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Ionarts Concert Schedule: Weekend

We are experimenting with changing the format and schedule of the Ionarts Concert Schedule. Beginning this Monday, we will post it as a weekly feature, every Monday, as Classical Week in Washington. Today's installment includes what remains on the schedule for this weekend. If there are concerts you would like to see included on our schedule, send your suggestions by e-mail (praecentor at yahoo dot com). Happy listening!

Saturday, April 30, 2 pm
Giovanni Bellucci, piano (Liszt and Berlioz transcriptions)
Kennedy Center (Terrace Theater)
See the review by Tim Page (Washington Post, May 2) and the review by Jens F. Laurson (Ionarts, May 3)

Saturday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm
French Opera: Sensuality, Sentiment, and Spectacle (Opera Lafayette conductor Ryan Brown, François Loup, harpsichordist Andrew Appel, choreographer Cheryl Stafford, music rhetorician Patricia Ranum)
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, S. Dillon Ripley Center (1100 Jefferson Drive SW)

Saturday, April 30, 8 pm
Catholic University of America Chamber Singers (Leo Nestor, conductor)
Spring Concert [FREE]
St. Peter's Church on Capitol Hill (313 Second Street SE)

Saturday, April 30, 8:15 pm; Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 pm; Friday, May 6, 8:15 pm; Sunday, May 8, 3 pm
Offenbach, The Tales of Hoffmann
Baltimore Opera
See the review by Charles T. Downey (Ionarts, May 2)

Sunday, May 1, 2 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players (Fauré, Françaix, Brahms)
Kennedy Center (Terrace Theater)
See the review by Grace Jean (Washington Post, May 3)

Sunday, May 1, 3 pm
Washington Bach Consort, The Joy of Bach! (Third Orchestral Suite, Cantata No. 51, and Ascension Oratorio)
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, Virginia

Sunday, May 1, 4 pm
Ecumenical Evensong in thanksgiving for the life and witness of Pope John Paul II and in celebration of the election and enthronement of His Holiness Benedict XVI
Choir of Men and Girls from Washington National Cathedral and Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Gorecki, Totus tuus)
Washington National Cathedral

Sunday, May 1, 5 pm
Andre Ponochevny, piano
Phillips Collection

Sunday, May 1, 6:30 pm
Dean Shostak, glass armonica, with Kelly Kennedy, soprano
National Gallery of Art
See the review by Gail Wein (Washington Post, May 3)

Sunday, May 1, 7:30 pm
Yundi Li (winner of the Chopin Competition at age 17), piano (Mozart, Chopin, Liszt)
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.), Shriver Hall
See the review by Tim Smith (Baltimore Sun, May 4)

——» Go to previous concert schedule, for Late April.

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