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Classical Music Agenda (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, 2010 (Sat)
2 pm
Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano
2009 Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 1, 2010 (Sat)
7 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 1, 2010 (Sat)
7 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 2
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 1, 2010 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Bizet, Docteur Miracle / Offenbach, Monsieur Choufleuri
Opera Bel Cantanti
1st Stage Theater (McLean, Va.)

May 1, 2010 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Handel, Jephtha
American Opera Theater
First English Lutheran Church (Baltimore, Md.)

May 1, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) and Hans Graf (conductor)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 1, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
Music by Barber, Makris, Vivaldi
Music Center at Strathmore

May 1, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
GMU Center for the Arts

May 2, 2010 (Sun)
2 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 2, 2010 (Sun)
3 pm
Eclipse Chamber Orchestra
Music by Schubert, Mozart, Bizet
George Washington Masonic Memorial (Alexandria, Va.)

May 2, 2010 (Sun)
3 pm
Bizet, Docteur Miracle / Offenbach, Monsieur Choufleuri
Opera Bel Cantanti
1st Stage Theater (McLean, Va.)

May 2, 2010 (Sun)
3 pm
Magnificat (settings by J. S. and C.P.E. Bach)
Washington Bach Consort
National Presbyterian Church

May 2, 2010 (Sun)
4 pm
Ariel Quartet with Roger Tapping (viola)
Music by Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven
Corcoran Gallery of Art

May 2, 2010 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Diane Walsh, piano [FREE]
Music by Couperin, Haydn, Ravel, and Schubert
National Gallery of Art

May 4, 2010 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata [FREE]
Bach, Erschallet, ihr Lieder, BWV 172
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G St. NW)

May 4, 2010 (Tue)
6 pm
Jennifer Holbrook, Aundi Marie Moore (sopranos), and R. Timothy McReynolds (piano) [FREE]
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

May 4, 2010 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Zuill Bailey (cello) and Orion Weiss (piano)
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 4, 2010 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 5, 2010 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Warren Jones (piano)
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 5, 2010 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Anna Radziejewska (mezzo-soprano) and Mariusz Rutkowski (piano)
Music by Chopin, Karłowicz, Paderewski,Benjamin Britten
Kreeger Museum

May 5, 2010 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 6, 2010 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Musicians from Marlboro III [FREE]
Music by Boccherini, Schubert, Stravinsky
Freer Gallery of Art

May 6, 2010 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 6, 2010 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Schubert, Strauss, Beethoven
Weinberg Center (Frederick, Md.)

May 7, 2010 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Christine Brewer (soprano) and Craig Rutenberg (piano)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 7, 2010 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 7, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Schubert, Strauss, Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 8, 2010 (Sat)
11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Schubert, Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 8, 2010 (Sat)
5 pm
21st Century Consort
Music by Currier, Foss, Reich, Albert
Smithsonian American Art Museum

May 8, 2010 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Dariusz Skoraczewski (cello) and Michael Adcock (piano)
Music by Chopin and Barber
Embassy of Poland

May 8, 2010 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Bizet, Docteur Miracle / Offenbach, Monsieur Choufleuri
Opera Bel Cantanti
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

May 8, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Chantry: Music of Jakob Handl
St. Mary Mother of God

May 8, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Bach Sinfonia, with Ronn McFarlane (lute)
Firedance (world premiere), and works for lute by Vivaldi
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College (Silver Spring, Md.)

May 8, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Prince George's Philharmonic
Clarice Smith Center

May 9, 2010 (Sun)
1 and 3 pm
NSO Family Concert: The Composer is Dead
Music by Nathaniel Stookey and Lyrics by Lemony Snicket
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 9, 2010 (Sun)
3 pm
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Music of Haydn, Glessner, Brahms
Smithsonian American Art Museum

May 9, 2010 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Schubert, Strauss, Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 9, 2010 (Sun)
3 pm
Bizet, Docteur Miracle / Offenbach, Monsieur Choufleuri
Opera Bel Cantanti
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

May 9, 2010 (Sun)
6 pm
Rossini, La Cenerentola
With Vivica Genaux (mezzo-soprano) and Kenneth Tarver (tenor)
Washington Concert Opera
Lisner Auditorium

May 9, 2010 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Paul Neubauer (viola) and Anne McDermott (piano) [FREE]
Music by Paul, Shostakovich
National Gallery of Art

May 9, 2010 (Sun)
7 pm
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Chopin and the Future
GMU Center for the Arts

May 9, 2010 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Jennifer Koh (violin) and Thomas Sauer (piano)
Music by Salonen, Adams, Harrison, and others
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 12, 2010 (Wed)
8 pm
Maurizio Pollini, piano
All-Chopin program
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 12, 2010 (Wed)
8 pm
Rite of Swing (jazz arrangement of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring)
Mobtown Modern
Metro Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)

May 13, 2010 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With John Adams (conductor) and Eric Owens (baritone)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 13, 2010 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music of Strauss, Schumann, Brahms
With Juanjo Mena (conductor) and Louis Lortie (piano)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 14, 2010 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Mozart, The Magic Flute (in English)
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

May 14, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Woodley Ensemble [FREE]
Music by Schumann and Barber
Library of Congress

May 14, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music of Strauss, Schumann, Brahms
With Juanjo Mena (conductor) and Louis Lortie (piano)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 14, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Multiplicity: Bach
Compañía Nacional de Danza
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

