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4.2.09

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, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Kim Kashkashian, viola [FREE]
National Museum of Women in the Arts

April 1, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Peter Pan
Washington Ballet
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

April 1, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Britten, Peter Grimes
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 2, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Peter Pan
Washington Ballet
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

April 3, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Peter Pan
Washington Ballet
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

April 3, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Handel, L'Allegro ed il Pensieroso
Opera Lafayette
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 3, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
All-Mendelssohn program
Embassy Series
Embassy of Germany

April 3, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Mahler, 9th symphony (with Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 3, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Pacifica Quartet
Barns at Wolf Trap

April 3, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Dominant Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 4, 2009 (Sat)
11 am, 1:30 pm, and 4 pm
Teddy Bear Concert
Members of National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Family Theater

April 4, 2009 (Sat)
2 pm
Yaron Kohlberg, piano
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 4, 2009 (Sat)
2:30 and 7:30 pm
Peter Pan
Washington Ballet
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

April 4, 2009 (Sat)
5 pm
21st Century Consort
Reynolds Center

April 4, 2009 (Sat)
7 pm
Britten, Peter Grimes
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 4, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Mahler, 9th symphony (with Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano)
Music Center at Strathmore

April 4, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Screening of Buster Keaton's The General
With live music by National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 4, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Calder Quartet
Candlelight Concert Society
Smith Theater, Howard Community College (Columbia, Md.)

April 4, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Brian Ganz, piano
Dumbarton Concerts

April 5, 2009 (Sun)
1 and 5:30 pm
Peter Pan
Washington Ballet
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

April 5, 2009 (Sun)
1:30 and 4 pm
NSO Kinderkonzert
Kennedy Center Theater Lab

April 5, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Mahler, 9th symphony (with Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 5, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Borealis String Quartet [FREE]
National Academy of Sciences (2101 Constitution Ave. NW)

April 5, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Verdi, Requiem
Washington Chorus
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 5, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Bach, St. John Passion
Washington National Cathedral

April 5, 2009 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Ian Bostridge (tenor) and Julius Drake (piano)
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 5, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery String Quartet and Poulenc Trio [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 5, 2009 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Jonathan Biss, piano
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

April 5, 2009 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Smithsonian Chamber Music Society
Renwick Gallery

April 6, 2009 (Mon)
8 pm
Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
With Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 7, 2009 (Tue)
12 noon
Noontime Cantata: Nur jedem das Seine (BWV 163) [FREE]
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany

April 7, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Escher String Quartet
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 8, 2009 (Wed)
8 pm
Krystian Zimerman, piano
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore

April 9, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Requiem
With Kurt Masur and Master Chorale of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 10, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Requiem
With Kurt Masur and Master Chorale of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 11, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Requiem
With Kurt Masur and Master Chorale of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 11, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
Vivaldi, Four Seasons (with Nicolas Kendall, violin)
Music Center at Strathmore

April 15, 2009 (Wed)
7 pm
Rob Kapilow, lecturer (with Adam Neiman, piano)
What Makes It Great? Liszt, Transcendental Etudes
Freer Gallery of Art

April 16, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Leonidas Kavakos (violin) and Iván Fischer
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 16, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Copland, Bruch, Brahms
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 17, 2009 (Fri)
1:30 pm
Choral Festival: National Men's Chorus [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 17, 2009 (Fri)
3:30 pm
Choral Festival: Columbia Union Choir [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 17, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Felicity Lott (soprano) and Graham Johnson (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Embassy of Austria

April 17, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 17, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Benjamin Moser, piano
Embassy Series
Embassy of Germany

April 17, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Music by Haydn, Hindemith, Mendelssohn
Kreeger Museum

April 17, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Monteverdi, L'Incoronazione di Poppea
Catholic University

April 17, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Leonidas Kavakos (violin) and Iván Fischer
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 17, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Folger Consort: Don Quixote
Folger Shakespeare Library

April 17, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Copland, Bruch, Brahms
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 17, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Brentano Quartet with Peter Serkin (piano) [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 17, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Tokyo String Quartet with Lynn Harrell (cello)
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore

