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31.7.07

Classical Month in Washington (September)

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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!

September 2, 2007 (Sun)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra Labor Day Concert [FREE]
U.S. Capitol, West Lawn

September 5, 2007 (Wed)
6 pm
Film Screening: Balanchine's Don Quixote (new print of 1956 performance)
Introduced by Suzanne Farrell (who starred as Dulcinea)
Millennium Stage
Kennedy Center

September 6, 2007 (Thu)
12:15 pm
Charles Miller, organ [FREE]
National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle NW)

September 7, 2007 (Fri)
5 pm
National Gallery Chamber Players Brass Ensemble [FREE]
National Gallery of Art (Sculpture Garden)

September 7, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Ground
American Opera Theater
Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, September 12)

September 7, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Kronos Quartet, Awakening
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, September 10)

September 7, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Christina Webster (flute) and Ya-Ting Liou (piano)
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

September 8, 2007 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Verdi, Macbeth (Washington National Opera, 2007)
WETA (90.9 FM)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 14)

September 8, 2007 (Sat)
12 noon to 7 pm
Kennedy Center Open House
Kennedy Center

September 8, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Ground
American Opera Theater
Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center

September 8, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Beethoven Festival Concert and Silent Auction
Washington Sinfonietta
National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle NW)

September 9, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Bach, Goldberg Variations
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, September 11)

September 9, 2007 (Sun)
5 pm
Ground
American Opera Theater
Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center

September 11, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Ralitza Patcheva, piano [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

September 11, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Washington Musica Viva: Mighty Saxophone of Charley Gerard
Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum (Bethesda, Md.)

September 12, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Ionarts, September 14)

September 13, 2007 (Thu)
12:15 pm
Stephen Kalnoske, organ [FREE]
National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle NW)

September 14, 2007 (Fri)
5 pm
U.S. Navy Band Commodores [FREE]
National Gallery of Art (Sculpture Garden)

September 14, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Theodore M. Guerrant, organ
Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church (1830 Connecticut Avenue NW)

September 15, 2007 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Nicholas Maw, Sophie's Choice (Washington National Opera, 2006)
WETA (90.9 FM)
Review -- Charles T. Downey and Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, October 10, 2006)

September 15, 2007 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Sean Jones Quintet [FREE]
National Gallery of Art (Sculpture Garden)

September 15, 2007 (Sat)
6 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 2007 Celebration Gala
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, September 17)

September 15, 2007 (Sat)
6 pm
Emerson String Quartet
Kaija Saariaho: Terra Memoria
Smithsonian Resident Associates Program
National Museum of Natural History

September 15, 2007 (Sat)
7 pm
La Bohème
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, September 17)

September 15, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Louis Cheslock, The Artist (c. 1950)
World premiere of an operatic setting of H. L. Mencken's 1912 play
Peabody Chamber Opera
Maryland Historical Society

September 15, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Symphonic Blockbusters: National Voices
National Philharmonic
Music Center at Strathmore

September 15, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Larissa Dedova, piano [FREE]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

September 16, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
U.S. Army Field Band [FREE]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

September 16, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Symphonic Blockbusters: National Voices
National Philharmonic
Music Center at Strathmore

September 16, 2007 (Sun)
7 pm
Season Opening Ball Concert
With soprano Renée Fleming and pianist Peng Peng
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall (live radio broadcast, WETA 90.9 FM)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, September 18)

September 17, 2007 (Mon)
7 pm
La Bohème
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

September 17, 2007 (Mon)
9 pm
Eusia String Quartet with pianist James Dick
Concert from the National Gallery of Art
Front Row Washington (WETA 90.9 FM)

September 18, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Immanuela Gruenberg, piano [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

September 19, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
La Bohème
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

September 19, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Sandra Ferrandez (soprano) and Laïla Barnat (piano)
French and Spanish songs
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

September 20, 2007 (Thu)
12:15 pm
Mary Mozelle (organ) and Chuck Seipp (trumpet) [FREE]
National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle NW)

September 20, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
Soheil Nasseri (piano)
Music by Beethoven, Schumann, and Haskell Small
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

September 20, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
La Bohème
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

September 20, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Margarete Babinsky, piano
Music by Egon Wellesz
Embassy of Austria
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, September 22)

September 20, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Levine Woodwind Quintet
The Mansion at Strathmore

September 21, 2007 (Fri)
5 pm
U.S. Navy Band Commodores [FREE]
National Gallery of Art (Sculpture Garden)

September 22, 2007 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly (Washington National Opera, 2006)
WETA (90.9 FM)

September 23, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
La Bohème
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House (live simulcast, National Mall)

September 23, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Monument Piano Trio
Music by Vaques, Arensky, Sheng
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

September 23, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Nathan Gunn (baritone) and Julie Gunn (piano)
Châteauville Foundation (Castleton Farms, Va.)