May 14, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With John Adams (conductor) and Eric Owens (baritone)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 15, 2010 (Sat)
3 pm
Jennifer Holbrook, Aundi Marie Moore (sopranos) and R. Timothy McReynolds (piano) [FREE]
Vocal Arts Society
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church

May 15, 2010 (Sat)
6 pm
Emerson Quartet
Music by Martinů, Dvořák, Janáček
National Museum of Natural History

May 15, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Multiplicity: Bach
Compañía Nacional de Danza
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

May 15, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music of Strauss, Schumann, Brahms
With Juanjo Mena (conductor) and Louis Lortie (piano)
Music Center at Strathmore

May 15, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With John Adams (conductor) and Eric Owens (baritone)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 15, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Chantry: Music of Jakob Handl
St. Bernadette (Silver Spring, Md.)

May 16, 2010 (Sun)
2 pm
Mozart, The Magic Flute (in English)
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

May 16, 2010 (Sun)
3 pm
IBIS Chamber Music Society [FREE]
Music of Mendelssohn, Handel, Vivaldi, Debussy
Resurrection Lutheran Church (Arlington, Va.)

May 16, 2010 (Sun)
4 pm
J. Reilly Lewis, 25th Anniversary Concert
Cathedral Choral Society
Washington National Cathedral

May 16, 2010 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery of Art Piano Trio [FREE]
Music by Bernstein, Copland, and Ives
National Gallery of Art

May 17, 2010 (Mon)
7 pm
Jennifer Holbrook, Aundi Marie Moore (sopranos) and R. Timothy McReynolds (piano) [FREE]
Vocal Arts Society
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

May 17, 2010 (Mon)
8 pm
Los Angeles Philharmonic
With Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 19, 2010 (Wed)
7 pm
Thomas, Hamlet
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 20, 2010 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With John Adams (conductor) and Leila Josefowicz (violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 20, 2010 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Da Capo Chamber Players [FREE]
Music by Chinary Ung
Freer Gallery of Art

May 20, 2010 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Mozart, The Magic Flute (in English)
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

May 21, 2010 (Fri)
1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With John Adams (conductor) and Leila Josefowicz (violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 21, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Washington Chorus
Music by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi
National Presbyterian Church

May 22, 2010 (Sat)
7 pm
Thomas, Hamlet
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 22, 2010 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Mozart, The Magic Flute (in English)
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

May 22, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Yuja Wang, piano
Music by Schumann, Prokofiev
WPAS
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

May 22, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With John Adams (conductor) and Leila Josefowicz (violin)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 22, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
With Piotr Paleczny (piano)
Music of Chopin, Schumann, Paderewski
Music Center at Strathmore

May 22, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Orff, Carmina Burana
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall (Alexandria, Va.)

May 23, 2010 (Sun)
3 pm
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Orff, Carmina Burana
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall (Alexandria, Va.)

May 23, 2010 (Sun)
4 pm
Amadeus Orchestra, with Elisabeth Adkins (violin)
Music by Brahms, Bruch, Schumann
Amadeus Concerts
St. Luke Catholic Church (McLean, Va.)

May 23, 2010 (Sun)
6:30 pm
National Gallery of Art Orchestra [FREE]
Stephen Simon, guest conductor
National Gallery of Art

May 24, 2010 (Mon)
7 pm
Thomas, Hamlet
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 24, 2010 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Philidor, Sancho Pança
Opera Lafayette
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 26, 2010 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Randall Scarlata (baritone) and Thomas Bagwell (piano) [FREE]
Music by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann
National Gallery of Art

May 26, 2010 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Stephen Salters (baritone) and David Zobel (piano)

Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 26, 2010 (Wed)
8 pm
Philadelphia Orchestra
With Charles Dutoit (conductor) and Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore

May 27, 2010 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Thomas, Hamlet
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 27, 2010 (Thu)
8 pm
Underground Railroad: An Evening with Kathleen Battle
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with Morgan State University Choir
Music Center at Strathmore

May 28, 2010 (Fri)
8 pm
Ensemble Caprice [FREE]
Music by Bach, Telemann
Library of Congress

May 29, 2010 (Sat)
2 pm
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord [FREE]
Playing Wanda Landowska’s Pleyel harpsichord
Library of Congress

May 29, 2010 (Sat)
8 pm
Underground Railroad: An Evening with Kathleen Battle
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with Morgan State University Choir
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 30, 2010 (Sun)
2 pm
Thomas, Hamlet
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 30, 2010 (Sun)
2 pm
National Memorial Day Choral Festival
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 30, 2010 (Sun)
8 pm
NSO National Memorial Day Concert [FREE]
U.S. Capitol, West Lawn

4 comments:

Varun said...

Charles, is that event at Kreeger on May 5 still happening? It seems to have dropped off their calendar... If it's just hidden, how does one get tickets to it?

Charles T. Downey said...

Varun, I think it's canceled. I checked the link this morning as I was compiling this week's Classical Music Agenda for DCist and saw the same thing you did: no sign of it on their Web site. If I find any more information, I'll let you know.

Varun said...

Alas! Alack! Looked so promising!

Thanks Charles.

Charles T. Downey said...

Indeed, what a shame. Official word is that the cosponsor canceled a few weeks ago due to visa problems encountered by some of the performers. A related lecture on May 19 was also canceled.