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25.12.08

Classical Month in Washington (March)

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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!

March 1, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Donald Manildi, Reflections from the Keyboard
Free lecture-demonstration
Clarice Smith Center

March 1, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
PRISM Saxophone Quartet and Music from China [FREE]
Freer Gallery of Art
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, March 3)

March 1, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Rami Bar-Niv, piano
Universalist National Memorial Church (1810 16th St. NW)

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March 1, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Evgeny Kissin, piano
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, March 4)

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March 1, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Mandelring Quartet
Châteauville Foundation (Castleton Farms, Va.)

March 1, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Andrew Brownell, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

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March 1, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Ellen Hargis (soprano) and Paul O’Dette (lute) [FREE]
Music of the Golden Age in the Netherlands
National Gallery of Art

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March 1, 2009 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Post-Classical Ensemble
With Harolyn Blackwell, soprano
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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March 3, 2009 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Washington Bach Consort: Noontime Cantata [FREE]
Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (BWV 12)
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G St. NW)

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March 3, 2009 (Tue)
6:30 pm
Sequenzathon (Luciano Berio, complete Sequenzas)
Mobtown Modern
Contemporary Museum (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Washington Post, March 5)

March 3, 2009 (Tue)
8 pm
Fessenden Ensemble: Youthful Masterworks
St. Columba's Episcopal Church (4201 Albemarle St. NW)

March 4, 2009 (Wed)
12:10 pm
David Amram, piano [FREE]
National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall

March 4, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Till Fellner, piano
Beethoven sonata cycle
Embassy Series
Embassy of Austria
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, March 6)

March 4, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
New York City Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House
Review -- Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, March 9)

March 4, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Tracy Anne Smith, guitar
Mansion at Strathmore

March 5, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
New York City Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

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March 5, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Belcea Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Robert Battey (Washington Post, March 7)

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March 5, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Stravinsky, Apollo; Mozart, Requiem Mass
With Jun Märkl (conductor), Christine Brandes (soprano), Susan Platts (mezzo-soprano)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, March 10)

March 6, 2009 (Fri)
7 pm
Master Class with Marilyn Horne [FREE]
Clarice Smith Center

March 6, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
New York City Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

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March 6, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Heather Raffo and Amir El Saffar, The Sounds of Desire
Kennedy Center Family Theater
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, March 9)

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March 6, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Monteverdi, The Coronation of Poppea
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

March 6, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Emmanuel Ceysson, harp
Barns at Wolf Trap

March 7, 2009 (Sat)
1:30 and 7:30 pm
New York City Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

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March 7, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Stravinsky, Apollo; Mozart, Requiem Mass
With Jun Märkl (conductor), Christine Brandes (soprano), Susan Platts (mezzo-soprano)
Music Center at Strathmore

March 8, 2009 (Sun)
1:30 and 7:30 pm
New York City Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

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March 8, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Stravinsky, Apollo; Mozart, Requiem Mass
With Jun Märkl (conductor), Christine Brandes (soprano), Susan Platts (mezzo-soprano)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

March 8, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Donizetti, Don Pasquale
Opera Bel Cantanti
Olney Theater Center for the Arts
Review -- Mark J. Estren (Washington Post, March 9)

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March 8, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Monteverdi, The Coronation of Poppea
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

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March 8, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Bicentennial Tribute to Abraham Lincoln
Hindemith, When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd
Cathedral Choral Society
Washington National Cathedral
Review -- Charles T. Downey (Washington Post, March 10)

March 8, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Verdehr Trio [FREE]
Phillips Collection
Review -- Joan Reinthaler (Washington Post, March 9)

March 8, 2009 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Brentano Quartet with Peter Serkin
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Review -- Michael Lodico (Ionarts, March 11)

March 8, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
NGA Vocal Arts Ensemble [FREE]
Music of the Golden Age in the Netherlands
National Gallery of Art

March 10, 2009 (Tue)
8 pm
David Henry Hwang, lecture
Clarice Smith Center

March 11, 2009 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Peter Vinograde, piano [FREE]
Music by Corgliano, Ruggles, Flagello, and other composers
National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall

March 11, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Leipzig String Quartet [FREE]
Music by Takemitsu, Hosokawa, Tan Dun, Cage
Freer Gallery of Art
Review -- Charles T. Downey (DCist, March 12)

