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25.11.08

Classical Music 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, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Chinese New Year Concert
Qingdao Symphony Orchestra and Choral Arts Society of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 1, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Ryan de Ryke (baritone) and Daniel Schlosberg (piano) [FREE]
Phillips Collection
Review -- Tim Smith (Clef Notes, February 2)

February 1, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Ulrich Urban, piano [FREE]
Music by Mendelssohn
National Gallery of Art

February 1, 2009 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Axelrod String Quartet
Renwick Gallery

February 2, 2009 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Our Lincoln
Presented by Kentucky Humanities Council
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 3, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Nicola Benedetti, violin
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 5)

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February 4, 2009 (Wed)
8 pm
Joshua Bell (violin) and Jeremy Denk (piano)
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 6)

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February 5, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Iván Fischer, conductor (music by Bartók and Dvořák)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 8)

February 5, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Ulike Anton (flute) and Russell Ryan (piano) [FREE]
Austrian Cultural Forum
Embassy of Austria

February 6, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Cypress String Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, February 10)

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February 6, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Iván Fischer, conductor (music by Bartók and Dvořák)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 6, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra
With Celine Byrne, soprano
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall (Alexandria, Va.)

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February 7, 2009 (Sat)
2 pm
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 9)

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February 7, 2009 (Sat)
6 pm
Beyond the Baton: Iván Fischer
Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery

February 7, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Mass for Double Choir by Frank Martin
18th Street Singers
Embassy of Switzerland

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February 7, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
György and Márta Kurtág (piano) and Keller Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 10)

February 7, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Talich Quartet
Candlelight Concert Society
Smith Theater, Howard Community College

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February 7, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Iván Fischer, conductor (music by Bartók and Dvořák)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 7, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Bizet, Carmen
National Philharmonic
Music Center at Strathmore

February 8, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Wonny Song, piano
Young Concert Artists Series
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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February 8, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Washington Bach Consort: The Dresden Connection
Sydney Harman Hall

February 8, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Left Bank Concert Society
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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February 8, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Auryn Quartet
All-Beethoven program
Corcoran Gallery of Art

February 8, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
David Requiro (cello) and Elizabeth DeMio (piano) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

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February 8, 2009 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Radu Lupu, piano
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 11)

February 8, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Josef Feigelson, cello [FREE]
Music by Mendelssohn
National Gallery of Art

February 8, 2009 (Sun)
7 pm
Concertino Palatino
With Johannette Zomer (soprano), 17th-century music
Dumbarton Oaks

February 9, 2009 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Argento Chamber Ensemble [FREE]
Georg Friedrich Haas, In Vain
Austrian Cultural Forum
Embassy of Austria

February 9, 2009 (Mon)
8 pm
Concertino Palatino
With Johannette Zomer (soprano), 17th-century music
Dumbarton Oaks

February 10, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Guarneri String Quartet
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, February 12)

February 10, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Raymond Jackson, piano
Music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, William Grant Still, Frederick Eliot Lewis
Mansion at Strathmore

February 10, 2009 (Tue)
8 pm
Mira Trio
Library of Congress

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February 12, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Hilliard Ensemble
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 14)

February 13, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Atrium Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress

February 13, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Puccini, Tosca
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 16)

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February 14, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Ravel, L'heure espagnole (and Puccini duets)
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia
With Julia Rolwing, Leslie Mutchler, Ta’u Pupu’a, Peter Burroughs
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall

February 15, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players
All-Beethoven Marathon, Part 1
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, February 17)

February 15, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Puccini, Tosca
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts

February 15, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Voice of the Jewish Diaspora
New York Festival of Song
Clarice Smith Center

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February 15, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Ravel, L'heure espagnole (and Puccini duets)
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia
With Julia Rolwing, Leslie Mutchler, Ta’u Pupu’a, Peter Burroughs
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall

February 15, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Eclipse Chamber Orchestra
With Tsuna Sakamoto (viola) and Ira Gold (double bass)
George Washington Masonic Memorial (Alexandria, Va.)

February 15, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Silver Garburg Piano Duo [FREE]
Phillips Collection

February 15, 2009 (Sun)
4:30 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players
All-Beethoven Marathon, Part 2
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

February 15, 2009 (Sun)
5 pm
Inscape Chamber Orchestra
Music by Justin Boyer, Franz Berwald, others
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Bethesda, Md.)

