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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, 2010 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra (with Iván Fischer, conductor)
Bach, B Minor Mass
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 1, 2010 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Gershwin, Porgy and Bess
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 1, 2010 (Thu)
8 pm
Mandala of the Four Directions (April Fool's program by Erik Spangler)
MICA (Baltimore, Md.)

April 2, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra (with Iván Fischer, conductor)
Bach, B Minor Mass
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 3, 2010 (Sat)
7 pm
Gershwin, Porgy and Bess
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 3, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Julia Fischer Joseph Lin, violin
Bach, Partitas 1-3
WPAS
6th and I Historic Synagogue

April 3, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra (with Iván Fischer, conductor)
Bach, B Minor Mass
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 3, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Ariel String Quartet
Candlelight Concert Society
Smith Theater, Howard Community College (Columbia, Md.)

April 3, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra
With Lang Lang, piano
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 4, 2010 (Sun)
4 pm
Ricardo Morales, clarinet [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 6, 2010 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata Series: Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe, BWV 185 [FREE]
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany

April 7, 2010 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Mary Elizabeth Williams, soprano [FREE]
St. John's Lafayette Square

April 8, 2010 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Hannu Lintu, conductor)
Music by Sibelius, Rautavaara, Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 9, 2010 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Patricia Racette, soprano (with Craig Terry, piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Embassy of Austria

April 9, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Juilliard Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 9, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Hannu Lintu, conductor)
Music by Sibelius, Rautavaara, Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 9, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
A Musical Banquet: Songs for Lute, Voice, and Viol
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

April 9, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Steve Mackey, Slide (with eighth blackbird)
Clarice Smith Center

April 10, 2010 (Sat)
2 pm
America Sings in the Nation's Capital [FREE]
With Patricia Racette, soprano
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 10, 2010 (Sat)
5 and 8 pm
A Musical Banquet: Songs for Lute, Voice, and Viol
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

April 10, 2010 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Paulo Steinberg, piano
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 10, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Hannu Lintu, conductor)
Music by Sibelius, Rautavaara, Beethoven
Music Center at Strathmore

April 10, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Miró String Quartet
Music by Mendelssohn, Tudor Dominik Maican
Dumbarton Concerts

April 10, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Del Sol String Quartet
Music by Bartók, Zhou Long, Gabriela Lena Frank
Candlelight Concert Society
Smith Theater, Howard Community College (Columbia, Md.)

April 10, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Steve Mackey, Slide (with eighth blackbird)
Clarice Smith Center

April 11, 2010 (Sun)
2 pm
A Musical Banquet: Songs for Lute, Voice, and Viol
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

April 11, 2010 (Sun)
4 pm
Thomas Pandolfi, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 11, 2010 (Sun)
5 pm
City Choir of Washington
Handel, Dixit Dominus, Organ concertos
National Presbyterian Church

April 11, 2010 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Del Sol String Quartet [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 11, 2010 (Sun)
7 pm
Adaskin String Trio and Pedja Mužijević (piano)
Music by Berkeley, Françaix, Beethoven, Dvořák
Dumbarton Oaks

April 11, 2010 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Judith Ingolfsson, violin
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

April 12, 2010 (Mon)
8 pm
Adaskin String Trio and Pedja Mužijević (piano)
Music by Berkeley, Françaix, Beethoven, Dvořák
Dumbarton Oaks

April 13, 2010 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Romeo and Julia Koren
Music by Monteverdi and others (staged)
Mansion at Strathmore

April 13, 2010 (Tue)
8 pm
Fessenden Ensemble
Music by Mozart, Persichetti, Reinecke
St. Columba's Episcopal Church

April 14, 2010 (Wed)
8 pm
Henschel Quartet [FREE]
Library of Congress

April 15, 2010 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Respighi, Rodrigo, Nielsen
Music Center at Strathmore

April 16, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Takács String Quartet with Joyce Yang (piano)
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore

April 16, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Giselle
Moscow Festival Ballet
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 16, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Alexander Quartet and Afiara Quartet [FREE]
Music by Martinů, Shostakovich, and others
Library of Congress

April 17, 2010 (Sat)
2 pm
Alexander Quartet, lecture-concert [FREE]
Beethoven, op. 130
Library of Congress

April 17, 2010 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Frank Proto, Shadowboxer
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 17, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Respighi, Rodrigo, Nielsen
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 17, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Axelrod String Quartet
Renwick Gallery

