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Classical Week in Washington (12/4)

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 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 6, 12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata: Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist, BWV 45
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany (13th and G Streets NW)

Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 pm (also December 8 to 11)
American Ballet Theater, The Nutcracker
Kennedy Center Opera House

Thursday, December 8, 7 pm (also December 9 to 11)
NSO Pops: Happy Holidays
With conductor Marvin Hamlisch and Children's Chorus of Washington
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Friday, December 9, 7:30 pm
Alexis Descharmes and Nicolas Baldeyrou
La Maison Française

Friday, December 9, 7:30 pm (also December 10 and 11)
Cathedral Choral Society, The Joy of Christmas (Norwegian Christmas Festival)
With soprano Anne-Lise Berntsen and organist Nils Henrik Asheim
Washington National Cathedral

Friday, December 9, 8 pm
Carpentier Quartet
Embassy of Venezuela
Embassy Series

Friday, December 9, 8 pm (also on December 10 and 11)
Terra Nova Consort, Songs and Dance Music from Renaissance Provence
Dumbarton Oaks

Saturday, December 10, 5 pm
4 Hands, 18 Feet (works for two pianos, by Juusela, Tower, Lutosławski, Poulenc, Adams)
Lisa Emenheiser and Audrey Andrist (21st Century Consort)
Hirshhorn Museum, Ring Auditorium

Saturday, December 10, 7:30 pm
Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, and Richard Stilwell, baritone
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Saturday, December 10, 8 pm
Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson, piano
Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, Schumann's Kreisleriana, Bartók's 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs, and Schubert's ‘Wanderer’ Fantasy
Icelandic Ambassador's Residence (2443 Kalorama Road NW)
Embassy Series

Sunday, December 11, 3 pm
Vienna Choir Boys
Music Center at Strathmore

Sunday, December 11, 3 pm and 7:30 pm
Cantate Chamber Singers Holiday Program
The Mansion at Strathmore

Sunday December 11, 4 pm (St. Luke Catholic Church, McLean, Va.)
Friday, December 16, 7:30 pm (Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, D.C.)
Adventsmusik (German music for Advent)
Palestrina Choir

Sunday, December 11, 4 pm
Steven Osborne, piano
Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences Concert Series
Landon School Mondzac Performing Arts Center (Bethesda, Md.)

Sunday, December 11, 5 pm
Tom Meglioranza, baritone
Second-prize winner of this year’s esteemed Naumburg International Vocal Competition
Phillips Collection

Sunday, December 11, 6:30 pm
Pacifica String Quartet
Music by Beethoven, Janáček, and Mendelssohn
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

Sunday, December 11, 7:30 pm
Trio Mediaeval (Fortas Chamber Music series)
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

——» Go to last week's schedule, for the week of November 27.

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