September 23, 2007 (Sun)
4:30 pm
Contemporary Music Forum
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, September 25)

September 23, 2007 (Sun)
6 pm
Bellini, I Puritani
Lawrence Brownlee (tenor) and Sarah Coburn (soprano)
Washington Concert Opera
Lisner Auditorium
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, September 25)

September 23, 2007 (Sun)
7 pm
Keyboard Conversations: America the Beautiful
Jeffrey Siegel, piano
George Mason University Center for the Fine Arts

September 24, 2007 (Mon)
4:30 pm
Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor (with Natalie Dessay)
Season Opening Gala, Metropolitan Opera
Sirius Satellite Radio

September 24, 2007 (Mon)
9 pm
Till Fellner, piano (Ionarts review)
Concert from the National Gallery of Art
Front Row Washington (WETA 90.9 FM)

September 25, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Ensemble Gaudior [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

September 25, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
La Bohème
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

September 26, 2007 (Wed)
5 pm
Guarneri String Quartet, open rehearsal [FREE]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

September 26, 2007 (Wed)
7 pm
Bach, B Minor Mass
Washington Bach Consort
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, September 29)

September 26, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Composers in Conversation: John Adams
Baltimore Theater Project
Report -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, September 27)

September 26, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Alexander Gheorghiu (violin) and Florian Müller (piano)
Music by Schoenberg, Webern, Cage
Embassy of Austria
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, September 29)

September 26, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Mariusz Patyra, violin
La Maison Française

September 27, 2007 (Thu)
12:15 pm
Grace Cho (piano) with string trio [FREE]
National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle NW)

September 27, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
NSO Pops: An Evening with Roberta Flack
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, September 29)

September 27, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
La Bohème
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

September 27, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Adams, Fearful Symmetries and Mahler 5th
First concert with Marin Alsop as Music Director
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Michael Lodico and Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, September 30)

September 27, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
University of Maryland Symphonic Wind Ensemble [FREE]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

September 28, 2007 (Fri)
5 pm
Bruno Nasta, jazz violin [FREE]
National Gallery of Art (Sculpture Garden)

September 28, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Adams, Fearful Symmetries and Mahler 5th
First concerts with Marin Alsop as Music Director
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

September 28, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

September 28, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Bin Huang (violin), Sa Chen (piano), and Wendy Law (cello)
Music Center at Strathmore

September 28, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
NSO Pops: An Evening with Roberta Flack
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Duke Bluebeard's Castle / Gianni Schicchi (Washington National Opera, 2007)
WETA (90.9 FM)

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
7 pm
La Bohème
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
7 pm
Domenico Scarlatti and His Circle [FREE, reservation required]
Zarabanda Baroque Consort
National Portrait Gallery (Reynolds Center, 8th and G Streets NW)

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Benefit Recital and Dinner
Vocal Arts Society

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Katryna Tan, harp
Embassy Series
Embassy of Singapore (3100 International Place NW)

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Adams, Fearful Symmetries and Mahler 5th
First concerts with Marin Alsop as Music Director
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Bach Double Bach
With violinists Nicolas Kendall and Mariusz Patyra
National Philharmonic (Chamber Orchestra)
Music Center at Strathmore

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
With Carlos César Rodriguez (music by Liszt, Adams, Rachmaninoff)
Rachel M. Schlesinger Center (Alexandria, Va.)

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
NSO Pops: An Evening with Roberta Flack
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Benefit concert for vendors of Eastern Market
Countertop Quartet (vocal ensemble)
Saint Peter's Catholic Church (2nd and C Streets SE)

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (with pianist Carlos Rodriguez)
Schlesinger Concert Hall (Alexandria, Va.)

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Great Noise Ensemble, with Duo46
Music by Berio, Adams, and others
Catholic University School of Music, Ward Hall

September 29, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Peabody Symphony Orchestra
With Manuel Barrueco
Peabody Institute, Friedberg Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

September 30, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
La Bohème
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

September 30, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Young Concert Artists Series
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 2)

September 30, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Beth Chandler (flute) and Gabriel Dobner (piano)
Kennedy Center Family Theater

September 30, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Adams, Fearful Symmetries and Mahler 5th
First concerts with Marin Alsop as Music Director
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

September 30, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Piano Society of Greater Washington: Concert and reception
Calvary Lutheran Church (Silver Spring, Md.)

September 30, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Bach Sinfonia, Carmina, and Washington Kantorei [FREE]
Program includes Bach's Magnificat
National Presbyterian Church

September 30, 2007 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, October 3)

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