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Classical Week in Washington (9/25)

Classical Week in Washington is a weekly feature that appears on Sundays, in conjunction with my Classical Music Agenda at DCist. If there are concerts that you would like to see included on our schedule, send your suggestions by e-mail (ionarts at gmail dot com). Plan your fall concert schedule with our Highlights of the Concert Season, Fall 2005, and Classical Month in Washington (October), or your fall opera listening with our Opera Preview, 2005–2006.

Monday, September 26, 5 pm
Guarneri String Quartet Open Rehearsal [FREE]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 pm; Friday, September 30, 7:30 pm; Sunday, October 2, 2 pm
Trilogy (three acts from different operas, with Mirella Freni Sylvie Valayre in Fedora, Barbara Frittoli in Otello, and Christiane Noll in The Merry Widow)
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center, Opera House

Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 pm
James Madison University's School of Music: Wanchi Huang, violin, and Gabriel Dobner, piano (music by Bach, Wienawski, Prokofiev, Haney)
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Thursday, September 29, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with flutist Emily Skala (Rodrigo, Strauss, Beethoven)
Music Center at Strathmore

Thursday, September 29, 7 pm; Friday, September 30, 8 pm; Saturday, October 1, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with cellist Truls Mørk (Hovhaness, Elgar, Dvořák)
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall

Friday, September 30, 7:30 pm
Prima Vista String Quartet (Music in the Age of Napoléon, part of Napoleon, An Intimate Portrait, co-organized with the National Geographic)
La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road NW)

Friday, September 30, 8 pm
Daedalus Quartet with Donald Weilerstein, viola (Prokofiev, Haydn, Mozart) [FREE]
Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium

Saturday, October 1, 11 am
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: The Promise of Youth (with Kirill Gerstein, piano)
Music Center at Strathmore

Saturday, October 1, 2:30 pm
Recreating Characters in 18th-Century Opera, with Ryan Brown, Millicent Scarlett, and Tony Boutté
Opera Lafayette
Hillwood Museum and Gardens (4155 Linnean Avenue NW)

Saturday, October 1, 7 pm; and Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 pm
Giuseppe Verdi, I vespri siciliani (with soprano Maria Guleghina)
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center, Opera House

Saturday, October 1, 7:30 pm
Washington Musica Viva (music of George Walker, Maurice Saylor, Jacques Ibert, Libby Larsen, Thomas Kerr, Charles Ives, John Work)
BannerArts Studio (4233C Howard Avenue, Kensington, Md.)

Saturday, October 1, 8 pm (preconcert lecture at 7 pm)
Axelrod Quartet (Smithsonian Chamber Music Society)
Renwick Gallery, Grand Salon

Sunday, October 2, 5 pm
Trefor Smith, piano [FREE, with admission to museum]
Phillips Collection

Sunday, October 2, 6:30 pm
National Gallery Orchestra (with guest conductor Christopher Kendall and violinist Nicolas Kendall)
Music by Mahler, Schoenfield, and Stravinsky
National Gallery of Art

Sunday, October 2, 7 pm
Chanticleer, Earth Songs
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)

Sunday, October 2, 7:30 pm (preconcert lecture at 6:30 pm)
Axelrod Quartet (Smithsonian Chamber Music Society)
Renwick Gallery, Grand Salon

Sunday, October 2, 7:30 pm
Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment (staged and complete, with piano)
Opera Bel Cantanti
The Lyceum (201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, Va.)

Sunday, October 2, 7:30 pm
Takács Quartet with Garrick Ohlsson, piano (Mozart, Chopin, Brahms)
Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.)

Sunday, October 2, 8 pm
Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, with Lang Lang, piano
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of September 18.


Anonymous said...

Gee, this is so cool, I only wish there were a printable version that I could post on my bulletin board. Okay ... I mean on my 'frige!

Charles T. Downey said...

Sometimes I do print these schedules out, by selecting only the text and printing that. It works.

Princess Alpenrose said...

ugh. okay. i guess.

maybe i'll try & figure out how to slap it into an excel spreadsheet ... so it fits on one page.

maybe not.

Anonymous said...

We are working on a calendar that is printable and will pop up as a Java enabled thingy-dingy. I am using my web-developer team for this duty... snicker.

Suggestions welcome!