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22.9.07

Classical Month in Washington (December)

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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!

December 1, 2007 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Opera Bel Cantanti
Randolph Road Theater (Silver Spring, Md.)

December 1, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Han-Na Chang (cello, Elgar concerto) and Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, November 30)

December 1, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, December 1)

December 2, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Vienna Boys Choir
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Grace Jean (Washington Post, December 4)

December 2, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Opera Bel Cantanti
Randolph Road Theater (Silver Spring, Md.)

December 2, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Marcolivia Duo, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

December 2, 2007 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Ben Heppner, tenor
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, December 4)

December 2, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
University of Maryland Opera Studio [FREE]
John Musto, Later the Same Evening
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, November 20)

December 2, 2007 (Sun)
7:30 pm
A Rococo Noël
Opera Lafayette (with Four Nations Ensemble and Julie Boulianne)
La Maison Française
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, December 4)

December 2, 2007 (Sun)
8 pm
JCCGW Symphony Orchestra
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

December 3, 2007 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Konrad Jarnot (baritone) and Alexander Schmalcz (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, December 6)

December 3, 2007 (Mon)
8 pm
Jethro Tull
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, December 5)

December 4, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150 [FREE]
Washington Bach Consort (Neil Weston, organ)
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

December 4, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and Miami String Quartet
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, December 6)

December 4, 2007 (Tue)
8 pm
Alex Ross, lecture and book signing
Evolution Contemporary Music Series
An die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

December 5, 2007 (Wed)
8 pm
Turtle Island String Quartet: Solstice Celebration
Music Center at Strathmore

December 6, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades
Kirov Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, December 13)

December 6, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords
Residence of the Swiss Ambassador (2900 Cathedral Avenue NW)

December 6, 2007 (Thu)
8 pm
Philadelphia Orchestra
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, December 9)

December 7, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Christmas Concert for Charity [FREE]
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

December 7, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Handel, M-Word
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

December 7, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Kathleen Battle (soprano) and Cyrus Chestnut (piano)
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, December 10)

December 7, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Handel, M-Word
American Opera Theater
Georgetown University, Davis Arts Center
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, December 10)

December 7, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Washington Bach Consort: Christmas Oratorio
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, December 10)

December 7, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
King's Singers: Joy to the World
George Mason University Center for the Arts

December 8, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Handel, M-Word
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

December 8, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Dylan Thomas classic with music by Peter Warlock, Chinary Ung, George Crumb
21st Century Consort
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, December 10)

December 8, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Jerusalem Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress

December 8, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Alain Planès, piano
Music by Haydn, Schubert, Debussy, Janáček
An die Musik LIVE! (Baltimore, Md.)

December 8, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Benefit Concert: Renée Fleming
Baltimore Opera
Review -- Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, December 10)

December 8, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Handel, M-Word
American Opera Theater
Georgetown University, Davis Arts Center

December 8, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Handel, M-Word
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music Center at Strathmore

December 9, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Messiah Sing-Along
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 9, 2007 (Sun)
4 3 pm
Alain Planès, piano
FAES
Congregation Beth-El (Bethesda, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, December 11)

December 9, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Verdi, Otello
Kirov Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, December 14)

December 9, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Britten, A Boy Was Born and St. Nicholas
Cantate Chamber Singers
St. Paul's Lutheran Church (4900 Connecticut Avenue NW)

December 9, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Ivan Ilić, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

December 9, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Piano Society of Greater Washington: Recital
Calvary Lutheran Church (Silver Spring, Md.)

[POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 16]

December 9, 2007 (Sun)
4:30 pm
Dugg McDonough, Ordinary People [FREE]
Maryland Opera Studio (New Opera Reading)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
[POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 2008]

December 9, 2007 (Sun)
5 pm
Marcos Granados (flute), Lauren Skuce (soprano), Oren Fader (guitar)
Embassy Series
Residence of the Venezuelan Ambassador (2443 Massachusetts Avenue NW)

December 9, 2007 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, December 11)

December 9, 2007 (Sun)
6 pm
Emerson String Quartet
Music by Beethoven, Bright Sheng, Brahms
Smithsonian Resident Associates
National Museum of Natural History
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, December 15)

December 9, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery Orchestra [FREE]
All-Grieg program (Norwegian Christmas)
National Gallery of Art

December 9, 2007 (Sun)
8 pm
Pomerium (Creator of the Stars: Christmas Music from the Old World)
Friends of Music
Dumbarton Oaks

December 10, 2007 (Mon)
8 pm
Pomerium (Creator of the Stars: Christmas Music from the Old World)
Friends of Music
Dumbarton Oaks

