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Classical Week in Washington (11/13)

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 (November), or your fall opera listening with our Opera Preview, 2005–2006.

Monday, November 14, 8 pm
Concert to Honor the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate [FREE]
Orchestra of St. Luke's and Morgan State University Choir
Conducted by "the Pope's Maestro," Sir Gilbert Levine, KCSG
Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (400 Michigan Avenue NE)

Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 pm
Donald McCullough, In the Shadow of the Holocaust [FREE]
Master Chorale of Washington
Library of Congress

Tuesday November 15
Washington Musica Viva (music by Mozart, Schumann, Bruch)
Benjamin Redwine, clarinet, Betty Hauck, viola, and Carl Banner, piano
Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum

Tuesday, November 15, 8 pm
Mitsuko Uchida, piano, all-Mozart program (WPAS)
Music Center at Strathmore

Thursday, November 17, 7:30 pm (also November 18 to 20)
Verdi, Falstaff
Peabody Opera Theater
Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, Md.)

Thursday, November 17, 8 pm; November 18 and 19, 8 pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater

Friday, November 18, 8 pm
Garth Newel Piano Quartet (music by Foote, Turina, and Schumann)
Corcoran Gallery of Art

Friday, November 18, 8 pm
Kennedy Center Chamber Players [FREE]
Music by Prokofiev, Grieg, and the Mendelssohn Octet
Library of Congress

Friday, November 18, 8 pm
Alexander Frey, piano (A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein: Complete Piano Works)
Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court NW)
With the cooperation of the Austrian Cultural Forum
Embassy Series

Friday, November 18; November 19 and 20
Aureole (ensemble of flute, viola and harp)
Music by Debussy, Ravel, and English pastoral composers
Dumbarton Oaks (Friends of Music series)

Saturday, November 19, 7:30 pm
Celebrating Don Quixote (Manuel de Falla, Master Peter's Puppet Show, plus music by Ravel and Ibert)
Post-Classical Ensemble and Puppetsweat Theater
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Saturday, November 19, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony: Musical Fairytales, with conductor Kwame Ryan, Anita Krause (Judith), and Peter Fried (Bluebeard)
Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and Bartók’s Bluebeard's Castle
Music Center at Strathmore

Saturday, November 19, 8 pm
Carlos Prieto, cello, and Edison Quintana, piano (Songs and Dances from Mexico)
Cultural Institute of Mexico (2829 16th Street NW)
Embassy Series

Sunday, November 20, 1 pm and 3 pm
NSO Family Concerts: Rip Van Winkle and Other Musical Tales
Ages 7 and up
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall

Sunday, November 20, 2 pm
Philippe Castagner, tenor
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater (Young Concert Artists series)

Sunday, November 20, 3 pm
Claremont Trio (music by Beethoven, Schoenfield, and Mendelssohn)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

Sunday, November 20, 5 pm
Antares Quartet, clarinet quartet [FREE, with price of admission to the museum]
Phillips Collection

Sunday, November 20, 6:30 pm
Adkins-Newman Duo (Elizabeth Adkins, violin, and Edward Newman, piano) [FREE]
Music by Stravinsky, Falla, Rosza, and Franck
National Gallery of Art

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of November 6.


Garth Trinkl said...

Charles, in the interests of affirmative action on the part of living composers, I think (if you have the chance and see this) that you could note here in your calendar that tonight's Catholic U. Basilica concert includes the world premiere of Richard Danielpour's "Washington Speaks", (with Ted Koppel, narrator) and that next Sunday's NSO Children program includes the world premiere of David Del Tredici's "Rip Van Winkle".

Thanks to you and Jens for all the excellent other reviews -- (largely of music by non-living composers).

Charles T. Downey said...

Garth, thanks for noting that.

jfl said...

ouh... danielpour and del tredici - two i very much like. (so far the former still more than the latter.) might go to the kiddy thing, after all

Garth Trinkl said...

Charles, Jens, Andrea, etc:

The Anchiskhati Choir from Georgia (Eastern Europe) will be performing two concerts this week in Washington (there is also a musicological lecture on Georgian and Caucasian music this Thursday, at noon, at the Library of Congress).

When not touring, the Choir sings weekly at the famous 6th c. Anchiskhati Church in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The dates are Nov 16 at 7 PM at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (upper 17th Street), and November 20, at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral on Mass Avenue (concert at 8; workshop from 2:30 to 4:30).

See the link for other concerts in Pennsylvania and Virginia.