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Shostakovich String Quartets
Emerson Quartet
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 6)

February 6, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Washington Bach Consort: Noontime Cantata Series [FREE]
Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 537 (Eric Plutz, organ)
Komm, du süße Todesstunde (BWV 161)
Church of the Epiphany (13th and G Streets NW)

February 6, 2007 (Tue)
7 pm
Appreciating Chamber Music through Performance: Beethoven's Archduke Trio
Members of Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Corcoran Gallery of Art

February 6, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Shostakovich String Quartets
Emerson Quartet
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 10)

February 7, 2007 (Wed)
7 pm
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet
Embassy Series and Young Concert Artists
Residence of the Spanish Ambassador (2300 Foxhall Road NW)

February 7, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Shostakovich String Quartets (and one piano quartet)
Emerson Quartet with pianist Joseph Kalichstein
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 10)

February 7, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Arianna Zukerman (soprano) with Eugenia Zukerman (flute) [FREE]
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Review -- Ronni Reich (Washington Post, February 9)

February 7, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Washington Concert Opera
Kreeger Museum

February 8, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Iván Fischer, conductor (all-Mendelssohn program)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 9)

February 8, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano) and Stephan Loges (baritone)
With pianist Roger Vignoles (Shakespeare in Washington)
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, February 10)

February 8, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Mardi Gras with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Music Center at Strathmore

February 9, 2007 (Fri)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Iván Fischer, conductor (all-Mendelssohn program)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 9, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Einar Røttingen, piano
Embassy Series
Residence of the Norwegian Ambassador (3401 Massachusetts Avenue NW)

February 9, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Così fan tutte
Washington National Opera, Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
Generation O Special Event
Washington National Opera Studio (6925 Willow Street NW)
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, February 11)

February 9, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Alexander String Quartet
Music by Mozart, Peterson, and Beethoven
Corcoran Gallery of Art

February 9, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm (lecture at 7 pm)
A New Songbook (music by Ades, Del Tredici, Golijov, and others)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano), Leah Inger, Bonnie Lander, Andrea Moore (sopranos), Ryan Scott Ebright (baritone)
Evolution Contemporary Music Series
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

February 9, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Mardi Gras
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 9, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Handel, Agrippina
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 11)

February 9, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Paris Piano Trio
With violist Bruno Pasquier
The Barns at Wolf Trap

February 9, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Music of Daniel Bernard Roumain [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Grace Jean (Washington Post, February 12)

February 10, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Woodley Ensemble (music by Richefort and modern French composers)
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Capitol Hill)
Review -- Sarah Hoover (Washington Post, February 12)

February 10, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Happy Birthday, Mozart
University of Maryland School of Music
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

February 10, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Left Bank Concert Society: Divas, Tempestuous and Divine
With Linda Mabbs (soprano) and Dolores Ziegler (mezzo-soprano)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, February 12)

February 10, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
From Shakespeare to the Sephardim
Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano and Howard Bass, lutenist
Presented by Bach Sinfonia
Woodside United Methodist Church (Silver Spring, Md.)

February 10, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Orlando Consort: Food, Wine, and Song
Music by Compere and Robert Morton
Dumbarton Concerts
Dumbarton Church

February 10, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Iván Fischer, conductor (all-Mendelssohn program)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 10, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Mardi Gras
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 10, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
With pianist Carter Brey
Music by Adams, Elgar, Stravinsky
Music Center at Strathmore

February 10, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Axelrod Quartet
Renwick Gallery

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Handel, Agrippina
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Mozart, Così fan tutte
Washington National Opera, Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
Washington National Opera Studio (6925 Willow Street NW)

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
2 and 4 pm
National Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert
With Iván Fischer, conductor
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, February 12)

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Love You Madly! (music by Duke Ellington and others)
Washington Musica Viva
Atlas Performing Arts Center