April 18, 2009 (Sat)
11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Casual Concert
Music by Bruch, Brahms
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 18, 2009 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Choral Festival: Master Singers of Virginia [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 18, 2009 (Sat)
3:30 pm
Choral Festival: Greater South Jersey Chorus [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 18, 2009 (Sat)
5 and 8 pm
Folger Consort: Don Quixote
Folger Shakespeare Library

April 18, 2009 (Sat)
7 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Copland: An American Classic (3rd symphony)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 18, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Handel, Xerxes
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 18, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Monteverdi, L'Incoronazione di Poppea
Catholic University

April 18, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Quatuor Mosaïques [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 18, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Leonidas Kavakos (violin) and Iván Fischer
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 18, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Christopher Shih, piano
Candlelight Concert Society
Monteabaro Recital Hall, Howard Community College (Columbia, Md.)

April 19, 2009 (Sun)
12 noon (Mass) and 6 pm (concert)
Olivier Latry, organ [FREE]
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

April 19, 2009 (Sun)
1:30 pm
Choral Festival: Central Bucks High School West Choir [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 19, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Monteverdi, L'Incoronazione di Poppea
Catholic University

April 19, 2009 (Sun)
2 and 5 pm
Folger Consort: Don Quixote
Folger Shakespeare Library

April 19, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 19, 2009 (Sun)
3:30 pm
Choral Festival: 18th Street Singers [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 19, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Felicity Lott (soprano) and Graham Johnson (piano)
Châteauville Foundation (Castleton Farms, Va.)

April 19, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
AmorArtis Ensemble [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 19, 2009 (Sun)
7 pm
David Grimal (violinist) and Georges Pludermacher (piano)
Dumbarton Oaks

April 20, 2009 (Mon)
8 pm
David Grimal (violinist) and Georges Pludermacher (piano)
Dumbarton Oaks

April 21, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
David Grimal (violinist) and Georges Pludermacher (piano)
La Maison Française

April 21, 2009 (Tue)
8 pm
Fessenden Ensemble
Septets by Schubert, Stravinsky, Bruch
St. Columba's Episcopal Church (4201 Albemarle St. NW)

April 22, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Handel, Xerxes
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 22, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
David Grimal (violin) and Georges Pludermacher (piano)
Embassy Series
Residence of the French Ambassador

April 23, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With David Zinman (conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 23, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 23, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
BSO Symphony with a Twist
With Christopher O'Riley, piano
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 24, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Handel, Xerxes
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 24, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
In Dal Choi (baritone) with Gabriel Dobner (piano)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 24, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Guarneri Quartet and Left Bank Quartet
Clarice Smith Center

April 24, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Chicago Chamber Musicians
Barns at Wolf Trap

April 24, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Geringas Baryton Trio [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 24, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With David Zinman (conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 24, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
BSO Symphony with a Twist
With Christopher O'Riley, piano
Music Center at Strathmore

April 25, 2009 (Sat)
12 noon
Cello Masterclass with David Geringas [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 25, 2009 (Sat)
4 pm
Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar (sitars)
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 25, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 25, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
National Men's Chorus 10th Anniversary Concert
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 25, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With David Zinman (conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 25, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
BSO Symphony with a Twist
With Christopher O'Riley, piano
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 25, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
With Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Music Center at Strathmore

April 26, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Handel, Xerxes
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 26, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
National Philharmonic
With Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Music Center at Strathmore

April 26, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
British Choir Festival
Canterbury Cathedral Choir
Washington National Cathedral

April 26, 2009 (Sun)
5 pm
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Music of Haydn and opera excerpts
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 26, 2009 (Sun)
5 pm
Inscape Chamber Music Project
Music by Antheil, Nancarrow, Ives
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Bethesda, Md.)

April 26, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Geringas Baryton Trio [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 26, 2009 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Jerusalem Quartet
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

April 30, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
Ludwig Sémerjian, Lecture-Demonstration [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 30, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra: Haydn, Creation
University of Maryland Concert Choir
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 30, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Theresienstadt
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Daniel Hope (violin), and Bengt Forsberg (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Music Center at Strathmore

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