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25.2.11

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, 2011 (Sun)
3 pm
Bach, Easter Oratorio
Washington Bach Consort
National Presbyterian Church

May 1, 2011 (Sun)
3 pm
Drew Owen (cello) and Jeffery Watson (piano)
Washington Conservatory of Music
Glen Echo Park

May 1, 2011 (Sun)
3 pm
Georgetown University Orchestra
Music by Washington, D.C., composers
Gaston Hall, Georgetown University

May 1, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Formosa Quartet
Phillips Collection

May 1, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Virginia Chamber Orchestra
Music by Beethoven (with Elisabeth Adkins, violin)
Ernst Community Cultural Center, NVCC (Annandale, Va.)

May 1, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Itzhak Perlman (violin) and Rohan De Silva (piano)
WPAS
Music Center at Strathmore

May 1, 2011 (Sun)
5 pm
Washington Chorus: Mostly Mahler
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 1, 2011 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Thomas Pandolfi, piano [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

May 2, 2011 (Mon)
7:30 pm
NEH Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities: Drew Gilpin Faust [FREE]
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 3, 2011 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata: Die Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret, BWV 31 [FREE]
With Scott Dettra, organ
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany (1317 G St. NW)

May 5, 2011 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Neeme Järvi (conductor) and Yefim Bronfman (piano)
Music by Glazunov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev (Sy.6)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 5, 2011 (Thu)
8 pm
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Music by Wagner, Berg, Scriabin, Liszt
WPAS
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

May 5, 2011 (Thu)
8 pm
University of Maryland Symphony and Wind Orchestra
Music by Messiaen, Stravinsky, Debussy
Clarice Smith Center

May 6, 2011 (Fri)
7 pm
Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride
With Patricia Racette and Plácido Domingo
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 6, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
A Venti Ensemble: Around the Pianoforte
Music of Mozart, Beethoven, F. Witt
La Maison Française

May 6, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Neeme Järvi (conductor) and Yefim Bronfman (piano)
Music by Glazunov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev (Sy.6)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 6, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Denis Matsuev, piano
Music by Schubert, Beethoven, Liszt, Rachmaninoff
Music Center at Strathmore

May 6, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Mendelssohn, Mahler
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 6, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Colin Jacobsen (violin) and Bruce Levingston (piano) [FREE]
Library of Congress

May 6, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Carl Tanner (tenor), Jason Stearns (baritone), others
Aurora Opera Theater
Spectrum Theater, Artisphere (Rosslyn, Va.)

May 7, 2011 (Sat)
11 and 1:30 pm
NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Bears, Bears, Everywhere
Kennedy Center Family Theater

May 7, 2011 (Sat)
2 pm
Philip Ledger, The Risen Christ
Washington National Cathedral

May 7, 2011 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir (cello) and Sam Armstrong (piano)
Embassy Series
Icelandic Ambassador's Residence (2443 Kalorama Rd. NW)

May 7, 2011 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Tango with National Chamber Ensemble
With José Cáceres, piano
Spectrum Theater, Artisphere (Rosslyn, Va.)

May 7, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Neeme Järvi (conductor) and Yefim Bronfman (piano)
Music by Glazunov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev (Sy.6)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 7, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Mendelssohn, Mahler
Music Center at Strathmore

May 7, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
A Multi-Media Four Seasons
Bach Sinfonia
Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College (Silver Spring, Md.)

May 8, 2011 (Sun)
1:30 and 4 pm
NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Bears, Bears, Everywhere
Kennedy Center Family Theater

May 8, 2011 (Sun)
2 pm
Capital Orchestra Festival
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 8, 2011 (Sun)
3 pm
Mendelssohn Piano Trio [FREE]
Steinway Series
Smithsonian American Art Museum

May 8, 2011 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Mendelssohn, Mahler
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 8, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Robert Stallman (flute) and Edwin Swanborn (harpsichord)
Phillips Collection

May 8, 2011 (Sun)
5 pm
Symphony Stories (music by Ravel, Musorgsky)
Capital City Symphony
Atlas Performing Arts Center

May 8, 2011 (Sun)
6:30 pm
NGA Resident Ensembles [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

May 8, 2011 (Sun)
8 pm
Adelphi String Quartet [FREE]
Clarice Smith Center

May 9, 2011 (Mon)
7 pm
Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride
With Patricia Racette and Plácido Domingo
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 9, 2011 (Mon)
8 pm
University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble [FREE]
With Jauvon Gilliam, timpani
Clarice Smith Center

May 10, 2011 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Fessenden Ensemble
Music by Ravel, Françaix
St. Colomba's Episcopal Church

May 11, 2011 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Fessenden Ensemble
Music by Ravel, Françaix
St. Colomba's Episcopal Church

May 12, 2011 (Thu)
6:30 pm
Winter's Bone (screening)
National Museum of Natural History

May 12, 2011 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride
With Patricia Racette and Plácido Domingo
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 12, 2011 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Sharona Joshua, piano
Music by Clara (Wieck) Schumann
Mansion at Strathmore

May 12, 2011 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Schumann
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 13, 2011 (Fri)
7 pm
Don Pasquale
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 13, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Tigran Alikanov (piano) and friends [FREE]
Library of Congress

May 13, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Ma Maison (music by Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
Trey McIntyre Project
WPAS
Sidney Harman Hall

May 13, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Puccini, Le Villi (in English)
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

May 13, 2011 (Fri)
8:15 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
"Schumann's Beautiful Mind"
Music Center at Strathmore

May 14, 2011 (Sat)
2 and 8 pm
Ma Maison (music by Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
Trey McIntyre Project
WPAS
Sidney Harman Hall

May 14, 2011 (Sat)
3 pm
Cineconcert: Metropolis [FREE]
Music by Silent Orchestra
Smithsonian American Art Museum

