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30.1.08

Classical Month in Washington (April)

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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!

April 1, 2008 (Tue)
12 noon
Noontime Cantata: Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4) [FREE]
With organist Todd Fickley (Prelude, Largo and Fugue in C Major, BWV 545)
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany

April 1, 2008 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Verdi, Rigoletto
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 1, 2008 (Tue)
8 pm
Beaux Arts Trio [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 1, 2008 (Tue)
8 pm
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Music Center at Strathmore

April 2, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Gounod, Roméo et Juliette
Baltimore Opera

April 2, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Wagner, The Flying Dutchman
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 2, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Composers in Conversation: James MacMillan
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 3, 2008 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Mahler, 2nd Symphony (Iván Fischer, conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 3, 2008 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Verdi, Rigoletto
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 3, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
Lynn Harrell, cello [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 3, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With James MacMillan, guest conductor
Music Center at Strathmore

April 4, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Ilya Petrov, piano
Embassy Series
Embassy of the Russian Federation (2650 Wisconsin Avenue NW)

April 4, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With James MacMillan, guest conductor
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 4, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Mahler, 2nd Symphony (Iván Fischer, conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 4, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
30th Anniversary: My Spirit Sang All Day
Chanticleer
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 4, 2008 (Fri)
8:15 pm
Gounod, Roméo et Juliette
Baltimore Opera

April 5, 2008 (Sat)
7 pm
Wagner, The Flying Dutchman
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 5, 2008 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Pacifica Quartet (includes Carter, Quartet No. 5)
Candlelight Concert Society
Wilde Lake Interfaith Center (Columbia, Md.)

April 5, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Vogler String Quartet with Daniel Mueller-Schott (cello)
Dumbarton Concerts

April 5, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With James MacMillan, guest conductor
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 5, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Mahler, 2nd Symphony (Iván Fischer, conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 5, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
With cellist Carter Brey
Music Center at Strathmore

April 5, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
With Lynn Harrell, cello
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall

April 5, 2008 (Sat)
8:30 pm
JCCGW Symphony Orchestra
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

April 6, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Verdi, Rigoletto
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 6, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Post-Classical Ensemble: Artists in Exile
With Left Bank String Quartet
Clarice Smith Center

April 6, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Gounod, Roméo et Juliette
Baltimore Opera

April 6, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With James MacMillan, guest conductor
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 6, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
With Lynn Harrell, cello
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall

April 6, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Brooke Evers (soprano) and Michael Gallant (tenor) [FREE]
Art Song Discovery Series
Vocal Arts Society
Temple Tikvat Israel (Rockville, Md.)

April 6, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Tomkins Zivian Duo (cello and piano) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 6, 2008 (Sun)
5 pm
Dame Gillian Weir, organ [FREE]
Washington National Cathedral

April 6, 2008 (Sun)
6 pm
Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) and Russel Ryan (piano)
FAES
Congregation Beth-El (Bethesda, Md.)

April 6, 2008 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Chatham Baroque and Rosa Lamoreaux (soprano) [FREE]
La cetra amorosa: songs and sonatas of Baroque Italy
National Gallery of Art

April 6, 2008 (Sun)
7 pm
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 7, 2008 (Mon)
7 pm
Wagner, The Flying Dutchman
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 8, 2008 (Tue)
6 pm
Brooke Evers (soprano) and Michael Gallant (tenor) [FREE]
Art Song Discovery Series
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

April 8, 2008 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Benjamin Moser, piano
Young Concert Artists
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 8, 2008 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Verdi, Rigoletto
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 9, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Verdi, Rigoletto
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 9, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Rita Dokshitsky, piano [FREE]
National Museum of Women in the Arts

April 10, 2008 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor) and Julian Rachlin (violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 10, 2008 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Pro Musica Hebraica
Juilliard Players (Itzhak Perlman, violin)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 10, 2008 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Wagner, The Flying Dutchman
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 11, 2008 (Fri)
1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor) and Julian Rachlin (violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 11, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Embassy Series
Embassy of Hungary (2950 Spring of Freedom NW)

April 11, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Benno Schollum (baritone) and Russell Ryan (piano) [FREE]
Austrian Cultural Forum
Embassy of Austria

April 11, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Škampa Quartet with Iva Bittová (vocals/violin) [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 11, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Calder Quartet
The Barns at Wolf Trap

April 12, 2008 (Sat)
11 am
Cinderella
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Bob Brown Puppets
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 12, 2008 (Sat)
1 pm
Master Class with Pacifica Quartet [FREE]
Kreeger Museum

April 12, 2008 (Sat)
2 pm
Sergio Tiempo, piano
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 12, 2008 (Sat)
7 pm
Verdi, Rigoletto
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 12, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor) and Julian Rachlin (violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 12, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Pacifica Quartet (Carter, fifth quartet)
Kreeger Museum

April 12, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Sublime and Ridiculous Songs
Great Noise Ensemble
Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring

April 13, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 13, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Verdi, Rigoletto
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 13, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Clarice Smith Center

April 13, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Russian Chamber Orchestra
Mousetrap Concert Series (Washington Grove, Md.)

