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Classical Month in Washington (October)

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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!

October 1, 2007 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Traffic Quintet
La Maison Française
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 3)

October 2, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata Series: BWV 106 (Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit) [FREE]
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

October 2, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, piano
Embassy Series/Young Concert Artists
La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road NW)
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, October 4)

October 4, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven 9th and world premiere)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, October 5)

October 4, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Adams and Beethoven (7th symphony)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 6)

October 4, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Opera Lafayette (with Jean-Paul Fouchécourt and Heidi Grant Murphy)
Rebel and Francoeur, Zélindor, roi des Sylphes
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 7)

October 5, 2007 (Fri)
1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven 9th and world premiere)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 5, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Wolfgang David (violin) and David Gompper (piano)
Music by Schoenberg, Korngold, Bach
Embassy of Austria

October 5, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Welcome to Opera Concert (Washington National Opera)
Conducted by Plácido Domingo
Kennedy Center Opera House

October 5, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Adams and Beethoven (7th symphony)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 5, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Groves of Antiquity (French, Italian cantatas)
Folger Consort (with Rosa Lamoreaux et al.)
Folger Shakespeare Theater
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 8)

October 5, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Left Bank Concert Society
Music by Eisler, Sirota, Sierra
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

October 5, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Peabody Concert Orchestra [FREE]
Includes Corigliano, Promenade Overture
Peabody Institute, Friedberg Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 5, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Paul Leavitt, piano [FREE]
Music by Chopin, Bach, Beethoven
Lutheran Church of the Reformation (212 East Capitol Street NE)

October 6, 2007 (Sat)
11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Casual concert)
Music by Adams and Beethoven (7th symphony)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 6, 2007 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Donizetti, La fille du régiment (Ionarts review)
Washington National Opera (2006)
WETA (90.9 FM)

October 6, 2007 (Sat)
2 pm
2007 Gala Concert
Hines-Lee Opera Ensemble
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

October 6, 2007 (Sat)
3 pm
Parker String Quartet [FREE, tickets required]
Baltimore Museum of Art

October 6, 2007 (Sat)
5 pm
Groves of Antiquity (French, Italian cantatas)
Folger Consort (with Rosa Lamoreaux et al.)
Folger Shakespeare Theater

October 6, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Axelrod Quartet (music by Haydn, Britten, Beethoven)
Renwick Gallery, Grand Salon

October 6, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven 9th and world premiere)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 6, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Groves of Antiquity (French, Italian cantatas)
Folger Consort (with Rosa Lamoreaux et al.)
Folger Shakespeare Theater

October 6, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Peabody Camerata [FREE]
Music by Harrison, Rochberg, Stravinsky
Peabody Institute, Griswold Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 6, 2007 (Sat)
8:15 pm
Verdi, La Forza del Destino
Directed by Paolo Micciché
Baltimore Opera
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 8)

October 7, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Groves of Antiquity (French, Italian cantatas)
Folger Consort (with Rosa Lamoreaux et al.)
Folger Shakespeare Theater

October 7, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Jennifer Caine (violin) and Oksana Ezhokina (piano) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

October 7, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery Orchestra [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

October 7, 2007 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Vivaldi, L'Estro Armonico
Rebel Ensemble
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 9)

October 7, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
10th Anniversary Celebration Concert: Encounter with Stradivari 2007
Tokyo String Quartet, with Sayaka Shoji, Arabella Steinbacher, et al.
Châteauville Foundation (Castleton Farms, Va.)
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, October 10)

October 7, 2007 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Axelrod Quartet (music by Haydn, Britten, Beethoven)
Renwick Gallery, Grand Salon

October 7, 2007 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Robert McDuffie (violin) and Christopher Taylor (piano)
Includes Paul Moravec, The Time Gallery (2001)
Fortas Chamber Music Series
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, October 10)

October 9, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Marilyn Moore (soprano) and Bob Sykes (piano) [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

October 9, 2007 (Tue)
8 pm
Peabody Trio (and Friends) [FREE]
Music by Zhou Long, Meltzer, Dean
Peabody Institute, Friedberg Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 10, 2007 (Wed)
7 pm
Discussion with Marilyn Horne [FREE, ticket required]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

October 10, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Composers in Conversation: Tan Dun
Baltimore Theater Project

October 10, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Andrei Licaret, piano
Embassy Series
Romanian Ambassador's Residence (2500 30th Street NW)
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, October 13)

October 10, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Verdi, La Forza del Destino
Directed by Paolo Micciché
Baltimore Opera

October 10, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Classical Conversation with Miles Hoffman
The Mansion at Strathmore

October 10, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
La Scala Philharmonic (with Riccardo Chailly)
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Washington Post, October 12)

October 11, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Midori, violin (Bartók second concerto)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, October 12)

