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25.2.07

Classical Month in Washington (May)

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Classical Month in Washington is a monthly feature. 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!

May 1, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata (BWV 147, “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben”)
Fantasia & Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542 (Scott Dettra, organ)
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany (13th and G Streets NW)

May 1, 2007 (Tue)
8 pm
New Music, University of Maryland [FREE]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

May 2, 2007 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Thomas Hrynkiw, pianist [FREE]
Music by J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Prester, and Revutsky
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

May 2, 2007 (Wed)
6:30 pm
La Vie Parisienne (excerpts of French opera)
Opera Camerata of Washington
Charles Sumner School (1201 17th Street NW)

May 2, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Anna Maria Pammer (soprano) and Markus Vorzellner (piano) [FREE]
Music by Schoenberg, Webern, Berg
An das Lied: Festival of Song 2007
Austrian Embassy

May 3, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
Composer Portrait: Antonin Dvořák
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, May 4)

May 3, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Marin Alsop, Leila Josefowicz
Includes Adams, The Dharma at Big Sur
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, May 4)

May 4, 2007 (Fri)
7 pm
Composer Portrait: Antonin Dvořák
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 4, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor
Opera Bel Cantanti
Randolph Road Theater (Silver Spring, Md.)

May 4, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Memorial Concert in Honor of Susanna "Susie" Kim
National Association of Professional Asian American Women
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 4, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Charles Miller, organ
Organ music of the French masters
National City Christian Church

May 4, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Johannes Föttinger (tenor) and Markus Vorzellner (piano) [FREE]
Music by Korngold, Jelinek, Krenek, Schoenberg
An das Lied: Festival of Song 2007
Austrian Embassy
Review -- Sarah Hoover (Washington Post, May 7)

May 4, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Marin Alsop, Leila Josefowicz
Includes Adams, The Dharma at Big Sur
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 4, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
American Chamber Players [FREE]
Beethoven septet, Zwillich
Library of Congress
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, May 7)

May 4, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
With Jennifer Koh, violin
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (Annapolis, Md.)
Review -- Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, May 7)

May 5, 2007 (Sat)
11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Casual Concert)
With Marin Alsop
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 5, 2007 (Sat)
2 pm
Andrew Von Oeyen, piano
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, May 7)

May 5, 2007 (Sat)
7 pm
Composer Portrait: Antonin Dvořák
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 5, 2007 (Sat)
7 pm
Leoš Janáček, Jenůfa
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 7)

May 5, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Musical Madness (music by Tyl Meyn, Lassus, Gesualdo, Stravinsky)
Woodley Ensemble
St. Columba's Episcopal Church
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, May 7)

May 5, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
Rossini, Barber of Seville (in concert)
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, May 7)

May 5, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
With Jennifer Koh, violin
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (Annapolis, Md.)

May 5, 2007 (Sat)
8:15 pm
Puccini, Tosca
Baltimore Opera
Review -- Ronni Reich (Washington Post, May 7)

May 6, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Music by Françaix, Hindemith, Schubert
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 6, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Choral Arts Society
Music by Mozart, Lauridsen, Gershwin
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 6, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Lise de la Salle, piano
Mansion at Strathmore

May 6, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor
Opera Bel Cantanti
Randolph Road Theater (Silver Spring, Md.)

May 6, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Jonathan Byers (Baroque cello) and Richard Sweeney (archlute) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

May 6, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Anna Maria Pammer (soprano) and Markus Vorzellner (piano) [FREE]
Music by Schoenberg, Webern
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 8)

May 7, 2007 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
La Maison Française
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 9)

May 7, 2007 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Elisabeth Linhart(soprano) and Markus Vorzellner (piano) [FREE]
New songs by Hueber, Wykydal, and Tsenova
An das Lied: Festival of Song 2007
Austrian Embassy

May 7, 2007 (Mon)
8 pm
Brahms Quintets (for Brahms's birthday)
Peter Sirotin and Co.
Embassy Series
Embassy of Germany

May 8, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) and Friends
Contemporary chamber music
La Maison Française
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, May 10)

May 8, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
International Sejong Soloists
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, May 10)

May 9, 2007 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Tao Lin, pianist [FREE]
Music by Brahms, Chopin, Haydn
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

