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24.11.07

Classical Month in Washington (February)

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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!

February 1, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty
American Ballet Theater
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, January 31)

February 1, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Concerto Copenhagen [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Tom Huizenga (Washington Post, February 4)

February 1, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With baritone Thomas Hampson (Mahler, Kindertotenlieder and Sy. 6)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 2)

February 1, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: America
Music by Duke Ellington and Aaron Copland
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Anne Midgette (Washington Post, February 4)

February 2, 2008 (Sat)
1:30 and 7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty
American Ballet Theater
Kennedy Center Opera House

February 2, 2008 (Sat)
6 pm
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Smithsonian Resident Associates
National Museum of Natural History

February 2, 2008 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Fessenden Ensemble with Jerome Barry, baritone
Schubert's Birthday
Embassy Series
Austrian Embassy

February 2, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With baritone Thomas Hampson (Mahler, Kindertotenlieder and Sy. 6)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 2, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: America
Music by Duke Ellington and Aaron Copland
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 2, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Nordic Voices: From a Candlelit Renaissance Cathedral
Dumbarton Concerts
Review -- Ronni Reich (Washington Post, February 4)

February 2, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
With Leon Fleisher, piano
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, February 4)

February 3, 2008 (Sun)
1:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty
American Ballet Theater
Kennedy Center Opera House

February 3, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 5)

February 3, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: America
Music by Duke Ellington and Aaron Copland
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 3, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
National Philharmonic
With Leon Fleisher, piano
Music Center at Strathmore

February 3, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Barnabàs Kelemen (violin) and Shai Wosner (piano)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, February 6)

February 3, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Mari-Yan Pringle, soprano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

February 3, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Manhattan Piano Trio
St Luke's Church (McLean, Va.)
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, February 6)

February 3, 2008 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Alban Gerhardt (cello) and Cécile Licad (piano)
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 3, 2008 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Hugo Wolf Quartet [FREE]
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Stephen Brookes (Washington Post, February 5)

February 6, 2008 (Wed)
6 pm
Aki Takahashi, piano [FREE]
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Review -- Andrew Lindemann Malone (Washington Post, February 8)

February 6, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Miranda Blakeslee, viola
Mansion at Strathmore

February 6, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Yura Lee, violin [FREE]
National Museum of Women in the Arts

February 6, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Composers in Conversation: Steven Mackey
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 6, 2008 (Wed)
8 pm
Trio con Brio Copenhagen
Clarice Smith Center
Review -- Daniel Ginsberg (Washington Post, February 8)

February 7, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Strauss, Steven Mackey
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, February 8)

February 8, 2008 (Fri)
1:15 pm
Richard Miller, guitar [FREE]
Georgetown University, McNeir Hall

February 8, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Gil Shaham (violin) and Orli Shaham (piano)
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, February 11)

February 8, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Tafelmusik
The Barns at Wolf Trap
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 10)

February 8, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Strauss, Steven Mackey
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 9, 2008 (Sat)
3 pm
Efe Baltacigil (cello) and Anna Polonsky (piano) [FREE]
Baltimore Museum of Art

February 9, 2008 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Tribute to Toru Takemitsu
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

February 9, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Ensemble Matheus with Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano [FREE]
Library of Congress

February 9, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Devotion to Our Lady (all-Victoria, double-choir program)
150th anniversary of Lourdes apparition
Chantry
St. Mary Mother of God

February 9, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
State Symphony of Mexico
George Mason University Center for the Arts

February 9, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra: Euphoria
With BosmaDance and Alexandria Performing Arts Association
Schlesinger Concert Hall (Alexandria, Va.)

February 10, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Kelly Hall-Tompkins (violin), Anna Reinersman (harp), and
Craig Ketter (piano)
[FREE]
National Academy of Sciences

February 10, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Sara Daneshpour, piano [FREE]
Smithsonian American Art Museum

February 10, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra: Euphoria
With BosmaDance and Alexandria Performing Arts Association
Schlesinger Concert Hall (Alexandria, Va.)

February 10, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Christian Zacharias, piano
Châteauville Foundation (Castleton Farms, Va.)

