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2.10.09

Classical Month in Washington (December)

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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!

December 1, 2009 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata: Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63 [FREE]
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany

December 2, 2009 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Joel Fan, piano [FREE]
64th American Music Festival
National Gallery of Art

December 2, 2009 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Madrigal Singers from St. Alban's and NCS [FREE]
St. John's, Lafayette Square

December 2, 2009 (Wed)
8 pm
Sonny Rollins
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 3, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Yuja Wang (premiere of Higdon piano concerto)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 3, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Trio Solisti
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

December 3, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Angela Hewitt, piano
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore

December 3, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Nicolò Ceva, Trionfo per l'Assunzione della Santissima Vergine (1705)
Georgetown University
Wolfington Hall (Jesuit Residence)

December 4, 2009 (Fri)
1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Yuja Wang (premiere of Higdon piano concerto)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 4, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Handel, M-Word
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

December 4, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Handel, M-Word
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

December 4, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Christmas Concert for Charity
Catholic University School of Music
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

December 4, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Handel, M-Word
Washington National Cathedral

December 4, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
St. Lawrence String Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress

December 4, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
University of Maryland Symphony
Music by Strauss, Varèse, Rachmaninoff
Clarice Smith Center

December 4, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Donizetti, Daughter of the Regiment
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts

December 5, 2009 (Sat)
11 am
The Polar Express
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Meyerhoff Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

December 5, 2009 (Sat)
2 pm
Plamena Mangova, piano
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

December 5, 2009 (Sat)
4 pm
Handel, M-Word
Washington National Cathedral

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

December 5, 2009 (Sat)
7 pm
Georgetown University Concert Choir [FREE]
Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart, Georgetown University

December 5, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Great Noise Ensemble
Catholic University School of Music

December 5, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Yuja Wang (premiere of Higdon piano concerto)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 5, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Sinter Klass (music for St. Nicholas and Haydn anniversary)
Chantry with Modern Musick
St. Mary, Mother of God

December 6, 2009 (Sun)
2 pm
Donizetti, Daughter of the Regiment
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts

December 6, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Georgetown University Orchestra
All-Mozart program
Gaston Hall, Healy Building

December 6, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
Piano Concert and Reception, with Audrey Andrist (guest artist) [FREE]
Piano Society of Greater Washington
Calvary Lutheran Church (Silver Spring, Md.)

December 6, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Bates and Friends Ensemble [FREE]
Phillips Collection

December 6, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Handel, M-Word
Washington National Cathedral

December 6, 2009 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Juilliard Quartet
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

December 6, 2009 (Sun)
7 pm
Kennedy Center Honors
Honorees include Grace Bumbry
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 6, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Jens Elvekjaer, piano [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

December 8, 2009 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Ray Chen, violin
Young Concert Artists
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

December 9, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Shanghai String Quartet [FREE]
Music by Penderecki, Beethoven, Debussy
Freer Gallery of Art

December 9, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
New York City Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 10, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker
Washington Ballet (many performances, through December 27)
Warner Theater

December 10, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano) and Kathleen Kelly (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

December 10, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
New York City Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 10, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
Diaz Trio with Rodrigo Ojeda (piano) [FREE]
Library of Congress

December 10, 2009 (Thu)
8 pm
University of Maryland Wind Ensemble
Music by Schuller, Enesco, Varèse
Clarice Smith Center

December 11, 2009 (Fri)
7:30 pm
New York City Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 11, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
In Dulci Jubilo: A German Christmas
Folger Consort, with Cantate Chamber Singers
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 12, 2009 (Sat)
12 noon
Joy of Christmas: Family Matinee
Cathedral Choral Society
Washington National Cathedral

December 12, 2009 (Sat)
1:30 and 7:30 pm
New York City Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 12, 2009 (Sat)
4 pm
Joy of Christmas
Cathedral Choral Society
Washington National Cathedral

December 12, 2009 (Sat)
5 and 8 pm
In Dulci Jubilo: A German Christmas
Folger Consort, with Cantate Chamber Singers
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 12, 2009 (Sat)
7 pm
Unsilent Night + BOOM!
Mobtown Modern
Parade starting at Penn Station
Ending at the Metro Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)

