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10.11.08

Classical Month in Washington (January)

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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!

January 3, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Salute to Vienna: New Year's Concert
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

January 4, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Amit Peled, cello [FREE]
Phillips Collection

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January 4, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery of Art String Quartet [FREE]
With Menahem Pressler, piano
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, January 6)

January 7, 2009 (Wed)
8 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., 80th Birthday Celebration
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tim Smith (Clef Notes, January 8)

January 8, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Philippe Jordan (conductor) and Lynn Harrell (cello)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Anne Midgette (Washington Post, January 9)

January 8, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., 80th Birthday Celebration
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music Center at Strathmore

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January 9, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Folger Consort: Gloria
Music by Vivaldi and other Baroque composers
Washington National Cathedral
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, January 12)

January 9, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Philippe Jordan (conductor) and Lynn Harrell (cello)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

January 9, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Brahms, 1st Symphony
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tim Smith (Clef Notes, January 11)

January 10, 2009 (Sat)
1:30 and 4 pm
Kinderkonzert: Strings and Stories
Members of the National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Family Theater

January 10, 2009 (Sat)
7 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Brahms: Living in a Shadow (1st Symphony)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md

January 10, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano
Mansion at Strathmore

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January 10, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Folger Consort: Gloria
Music by Vivaldi and other Baroque composers
Washington National Cathedral

January 10, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Philippe Jordan (conductor) and Lynn Harrell (cello)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

January 10, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
With Brian Ganz, piano
Music Center at Strathmore

January 11, 2009 (Sun)
1:30 and 4 pm
NSO Ensemble Concert
Connections: More History and Music
Kennedy Center Family Theater

January 11, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
National Philharmonic
With Brian Ganz, piano
Music Center at Strathmore

January 11, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Amit Peled, cello [FREE]
Phillips Collection
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, January 13)

January 11, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Ma’alot Wind Quintet [FREE]
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Anne Midgette (Washington Post, January 13)

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January 11, 2009 (Sun)
7 pm
Jens Elvekjaer, piano
Friends of Music
Dumbarton Oaks
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, January 15)

January 11, 2009 (Sun)
7 pm
Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

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January 11, 2009 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Smithsonian Chamber Music Society
Music of Gibbons, Byrd, Tye
Renwick Gallery
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, January 13)

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January 12, 2009 (Mon)
8 pm
Jens Elvekjaer, piano
Friends of Music
Dumbarton Oaks

January 13, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Don Quixote
Mariinsky Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Charles T. Downey (DCist, January 14)

January 14, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Don Quixote
Mariinsky Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

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January 15, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Ilan Volkov (conductor) and Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, January 16)

January 15, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Don Quixote
Mariinsky Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

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January 15, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Stéphane Denève (conductor) and Frank Braley (piano)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tim Smith (Clef Notes, January 16)

January 16, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Don Quixote
Mariinsky Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

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January 16, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Philip Glass, Hydrogen Jukebox
American Opera Theater
Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center
Review -- T. L. Ponick (Washington Times, January 19)

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January 16, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Ilan Volkov (conductor) and Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

January 16, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Keith Phares (baritone) and Patricia Risley (mezzo-soprano)
Barns at Wolf Trap

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January 16, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Stéphane Denève (conductor) and Frank Braley (piano)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

January 17, 2009 (Sat)
11 am and 1:30 pm
NSO Teddy Bear Concert
Kennedy Center Family Theater

January 17, 2009 (Sat)
1:30 and 7:30 pm
Don Quixote
Mariinsky Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

January 17, 2009 (Sat)
2 pm
Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions: Middle Atlantic Regional Finals
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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January 17, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Ilan Volkov (conductor) and Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

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January 17, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Philip Glass, Hydrogen Jukebox
American Opera Theater
Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center

January 17, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Review -- Anne Midgette (Washington Post, January 19)

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January 17, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Stéphane Denève (conductor) and Frank Braley (piano)
Music Center at Strathmore

January 17, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
With Jennifer Frautschi, violin
George Mason University Center for the Arts

January 18, 2009 (Sun)
1:30 and 4 pm
NSO Teddy Bear Concert
Kennedy Center Family Theater

January 18, 2009 (Sun)
1:30 pm
Don Quixote
Mariinsky Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

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January 18, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Music by Dvořák, Britten, Brahms
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

January 18, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio [FREE]
National Academy of Sciences
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, January 21)

January 18, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld
Atlas Performing Arts Center

January 18, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Amit Peled, cello [FREE]
Phillips Collection

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January 18, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
A Choral Bestiary (music by Menotti, Hindemith, others)
Cantate Chamber Singers
Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church (Bethesda, Md.)

January 18, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Amstel Saxophone Quartet
Châteauville Foundation (Castleton Farms, Va.)

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January 18, 2009 (Sun)
5 pm
Philip Glass, Hydrogen Jukebox
American Opera Theater
Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center

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January 18, 2009 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Ingrid Fliter, piano
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- (Clef Notes, January 19)

January 18, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery of Art Orchestra [FREE]
With Kenneth Slowik, guest conductor
National Gallery of Art

January 18, 2009 (Sun)
7 pm
Yellow Barn Music Festival Benefit Concert
An die Musik LIVE! (Baltimore, Md.)

