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2.2.07

Classical Month in Washington (April)

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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!

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
1 pm
New Chamber Music from Japan [FREE]
Ruckus with Retsuzan Tanabe, shakuhachi
Freer Gallery of Art

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
1:30 pm
Wagner, Die Walküre
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Charles T. Downey (DCist, March 26)

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Cavalleria Rusticana / I Pagliacci
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 2)

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
2:30 and 8 pm
Carmina Burana and Morphoses
The Washington Ballet
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
Review -- Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, March 31)

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Smetana, The Bartered Bride
Baltimore Opera
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, March 30)

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, with Leonard Slatkin
Music by Mozart, Schumann, Warlock, Ginastera
George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Alexandria, Va.)
Review -- Ronni Reich (Washington Post, April 3)

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Master Chorale of Washington (Brahms, German Requiem)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, April 3)

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Peabody Camerata (contemporary music) [FREE]
Peabody Conservatory of Music (Baltimore, Md.)

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Symmetry and the Golden Ratio
With conductor Donald Judd and Mario Livio
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, March 31)

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords: Palm Sunday Concert
First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church (Baltimore, Md.)

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Art Song Discovery Series [FREE]
Lisa Eden, Danielle Talamantes, R. Timothy McReynolds
Vocal Arts Society
Westchester Apartments

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
J. S. Bach, St. John Passion
Washington National Cathedral Combined Choirs and Baroque Orchestra
Washington National Cathedral
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, April 3)

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Arco Voce, chamber ensemble [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
5 pm
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Music by Britten, Offenbach, Kazik
Schlesinger Concert Hall (Alexandria, Va.)
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, April 3)

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Tallis Scholars
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 3)

April 1, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Mark Kosower (cello) and Jee-Won Oh (piano) [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 2, 2007 (Mon)
7 pm
Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Charles T. Downey (DCist, April 2)

April 2, 2007 (Mon)
8 pm
Elizabeth Hainen (harp) and David DePeters (percussion) [FREE]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

April 3, 2007 (Tue)
8 pm
Talich String Quartet
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Cabell Hall (Charlottesville, Va.)

April 4, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 5, 2007 (Thu)
6 pm
Wagner, Die Walküre
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 10)

April 5, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with Yundi Li, piano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (DCist, April 10)

April 5, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
Efe Baltacigil, cello
Embassy Series
Residence of the Turkish Ambassador (1606 23rd Street NW)

April 6, 2007 (Fri)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with Yundi Li, piano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 7, 2007 (Sat)
5 pm
Games People Play (new music by Adès and others)
21st Century Consort
Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, April 9)

April 7, 2007 (Sat)
7 pm
Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 7, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with Yundi Li, piano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 7, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic: Mendelssohn's Elijah
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, April 9)

April 7, 2007 (Sat)
8:30 pm
Alexander Kobrin, piano
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

April 8, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Alexander Kobrin, piano
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

April 8, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Ralitza Patcheva, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 8, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery Chamber Players and the Poulenc Trio [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 9, 2007 (Mon)
6 pm
Wagner, Die Walküre
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 10, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 11, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Wolfgang Holzmair, Susanna Phillips, Hermine Haselböck, and Russell Ryan (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court NW)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 13)

April 11, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
Jerusalem String Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 13)

April 11, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
Dora Seres (flute) and Steven Beck (piano)
Embassy Series and Young Concert Artists
Embassy of Hungary

April 12, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 12, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Mendelssohn Piano Trio (three Dvorak trios)
Embassy Series
Embassy of the Czech Republic
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, April 14)

April 12, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Conrad Susa, Transformations
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 16)

April 12, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
An Encounter with Rumi: Gardens of the Heart [FREE]
Neva Özgen (kemenche), Deepak Ram (Bansuri flute), Diana Rowan (troubadour harp), and Tupac Mantilla (percussion)
Freer Gallery of Art

April 12, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
American Composers Forum
Patricia M. Sitar Center

April 12, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor) and Horacio Gutiérrez (piano)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tom Huizenga (Washington Post, April 16)

April 13, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Conrad Susa, Transformations
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

April 13, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor) and Horacio Gutiérrez (piano)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 13, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Nathaniel Dett Chorale [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 13, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Purcell, The Fairy Queen
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 15)

April 13, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Peabody Trio
Music by Schubert and Ives, with baritone William Sharp
Corcoran Gallery of Art

April 13, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Ahn Trio
The Barns at Wolf Trap
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, April 16)

April 14, 2007 (Fri)
1 pm
Hai Jin Kim (piano) and Charles Mokotoff (guitar)
River Road Unitarian Church (Bethesda, Md.)