October 11, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Christian Gerhaher (baritone) and Gerold Huber (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Embassy of Austria
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Washington Post, October 13)

October 11, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Tan Dun, conductor)
Music by Shostakovich, Borodin, and Tan Dun
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 15)

October 11, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
André Emelianoff (cello), Margaret Kampmeier (piano), and Mary Nessinger (mezzo-soprano)
Music by Brahms
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

October 12, 2007 (Fri)
7 pm
Master Class with Marilyn Horne [FREE, ticket required]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

October 12, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Katarina Michaelli (soprano) and Monika Mockovčákova (piano)
Embassy Series
Embassy of Slovakia

October 12, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Takács Quartet
The Barns at Wolf Trap
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 14)

October 12, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Ariel Quartet, with violist Roger Tapping
Corcoran Gallery of Art

October 12, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Offenbach, Tales of Hoffmann
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, October 15)

October 12, 2007 (Fri)
8:15 pm
Verdi, La Forza del Destino
Directed by Paolo Micciché
Baltimore Opera

October 12, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Tan Dun, conductor)
Music by Shostakovich, Borodin, and Tan Dun
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 12, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Midori, violin (Bartók second concerto)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 13, 2007 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Janáček, Jenůfa (Ionarts review)
Washington National Opera (2007)
WETA (90.9 FM)

October 13, 2007 (Sat)
2 pm
Xiaojing Chang, piano [FREE]
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

October 13, 2007 (Sat)
4 pm
Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, October 15)

October 13, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords
St. Matthew's Cathedral (1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW)

October 13, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Cypress String Quartet (music by Barber, Griffes)
Dumbarton Concerts
Dumbarton Church (3133 Dumbarton Street NW)
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, October 15)

October 13, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Tan Dun, conductor)
Music by Shostakovich, Borodin, and Tan Dun
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 13, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Midori, violin (Bartók second concerto)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 14, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Offenbach, Tales of Hoffmann
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts

October 14, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
The City (film screening with live music by Aaron Copland)
Post-Classical Ensemble
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, October 17)

October 14, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Verdi, La Forza del Destino
Directed by Paolo Micciché
Baltimore Opera

October 14, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Yakov Kasman, piano [FREE]
National Academies of Science (2100 C Street NW)

October 14, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Tan Dun, conductor)
Music by Shostakovich, Borodin, and Tan Dun
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 14, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Richard Goode, piano
FAES
Congregation Beth-El (Bethesda, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 16)

October 14, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Joseph Petric (accordion) and Norman Forget (oboe) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

October 14, 2007 (Sun)
5 pm
Capital City Symphony
Atlas Performing Arts Center

October 14, 2007 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Trio Jean Paul
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 14, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Voices of London [FREE]
Music by 18th- and early 19th-century English composers
National Gallery of Art

October 14, 2007 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Stefan Jackiw, violin
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

October 14, 2007 (Sun)
8 pm
Rebel Ensemble
Friends of Music
Dumbarton Oaks

October 15, 2007 (Mon)
8 pm
Cleveland Orchestra (Adams, Guide to Strange Places)
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 17)

October 15, 2007 (Mon)
8 pm
Rebel Ensemble
Friends of Music
Dumbarton Oaks

October 16, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Eclatante: Sharon Pabon (flute) and Melissa Dvorak (harp) [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

October 17, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 17, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Composers in Conversation: HK Gruber
Baltimore Theater Project

October 18, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Emanuel Ax, piano (Brahms second concerto)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Michael Lodico (Washington Post, October 20)

October 18, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (with Yefim Bronfman, piano)
Music by Brahms and Schoenberg
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Michael Lodico (Washington Post, October 20)

October 19, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Peter Conte (organist at Wannamaker's Philadelphia)
National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle NW)

October 19, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
François Loup (bass-baritone) and Santiago Rodriguez (piano)
Schubert, Die Winterreise
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Washington Post, October 21)

October 19, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Emanuel Ax, piano (Brahms second concerto)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 19, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with HK Gruber, conductor)
Music by Saint-Saëns, Gruber, Beethoven
Music Center at Strathmore

October 20, 2007 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Wagner, Die Walküre (Ionarts review)
Washington National Opera (2007)
WETA (90.9 FM)

October 20, 2007 (Sat)
2 pmElizabeth Borowsky, piano [FREE]
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

October 20, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Thomas Tirino, piano
Embassy Series
Cuban Interests Section

October 20, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Emanuel Ax, piano (Brahms second concerto)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 20, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with HK Gruber, conductor)
Music by Saint-Saëns, Gruber, Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 20, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic (Holst, The Planets)
With Brian Ganz, piano (Brahms second concerto)
Music Center at Strathmore

October 20, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Sharon Isbin, guitar
Baltimore Classical Guitar Society
Peabody Institute, Friedberg Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 21, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
François Loup (bass-baritone) and Santiago Rodriguez (piano)
Schubert, Die Winterreise
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

October 21, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
William Jenken (clarinet), Peter Minkler (viola), and Sylvie Beaudoin (piano)
Includes Messaien, Abyss of the Birds (for clarinet)
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

October 21, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Eclipse Chamber Orchestra
Music by Adamo, Harris, Mozart
George Washington Masonic Memorial (Alexandria, Va.)

