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27.2.09

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, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Composer Spotlight: Lera Auerbach
Lera Auerbach (piano), Alisa Weilerstein (cello), and Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano)
Kennedy Center Family Theater

May 1, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Nelson Freire, piano
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 1, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Plácido Domingo: From My Latin Soul
DAR Constitution Hall

May 1, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Britten, Albert Herring
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

May 1, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Ludwig Sémerjian, fortepiano [FREE]
Library of Congress

May 1, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Haydn, Creation
With Helmuth Rilling, conductor
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 2, 2009 (Sat)
11 am and 1 pm
NSO Teddy Bear Concert
Kennedy Center Family Theater

May 2, 2009 (Sat)
4 pm
Louis Lortie, piano
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 2, 2009 (Sat)
6 pm
Wagner, Siegfried
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 2, 2009 (Sat)
6 pm
Phil Kline, SPACE [FREE]
ETHEL (string quartet)
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

May 2, 2009 (Sat)
7 pm
Imant Raminsh, The Nightingale
Children's Chorus of Washington
Harman Center for the Arts

May 2, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Composer Spotlight: Bruce Adolphe
With Apollo Trio
Kennedy Center Family Trio

May 2, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Richard O'Neill, viola
Korean Concert Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 2, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Nelson Freire, piano
Music Center at Strathmore

May 2, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Haydn, Creation
With Helmuth Rilling, conductor
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 2, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Axelrod Quartet
Renwick Gallery

May 2, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
With Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
George Mason University Center for the Arts

May 3, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Nelson Freire, piano
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 3, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Imant Raminsh, The Nightingale
Children's Chorus of Washington
Harman Center for the Arts

May 3, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Britten, Albert Herring
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

May 3, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
In Praise of Music: All-Handel program
Washington Bach Consort
Music Center at Strathmore

May 3, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Eclipse Chamber Orchestra
George Washington Masonic Memorial (Alexandria, Va.)

May 3, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Raphael Trio [FREE]
Phillips Collection

May 3, 2009 (Sun)
5 pm
Klavier Trio Amsterdam
Corcoran Gallery of Art

May 3, 2009 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Emmanuel Pahud (flute) and Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 3, 2009 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords
Cathedral of Mary, Our Queen (Baltimore, Md.)

May 3, 2009 (Sun)
6 pm
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano
Washington Concert Opera
Lisner Auditorium

May 3, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra [FREE]
With Alessandra Marc, soprano
National Gallery of Art

May 3, 2009 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Axelrod Quartet
Renwick Gallery

May 4, 2009 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Composer Spotlight: Joan Tower
With Muir Quartet and Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Kennedy Center Family Theater

May 4, 2009 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Klavier Trio Amsterdam
La Maison Française

May 4, 2009 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano) and Pei-Yao Wang (piano)
Embassy Series
Embassy of Austria

May 4, 2009 (Mon)
8 pm
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 5, 2009 (Tue)
12 noon
Noontime Cantata: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (BWV 21) [FREE]
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany

May 5, 2009 (Tue)
6 pm
Wagner, Siegfried
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 5, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and Miami String Quartet
New piano septet by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 5, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Nash Ensemble of London
Music by Oliver Knussen and others
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 6, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano) and Karel Kosarek (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Embassy of Austria

May 6, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Musicians from Marlboro [FREE]
Freer Gallery of Art

May 6, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords
Mansion at Strathmore

May 6, 2009 (Wed)
8 pm
Mobtown Modern: Out to Lunch
Contemporary Museum (Baltimore, Md.)

May 7, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Oliver Knussen (conductor) and Leila Josefowicz (violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 7, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Jenny Lin, piano
Music by Ligeti, Messiaen, Unsuk Chin
Mansion at Strathmore

May 7, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Britten, Albert Herring
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

May 8, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Oliver Knussen (conductor) and Leila Josefowicz (violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 9, 2009 (Sat)
11 am and 1 pm
NSO Teddy Bear Concert
Kennedy Center Family Theater

May 9, 2009 (Sat)
2 pm
The Revolutionary Violin [FREE]
Lecture-Demonstration by Peter Sheppard-Skaerved
Library of Congress

May 9, 2009 (Sat)
6 pm
Wagner, Siegfried
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 9, 2009 (Sat)
7 pm
Giuseppe Albanese, piano
Châteauville Foundation (Castleton Farms, Va.)

May 9, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Oliver Knussen (conductor) and Leila Josefowicz (violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 9, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Britten, Albert Herring
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

May 9, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Purcell, King Arthur
Bach Sinfonia
Music Center at Strathmore

May 10, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Celebrate Haydn! Orchestra Festival
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 10, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Mendelssohn Trio [FREE]
Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

May 10, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Washington Sinfonietta
Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Takoma Park, Md.)

