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Classical Month in Washington (June 2015)

Most of the classical music presenters give their last concerts in May, but there are a few good things to hear in the month of June.

A fine season of visiting ballet companies at the Kennedy Center comes to a close with the week of performances by Great Britain's Royal Ballet, which brings its Acosta/Petipa choreography of Don Quixote to the Kennedy Center Opera House (June 9 to 14).

The first production of the summer from Wolf Trap Opera will be Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, a nice match for the intimate Barns theater (June 12 to 20).

The National Symphony Orchestra also plays summer concerts at Wolf Trap, in the big outdoor Filene Center, and the one with conductor Andrew Litton and pianist Emanuel Ax (playing the second Brahms piano concerto) looks quite good (June 21).

Who knows if the repertory will be any good, but a chance to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir live, without having to go to Utah, is probably worth it when they come to the Music Center at Strathmore (June 25).

All of the performances of the National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland, featuring a crop of dedicated young musicians, will be of interest, especially this concert by the NOI Festival Orchestra (June 27) at the Clarice Smith Center, featuring Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.

The free concert series at the Church of the Epiphany comes to a close at the end of the month with a concert of madrigals and motets by Claudio Monteverdi by the vocal ensemble Magnificat (June 30, 12:10 pm), directed by Philip Cave.

See the complete calendar after the jump.


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June 2, 2015 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Jeremy Filsell (piano) and Mark Willey (organ) [FREE]
Music by Vierne
Church of the Epiphany

June 5, 2015 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Faculty Chamber Recital [FREE]
Clarice Smith Center

June 5, 2015 (Fri)
7:30 pm
June Chamber Festival I
Kreeger Museum

June 5, 2015 (Fri)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Christoph König (conductor) and Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Music by Sibelius, Shostakovich, Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

June 6, 2015 (Sat)
2 pm
Francesco Piemontesi, piano
Washington Performing Arts
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

June 6, 2015 (Sat)
8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Christoph König (conductor) and Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Music by Sibelius, Shostakovich, Beethoven
Music Center at Strathmore

June 6, 2015 (Sat)
8 pm
NOI Chamber Orchestra
Clarice Smith Center

June 7, 2015 (Sun)
2 pm
Washington International Strings Competition, Finals [FREE]
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

June 7, 2015 (Sun)
3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Christoph König (conductor) and Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Music by Sibelius, Shostakovich, Beethoven
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

June 7, 2015 (Sun)
3 pm
American Youth Philharmonic: Young Virtuosi
GMU Center for the Arts

June 9, 2015 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Mary Findlay, violin [FREE]
Music by Bach
Church of the Epiphany

June 9, 2015 (Tue)
7:30 pm
Royal Ballet
Minkus, Don Quixote (Acosta/Petipa)
Kennedy Center Opera House

June 9, 2015 (Tue)
7:30 pm
June Chamber Festival II
Kreeger Museum

June 10, 2015 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Royal Ballet
Minkus, Don Quixote (Acosta/Petipa)
Kennedy Center Opera House

June 11, 2015 (Thu)
7:30 pm
Royal Ballet
Minkus, Don Quixote (Acosta/Petipa)
Kennedy Center Opera House

June 12, 2015 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Saeunn Thornsteinsdottir (cello) and Alexandra Joan (piano)
Embassy Series
Icelandic Ambassador's Residence

June 12, 2015 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Royal Ballet
Minkus, Don Quixote (Acosta/Petipa)
Kennedy Center Opera House

June 12, 2015 (Fri)
7:30 pm
June Chamber Festival III
Kreeger Museum

June 12, 2015 (Fri)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Wolf Trap Opera
Barns at Wolf Trap

June 13, 2015 (Sat)
1:30 and 7:30 pm
Royal Ballet
Minkus, Don Quixote (Acosta/Petipa)
Kennedy Center Opera House

June 13, 2015 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Washington Men's Camerata
Music by Sibelius, Pärt, others
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

June 13, 2015 (Sat)
8 pm
NOI Festival Orchestra
Clarice Smith Center

June 13, 2015 (Sat)
8 pm
Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
Filene Center, Wolf Trap

June 14, 2015 (Sun)
1:30 pm
Royal Ballet
Minkus, Don Quixote (Acosta/Petipa)
Kennedy Center Opera House

June 14, 2015 (Sun)
3 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Wolf Trap Opera
Barns at Wolf Trap

June 16, 2015 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Anna Nizhegorodtseva, piano [FREE]
Music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin
Church of the Epiphany

June 17, 2015 (Wed)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Wolf Trap Opera
Barns at Wolf Trap

June 19, 2015 (Fri)
8:30 pm
Back to the Future (screening, live music)
National Symphony Orchestra
Filene Center, Wolf Trap

June 20, 2015 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
Wolf Trap Opera
Barns at Wolf Trap

June 20, 2015 (Sat)
8 pm
NOI Festival Orchestra
Clarice Smith Center

June 21, 2015 (Sun)
3 and 5 pm
Peter and the Wolf
National Orchestral Institute
Clarice Smith Center

June 21, 2015 (Sun)
8:15 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
With Andrew Litton (conductor) and Emanuel Ax (piano)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap

June 23, 2015 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Michelle La Porte (flute) and Gerry Saulter (guitar) [FREE]
Church of the Epiphany

June 23, 2015 (Tue)
8 pm
Polish National Ballet
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

June 24, 2015 (Wed)
8 pm
Polish National Ballet
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

June 25, 2015 (Thu)
8 pm
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Music Center at Strathmore

June 27, 2015 (Sat)
8 pm
NOI Festival Orchestra
Clarice Smith Center

June 30, 2015 (Tue)
12:10 pm
Magnificat [FREE]
Music by Monteverdi
Church of the Epiphany

1 comment:

violinhunter said...

Indeed, June will be good.