April 14, 2007 (Sat)
5 and 8 pm
Purcell, The Fairy Queen
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

April 14, 2007 (Sat)
6 pm
Wagner, Die Walküre
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 14, 2007 (Sat)
7 pm
Britten, The Rape of Lucretia
Châteauville Foundation (Castleton, Va.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 16)

April 14, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Conrad Susa, Transformations
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

April 14, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Guarneri Quartet
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, April 16)

April 14, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor) and Horacio Gutiérrez (piano)
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Tom Huizenga (Washington Post, April 16)

April 14, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Borromeo String Quartet
Quartets by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Dominik Maican
Dumbarton Concerts
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, April 16)

April 14, 2007 (Sat)
8:30 pm
JCC Symphony Orchestra
With flutist Dora Seres
Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia, Nielsen's Flute Concerto
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Purcell, The Fairy Queen
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Conrad Susa, Transformations
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
American Masters: Bernstein, Barber, and Copland
The Washington Chorus
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, April 17)

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor) and Horacio Gutiérrez (piano)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Concertante [FREE]
National Academy of Sciences (2100 C Street NW)

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Dora Seres, flute
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Art Song Discovery Series [FREE]
Lisa Eden, Danielle Talamantes, R. Timothy McReynolds
Vocal Arts Society
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church (Falls Church, Va.)

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Raphael Trio, piano trio [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Amit Peled (cello) and Alon Goldstein (piano)
Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences
Congregation Beth-El (Bethesda, Md.)
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, April 17)

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Carthage College Lincoln Chamber Singers [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
7 pm
Zarzuela Excerpts [FREE]
WNO Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
Embassy of Mexico (2829 16th Street NW)

April 15, 2007 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Purcell, The Fairy Queen
Folger Consort
Music Center at Strathmore

April 16, 2007 (Mon)
6 pm
Art Song Discovery Series [FREE]
Lisa Eden, Danielle Talamantes, R. Timothy McReynolds
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Review -- Ronni Reich (Washington Post, April 18)

April 16, 2007 (Mon)
7:30 pm
John Dickie (tenor) and Markus Vorzellner (piano) [FREE, with RSVP]
Songs by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
An das Lied: Festival of Song 2007
Embassy of Austria

April 17, 2007 (Tue)
6 pm
Wagner, Die Walküre
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 18, 2007 (Wed)
6 pm
Jennifer Ellis (soprano) and Mark Janello (harpsichord) [FREE]
Music by Barbara Strozzi, Monteverdi
Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University

April 18, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Jesse Blumberg (baritone) and Thomas Bagwell (piano) [FREE, with RSVP]
Schubert, Die schöne Müllerin
An das Lied: Festival of Song 2007
Embassy of Austria

April 18, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
Evgeny Kissin, piano
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (DCist, April 20)

April 18, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
Miklós Perenyi (cello) and András Schiff (piano) [FREE]
All-Beethoven program
Library of Congress
Review -- Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, April 20)

April 19, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek
With violinist Christian Tetzlaff
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, April 20)

April 19, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
El Camino de Santiago
La Fenice, with Jean Tubéry and Arianna Savall
La Maison Française

April 19, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Gluck, Armide
Opera Lafayette and Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 24)

April 19, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Vivaldi and Piazzola, Four Seasons
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, April 21)

April 20, 2007 (Fri)
1:15 pm
John Kamitsuka (piano) [FREE]
McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University

April 20, 2007 (Fri)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek
With violinist Christian Tetzlaff
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 20, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Gluck, Armide
Opera Lafayette and Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

April 20, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Gil Shaham and Friends
All-Brahms program (with Michelle DeYoung, Orli Shaham, et al.)
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 20, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Arisa Kusumi (soprano), Thomas Meglioranza (baritone), and Thomas Bagwell (piano) [FREE, with RSVP]
Songs by Brahms, Wolf
An das Lied: Festival of Song 2007
Embassy of Austria

April 20, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Euclid Quartet and Degas Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, April 23)

April 20, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
El Camino de Santiago
La Fenice, with Jean Tubéry and Arianna Savall
Friends of Music series
Dumbarton Oaks
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, April 23)

April 20, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Vivaldi and Piazzola, Four Seasons
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 21, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Gluck, Armide
Opera Lafayette and Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

April 21, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Ilona Knopfler, cabaret singer
La Maison Française