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Mardi Gras
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Happy Birthday, Mozart
University of Maryland School of Music
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
With Elisabeth Adkins (Beethoven, Violin Concerto)
Bishop Ireton High School (201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria, Va.)
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, February 13)

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Shape Note Singing
Led by John W. del Re
Mansion at Strathmore

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Accordia (dir. Philip Cave), “Orpheus and his Lute” [FREE]
Phillips Collection

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Terrence Wilson, piano [FREE]
National Academy of Sciences (2100 C Street NW)
Review -- Grace Jean (Washington Post, February 13)

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
4:30 pm
Contemporary Music Forum, with Robert Baker (tenor)
Corcoran Gallery of Art

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
5 pm
Chamber Concert
Members of Capital City Symphony
Bethesda Presbyterian Church (Bethesda, Md.)

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Till Fellner (piano) [FREE]
Music by J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Kurtág, and Schubert
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 13)

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
7 pm
Richard Goode, piano
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 17)

February 11, 2007 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Axelrod Quartet
Renwick Gallery

February 13, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Atlantic String Quartet
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts February 15)

February 15, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Renaud and Gautier Capuçon
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 16)

February 15, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Wagner in Switzerland: Genius in Residence
Lecture by Prof. Donald Crosby
Wagner Society of Washington, D.C.
George Washington University, Funger Hall (2201 G Street NW)

February 15, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Orli Shaham, piano (Messiaen, Oiseaux exotiques)
Music by Wagner, Debussy, Berlioz
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Ronni Reich (Washington Post, February 17)

February 15, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Benjamin Bagby's Beowulf [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, February 17)

February 16, 2007 (Fri)
12 noon
Friday Morning Music Club Orchestra
Sumner School
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, February 19)

February 16, 2007 (Fri)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Renaud and Gautier Capuçon
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 16, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Cuarteto Casals
Friends of Music Series
Dumbarton Oaks
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 19)

February 16, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Orli Shaham, piano (Messiaen, Oiseaux exotiques)
Music by Wagner, Debussy, Berlioz
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 16, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Robert Mann and Geoff Nutall (violins), Nicholas Mann (viola), and Bonnie Hampton (cello) [FREE]
Music by Mann, Mozart, and Bartók (6th quartet)
Library of Congress
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, February 19)

February 17, 2007 (Sat)
4 pm
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Music by Chopin, Liszt, Messiaen
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 19)

February 17, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Washington Bach Consort
Solo soprano cantatas, with Elizabeth Futral
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

February 17, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Renaud and Gautier Capuçon
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 17, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Cuarteto Casals
Friends of Music Series
Dumbarton Oaks

February 17, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
University of Maryland Symphony and Choirs
Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms; works by Brahms
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

February 18, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
United States Air Force Band
With pianist Abbey Simon and Conductor Emeritus Col (Ret) Arnald D. Gabriel
DAR Constitution Hall

February 18, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Silver-Garburg Duo (piano, four hands) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

February 18, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Marina Piccinini (flute) and Emanuele Segre (guitar)
Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences
Congregation Beth-El (8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md.)

February 18, 2007 (Sun)
5 pm
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
With Elisabeth Adkins (Beethoven, Violin Concerto)
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

February 18, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Mark Kaplan (violin) and Yael Weiss (piano) [FREE]
Music by Carter, Feigin, and Sessions
Sixty-second American Music Festival
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 20)

February 18, 2007 (Sun)
7 pm
Cuarteto Casals
Friends of Music Series
Dumbarton Oaks

February 20, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Amedeo Modigliani Quartet
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, February 22)

February 21, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Prokofiev, Cinderella
Bolshoi Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 22)

February 21, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
Venice Baroque Orchestra (Andrea Marcon, director) [FREE]
With violinist Giuliano Carmignola
Music by Vivaldi (plus one piece by Tartini)
Library of Congress

February 21, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
Dale Underwood, saxophone [FREE]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

February 22, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With violinist Janine Jansen
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 23)

February 22, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Prokofiev, Cinderella
Bolshoi Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

February 22, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
University of Maryland Dance Department
Waylon Anderson choreography set to Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

February 22, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Marin Alsop)
Music by Philip Glass, with film by Frans Lanting
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 23)

February 23, 2007 (Fri)
1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With violinist Janine Jansen
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 23, 2007 (Fri)
7 pm
Rebecca Webber (soprano) and Douglas A. Beck (piano) [FREE]
Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, Va.)