January 21, 2009 (Wed)
8 pm
Peabody Trio and guests
Friedberg Hall, Peabody Institute (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tim Smith (Clef Notes, January 22)

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January 22, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Emmanuel Krivine (conductor) and Yundi Li (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (DCist, January 26)

January 22, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
François-Frédéric Guy, piano
Music by Beethoven and Schubert
La Maison Française
Review -- Joe Banno (Washington Post, January 24)

January 22, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Excerpts from Russian Fairy Tale Operas
Russian Chamber Art Society
Embassy of Austria

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January 22, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Carlos Kalmar (conductor) and Katherine Needleman (Martinů, oboe concerto)
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, January 23)

January 22, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Tony Arnold (soprano) and Movses Pogossian (violin)
Kurtág, Kafka-Fragments
An die Musik LIVE! (Baltimore, Md.)

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January 23, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Emmanuel Krivine (conductor) and Yundi Li (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

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January 23, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Carlos Kalmar (conductor) and Katherine Needleman (Martinů, oboe concerto)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

January 24, 2009 (Sat)
11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Casual Concert
With Carlos Kalmar (conductor)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

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January 24, 2009 (Sat)
2 pm
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, January 26)

January 24, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Vitaly Samoshko, piano
Embassy Series
Embassy of Austria

January 24, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld
Atlas Performing Arts Center

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January 24, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Emmanuel Krivine (conductor) and Yundi Li (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

January 25, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld
Atlas Performing Arts Center

January 25, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Christine Johnson, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

January 25, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
Washington National Opera
With Plácido Domingo, conductor
Music Center at Strathmore

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January 25, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Triple Helix Piano Trio, with Roger Tapping (viola)
Music by Babadjanian, Harrison, Shostakovich
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, January 27)

January 25, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Fine Arts Quartet [FREE]
Music by Mendelssohn
National Gallery of Art
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, January 27)

January 25, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Chamber Ensemble
Mendelssohn Bicentennial Celebration
Hosted by Nina Totenberg of NPR
Rosslyn Spectrum Theater (Arlington, Va.)

January 25, 2009 (Sun)
7 pm
Ronald Mutchnik (violin) and Li-Ly Chang (piano
An die Musik LIVE! (Baltimore, Md.)

January 25, 2009 (Sun)
7 pm
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: The Longevity of the Short Piece
George Mason University Center for the Arts

January 25, 2009 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Augustin Hadelich, violin
With Rohan De Silva, piano
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Anne Midgette (Washington Post, January 27)

January 26, 2009 (Mon)
8 pm
Amy Briggs, piano
American Piano Music II: The 21st Century
Evolution Contemporary Music Series
Music by A. R. Thomas, Glass, Muhly, et al.
An die Musik LIVE! (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tim Smith (Clef Notes, January 27)

January 27, 2009 (Tue)
8 pm
Fessenden Ensemble
Music by Handel, Mozart, Parry
St. Columba's Church (4201 Albemarle St. NW)

January 28, 2009 (Wed)
8 pm
More Than Words (music by Missy Mazzoli, Ken Ueno, Georges Aperghis)
Mobtown Modern
Contemporary Museum (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Tim Smith (Clef Notes, January 30)

January 29, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
Piano Students of Dr. Bella Eugenia Oster
International Club of D.C.
Embassy of Austria

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January 29, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, Le Déserteur
Opera Lafayette
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Washington Post, January 31)

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January 29, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Shostakovich 8th symphony
With Vasily Petrenko (conductor) and Stephen Hough (Tchaikvosky, 1st piano concerto)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Robert R. Reilly (Ionarts, February 1)

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January 29, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Mozart Dances
Mark Morris Dance Group
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
Review -- Charles T. Downey (DCist, February 2)

January 30, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Atlas Performing Arts Center

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January 30, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Mozart Dances
Mark Morris Dance Group
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

January 30, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Miró Quartet
Barns at Wolf Trap
Review -- Anne Midgette (Washington Post, February 2)

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January 31, 2009 (Sat)
6 pm
Emerson Quartet
Music by Dvořák and Haydn
National Museum of Natural History
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 2)

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January 31, 2009 (Sat)
7 pm
Copland and the Cold War
Post-Classical Ensemble
Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, February 4)

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January 31, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Sarah Coburn (soprano) and Lawrence Brownlee (tenor)
With Martin Katz, piano
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, February 3)

January 31, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Left Bank Concert Society
Dumbarton Church
Review -- Cecelia Porter (Washington Post, February 4)

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January 31, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Mozart Dances
Mark Morris Dance Group
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

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January 31, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With André Previn (conductor) and Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 4)

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January 31, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Shostakovich 8th symphony
With Vasily Petrenko (conductor) and Stephen Hough (Tchaikvosky, 1st piano concerto)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

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January 31, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Peabody Symphony Orchestra
With Amit Peled, cello
Music by Rouse, Shostakovich (10th sy.), and Bloch
Friedberg Hall, Peabody Institute (Baltimore, Md.)

January 31, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Axelrod String Quartet
Renwick Gallery

January 31, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
With Miles Hoffman, viola (Makris, viola concerto)
Music Center at Strathmore

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