March 11, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Jessica Krash (piano) and National Gallery of Art String Quartet [FREE]
National Museum of Women in the Arts

March 11, 2009 (Wed)
8 pm
Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
Music Center at Strathmore
Review -- Rebecca J. Ritzel (Washington Post, March 14)

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March 12, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Monteverdi, The Coronation of Poppea
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

March 12, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Evelyn Lear and Thomas Stewart Emerging Singers Concert
Embassy of Austria

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March 13, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Quatuor Ébène [FREE]
Library of Congress
Review -- Charles T. Downey (DCist, March 14)

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March 13, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Steven Isserlis (cello) and Connie Shih (piano)
Clarice Smith Center

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March 13, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Mosaic: Medieval Song from Spain and Cyprus
Folger Consort with soprano Ann Monoyios
Folger Shakespeare Library

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March 14, 2009 (Sat)
5 and 8 pm
Mosaic: Medieval Song from Spain and Cyprus
Folger Consort with soprano Ann Monoyios
Folger Shakespeare Library

March 14, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Amsterdam Cello Octet
Music by Pärt, Glass, Piazzolla and David Popper
Dumbarton Concerts

March 14, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic: Mozart Requiem
Music Center at Strathmore

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March 14, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Monteverdi, The Coronation of Poppea
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

March 14, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Donizetti, Don Pasquale
Opera Bel Cantanti
Olney Theater Center for the Arts

March 14, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
With Andrew Armstrong, piano
George Mason University Center for the Arts

March 15, 2009 (Sun)
1 and 3 pm
NSO Family Concert: Go, Team, Go!
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

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March 15, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Mosaic: Medieval Song from Spain and Cyprus
Folger Consort with soprano Ann Monoyios
Folger Shakespeare Library

March 15, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Donizetti, Don Pasquale
Opera Bel Cantanti
Olney Theater Center for the Arts

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March 15, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Harmonious Blacksmith [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

March 15, 2009 (Sun)
7 pm
Prima Trio (Washington, D.C., début)
Dumbarton Oaks

March 15, 2009 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Joseph Haydn: Trios for the Esterházys
Smithsonian Chamber Music Society
Renwick Gallery

March 16, 2009 (Mon)
8 pm
Prima Trio (Washington, D.C., début)
Dumbarton Oaks

March 18, 2009 (Wed)
12:10 pm
NGA String Quartet with Jessica Krash (piano) [FREE]
National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall

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March 19, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Jonathan Biss (piano) and Herbert Blomstedt (guest conductor)
Program includes Bruckner, 9th symphony
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

March 19, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Biava Quartet
Presented by Pro Musica Hebraica
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

March 19, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Dvořák, 7th symphony, and with Lukáš Vondrácek, piano
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

March 20, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Music of Haydn
Embassy Series
Embassy of Hungary

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March 20, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Jonathan Biss (piano) and Herbert Blomstedt (guest conductor)
Program includes Bruckner, 9th symphony
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

March 20, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Dvořák, 7th symphony, and with Lukáš Vondrácek, piano
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

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March 20, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Handel, Brockes Passion
Cantate Chamber Singers
St. John's Norwood Parish (Chevy Chase, Md.)

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March 20, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Schubert, Schubert, and Schubert
Auryn Quartet
Gaston Hall, Georgetown University

March 20, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Prokofiev, Cinderella
Russian National Ballet Theater
George Mason University Center for the Arts

March 20, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Lara St. John, violin
Barns at Wolf Trap

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March 21, 2009 (Sat)
7 pm
Britten, Peter Grimes
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

March 21, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Canadian Brass
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

March 21, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Dvořák, 7th symphony, and with Lukáš Vondrácek, piano
Music Center at Strathmore

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March 21, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Jonathan Biss (piano) and Herbert Blomstedt (guest conductor)
Program includes Bruckner, 9th symphony
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

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March 21, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Schubert, Schubert, and Schubert
Auryn Quartet
Gaston Hall, Georgetown University

March 21, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Prokofiev, Sleeping Beauty
Russian National Ballet Theater
George Mason University Center for the Arts

March 22, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Washington International Competition for Strings [FREE]
Friday Morning Music Club
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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March 22, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
J. S. Bach, Great Organ Mass
Washington Bach Consort
National Presbyterian Church

March 22, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Dvořák, 7th symphony, and with Lukáš Vondrácek, piano
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

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March 22, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Academy of Ancient Music
J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concertos
George Mason University Center for the Arts

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March 22, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Olga Kern, piano
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore

March 22, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Ensemble Gaudior [FREE]
Phillips Collection

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March 22, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Ariel Quartet with Roger Tapping (viola)
Corcoran Gallery of Art

March 22, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
IBIS Chamber Music Society [FREE]
Music by William Grant Still and William Alwyn
The Church at Clarendon (Arlington, Va.)

