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3.10.11

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, 2011 (Thu)
1:30 pm
Bach Cantata Series [FREE]
UMd School of Music
Clarice Smith Center

December 1, 2011 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Midori, violin
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 1, 2011 (Thu)
7:30 pm
A Luxembourg Christmas
Embassy of Luxembourg

December 1, 2011 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Jenny Lin, piano
Transcriptions of popular songs by American composers
Mansion at Strathmore

December 2, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Handel, Messiah
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

December 2, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Handel, Messiah
Washington National Cathedral

December 2, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Christmas Concert for Charity
Catholic University
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

December 2, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
A Luxembourg Christmas
Embassy of Luxembourg

December 2, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel
Virginia Opera
GMU Center for the Arts

December 2, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Midori, violin
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 2, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Final Tour
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

December 2, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
The 5 Browns: Holiday Show
Music Center at Strathmore

December 3, 2011 (Sat)
11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Cinderella (with Bob Brown Puppets)
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

December 3, 2011 (Sat)
2 pm
Kathryn Stott, piano
WPAS
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

December 3, 2011 (Sat)
4 pm
A Celtic Christmas
Dumbarton Concerts

December 3, 2011 (Sat)
4 pm
Handel, Messiah
Washington National Cathedral

December 3, 2011 (Sat)
5 pm
21st Century Consort
Smithsonian American Art Museum

December 3, 2011 (Sat)
6 pm
Haydn, Saint Nicholas Mass
Amadeus Orchestra and Reston Chorale
Amadeus Concerts
Reston Community Center

December 3, 2011 (Sat)
7:30 pm
A Luxembourg Christmas
Embassy of Luxembourg

December 3, 2011 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra
St. John's United Methodist Church (Springfield, Va.)

December 3, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Midori, violin
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 3, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Final Tour
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

December 3, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
Pacifica Quartet
Candlelight Concert Society
Smith Theater, Howard Community College (Columbia, Md.)

December 3, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Handel, Messiah
Music Center at Strathmore

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
2 pm
Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel
Virginia Opera
GMU Center for the Arts

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
3 pm
Christmas in Leipzig
Washington Bach Consort
National Presbyterian Church

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
3 pm
Jeffery Watson, piano [FREE]
Washington Conservatory of Music
Westmoreland UCC Church (Bethesda, Md.)

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Iestyn Davies (countertenor) and Kevin Murphy (piano)
Phillips Collection

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Handel, Messiah
Washington National Cathedral

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
A Celtic Christmas
Dumbarton Concerts

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
5 pm
UMd Symphony Orchestra
With members of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Clarice Smith Center

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
5:30 pm
Steven Isserlis (cello) and Connie Shih (piano)
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
6 pm
What Makes It Great: Beethoven's Appassionata
Yuliya Gorenman, piano
National Museum of Natural History

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Pacifica Quartet [FREE]
Music by Beethoven
National Gallery of Art

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
7 pm
Boston Camerata: The Sacred Bridge
Dumbarton Oaks

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
7 pm
Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 4, 2011 (Sun)
7:30 pm
Caroline Goulding, violin
JCCGW (Rockville, Md.)

December 5, 2011 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Mathieu Dufour, flute
La Maison Française

December 5, 2011 (Mon)
8 pm
Boston Camerata: The Sacred Bridge
Dumbarton Oaks

December 6, 2011 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata: Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40 [FREE]
Washington Bach Consort
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (1313 New York Avenue NW)

December 6, 2011 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Narek Arutyunian (clarinet) and Steven Beck (piano)
Young Concert Artists
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

December 6, 2011 (Tue)
7:30 pm
CUA Symphony Orchestra
Catholic University, Hartke Theater

December 6, 2011 (Tue)
8 pm
Liederabend 2.0
Evolution Contemporary Music Series
An Die Musik LIVE (Baltimore, Md.)

December 7, 2011 (Wed)
12:10 pm
Thomas Hrynkiw, piano [FREE]
Music by Ukrainian composers
National Gallery of Art

December 7, 2011 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Augustin Hadelich (violin) and Rohan de Silva (piano)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

December 8, 2011 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker
American Ballet Theater
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 8, 2011 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Wendy Richman, viola
Music by Gorbos, Scelsi, others
Mansion at Strathmore

December 8, 2011 (Thu)
8 pm
UMd Wind Orchestra
Music by Brahms, Corigliano
Clarice Smith Center

December 9, 2011 (Fri)
1:30 and 7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker
American Ballet Theater
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 9, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Eric Owens (bass-baritone) and Craig Rutenberg (piano)
Vocal Arts D.C.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

December 9, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Matei Varga, piano
Romanian Ambassador's Residence

December 9, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Great Noise Ensemble
CUA School of Music

December 9, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Festival of Lessons and Carols
Maryland Boy Choir, UMd Choirs
Clarice Smith Center

December 9, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
O Magnum Mysterium (Christmas concert)
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 10, 2011 (Sat)
12 noon
Joy of Christmas: Family Matinee
Cathedral Choral Society and 18th Street Singers
Washington National Cathedral

December 10, 2011 (Sat)
1:30 and 2:30 pm
The Mandoleers [FREE]
Caroling in the Rotunda
National Gallery of Art

December 10, 2011 (Sat)
1:30 and 7:30 pm
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker
American Ballet Theater
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 10, 2011 (Sat)
4 and 8 pm
A Celtic Christmas
Dumbarton Concerts

