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12.6.14

Classical Music Agenda: July/August 2014

July and August are meager months for classical music in Washington, but here are a few options for those who are not traveling elsewhere this summer.

OPERA:
The two productions at the Castleton Festival are Mozart's Don Giovanni (July 5, 12, 18) and Puccini's Madama Butterfly (July 6, 11, 20). Lorin Maazel has canceled most of his conducting dates for the foreseeable future, so no way to be sure that he will conduct the Puccini or not.

Wolf Trap Opera concludes its season with a rather alluring double-bill: Milhaud's Le pauvre matelot and Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tirésias (August 8, 10, 16), both mounted for the first time by the company.


INSTRUMENTAL:
Washington-born pianist Sarah Daneshpour returns to the area for a free recital at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (July 13). The program will include Franck’s Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue, Schumann’s Variations on the Name of ABEGG, and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit.

The young musicians of the NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra will give two free concerts in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall (July 13 and 27). The second of these performances will include a concerto with the winner of the Institute's concerto competition.

The NSO has a few performances at Wolf Trap over the summer. We might take in the screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey with live music (July 19) and the concert with cellist Yo-Yo Ma (August 2), playing Dvořák's cello concerto (August 2, already sold out).

We will probably add a few performances from the Capital Fringe Festival (July 10 to 27), once the schedule is announced.

See the complete calendar after the jump.

COMPLETE CALENDAR:
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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!

July 1, 2014 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Handel, Giulio Cesare
Barns at Wolf Trap

July 1, 2014 (Tue)
8:30 pm
Pilobolus
Wolf Trap, Filene Center

July 3, 2014 (Thu)
2 pm
Thomas Hampson, baritone [FREE]
Music by American composers
Library of Congress

July 4, 2014 (Fri)
8 pm
A Capitol Fourth [FREE]
National Symphony Orchestra
West Lawn, U.S. Capitol

July 5, 2014 (Sat)
7 pm
Mozart, Don Giovanni
Castleton Festival

July 6, 2014 (Sun)
11 am
Castleton Chamber Players
Castleton Festival

July 6, 2014 (Sun)
2 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Castleton Festival

July 10, 2014 (Thu)
8 pm
Castleton Festival
Hylton Performing Arts Center (Manassas, Va.)

July 10, 2014 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Bach, Corelli, Scarlatti
Music Center at Strathmore

July 11, 2014 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Bach, Corelli, Scarlatti
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

July 11, 2014 (Fri)
8 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Castleton Festival

July 11, 2014 (Fri)
8:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Screening of Fantasia
Wolf Trap, Filene Center

July 12, 2014 (Sat)
1:30 pm
Shaw, Don Juan in Hell
Castleton Festival

July 12, 2014 (Sat)
7 pm
Mozart, Don Giovanni
Castleton Festival

July 12, 2014 (Sat)
8:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Screening of Fantasia
Wolf Trap, Filene Center

July 13, 2014 (Sun)
2 pm
Story in Music (symphonic concert)
Castleton Festival

July 13, 2014 (Sun)
3 pm
Sara Daneshpour, piano [FREE]
Smithsonian American Art Museum

July 13, 2014 (Sun)
6 pm
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra [FREE]
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

July 18, 2014 (Fri)
8 pm
Mozart, Don Giovanni
Castleton Festival

July 18, 2014 (Fri)
8:15 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Wolf Trap, Filene Center

July 19, 2014 (Sat)
11 am
CATS, opera scenes
Castleton Festival

July 19, 2014 (Sat)
4 pm
Castleton Chamber Players
Castleton Festival

July 19, 2014 (Sat)
7 pm
Love in Music (symphonic concert)
Castleton Festival

July 19, 2014 (Sat)
8:30 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Wolf Trap, Filene Center

July 20, 2014 (Sun)
11 am
CATS, opera scenes
Castleton Festival

July 20, 2014 (Sun)
2 pm
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Castleton Festival

July 24, 2014 (Thu)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Beethoven
Music Center at Strathmore

July 25, 2014 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music by Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

July 25, 2014 (Fri)
8:15 pm
Bizet, Carmen
Wolf Trap Opera, National Symphony Orchestra
Wolf Trap, Filene Center

July 27, 2014 (Sun)
3 pm
Les Six [FREE]
Wolf Trap Opera
Wolf Trap, Center for Education

July 27, 2014 (Sun)
6 pm
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra [FREE]
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

July 30, 2014 (Wed)
8 pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
With Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Wolf Trap, Filene Center

August 2, 2014 (Sat)
8:15 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Wolf Trap, Filene Center

August 3, 2014 (Sun)
2 pm
Opera International's Operatic Vocal Gala Concert
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

August 8, 2014 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Milhaud, Le pauvre matelot
Poulenc, Les mamelles de Tirésias
Wolf Trap Opera
Barns at Wolf Trap

August 10, 2014 (Sun)
3 pm
Milhaud, Le pauvre matelot
Poulenc, Les mamelles de Tirésias
Wolf Trap Opera
Barns at Wolf Trap

August 16, 2014 (Sat)
2 pm
Cineconcert: Buster Keaton’s College with pianist Andrew Greene [FREE]
Smithsonian American Art Museum

August 16, 2014 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Milhaud, Le pauvre matelot
Poulenc, Les mamelles de Tirésias
Wolf Trap Opera
Barns at Wolf Trap

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