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March 22, 2009 (Sun)
6 pm
Philip Setzer (violin), Gilbert Kalish (piano), and Paul Epstein (piano)
Music by Mozart, Epstein, Ives, Ravel
National Museum of Natural History

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March 22, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Egidius Kwartet [FREE]
Music of the Golden Age in the Netherlands
National Gallery of Art

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March 22, 2009 (Sun)
8 pm
Schubert, Schubert, and Schubert
Auryn Quartet
Gaston Hall, Georgetown University

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March 23, 2009 (Mon)
7 pm
Britten, Peter Grimes
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

March 23, 2009 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Lipman Harp Duo
Embassy Series
Embassy of Australia

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March 23, 2009 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Monument Piano Trio
Mansion at Strathmore

March 24, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Pius Cheung, marimba
Young Concert Artists
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

March 25, 2009 (Wed)
12:10 pm
New York Chamber Soloists [FREE]
Music by Copland, Powell, Riegger, and Thompson
National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall

March 25, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Tracy Anne Smith, guitar
Mansion at Strathmore

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March 25, 2009 (Wed)
8 pm
Frederica von Stade and Samuel Ramey
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

March 26, 2009 (Thu)
4 pm
Award-Winning Student Ambassadors from the Music Institute of Chicago [FREE]
Kreeger Museum

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March 26, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Britten, Peter Grimes
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

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March 26, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Susanna Phillips (soprano) and Craig Terry (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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March 26, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Yuri Temirkanov (conductor) and Vadim Repin (violin)
Brahms, violin concerto; Prokofiev, 5th symphony
Music Center at Strathmore

March 27, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
New Zealand String Quartet [FREE]
With Richard Nunns, traditional Maori instruments
Library of Congress

March 27, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
University of Maryland Symphony
Mahler, 5th symphony
Clarice Smith Center

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March 27, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Yuri Temirkanov (conductor) and Vadim Repin (violin)
Brahms, violin concerto; Prokofiev, 5th symphony
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

March 27, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
GMU Opera Company
George Mason University Center for the Arts

March 28, 2009 (Sat)
11 am
Splendor of the Harpsichord (music by Sweelinck, Frescobaldi, Rameau, Bach)
Joseph Gascho, harpsichord
George Washington University, Mount Vernon Campus

March 28, 2009 (Sat)
3 pm
Michael Berkovsky, piano [FREE]
Baltimore Museum of Art

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March 28, 2009 (Sat)
4 pm
London Symphony Orchestra
With Valery Gergiev (conductor) and Alexei Volodin (piano)
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

March 28, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Left Bank Concert Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

March 28, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Chanticleer: Wondrous Free
Music Center at Strathmore

March 28, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Handel, Israel in Egypt
Bach Sinfonia
Woodside United Methodist Church (Silver Spring, Md.)

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March 28, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Yuri Temirkanov (conductor) and Vadim Repin (violin)
Brahms, violin concerto; Prokofiev, 5th symphony
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

March 28, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
GMU Opera Company
George Mason University Center for the Arts

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March 29, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Britten, Peter Grimes
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

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March 29, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Bang on a Can Marathon
With Terry Riley and Glenn Kotche
Clarice Smith Center

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March 29, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Yuri Temirkanov (conductor) and Vadim Repin (violin)
Brahms, violin concerto; Prokofiev, 5th symphony
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

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March 29, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Richard Goode, piano
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore

March 29, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Alon Goldstein, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

March 29, 2009 (Sun)
5 pm
Kevin Kenner, piano
Embassy Series
La Maison Française

March 29, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
NGA Orchestra with Alan Mandel (piano) [FREE]
Music by Barber, Hanson, and Siegmeister
National Gallery of Art

March 30, 2009 (Mon)
8 pm
New Music Concert [FREE]
University of Maryland School of Music
Clarice Smith Center

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