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Classical Week in Washington (9/4)

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 concert schedule for the entire month of September with our Classical Month in Washington (September), or your fall opera listening with our Opera Preview, 2005–2006.

Thursday, September 8, 7 pm; Friday, September 9, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, Prelude Festival Concerts (Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven Third Symphony)
Kennedy Center

Saturday, September 10, 11:30 am to 7:30 pm
21st Annual Kennedy Center Open House Arts Festival
More than 30 FREE performances and activities for families, including a performance by the National Symphony Orchestra, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, a Chinese lion dance, and Mini-Critic's favorite, the Instrument Petting Zoo
Kennedy Center

Saturday, September 10, 6 pm
Emerson String Quartet (first in a five-concert series)
Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium (10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW)
For information on subscribing to the series, call (202) 252-0012

Saturday, September 10, 8 pm
Pallavi Mahidhara (teenage prodigy), piano (Mozart, Brahms, Stravinsky, Liszt)
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre (Rockville, Md.)
Kids 7-17 are free

Sunday, September 11, 4 pm
Norwegian pianist Håkon Austbø (music by Alexander Scriabin and Olivier Messiaen, both influenced by "color hearing")
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden [FREE, no ticket required]

Sunday, September 11, 5:30 pm
Sujeito a Guincho Clarinet Quintet (Brazil) and singer Mônica Salmaso
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Colonial Room (1127 Connecticut Avenue NW), hosted by the Embassy of Brazil
Embassy Series

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of August 28.

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