May 10, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Cathedral Choral Society: French Spectacular
Washington National Cathedral

May 10, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Maurizio Moretti, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

May 10, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Nancy Marriott, soprano [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

May 10, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Chamber Ensemble
Music by Miaskovsky, Rachmaninoff, Arensky, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky
Rosslyn Spectrum Theater (Arlington, Va.)

May 10, 2009 (Sun)
7:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Oliver Knussen (conductor) in contemporary music program
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 11, 2009 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Till Fellner, piano
Beethoven Sonata Cycle, Part 3
Embassy Series
Embassy of Austria

May 12, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, baritone
With Craig Rutenberg, piano
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 12, 2009 (Tue)
8 pm
Fessenden Ensemble
St. Columba's Episcopal Church

May 14, 2009 (Thu)
6 pm
Wagner, Siegfried
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 14, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Jun Märkl (conductor) and Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 14, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
Tudor Dominik Maican and Timothy Andres, piano
Mansion at Strathmore

May 14, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Il Convito (Maude Gratton, harpsichord)
Baroque music
La Maison Française

May 15, 2009 (Fri)
1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Jun Märkl (conductor) and Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 15, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Homage to Haydn
Embassy Series
Embassy of Austria

May 16, 2009 (Sat)
2:30 pm
Flutists of the Kennedy Center [FREE]
Flute sections of the NSO and KC Opera House Orchestra
Flute Society of Washington
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church

May 16, 2009 (Sat)
7 pm
Puccini, Turandot
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 16, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Jun Märkl (conductor) and Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 16, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Passing the Torch: Haydn and Mendelssohn
Cantate Chamber Singers
St. John's Norwood Parish (Chevy Chase, Md.)

May 17, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Wagner, Siegfried
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 17, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Orff, Carmina Burana
Master Chorale of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 17, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Joaquín Achúcarro, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

May 17, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Julian Bliss, clarinet
Châteauville Foundation (Castleton Farms, Va.)

May 17, 2009 (Sun)
6 pm
Emerson Quartet
Music by Haydn, Ives, Beethoven
National Museum of Natural History

May 17, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Foundling Ensemble [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

May 17, 2009 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Trio Sonatas of Purcell and Handel
Smithsonian Chamber Music Society
Smithsonian Castle

May 19, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Puccini, Turandot
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 20, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Valentina Lisitsa, piano [FREE]
National Museum of Women in the Arts

May 20, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
18th Street Singers
Mansion at Strathmore

May 21, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Moscow String Quartet [FREE]
With composer Sofia Gubaidulina
Freer Gallery of Art

May 21, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Puccini, Turandot
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 21, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Trio Apollon [FREE]
Library of Congress

May 22, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Daniel Schlosberg (piano), Ah Young Hong (soprano), Ryan de Ryke (baritone) [FREE]
Haydn, vocal music
Embassy of Austria

May 23, 2009 (Sat)
2 pm
Bach in Cremona [FREE]
Lecture-Demonstration by Nicholas Kitchens
Library of Congress

May 23, 2009 (Sat)
5 pm
50th Sängerfest Concert
Washington Sängerfest
National Building Museum

May 24, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Puccini, Turandot
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 24, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Opera Bel Cantanti
Music Recital Hall, Montgomery College (Rockville, Md.)

May 24, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Smith Quartet [FREE]
Phillips Collection

May 27, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Puccini, Turandot
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 28, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Philippe Manoury (composer) and Christophe Desjardins (viola)
La Maison Française

May 28, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Hans Gál: What a Life! [FREE]
Washington Musica Viva
Embassy of Austria

May 29, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Opera Bel Cantanti
Music Recital Hall, Montgomery College (Rockville, Md.)

May 29, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Carole Farley (soprano) and John Constable (piano) [FREE]
Poulenc, La voix humaine
Library of Congress

May 30, 2009 (Sat)
7 pm
Puccini, Turandot
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 30, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
With Soovin Kim, violin
Music Center at Strathmore

May 31, 2009 (Sun)
1 and 3 pm
NSO Family Concert
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 31, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Opera Bel Cantanti
Music Recital Hall, Montgomery College (Rockville, Md.)

May 31, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
National Philharmonic
With Soovin Kim, violin
Music Center at Strathmore

May 31, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
American Youth Philharmonic
George Mason University Center for the Arts

May 31, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra [FREE]
Music by Weinberger, Takemitsu, Higdon
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G St. NW)

May 31, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Jupiter Quartet, with Roger Tapping (viola) and Natasha Brofsky (cello)
Corcoran Gallery of Art

May 31, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Andrey Ponochevny, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

May 31, 2009 (Sun)
6 pm
Saverio Mercadante, Il Giuramento
With Elizabeth Futral and Donnie Ray Albert
Washington Concert Opera
Lisner Auditorium

May 31, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery Chamber Orchestra [FREE]
With Stephen Ackert, harpsichord
National Gallery of Art

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