May 9, 2007 (Wed)
7 pm
Puccini, Tosca
Baltimore Opera

May 9, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Musicians from Marlboro III [FREE]
Includes Shostakovich 8th string quartet
Freer Gallery of Art

May 10, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra: Serious Fun
With Peter Schickele, Marielle and Katia Labèque
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, May 11)

May 10, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Leoš Janáček, Jenůfa
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 10, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
University of Maryland Symphony
Wagner, Siegfried (Act III)
Semi-staged with Lear/Stewart Emerging Singers
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, May 12)

May 11, 2007 (Fri)
1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra: Serious Fun (P.D.Q. Bach)
With Peter Schickele
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, May 12)

May 11, 2007 (Fri)
6:30 pm
5th Annual Children’s Opera on the Hill! [FREE]
Opera's "Greatest Hits" (for children, age 5 and older)
Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program
Stuart-Hobson Middle School (5th and E Streets NE )

May 11, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
University of Maryland Chamber Singers
Music by Purcell, Poulenc, Penderecki
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

May 11, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Yefim Bronfman, piano
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore
Robert Battey (Washington Post, May 14)

May 11, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Klavier Trio Amsterdam
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, May 14)

May 11, 2007 (Fri)
8:15 pm
Puccini, Tosca
Baltimore Opera

May 12, 2007 (Sat)
3 pm
Konstantin Scherbakov, piano [FREE]
American recital début: complete Shostakovich preludes and fugues
Baltimore Museum of Art

May 12, 2007 (Sat)
6 pm
National Symphony Orchestra: Prelude Concert [FREE]
Millennium Stage Event
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 12, 2007 (Sat)
7 pm
Verdi, Macbeth
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 14)

May 12, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra: Serious Fun (American Music)
With Peter Schickele
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 12, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Bach the Dramatist (BWV 205, Dramma per musica, “Zerreißet, zersprenget”)
Washington Bach Consort
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, May 15)

May 12, 2007 (Sat)
9 pm
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 15)

May 13, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Leoš Janáček, Jenůfa
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 13, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Puccini, Tosca
Baltimore Opera

May 13, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Darragh Morgan (violin) and Mary Dullea (piano) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

May 13, 2007 (Sun)
5 pm
Capital City Symphony
Music by Bach, Hanson, and George Walker
Atlas Performing Arts Center

May 13, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Miceal O'Rourke, pianist [FREE]
With the National Gallery Chamber Players String Quartet
Music by Brahms and Field
National Gallery of Art

May 13, 2007 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

May 14, 2007 (Mon)
7 pm
Verdi, Macbeth
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 16, 2007 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Marta Felcman, pianist [FREE]
Music by Chopin, Guastavino, Ravel, and Scarlatti
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

May 16, 2007 (Wed)
7 pm
Celebrating the Lieder Tradition (lecture-concert)
Scott Murphree (tenor) and Thomas Bagwell (piano)
An das Lied: Festival of Song 2007
Austrian Embassy

May 16, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Leoš Janáček, Jenůfa
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 17, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Lang Lang, piano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, May 18)

May 17, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Verdi, Macbeth
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 17, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Günther Herbig, Leon Fleisher, Katherine Jacobson
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 21)

May 18, 2007 (Fri)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Lang Lang, piano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 18, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Borromeo String Quartet with pianist Wu Han [FREE]
Music by Stravinsky, Bartók, Shostakovich
Library of Congress
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 20)

May 18, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Günther Herbig, Leon Fleisher, Katherine Jacobson
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 18, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Donizetti, Don Pasquale
Opera Theater of Northern Virginia
Thomas Jefferson Community Theater (Arlington, Va.)
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, May 22)

May 19, 2007 (Sat)
1 and 3 pm
Teddy Bear Concert
Members of NSO
Kennedy Center Family Theater

May 19, 2007 (Sat)
6 pm
Tribute Concert for Mstislav Rostropovich [FREE]
Members of the National Symphony Orchestra
Millennium Stage Event
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, May 21)

May 19, 2007 (Sat)
7 pm
Leoš Janáček, Jenůfa
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 19, 2007 (Sat)
7 pm
Haydn, Die Schöpfung
Cantate Chamber Singers
Westmoreland Congregational Church (Bethesda, Md.)
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, May 21)