February 10, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Maurizio Moretti and Angela Oliviero, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

February 10, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Alexander Fiterstein (clarinet) and Alon Goldstein (piano)
FAES
Congregation Beth-El (Bethesda, Md.)

February 10, 2008 (Sun)
4:30 pm
Contemporary Music Forum
Corcoran Gallery of Art

February 10, 2008 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Orchestra of New Spain [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

February 10, 2008 (Sun)
7 pm
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel
Russia: Rebels on the Red Carpet
George Mason University Center for the Arts

February 10, 2008 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Joyce Yang, piano
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

February 10, 2008 (Sun)
8 pm
Jean-Frédéric Neuburger (piano) and Amedeo Modigliani Quartet
Young Concert Artists
Clarice Smith Center

February 11, 2008 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Laptop Orchestra (Tokyo-based collaborative)
Kennedy Center Theater Lab

February 11, 2008 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Jérôme Hantaï and Kaori Uemura, viola da gamba
La Maison Française

February 12, 2008 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Elizabeth Kluegel (soprano), Beth Graham (French horn), and Carl Banner (piano)
Washington Musica Viva
Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum (Bethesda, Md.)

February 14, 2008 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Midori (violin) with Miró Quartet
Kennedy Center Family Theater

February 14, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
Catherine Reid, The Yellow Wallpaper [WORLD PREMIERE]
Peabody Chamber Opera
Baltimore Theater Project

February 15, 2008 (Fri)
1:15 pm
Mark Janello (harpsichord), Jennifer Ellis (soprano), and Kiri Tollaksen (coronet) [FREE]
Georgetown University, McNeir Hall

February 15, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Altin Volaj, Ion [FREE]
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

February 15, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin with Julia Kogan, soprano [FREE]
Library of Congress

February 15, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Seven Songs of Love
Folger Consort, with soprano Johana Arnold
Folger Shakespeare Library

February 15, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Purcell, Dido and Aeneas
Mark Morris Dance Group
George Mason University Center for the Arts

February 15, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Catherine Reid, The Yellow Wallpaper [WORLD PREMIERE]
Peabody Chamber Opera
Baltimore Theater Project

February 16, 2008 (Sat)
11 am
Stravinsky, The Firebird (Puppet ballet, Children's Concert)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 16, 2008 (Sat)
4 pm
American Opera: D.C. and Beyond (lecture)
Mansion at Strathmore

February 16, 2008 (Sat)
5 and 8 pm
Seven Songs of Love
Folger Consort, with soprano Johana Arnold
Folger Shakespeare Library

February 16, 2008 (Sat)
7:30 pm
David Finckel (cello) and Wu Han (piano)
Candlelight Concert Society
Wilde Lake Interfaith Center (Columbia, Md.)

February 16, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Free to Sing: The Story of the First African-American Opera Company
Post-Classical Ensemble
Music Center at Strathmore

February 16, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Purcell, Dido and Aeneas
Mark Morris Dance Group
George Mason University Center for the Arts

February 16, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Catherine Reid, The Yellow Wallpaper [WORLD PREMIERE]
Peabody Chamber Opera
Baltimore Theater Project

February 16, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
JCCGW Symphony Orchestra
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

February 16, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Michael Adcock, piano [FREE]
Washington Conservatory of Music
Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church (Bethesda, Md.)

February 17, 2008 (Sun)
11 am to 4 pm
Discover Strathmore (Open House) [FREE]
Performances by Opera Lafayette, St. Augustine's Gospel Choir, Members of the Baltimore Symphony, 18th Street Singers
Music Center at Strathmore

February 17, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Seven Songs of Love
Folger Consort, with soprano Johana Arnold
Folger Shakespeare Library

February 17, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Catherine Reid, The Yellow Wallpaper [WORLD PREMIERE]
Peabody Chamber Opera
Baltimore Theater Project

February 17, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Raphael Trio (violin-clarinet-piano) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

February 17, 2008 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Juilliard String Quartet [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

February 17, 2008 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Masterworks of Four Centuries
Music of Buxtehude, Erlebach, Bach
Smithsonian Chamber Players
Grand Salon, Renwick Gallery