April 13, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Brooke Evers (soprano) and Michael Gallant (tenor) [FREE]
Art Song Discovery Series
Vocal Arts Society
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church (Falls Church, Va.)

April 13, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Eric Himy, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 13, 2008 (Sun)
5 pm
Inscape Chamber Music Project
Stravinsky, Histoire du Soldat; new work by Hallman
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Bethesda, Md.)

April 13, 2008 (Sun)
6 pm
Rossini, Bianca e Falliero
With Vivica Genaux, Anna Christy, Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Washington Concert Opera
Lisner Auditorium

April 13, 2008 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Kate Hearden (soprano) and Marcio Botelho (cello) [FREE]
Music by Chausson, Debussy, Franck, and Massenet
National Gallery of Art

April 13, 2008 (Sun)
7 pm
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel
Austria and Hungary – Captivating Continentals
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 13, 2008 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Efe Baltacigil, cello
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

April 13, 2008 (Sun)
8 pm
Altenberg Trio
Friends of Music Series
Dumbarton Oaks

April 14, 2008 (Mon)
8 pm
Altenberg Trio
Friends of Music Series
Dumbarton Oaks

April 16, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Composers in Conversation: John Corigliano
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 16, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Musicians from Marlboro III [FREE]
Freer Gallery of Art

April 16, 2008 (Wed)
8 pm
Europa Galante with Fabio Biondi [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 16, 2008 (Wed)
8 pm
Emerson Quartet and Wu Han, piano
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore

April 17, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
John Holloway (violin), Jaap ter Linden (cello), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord) [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 17, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Corigliano and Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 17, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610
City Choir of Washington
Music Center at Strathmore

April 18, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 18, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Pavel Haas Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 18, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Folger Consort: Highland Ayres
Folger Shakespeare Library

April 18, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Guarneri String Quartet (postponed from February 29)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

April 18, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 18, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Corigliano and Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 19, 2008 (Sat)
5 and 8 pm
Folger Consort: Highland Ayres
Folger Shakespeare Library

April 19, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Casual Concert)
Music by Corigliano and Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 19, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Music of Philippe de Monte
Chantry
St. Paul's K Street

April 20, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Folger Consort: Highland Ayres
Folger Shakespeare Library

April 20, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 20, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Let My People Go! - A Spiritual Journey Along the Underground Railroad
Master Chorale of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 20, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 20, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
MarcOlivia with Gregory Sioles (violin, viola, piano) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 20, 2008 (Sun)
5 pm
David Hurd, organ [FREE]
Washington National Cathedral

April 20, 2008 (Sun)
6 pm
Music of Philippe de Monte
Chantry
St. Bernadette (Silver Spring, Md.)

April 20, 2008 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Davidson Fine Arts Chorale [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 21, 2008 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Ariel String Quartet
Haydn, Beethoven, and Kurtág (Six Moments Musicaux Dédies à Mon Fils)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 22, 2008 (Tue)
7:30 pm
New York Festival of Song (with Steven Blier)
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 22, 2008 (Tue)
8 pm
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore

April 23, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 24, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
Camerata Pacifica [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 24, 2008 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Shanghai Quartet [FREE]
Freer Gallery of Art

April 24, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor) and Yuja Wang (piano)
Music by Prokofiev, Berlioz, Yardumian
Music Center at Strathmore

April 25, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 25, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Ensemble Aleph
Music by Crumb, Antheil, others
La Maison Française

April 25, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Countertop Quartet
Grace and Saint Peter’s Parish (Baltimore, Md.)

April 25, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor) and Yuja Wang (piano)
Music by Prokofiev, Berlioz, Yardumian
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 25, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
David Finckel (cello) and Wu Han (piano)
The Barns at Wolf Trap

April 26, 2008 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 26, 2008 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Pavel Haas Quartet (all-Czech program)
Candlelight Concert Society
Wilde Lake Interfaith Center (Columbia, Md.)

April 26, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 26, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor) and Yuja Wang (piano)
Music by Prokofiev, Berlioz, Yardumian
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 27, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Women in Opera: Strauss' Elektra
Washington National Opera
National Museum of Women in the Arts

April 27, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor) and Yuja Wang (piano)
Music by Prokofiev, Berlioz, Yardumian
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 27, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 27, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Michael Mizrahi, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 27, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Amadeus Orchestra: La Belle France
St. Luke Catholic Church (McLean, Va.)

April 27, 2008 (Sun)
4:30 pm
Contemporary Music Forum
Corcoran Gallery of Art

April 27, 2008 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Zuill Bailey (cello) and Simone Dinnerstein (piano) [FREE]
All-Beethoven program
National Gallery of Art

April 28, 2008 (Mon)
8 pm
Orchestre National de France
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 30, 2008 (Wed)
5 pm
Guarneri Quartet: Open Rehearsal
Clarice Smith Center

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