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Classical Week in Washington (12/11)

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.

Tuesday, December 13, 8 pm
Juilliard School Centennial Anniversary Concert (Mahler's third symphony)
Juilliard School Orchestra, Cathedral Choral Society, and National Cathedral School Choirs
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Thursday, December 15, 7 pm (also December 16 to 18)
National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's M-Word, with Washington Chorus
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Friday, December 16, 7:30 pm
Adventsmusik (German music for Advent)
Palestrina Choir
Cathedral of St. Matthew

Friday, December 16, 8 pm
Jupiter String Quartet (Stradivari Anniversary)
Music by Haydn (Sunrise quartet), Dutilleux (Ainsi la nuit), and Beethoven (op. 59, no. 1)
Library of Congress
Composer Gunther Schuller will accept his award as a Library of Congress Living Legend at this concert (see my post on November 29)

Friday, December 16, 8 pm (also December 17, 18, 21-23)
Folger Consort, Corelli and Charpentier
Folger Shakespeare Library

Saturday, December 17, 1:30 pm; Friday, December 23, 1:30 pm
Choral Arts Society of Washington: Christmas Music, with soprano Arianna Zukerman
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Also on December 18, 7 pm, at Strathmore

Saturday, December 17, 4 pm; Sunday, December 18, 4 pm
Children's Chorus of Washington: Holiday Concert
National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle NW)

Saturday, December 17, 7:30 pm
Robert Russell Bennett: The Many Moods of Christmas
Metropolitan Chorus and Capital City Symphony
Thomas Jefferson Theatre (Arlington, Va.)

Saturday, December 17, 8 pm
Emerson String Quartet with cellist Colin Carr (Brahms, Shostakovich, Schubert quintet)
National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium

Saturday, December 17, 8 pm
Opera Lafayette, Baroque Holiday Chamber Concert (music of Charpentier, Melani, and Monteverdi)
François Loup and other singers, with instruments
La Maison Française

Saturday, December 17, 8:30 pm; Sunday, December 18, 7:30 pm
Amit Peled, cello, and Alon Goldstein, piano
Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

Sunday, December 18, 2 pm and 4 pm
Choral Arts Society of Washington: Family Christmas Concert
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Sunday, December 18, 3 pm
Violins of Lafayette
Black Rock Center for the Arts (Germantown, Md.)

Sunday, December 18, 4 pm
Cantate Chamber Singers, Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Virgine (Vespers of 1610)
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Sunday, December 18, 5 pm
Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, piano four hands
Phillips Collection

Sunday, December 18, 5 pm; Thursday, December 22, 7 pm
Washington Chorus: Music for Christmas
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Also on December 23, 8 pm, at Strathmore

Sunday, December 18, 6:30 pm
Suspicious Cheese Lords
Renaissance and Baroque music of the season for men's voices
National Gallery of Art

Sunday, December 18, 8:30 pm; Monday, December 19, 8 pm; Wednesday, December 21, 8 pm
Master Chorale of Washington: Christmas Candlelight Concert
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of December 4.

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