October 21, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
National Philharmonic (Holst, The Planets)
With Brian Ganz, piano (Brahms second concerto)
Music Center at Strathmore

October 21, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Verdehr Trio (violin, clarinet, piano) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

October 21, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Drew Mays, piano
Smithsonian Resident Associates
National Museum of the American Indian

October 21, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Amanda Pitt (soprano) and David Owen Norris (piano) [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

October 22, 2007 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Winners of Horowitz Piano Competition
Embassy Series
Embassy of Ukraine

October 22, 2007 (Mon)
8 pm
Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra [FREE]
With Jana Brozková (oboe) and Barbora Kolárov (violin)
Library of Congress
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 24)

October 22, 2007 (Mon)
8 pm
Opera Potpourri: Fin de siècle [FREE]
Scenes from 19th-century opera
Peabody Chamber Opera
Peabody Institute, Friedberg Hall

October 23, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Eric Plutz, organ [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

October 23, 2007 (Tue)
8 pm
St. Petersburg Philharmonic (Yuri Temirkanov, director)
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Michael Lodico (Washington Post, October 25)

October 25, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
NSO Pops: Music of John Williams
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Grace Jean (Washington Post, October 29)

October 25, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
Mozart, Don Giovanni
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 31)

October 25, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Garrick Ohlsson, piano (Barber concerto)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, October 28)

October 25, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Pamina Devi: A Cambodian Magic Flute
Khmer Arts Ensemble (Sophiline Cheam Shapiro)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Review -- Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, October 27)

October 26, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Handel, Alcina
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, October 30)

October 26, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra (Yevgeny Yevtushenko, narrator)
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 13 ("Babi Yar") and Sibelius 7th
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 28)

October 26, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Martha Graham Dance Company
George Mason University Center for the Arts
Review -- Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, October 29)

October 26, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Garrick Ohlsson, piano (Barber concerto)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 26, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Pamina Devi: A Cambodian Magic Flute
Khmer Arts Ensemble (Sophiline Cheam Shapiro)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

October 26, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
NSO Pops: Music of John Williams
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 27, 2007 (Sat)
2 pm
Annapolis Chamber Players
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

October 27, 2007 (Sat)
5 pm
21st Century Consort
Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
Review -- Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, October 29)

October 27, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Garrick Ohlsson, piano (Barber concerto)
Music Center at Strathmore

October 27, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
NSO Pops: Music of John Williams
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 27, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Chantry: Madrigals of Morley and Marenzio
St. Mary Mother of God (737 Fifth Street NW)

October 28, 2007 (Sun)
1 and 3 pm
National Symphony Orchestra Family Concert
More Spooky Sounds and Scary Tales
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Grace Jean (Washington Post, October 31)

October 28, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Handel, Alcina
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

October 28, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Garrick Ohlsson, piano (Barber concerto)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

October 28, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Murray Perahia, piano
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, October 30)

October 28, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Charles Crowder Memorial Concert [FREE]
Eric Himy, Alan Mandel, Steven Silverman, Haskell Small, piano
Phillips Collection

October 28, 2007 (Sun)
4:30 pm
Contemporary Music Forum
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Review -- Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, October 31)

October 28, 2007 (Sun)
6 pm
Chantry: Madrigals of Morley and Marenzio
St. Bernadette (Silver Spring, Md.)

October 28, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano) [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

October 28, 2007 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Choral Arts Society: Evening of Russian Music
With guest conductor Antony Walker and soprano Alessandra Marc
Scenes from Boris Godunov, Eugene Onegin, and more
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, October 30)

October 29, 2007 (Mon)
7 pm
Mozart, Don Giovanni
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 29, 2007 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Klavier Trio Amsterdam
La Maison Française

October 29, 2007 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Guarneri String Quartet, Open Rehearsal [FREE]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

October 30, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Sonya Suhnhee Kim, piano [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

October 30, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Elaine Alvarez, soprano (Thomas Bagwell, piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, November 1)

October 30, 2007 (Tue)
8 pm
Alarm Will Sound (Founder’s Day Concert) [FREE]
Music by Nancarrow, Ligeti, Birtwistle
Library of Congress
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, November 2)

October 31, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
Peabody Symphony Orchestra
With conductor Marin Alsop and Benjamin Pasternack, piano
Music by Adams, Bernstein, Shostakovich
Peabody Institute, Friedberg Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tim Smith (Critical Mass, November 5)

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