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27.2.08

Classical Month in Washington (May)

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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!

May 1, 2008 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Composer Portrait: Aaron Copland
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 1, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
Brentano Quartet
Clarice Smith Center

May 2, 2008 (Fri)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Composer Portrait: Aaron Copland
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 2, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Handel, Tamerlano
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 2, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Penn State School of Music: President's Concert
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 2, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
David et Jonathas
American Opera Theater
Davis Hall, Georgetown University

May 2, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia [FREE]
Library of Congress

May 2, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Haydn, The Creation
University of Maryland School of Music
Clarice Smith Center

May 3, 2008 (Sat)
11 am and 1 pm
Teddy Bear Concert
Kennedy Center Family Theater

May 3, 2008 (Sat)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Composer Portrait: Aaron Copland
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 3, 2008 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Liszt-a-Thon: Paul Leavitt, piano
Church of the Reformation (212 E. Capitol Street NE)

May 3, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
David et Jonathas
American Opera Theater
Davis Hall, Georgetown University

May 3, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Orff, Carmina Burana
Music Center at Strathmore

May 4, 2008 (Sun)
1 and 3 pm
NSO Kinderkonzert: Magical Mozart
Kennedy Center Theater Lab

May 4, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Handel, Tamerlano
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 4, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Liszt-a-Thon: Paul Leavitt, piano
Church of the Reformation (212 E. Capitol Street NE)

May 4, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Piano Society of Greater Washington: Recital [FREE]
Calvary Lutheran Church (Silver Spring, Md.)

May 4, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Itzhak Perlman (violin) and Rohan DeSilva (piano)
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore

May 4, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Amit Peled, cello [FREE]
Phillips Collection

May 4, 2008 (Sun)
5 pm
Naji Hakim, organ [FREE]
Washington National Cathedral

May 4, 2008 (Sun)
5 pm
David et Jonathas
American Opera Theater
Davis Hall, Georgetown University

May 4, 2008 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Poulenc Trio, with Hyu Nah Yu (soprano) [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

May 4, 2008 (Sun)
8:30 pm
Kennedy Center Spring Gala
Tribute to Hollywood film composers (NSO, John Williams)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 7, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Felicity Lott (soprano) and Graham Johnson (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Embassy of Austria

May 8, 2008 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Hilary Hahn (violin) and Hila Plitmann (soprano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 8, 2008 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Opera Scenes [FREE]
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

May 9, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Opera Scenes [FREE]
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

May 9, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Hilary Hahn (violin) and Hila Plitmann (soprano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 9, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
St. Petersburg Quartet, with Michael Tree (viola) [FREE]
Library of Congress

May 10, 2008 (Sat)
11 am and 1 pm
Teddy Bear Concert
Kennedy Center Family Theater

May 10, 2008 (Sat)
6 pm
Emerson String Quartet (Brahms sextets)
Smithsonian Resident Associates
National Museum of Natural History

May 10, 2008 (Sat)
7 pm
Strauss, Elektra
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 10, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Hilary Hahn (violin) and Hila Plitmann (soprano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 10, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Baltimore Opera

May 10, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
With Brian Ganz, piano
Music Center at Strathmore

May 11, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Beth Chandler (flute) and Gabriel Dobner (piano)
Kennedy Center Family Theater

May 11, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Washington Bach Consort
St. Matthew Passion (with Sara Mingardo)
Music Center at Strathmore

May 11, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Raphael Trio [FREE]
Phillips Collection

May 11, 2008 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Ryan Brown, with members of Opera Lafayette [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

May 12, 2008 (Mon)
7 pm
Handel, Tamerlano
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 12, 2008 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Miriam Fried (violin) and Jonathan Biss (piano)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 13, 2008 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Strauss, Elektra
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 13, 2008 (Tue)
7:30 pm
eighth blackbird: The Only Moving Thing
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 14, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Baltimore Opera

May 14, 2008 (Wed)
8 pm
Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
With Olga Kern, piano
Music Center at Strathmore

May 15, 2008 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Strauss, Elektra
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 16, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Parker Quartet/Borromeo Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress

May 16, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Baltimore Opera

May 17, 2008 (Sat)
10 am (workshop); 2 pm (concert)
Parker Quartet/Borromeo Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress

May 17, 2008 (Sat)
2 pm
Yuliya Gorenman, piano
WPAS
Sidney Harman Hall

May 17, 2008 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Dmitri Berlinsky (violin) and Elena Baksht (piano)
Embassy Series
Embassy of Austria

May 17, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Thomas Adès, guest conductor
Music Center at Strathmore

May 17, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Baltimore Opera

May 18, 2008 (Sun)
1 and 3 pm
NSO Family Concert: All in the Musical Family
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 18, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Strauss, Elektra
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 18, 2008 (Sun)
3 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Baltimore Opera

May 18, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Alon Goldstein, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

May 18, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
John Chen, piano
Amadeus Concerts, Emerging Artist Showcase
St. Luke Catholic Church (McLean, Va.)

May 18, 2008 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Great Noise Ensemble [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

May 18, 2008 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 18, 2008 (Sun)
7:30 pm
John Adams, El Niño
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 20, 2008 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Handel, Tamerlano
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 21, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano [FREE]
National Museum of Women in the Arts

May 21, 2008 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Strauss, Elektra
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 22, 2008 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Handel, Tamerlano
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 24, 2008 (Sat)
7 pm
Strauss, Elektra
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 25, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Washington International Competition for Piano [FREE]
Friday Morning Music Club
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 25, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
Cavalleria Rusticana (concert version)
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 25, 2008 (Sun)
2 pm
National Memorial Day Choral Festival
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 25, 2008 (Sun)
4 pm
Alessio Bax, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

May 27, 2008 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Strauss, Elektra
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 27, 2008 (Tue)
8 pm
Richmond Symphony Orchestra: 50th Anniversary Concert
With Christopher O'Riley, piano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 29, 2008 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
All-Sibelius program (Vladimir Ashkenazy, guest conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 29, 2008 (Thu)
7:30 pm
VSA Arts International Young Soloists Concert
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 29, 2008 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Quatuor Ébène
La Maison Française

May 29, 2008 (Thu)
8 pm
Pacifica Quartet [FREE]
Tribute to Elliott Carter
Library of Congress

May 30, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Cavalleria Rusticana (concert version)
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 30, 2008 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Trio Mediaeval and Cantus
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 30, 2008 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
All-Sibelius program (Vladimir Ashkenazy, guest conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 31, 2008 (Sat)
7:30 pm
I Fagiolini (vocal ensemble)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 31, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
All-Sibelius program (Vladimir Ashkenazy, guest conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 31, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
Inon Barnatan (piano), Liza Ferschtman (violin), Alisa Weilerstein (cello) [FREE]
All-Schubert program
Library of Congress

May 31, 2008 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
With Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Music Center at Strathmore

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