December 12, 2009 (Sat)
7:30 pm
New Juilliard Ensemble [FREE]
Music by Cage, Cowell, others
Freer Gallery of Art

December 12, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic: Handel's M-Word
Music Center at Strathmore

December 12, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Canadian Brass Christmas
George Mason University Center for the Arts

December 13, 2009 (Sun)
1:30 and 7:30 pm
New York City Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 13, 2009 (Sun)
2 and 5 pm
In Dulci Jubilo: A German Christmas
Folger Consort, with Cantate Chamber Singers
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 13, 2009 (Sun)
3 and 4:30 pm
Hansel and Gretel
National Marionette Theater
Candlelight Concert Society
Smith Theater, Howard Community College (Columbia, Md.)

December 13, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
National Philharmonic: Handel's M-Word
Music Center at Strathmore

December 13, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Raphael Trio [FREE]
Phillips Collection

December 13, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Etherea (vocal ensemble) (with Grace Cloutier, harp)
Britten, Ceremony of Carols, other holiday music
Châteauville Foundation (Castleton Farms, Va.)

December 13, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Joy of Christmas
Cathedral Choral Society
Washington National Cathedral

December 13, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet) and Steffen Horn (piano) [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

December 14, 2009 (Mon)
7 pm
Joyeux Noël
Choral Arts Society
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 16, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
In Dulci Jubilo: A German Christmas
Folger Consort, with Cantate Chamber Singers
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 16, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Waverly Consort: The Christmas Story
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

December 16, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Beethoven's Birthday
Ann Schein (piano), Earl Carlyss (violin), Jerome Barry (baritone)
Embassy Series
Embassy of Germany

December 17, 2009 (Thu)
7 pm
Handel, M-Word
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 17, 2009 (Thu)
7:30 pm
In Dulci Jubilo: A German Christmas
Folger Consort, with Cantate Chamber Singers
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 18, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Stradivari Anniversary: Parker Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress

December 18, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
In Dulci Jubilo: A German Christmas
Folger Consort, with Cantate Chamber Singers
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 18, 2009 (Fri)
8 pm
Handel, M-Word
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 19, 2009 (Sat)
1 pm
Jean Renoir, La petite marchande d'allumettes [FREE]
Film screening with live music by Andrew Simpson, piano
National Gallery of Art

December 19, 2009 (Sat)
1 pm
Washington Chorus: Candlelight Christmas
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 19, 2009 (Sat)
2 and 5 pm
In Dulci Jubilo: A German Christmas
Folger Consort, with Cantate Chamber Singers
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 19, 2009 (Sat)
4 pm
Joyeux Noël
Choral Arts Society
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 19, 2009 (Sat)
8 pm
Handel, M-Word
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 20, 2009 (Sun)
1 pm
Handel, M-Word
National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 20, 2009 (Sun)
2 and 5 pm
In Dulci Jubilo: A German Christmas
Folger Consort, with Cantate Chamber Singers
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 20, 2009 (Sun)
2 and 4 pm
Choral Arts Society Family Christmas Concerts
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

December 20, 2009 (Sun)
3 pm
An International Christmas
Washington Bach Consort
National Presbyterian Church

December 20, 2009 (Sun)
4 pm
Erin Keefe (violin) and Lucille Chung (piano) [FREE]
Phillips Collection

December 20, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble: Christmas Concert [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

December 20, 2009 (Sun)
7 pm
Joyeux Noël
Choral Arts Society
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 21, 2009 (Mon)
7 pm
Washington Chorus: Candlelight Christmas
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 21, 2009 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Baltimore Consort: Bright Day Star
Basilica of the Assumption (Baltimore, Md.)

December 22, 2009 (Tue)
7 pm
Washington Chorus: Candlelight Christmas
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 23, 2009 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Washington Chorus: Candlelight Christmas
Music Center at Strathmore

December 23, 2009 (Wed)
8 pm
M-Word Sing-along
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 24, 2009 (Thu)
1 pm
Joyeux Noël
Choral Arts Society
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 27, 2009 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Sharon Isbin, guitar [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

December 31, 2009 (Thu)
8:30 pm
New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

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