May 19, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Brentano String Quartet
Kreeger Museum
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, May 21)

May 19, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Sacred Mysteries
Thomas Circle Singers
National City Christian Church
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, May 21)

May 19, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Lang Lang, piano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 19, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Günther Herbig, Leon Fleisher, Katherine Jacobson
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 21)

May 19, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Offenbach/Strauss operetta
Embassy Series
Embassy of Austria
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, May 22)

May 20, 2007 (Sun)
1 and 3:30 pm
NSO Kinderkonzert: Fiddlin' Around
Kennedy Center Family Theater

May 20, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Verdi, Macbeth
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 20, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Donizetti, Don Pasquale
Opera Theater of Northern Virginia
Thomas Jefferson Community Theater (Arlington, Va.)

May 20, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Günther Herbig, Leon Fleisher, Katherine Jacobson
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 20, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Eclipse Chamber Orchestra: That’s Italian
Music by Adamo, Vivaldi, Respighi
George Washington National Masonic Memorial (Alexandria, Va.)
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, May 22)

May 20, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Shakespeare Festival Concert
Music by Berlioz, Walton, Vaughan Williams
Cathedral Choral Society
Washington National Cathedral
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, May 22)

May 20, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Michael McHale (piano) [FREE]
Phillips Collection
Review -- Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, May 22)

May 20, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Inscape Chamber Music Project [FREE]
Music for violin, cello, clarinet, and piano by Beethoven and Khachaturian
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, May 21)

May 21, 2007 (Mon)
6 pm
Northwestern University School of Music [FREE]
Millennium Stage Conservatory Project
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 21, 2007 (Mon)
7 pm
Leoš Janáček, Jenůfa
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 21, 2007 (Mon)
7 pm
Washington, D.C. Choral Festival
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, May 23)

May 22, 2007 (Tue)
6 pm
San Francisco Conservatory [FREE]
Millennium Stage Conservatory Project
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 23, 2007 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Brian Ganz, pianist [FREE]
Music by Chopin, Debussy, Griffes, Lennon, Liszt, and MacDowell
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

May 23, 2007 (Wed)
6 pm
Oberlin Conservatory [FREE]
Millennium Stage Conservatory Project
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 23, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Verdi, Macbeth
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 23, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
Donizetti, Don Pasquale
Opera Theater of Northern Virginia
Thomas Jefferson Community Theater (Arlington, Va.)

May 24, 2007 (Thu)
6 pm
Berklee College of Music [FREE]
Millennium Stage Conservatory Project
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 24, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Roger Tapping (viola) and Judith Gordon (piano)
La Maison Française

May 24, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Mathias Hausmann (baritone) and Markus Vorzellner (piano) [FREE]
Shakespeare songs (Schubert, Korngold, Wolf, Haydn, Angerer)
An das Lied: Festival of Song 2007
Austrian Embassy
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, May 26)

May 24, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Leoš Janáček, Jenůfa
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 24, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven (Fifth Symphony), Martinů (Sixth Symphony)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 27)

May 25, 2007 (Fri)
6 pm
Eastman School of Music [FREE]
Millennium Stage Conservatory Project
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 25, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven (Fifth Symphony), Martinů (Sixth Symphony)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 26, 2007 (Sat)
11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Casual Concert)
Beethoven (Fifth Symphony)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 26, 2007 (Sat)
6 pm
Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University [FREE]
Millennium Stage Conservatory Project
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 27, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Donizetti, L'Elisir d'Amore
Opera Bel Cantanti
Randolph Road Theater (Silver Spring, Md.)
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, May 29)

May 27, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
David Quigley (piano) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

May 27, 2007 (Sun)
6 pm
Shepherd School of Music, Rice University [FREE]
Millennium Stage Conservatory Project
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 29, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Verdi, Macbeth
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 30, 2007 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Stephen Prutsman, pianist [FREE]
Music by J. S. Bach, Prutsman, and Ravel
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

May 31, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
NSO Pops
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 31, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Washington National Opera in Concert
Plácido Domingo, conductor
Music Center at Strathmore

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