February 15, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
University of Akron Choir [FREE]
Music by Mendelssohn
National Gallery of Art

February 15, 2009 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Smithsonian Chamber Music Society
All-Schubert program
Renwick Gallery

February 16, 2009 (Mon)
2 pm
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Choral Festival
With McLean Youth Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 17, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Rita Medjimorec (piano) and Florian Kitt (cello) [FREE]
Austrian Cultural Forum
Embassy of Austria

February 17, 2009 (Tue)
8 pm
GMU Symphony Orchestra
George Mason University Center for the Arts

February 18, 2009 (Wed)
7 pm
What Makes It Great?: Schumann
Lecture-Demonstration by Rob Kapilow, with Yuliya Gorenman (piano)
WPAS
Freer Gallery of Art

February 18, 2009 (Wed)
8 pm
Trio con Brio Copenhagen with James Dunham (viola) [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Washington Post, February 20)

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February 19, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Charles Dutoit (conductor) and Yuja Wang (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 23)

February 19, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
R. Larry Todd, Lecture on Mendelssohn Bicentenary [FREE]
Library of Congress

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February 19, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Musicians from Marlboro II [FREE]
With Peter Stumpf, cello (music by Haydn, Brahms, Kodály)
Freer Gallery of Art
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Washington Post, February 21)

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February 19, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Ives, Saint-Saëns (Organ-Symphony)
Music Center at Strathmore

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February 20, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Scenes from Shadowboxer (new opera by Frank Proto)
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

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February 20, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Charles Dutoit (conductor) and Yuja Wang (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 20, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Ahn Trio
Music Center at Strathmore

February 21, 2009 (Sat)
5 pm
21st Century Consort
Music by Jacob Druckman, Augusta Read Thomas, David Froom, and Robert Beaser
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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February 21, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Charles Dutoit (conductor) and Yuja Wang (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

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February 21, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
University of Maryland Symphony and Choirs
Music by Carter, Boulanger, Strauss, Bruckner
Clarice Smith Center

February 21, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
St. Petersburg String Quartet
Tudor Dominik Maican, String Quartet No. 3
Dumbarton Concerts
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, February 23)

February 21, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Bennewitz Quartet
Candlelight Concert Society
Smith Theater, Howard Community College

February 22, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Sue Heineman (bassoon) and Paul Cigan (clarinet) [FREE]
Clarice Smith Center

February 22, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Jade Simmons, piano [FREE]
National Academy of Sciences
Review -- Ronni J. Reich (Washington Post, February 24)

February 22, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
New York Empire Trio [FREE]
Phillips Collection

February 22, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Master Chorale of Washington: American A Cappella
National Presbyterian Church
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Washington Post, February 23)

February 22, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Amadeus Chamber Players, with Silver-Garburg Piano Duo
St. Luke Church (McLean, Va.)

February 22, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Mendelssohn Piano Trio [FREE]
Music by Mendelssohn
National Gallery of Art

February 22, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Chee-Yun, violin
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

February 24, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
With Lorin Maazel, conductor
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Anne Midgette (Washington Post, February 26)

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February 24, 2009 (Tue)
8 pm
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
With Julia Fischer, violin
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 26)

February 25, 2009 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Leon Bates, piano [FREE]
Music by Barber, Copland, Corea
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

February 25, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Martin Bruns, baritone [FREE]
Freer Gallery of Art
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 27)

February 25, 2009 (Wed)
8 pm
University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra [FREE]
Clarice Smith Center

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February 26, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Gil Shaham (violin) and Xian Zhang (conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, February 27)

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February 26, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
William Bolcom (piano) and Joan Morris (soprano)
Mansion at Strathmore
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, February 27)

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February 26, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
London Philharmonic Orchestra
With Vladimir Jurowski (conductor) and Leon Fleisher (piano)
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, February 28)

February 26, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Curtis Institute of Music on Tour [FREE]
Library of Congress

February 27, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
IBIS Chamber Music Society [FREE]
Music of William Grant Still and William Alwyn
Lyon Park Community Center (Arlington, Va.)

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February 27, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Gil Shaham (violin) and Xian Zhang (conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 27, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh [FREE]
Library of Congress

February 27, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Imani Winds
Clarice Smith Center

February 28, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Countertop Ensembles: Modern Voices
Saint Peter's on Capitol Hill

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February 28, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Gil Shaham (violin) and Xian Zhang (conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

February 28, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
With Manuel Barrueco (guitar)
Music Center at Strathmore

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