April 17, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Coppélia
Moscow Festival Ballet
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 17, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
With Soovin Kim (violin) and Arianna Zukerman (soprano)
Music by Mozart, Bruch, Mahler
Music Center at Strathmore

April 18, 2010 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Respighi, Rodrigo, Nielsen
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 18, 2010 (Sun)
3 pm
National Philharmonic
With Soovin Kim (violin) and Arianna Zukerman (soprano)
Music by Mozart, Bruch, Mahler
Music Center at Strathmore

April 18, 2010 (Sun)
4 pm
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
With Julian Rachlin, violin
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 18, 2010 (Sun)
4 pm
Duo Transatlantique, guitar duo [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 18, 2010 (Sun)
4 pm
British Choirs Concert
Washington National Cathedral

April 18, 2010 (Sun)
6 pm
Frank Proto, Shadowboxer
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 18, 2010 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Virginia Virtuosi [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 18, 2010 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Axelrod String Quartet
Renwick Gallery

April 19, 2010 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Diotima String Quartet
Music by Gérard Pesson, François Sarhan, Leoš Janáček
La Maison Francaise

April 21, 2010 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Jennifer Holbrook and Aundi Marie Moore, sopranos [FREE]
With R. Timothy McReynolds, piano
Vocal Arts Society, Discovery Series
Friendship Heights Village Center

April 21, 2010 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 21, 2010 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Sofja Gülbadamova, piano [FREE]
National Museum of Women in the Arts

April 21, 2010 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Frank Proto, Shadowboxer
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 21, 2010 (Wed)
8 pm
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Music by Mozart and Schumann
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore

April 23, 2010 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Meri Siirala, soprano
Embassy Series
Residence of the Finnish Ambassador

April 23, 2010 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Falla and Flamenco: El Corregidor y la Molinera
Post-Classical Ensemble
Harman Center for the Arts

April 23, 2010 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Frank Proto, Shadowboxer
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 23, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Gershwin, Porgy and Bess
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 24, 2010 (Sat)
11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Carnival of the Animals
With Bob Brown Puppets
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 24, 2010 (Sat)
7 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 24, 2010 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Cantate Chamber Singers
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 25, 2010 (Sun)
2 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Music by Dutilleux, Ravel, Dvořák
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 25, 2010 (Sun)
2 pm
Gershwin, Porgy and Bess
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 25, 2010 (Sun)
3 pm
Frank Proto, Shadowboxer
Maryland Opera Studio
Clarice Smith Center

April 25, 2010 (Sun)
4 pm
Ivan Ilić, piano [FREE]
Phillips Collection

April 25, 2010 (Sun)
4 pm
Quartet New Generation (recorder quartet)
Châteauville Foundation

April 25, 2010 (Sun)
4:30 pm
Theatre of Imagination: Opera Scenes
CUA School of Music, Ward Recital Hall

April 25, 2010 (Sun)
5 pm
Inscape Chamber Orchestra
Pergolesi, La Serva Padrona (semi-staged)
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Bethesda, Md.)

April 25, 2010 (Sun)
6 pm
Emerson String Quartet
Music by Barber, Dillon, Beethoven
National Museum of Natural History

April 25, 2010 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Paratore Brothers, piano duo [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

April 26, 2010 (Mon)
7 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 26, 2010 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Escher String Quartet
Music by Bartók, Brahms, Beethoven
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 27, 2010 (Tue)
7 pm
What Makes It Great? (lecture by Rob Kapilow)
Stravinsky, L'histoire du soldat (with Peabody Chamber Players)
WPAS
Smithsonian (TBA)

April 27, 2010 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Christopher Maltman, baritone (and Graham Johnson, piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Embassy of Austria

April 27, 2010 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Bella Hristova, violin
Young Concert Artists
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 27, 2010 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 29, 2010 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Hans Graf (conductor) and Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 29, 2010 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Biava Quartet and Friends
Music of Milhaud, Ravel, Alkan
Pro Musica Hebraica
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 29, 2010 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

April 29, 2010 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Gil Shaham, violin)
Music by Leshnoff, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff
Music Center at Strathmore

April 30, 2010 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Great Noise Ensemble
CUA School of Music, Ward Recital Hall

April 30, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Hans Graf (conductor) and Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

April 30, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (with Gil Shaham, violin)
Music by Leshnoff, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

April 30, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
University of Maryland Symphony
Music by Beethoven, Berlioz
Clarice Smith Center

April 30, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Jack Quartet [FREE]
Music by Pintscher, Xenakis, and others
Library of Congress

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