May 14, 2011 (Sat)
7 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
"Schumann's Beautiful Mind"
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 14, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
NOW Ensemble and Victoire [FREE]
Atlas Performing Arts Center

May 14, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
Prince George's Philharmonic
Verdi, Requiem
Clarice Smith Center

May 14, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
Music by Bach, Mozart
Music Center at Strathmore

May 15, 2011 (Sun)
1 and 3 pm
NSO Family Concert: Beethoven Lives Upstairs
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 15, 2011 (Sun)
2 pm
Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride
With Patricia Racette and Plácido Domingo
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 15, 2011 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Schumann
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 15, 2011 (Sun)
3 pm
Puccini, Le Villi (in English)
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

May 15, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Erin Keefe (violin) and Lucille Chung (piano)
Phillips Collection

May 15, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Cathedral Choral Society
Music by Gretchaninov, Taneyev, Rimsky-Korsakov
Washington National Cathedral

May 15, 2011 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Award-Winners from the Feder Memorial String Competition of the Washington Performing Arts Society [FREE]
National Gallery of Art

May 15, 2011 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Menahem Pressler, piano
JCCGW (Rockville, Md.)

May 16, 2011 (Mon)
7 pm
Don Pasquale
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 16, 2011 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Paul Appleby (tenor) and Steven Blier (piano)
Vocal Arts D.C.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 17, 2011 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride
With Patricia Racette and Plácido Domingo
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 18, 2011 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Don Pasquale
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 18, 2011 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Sarah Coburn, soprano [FREE]
National Museum of Women in the Arts

May 18, 2011 (Wed)
8 pm
Carmen
Washington Ballet (NB:recorded music)
Sidney Harman Hall

May 19, 2011 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Thomas Dausgaard (conductor) and Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
Music by Sibelius, Beethoven, Nielsen
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 19, 2011 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Aaron Grad (electric guitar): The Father Book
Mansion at Strathmore

May 19, 2011 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Gilles Apap, violin
La Maison Française

May 19, 2011 (Thu)
8 pm
Carmen
Washington Ballet (NB:recorded music)
Sidney Harman Hall

May 19, 2011 (Thu)
8 pm
Puccini, Le Villi (in English)
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

May 20, 2011 (Fri)
1:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Thomas Dausgaard (conductor) and Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
Music by Sibelius, Beethoven, Nielsen
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 20, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Chatham Baroque
Embassy Series
Embassy of Italy

May 20, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride
With Patricia Racette and Plácido Domingo
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 20, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Philadelphia Orchestra
With Charles Dutoit (conductor) and Gil Shaham (violin)
Music by Walton, R. Strauss
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 20, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
eighth blackbird [FREE]
Library of Congress

May 20, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Carmen
Washington Ballet (NB:recorded music)
Sidney Harman Hall

May 21, 2011 (Sat)
2 pm
U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" [FREE]
Roots of the American Songbook
Atlas Performing Arts Center

May 21, 2011 (Sat)
2:30 and 8 pm
Carmen
Washington Ballet (NB:recorded music)
Sidney Harman Hall

May 21, 2011 (Sat)
7 pm
Don Pasquale
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 21, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Thomas Dausgaard (conductor) and Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
Music by Sibelius, Beethoven, Nielsen
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 21, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
Christopher Shih, piano
Candlelight Concert Society
Horowitz Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College (Columbia, Md.)

May 21, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
Puccini, Le Villi (in English)
Opera Vivente (Baltimore, Md.)

May 21, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
Verdi, Requiem
Music Center at Strathmore

May 22, 2011 (Sun)
1 and 5:30 pm
Carmen
Washington Ballet (NB:recorded music)
Sidney Harman Hall

May 22, 2011 (Sun)
1:30 and 4 pm
NSO Kinderkonzert: Got Rhythm?
Kennedy Center Family Theater

May 22, 2011 (Sun)
2 pm
Don Pasquale
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 22, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Andrius Zlabys, piano
Phillips Collection

May 22, 2011 (Sun)
5 pm
Choral Arts Society: Northern Lights
Music by Olli Kortekangas, others
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 22, 2011 (Sun)
6 pm
Massenet, Werther
With Giuseppe Filianoti (tenor) and Jennifer Larmore (soprano)
Washington Concert Opera
Lisner Auditorium

May 22, 2011 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra [FREE]
Music by Mahler
National Gallery of Art

May 23, 2011 (Mon)
8 pm
Ravi Shankar, sitar
WPAS
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 24, 2011 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Don Pasquale
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 25, 2011 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride
With Patricia Racette and Plácido Domingo
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 26, 2011 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Don Pasquale
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 27, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Rosa Lamoreaux (soprano), Richard Spece (clarinet), Elizabeth Hill (piano)
Music by Dvořák, Spohr, Janáček
Embassy Series
Embassy of the Czech Republic

May 27, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Don Pasquale
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 27, 2011 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Carlos Kalmar (conductor) and Karen Gomyo (violin)
Music by Mahler, Sibelius, Walton
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

May 28, 2011 (Sat)
2 pm
Washington International Piano Competition [FREE]
Friday Morning Music Club
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

May 28, 2011 (Sat)
7 pm
Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride
With Patricia Racette and Plácido Domingo
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

May 28, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Carlos Kalmar (conductor) and Karen Gomyo (violin)
Music by Mahler, Sibelius, Walton
Music Center at Strathmore

May 29, 2011 (Sun)
2 pm
National Memorial Day Choral Festival [FREE]
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 29, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Kyrsty Swann, mezzo-soprano
Phillips Collection

May 31, 2011 (Tue)
7:30 pm
The Magic of Dance (anthology of scenes)
Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Kennedy Center Opera House

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