April 21, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek
With violinist Christian Tetzlaff
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 21, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
El Camino de Santiago
La Fenice, with Jean Tubéry and Arianna Savall
Friends of Music series
Dumbarton Oaks

April 21, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Vivaldi and Piazzola, Four Seasons
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 21, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
12 and 2:30 pm
Enjoying the Flowers: Chinese Music and Drama [FREE]
Gang-a-Tsui Ensemble
Sackler Gallery, Haupt Garden

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
1 pm
American Youth Philharmonic
George Mason Center for the Arts

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Gluck, Armide
Opera Lafayette and Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Vivaldi and Piazzola, Four Seasons
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Paul Katz (cello) and Friends
Music by Brahms, Arensky, Mendelssohn
Mousetrap Concert Series (Washington Grove, Md.)

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
New Dominion Chorale (Schumann oratorio)
Schlesinger Concert Hall (Alexandria, Va.)
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, April 24)

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Raphael Trio, piano trio [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
4:30 pm
Contemporary Music Forum
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, April 24)

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
5 pm
Vienna Redux (music by Debussy, Mahler, Schoenberg, Strauss)
Inscape Chamber Orchestra
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Bethesda, Md.)

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
David Hardy (cello) and Lisa Emenheiser (piano) [FREE]
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, April 24)

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
7 pm
El Camino de Santiago
La Fenice, with Jean Tubéry and Arianna Savall
Friends of Music series
Dumbarton Oaks

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
7 pm
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel
Liszt - The Devil Made Me Do It
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 22, 2007 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Castle Trio (trios by Beethoven and Schubert)
Smithsonian Castle

April 23, 2007 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Emanuel Ax (piano) and Edgar Meyer (bass)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, April 25)

April 24, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Chu-Fang Huang, piano
Young Concert Artists Series
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, April 26)

April 24, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Scott Murphree (tenor), Robert Gardner (baritone), and Thomas Bagwell (piano) [FREE, with RSVP]
Songs by Mahler
An das Lied: Festival of Song 2007
Embassy of Austria

April 24, 2007 (Tue)
8 pm
Fessenden Ensemble (Bartok, Elgar)
St. Columba's Episcopal Church
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, April 26)

April 25, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
James Madison University Wind Symphony
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 26, 2007 (Thu)
2 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Michael Christie and Orion Weiss
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 27, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Christopher Maltman (baritone) with Julius Drake (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Tom Huizenga (Washington Post, April 30)

April 27, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor
Opera Bel Cantanti
Randolph Road Theatre (Bethesda, Md.)

April 27, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Australian Chamber Orchestra, with Pieter Wispelway, cello
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

April 27, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Bach suites, Rorem
Evergreen Carriage House (Baltimore, Md.)

April 27, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Brian Irvine Ensemble [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, April 30)

April 27, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Peabody Trio
Music by Schubert
Corcoran Gallery of Art

April 28, 2007 (Sat)
2 pm
Joyce Yang, piano
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, April 30)

April 28, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Hermine Haselböck (mezzo-soprano) and Volker Nemmer (piano) [FREE, with RSVP]
Songs by Zemlinsky, Schreker, Berg
An das Lied: Festival of Song 2007
Embassy of Austria
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, April 30)

April 28, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
The Great Service Of William Byrd (complete)
Chantry
St. Paul's K Street

April 28, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic with Soovin Kim (violin)
Music Center at Strathmore

April 28, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Axelrod Quartet
Music by Schulhof, Janáček, Mendelssohn
Renwick Gallery

April 28, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Mia Elezovič, piano
Embassy Series
Croatian Ambassador's Residence (4871 Glenbrook Road NW)

April 29, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Lady Macbeth - Through the Eyes of Verdi and Shakespeare
Cast members from Washington National Opera
National Museum of Women in the Arts

April 29, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Robin Hood Project
Douglas Fairbanks Film with live music by Hesperus
Music Center at Strathmore

April 29, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor
Opera Bel Cantanti
Randolph Road Theatre (Bethesda, Md.)

April 29, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
David Requiro, cello [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 29, 2007 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Louis Lortie, piano
Complete Chopin Etudes
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 1)

April 29, 2007 (Sun)
6 pm
Rossini, Otello
Washington Concert Opera
Lisner Auditorium
Review -- Sonya Harway (Ionarts, May 1)

April 29, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Academy of Ancient Music [FREE]
Music by J. S. Bach, Handel, and Telemann
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, May 2)

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