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Classical Week in Washington (11/27)

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

Monday, November 28, 7:30 pm
The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach (WPAS)
Kennedy Center, Concert Hall

Monday, November 28, 8 pm
JCC Chamber Music Series, performed by members of the National Symphony Orchestra
Programs selected by Leonard Slatkin
Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

Wednesday, November 30, 7:30 pm
Frank Huang, violin (WPAS)
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Thursday, December 1, 7 pm; Friday, December 2, 8 pm; Saturday, December 3, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with Lang Lang, piano
Music by Chopin (first piano concerto), Schumann, and Walton (first symphony, 1968 version)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Thursday, December 1, 7:30 pm
Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone, and Russell Ryan, piano
Austrians in Exile: Songs by Eric Zeisl, Franz Mittler, and Robert Fürstenthal
Embassy of Austria

Thursday, December 1, 8 pm
Let's Fall in Love: A Tribute to Harold Arlen (b. 1905)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Andrew Constantine and John Pizzarelli, guitar
Music Center at Strathmore

Thursday, December 1, 8 pm (open dress rehearsal)
Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, 8 pm; Sunday, December 4, 3 pm
Haydn, The Creation
American University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra
Katzen Arts Center, American University

Friday, December 2, 7:30 pm
National Association of Professional Asian American Women, 4th Annual Memorial Concert in Honor of Susanna "Susie" Kim
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Friday, December 2, 7:30 pm; Sunday, December 4, 4 pm
Handel's M-word
Combined Choirs of Washington National Cathedral, WNC Baroque Orchestra
Washington National Cathedral

Friday, December 2, 7:30 pm
17th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity (Admission is free: a collection will be taken to benefit Save Our Aging Religious)
Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine, Choirs and Orchestra of Catholic University
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Friday, December 2, 8 pm
Amelia Trio, with flutist Eugenia Zukerman
Music by Beethoven, Roussel, and Mendelssohn
Library of Congress

Friday, December 2, 8 pm
Aulos Ensemble, French Baroque Christmas concert
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Friday, December 2, 8 pm; Sunday, December 4, 2 pm
Gounod, Roméo et Juliette
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, Va.)

Friday, December 2, 8 pm
Zhang Daxun, bass, and Tomoko Kashiwagi, piano
Embassy of the People's Republic of China
Embassy Series

Saturday, December 3, 7:30 pm
Stephen Salters, baritone, and David Zobel, pianist
Washington premiere of William Bolcom, To My Old Addresses, and music by Ravel, Michael Ching, and others
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Saturday, December 3, 8 pm
National Philharmonic: Handel's M-Word
Music Center at Strathmore

Sunday, December 4, 3 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords, Christmas Concert
Franciscan Monastery

Sunday, December 4, 3 pm
The Consort Sings Christmas
Washington Bach Consort
National Presbyterian Church

Sunday, December 4, 5 pm
Irina Nuzova, piano [FREE, with admission to the museum]
Phillips Collection

Sunday, December 4, 6:30 pm
Geir Draugsvoll, accordionist [FREE]
Music by Mozart, Grieg, Bach, and Nørgård
Presented in connection with the Norwegian Christmas Festival
National Gallery of Art

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of November 20.

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