December 11, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Jacob Clark, piano [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

December 11, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades
Kirov Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 12, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Verdi, Otello
Kirov Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 12, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Second Shepherds' Play
Folger Consort (nightly, through December 30)
Folger Shakespeare Library
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, December 18)

December 13, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Mariusz Kwiecień (baritone) and Howard Watkins (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Embassy of Austria
Review -- Ronni Reich (Washington Post, December 15)

December 14, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades
Kirov Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 14, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Wael Farouk, piano
Embassy Series
Residence of the Egyptian Ambassador (2301 Massachusetts Avenue NW)

December 14, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Formosa Quartet [FREE]
Stradivari Anniversary Concert
Library of Congress
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, December 16)

December 15, 2007 (Sat)
1 pm
Washington Chorus: Music for Christmas
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 15, 2007 (Sat)
2 pm
Gabriela Montero, piano
WPAS
Sidney Harman Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, December 17)

December 15, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Chantry: A Royal Renaissance Christmas
Tallis, Missa Puer natus est; Byrd, Propers for Christmas Day
St. Paul's K Street

December 16, 2007 (Sun)
1 pm
Master Chorale of Washington: Christmas Candlelight Concert
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, December 19)

December 16, 2007 (Sun)
2 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, December 18)

December 16, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Verdi, Otello
Kirov Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 16, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Recital, Piano Society of Greater Washington [FREE]
Calvary Lutheran Church (Silver Spring, Md.)

December 16, 2007 (Sun)
3:30 pm
Community Carol Sing
Capitol City Symphony and Congressional Chorus
Atlas Arts Center

December 16, 2007 (Sun)
4 pm
Haskell Small, piano [FREE]
Musica Callada (music by Federico Mompou)
Phillips Collection
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, December 18)

December 16, 2007 (Sun)
6 pm
Chantry: A Royal Renaissance Christmas
Tallis, Missa Puer natus est; Byrd, Propers for Christmas Day
St. Bernadette (Silver Spring, Md.)

December 16, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Leipzig Quartet [FREE]
Beethoven's Birthday
Embassy Series
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, December 19)

December 17, 2007 (Mon)
7 pm
Choral Arts Society of Washington: Christmas Music
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, December 20)

December 17, 2007 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev, Christmas Oratorio [FREE]
WORLD PREMIERE
Russian Ministry of Defense Symphony Orchestra
Choir of the National Tretyakov Art Gallery
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

December 18, 2007 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Epiphany Choir: Christmas Concert [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW)

December 18, 2007 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Jennifer Stumm (viola) and Finghin Collins (piano)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, December 21)

December 19, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
Bach, Brandenburg Concertos
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, December 21)

December 19, 2007 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords
With Constance Whiteside, harp
St. Paul's Lutheran Church (4900 Connecticut Avenue NE)

December 20, 2007 (Thu)
7 pm
Handel, M-Word
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Tim Page (Washington Post, December 21)

December 20, 2007 (Thu)
7:30 pm
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
Bach, Brandenburg Concertos
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

December 21, 2007 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Washington Chorus
Music Center at Strathmore

December 21, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
A Baroque Christmas
City Choir of Washington
Rachel M. Schlesinger Center for the Arts (Alexandria, Va.)

December 21, 2007 (Fri)
8 pm
Handel, M-Word
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 22, 2007 (Sat)
1 pm
Washington Chorus: Music for Christmas
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 22, 2007 (Sat)
2 and 4 pm
Choral Arts Society of Washington: Family Christmas Concert
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

December 22, 2007 (Sat)
4 pm
Master Chorale of Washington: Christmas Candlelight Concert
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 22, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Handel, M-Word
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 22, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Handel, M-Word
National Philharmonic
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, December 25)

December 23, 2007 (Sun)
1 pm
Handel, M-Word
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 23, 2007 (Sun)
3 pm
Handel, M-Word
National Philharmonic
Music Center at Strathmore

December 23, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Chris Brubeck's Triple Play [FREE]
Jazz and holiday favorites
National Gallery of Art

December 23, 2007 (Sun)
7 pm
Choral Arts Society of Washington: Christmas Music
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 24, 2007 (Mon)
1 pm
Choral Arts Society of Washington: Christmas Music
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 29, 2007 (Sat)
8 pm
Salute to Vienna
Strauss Symphony of America
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 30, 2007 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery Orchestra [FREE]
New Year's Concert, with guest conductor José Serebrier
National Gallery of Art

December 31, 2007 (Mon)
8:30 pm
New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

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