December 10, 2011 (Sat)
4 pm
Joy of Christmas
Cathedral Choral Society and 18th Street Singers
Washington National Cathedral

December 10, 2011 (Sat)
5 and 8 pm
O Magnum Mysterium (Christmas concert)
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 10, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
O Magnum Mysterium: Victoria and Byrd
Chantry
St. Mary Mother of God

December 10, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
National Philharmonic
Handel, Messiah
Music Center at Strathmore

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
1 and 6 pm
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker
American Ballet Theater
Kennedy Center Opera House

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
1:30 and 2:30 pm
Alexandria Choral Society [FREE]
Caroling in the Rotunda
National Gallery of Art

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
2 and 5 pm
O Magnum Mysterium (Christmas concert)
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
3 pm
Festive Baroque: In Memory of Paul Traver
Clarice Smith Center

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
3 pm
Cantate Chamber Singers: Holiday in Venice
St. Mark's Episcopal Church

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
3 pm
National Philharmonic
Handel, Messiah
Music Center at Strathmore

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Juan José Chuquisengo, piano
Phillips Collection

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Joy of Christmas
Cathedral Choral Society and 18th Street Singers
Washington National Cathedral

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
A Celtic Christmas
Dumbarton Concerts

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
4:30 pm
Holiday Concert
National Chamber Ensemble
Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere (Arlington, Va.)

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
5 pm
Music for Christmas
City Choir of Washington
National Presbyterian Church

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Rose Ensemble [FREE]
Medieval music by Arab, Sephardic, Christian composers
National Gallery of Art

December 11, 2011 (Sun)
7 pm
Messiah Sing-Along
GMU Center for the Arts

December 13, 2011 (Tue)
8 pm
Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet
GMU Center for the Arts

December 14, 2011 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Capitol Hearings: A Cappella Christmas
Mansion at Strathmore

December 14, 2011 (Wed)
7:30 pm
O Magnum Mysterium (Christmas concert)
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 14, 2011 (Wed)
8 pm
Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet
GMU Center for the Arts

December 15, 2011 (Thu)
7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Handel, Messiah
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 15, 2011 (Thu)
7:30 pm
O Magnum Mysterium (Christmas concert)
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 15, 2011 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet
Music Center at Strathmore

December 16, 2011 (Fri)
12:10 pm
Menahem Pressler, piano [FREE]
Music by Beethoven
National Gallery of Art

December 16, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Efe Baltacigil (cello) and Amy Yang (piano)
Turkish Ambassador's Residence

December 16, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet
Music Center at Strathmore

December 16, 2011 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
A Christmas Carol in concert
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

December 16, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Handel, Messiah
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 16, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
O Magnum Mysterium (Christmas concert)
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 17, 2011 (Sat)
12:30 and 1:30 pm
Annapolis Area Christian Schools [FREE]
Caroling in the Rotunda
National Gallery of Art

December 17, 2011 (Sat)
1 pm
Family Christmas Concert
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 17, 2011 (Sat)
2 and 5 pm
O Magnum Mysterium (Christmas concert)
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 17, 2011 (Sat)
4 pm
A Candlelight Christmas
Washington Chorus
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 17, 2011 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
A Christmas Carol in concert
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

December 17, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
Borromeo Quartet with Seymour Lipkin (piano) [FREE]
Library of Congress

December 17, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Handel, Messiah
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 17, 2011 (Sat)
8 pm
Carmina and Illuminare
Early music for Christmas
Kentlands Mansion (Gaithersburg, Md.)

December 18, 2011 (Sun)
12:30 and 1:30 pm
Central Bucks High School West Chamber Choir [FREE]
Caroling in the Rotunda
National Gallery of Art

December 18, 2011 (Sun)
1 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Handel, Messiah
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 18, 2011 (Sun)
2 and 5 pm
O Magnum Mysterium (Christmas concert)
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 18, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Handel, Messiah
Church of Ascension and St. Agnes

December 18, 2011 (Sun)
4 pm
Arceci and McKean (Baroque ensemble)
Phillips Collection

December 18, 2011 (Sun)
6:30 pm
Thomas Mark Fallon, countertenor [FREE]
Music for Christmas
National Gallery of Art

December 18, 2011 (Sun)
7 pm
A Candlelight Christmas
Washington Chorus
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 19, 2011 (Mon)
7 pm
Holiday Treasures from Russia
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 20, 2011 (Tue)
7 pm
A Candlelight Christmas
Washington Chorus
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 20, 2011 (Tue)
7:30 pm
A Dickens Christmas
Cathedral Choral Society
Music Center at Strathmore

December 21, 2011 (Wed)
7 pm
Holiday Treasures from Russia
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 21, 2011 (Wed)
7:30 pm
A Candlelight Christmas
Washington Chorus
Music Center at Strathmore

December 22, 2011 (Thu)
7 pm
A Candlelight Christmas
Washington Chorus
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 22, 2011 (Thu)
8 pm
Holiday Celebration with Washington Symphonic Brass
National Philharmonic
Music Center at Strathmore

December 23, 2011 (Fri)
8 pm
Messiah Sing-Along [FREE]
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 24, 2011 (Sat)
1 pm
Holiday Treasures from Russia
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 31, 2011 (Sat)
8:30 pm
New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

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