February 23, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Prokofiev, Cinderella
Bolshoi Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

February 23, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Marc Hantaï (flute), Alessandro Moccia (violin), Alix Verzier (cello), and Jérôme Hantaï (fortepiano) [FREE]
Music by J. C. Bach, Haydn, Mozart
Library of Congress
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, February 26)

February 23, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Marin Alsop)
Music by Philip Glass, with film by Frans Lanting
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 23, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
University of Maryland Dance Department
Waylon Anderson choreography set to Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

February 23, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Andreas Haefliger, piano
Swiss Ambassador's Residence
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, February 27)

February 23, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Vivaldi, Four Seasons
Tafelmusik, with Chinese pipa, Indian serenghi, blah, blah, blah
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, February 26)

February 24, 2007 (Sat)
1 pm
Metropolitan Opera Council
Middle Atlantic Region auditions
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

February 24, 2007 (Sat)
1:30 and 7:30 pm
Minkus, Don Quixote
Bolshoi Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

February 24, 2007 (Sat)
6 pm
Emerson String Quartet
Quartets by Haydn, Ives, Mendelssohn
National Museum of Natural History

February 24, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Music from Japan [FREE]
Junko Tahara, biwa (lute); Kohei Nishikawa, flutes; Akikuni Takahashi, percussion
Freer Gallery of Art

February 24, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Marin Alsop)
Music by Philip Glass, with film by Frans Lanting
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 24, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With violinist Janine Jansen
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 24, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Berlin Piano Quartet
Music by Fauré, Schumann, Mendelssohn
Dumbarton Concerts
Dumbarton Church
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, February 27)

February 24, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
James Stern, violin [FREE]
Solo repertory for violin
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

February 24, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Sound the Trumpets: Music for a Royal Occasion
Katzen Arts Center, American University

February 25, 2007 (Sun)
1:30 and 7:30 pm
Minkus, Don Quixote
Bolshoi Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

February 25, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Marin Alsop)
Music by Philip Glass, with film by Frans Lanting
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 25, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Sound the Trumpets: Music for a Royal Occasion
Katzen Arts Center, American University

February 25, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
United States Air Force Band
With the Empire Brass
DAR Constitution Hall

February 25, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Stephen Beus (piano) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

February 25, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Alan Feinberg (piano) [FREE]
Music by Beiderbecke, Cage, Feldman, Ives, and Nancarrow
Sixty-second American Music Festival
National Gallery of Art (East Building Auditorium)
Review -- Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, February 27)

February 25, 2007 (Sun)
8 pm
Franklin Cox, cello [FREE]
New music
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

February 26, 2007 (Mon)
12:10 pm
Salem Academy Glee Club [FREE]
National Museum of Women in the Arts

February 26, 2007 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Choral Arts Society of Washington (French chansons) [FREE]
La Maison Française

February 26, 2007 (Mon)
8 pm
Elisabeth Adkins (violin) and Edward Newman (piano) [FREE]
Music by Debussy, Strauss, and Rozsa
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

February 27, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano) and Julius Drake (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, March 1)

February 27, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Washington Musica Viva
Music by Smetana, Martinů, Nelhybel, and Brahms
Embassy of the Czech Republic

February 28, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Balanchine, Midsummer Night's Dream
New York City Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

February 28, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
Artis-Quartett Wien [FREE]
Music by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, French
Library of Congress

February 28, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
Chris Gekker, trumpet [FREE]
Classical and jazz program
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

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