February 17, 2008 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Kronos Quartet and Wu Man (pipa)
Music by Tan Dun and Terry Riley
Clarice Smith Center

February 20, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Verdehr Trio
Austrian Cultural Forum
Embassy of Austria

February 20, 2008 (Wed)
8 pm
Takács Quartet
Corcoran Gallery of Art

February 20, 2008 (Wed)
8 pm
State Symphony of Mexico
Music Center at Strathmore

February 22, 2008 (Fri)
1:15 pm
Russell J. Weismann, organ [FREE]
Georgetown University, McNeir Hall

February 22, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Alban Berg Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress

February 22, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Takács Quartet
Corcoran Gallery of Art

February 22, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts

February 22, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Aires Nuevos Y Tropicales
Great Noise Ensemble
Patricia M. Sitar Center

February 23, 2008 (Sat)
11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Casual Concert)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 23, 2008 (Sat)
5 pm
21st Century Consort: Swan and Stone
Smithsonian American Art Museum

February 23, 2008 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Soheil Nasseri, piano
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

February 23, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Red Priest (Baroque ensemble)
Dumbarton Concerts

February 23, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Joseph Gascho, harpsichord
Bach, Goldberg Variations
Woodside United Methodist Church (Silver Spring, Md.)

February 23, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Gershwin, Porgy and Bess (concert performance)
National Philharmonic
Music Center at Strathmore

February 24, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts

February 24, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Women in Opera: Senta and the Flying Dutchman
Lecture with sopranos Evelyn Lear and Jennifer Wilson
Washington National Opera
National Museum of Women in the Arts

February 24, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Peter Pertis, piano
Mansion at Strathmore

February 24, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Silver-Garburg, piano duo [FREE]
Phillips Collection

February 24, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Elizabeth Kluegel (soprano), Beth Graham (French horn), Carl Banner (piano) [FREE]
Washington Musica Viva
Rock Spring Congregational Church (Arlington, Va.)

February 24, 2008 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Alban Berg Quartet
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 24, 2008 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery Chamber Players Piano Trio [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

February 24, 2008 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Masterworks of Four Centuries
Shostakovich, Chamber Symphonies
Smithsonian Chamber Players
Grand Salon, Renwick Gallery

February 24, 2008 (Sun)
8 pm
Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
Friends of Music
Dumbarton Oaks

February 25, 2008 (Mon)
8 pm
James Galway, flute
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 25, 2008 (Mon)
8 pm
Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
Friends of Music
Dumbarton Oaks

February 26, 2008 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Jian Wang, cello
WPAS
Sidney Harman Hall

February 26, 2008 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Salman Rushdie: Baltimore Speaker Series
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 26, 2008 (Tue)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra Benefit Concert
With Christoph Eschenbach
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 27, 2008 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Celeste Headlee (soprano) and Danielle DeSwert (piano) [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

February 27, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Miranda Blakeslee, viola
Mansion at Strathmore

February 27, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
CSI: Beethoven (excerpts of symphonies 1-5)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Baltimore Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 27, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Our Town and More New Music for Wilder’s Plays
Roundtable with Ned Rorem, J. D. McClatchy, and Tappan Wilder
Catholic University School of Music

February 28, 2008 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Ned Rorem, Our Town
Catholic University School of Music

February 28, 2008 (Thu)
7:30 pm
CSI: Beethoven (excerpts of symphonies 6-9)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Baltimore Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

February 28, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
Orion Quartet with David Krakauer, clarinet [FREE]
Library of Congress

February 28, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
Jonathan Dove, Tobias and the Angel
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

February 29, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Roger Tapping (viola) and Judith Gordon (piano)
La Maison Française

February 29, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Abduction from the Seraglio
Opera Bel Cantanti
Randolph Road Theater (Silver Spring, Md.)

February 29, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Jonathan Dove, Tobias and the Angel
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

February 29, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Guarneri Quartet: Evening of Beethoven
Clarice Smith Center

POSTPONED DUE TO INJURY

February 29, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Charlie Chaplin, City Lights (screening with new orchestration of original score)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music Center at Strathmore

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