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Classical Week in Washington (2/26)

Classical Week in Washington is a weekly feature that appears on Sundays, at the same time as my Classical Music Agenda for 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 winter concert schedule with our 2006 Concert Preview and Classical Month in Washington (March), or your opera listening with our Opera Preview 2006.

Monday, February 27, 8 pm
Jerusalem Symphony with Leon Botstein, conductor
Martinů, Památník Lidicím (Memorial to Lidice); Copland, Appalachian Spring; Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100
Music Center at Strathmore

Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 pm; March 2 and 3, 7:30 pm; March 4 and 5, 1:30 and 7:30 pm
New York City Ballet (various programs)
Kennedy Center Opera House

Thursday, March 2, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony: Khatchatryan’s Award-Winning Sibelius
With violinist Sergey Khatchatryan and guest conductor Andrew Constantine (replacing Yuri Temirkanov, unable to return from Russia for personal reasons)
Music Center at Strathmore
[On March 3 and 4, 8 pm, and March 5, 3 pm, at Meyerhoff Hall in Baltimore]

Friday, March 3, 8 pm
Ensemble Corund (Stephen Smith, Artistic Director)
A cappella choral music on Shakespeare texts
Library of Congress

Friday, March 3, 8 pm
Parker String Quartet
Tower, Quartet "Nightfields"; Schumann, Quartet in A Minor, Int.; Mozart, C Major Quintet, K. 515 (with Roger Tapping, viola)
Corcoran Gallery of Art

Friday, March 3, 8 pm; Saturday, March 4, 8 pm
Matthias Soucek, piano
Embassy Series
Embassy of Austria

Friday, March 3, 8 pm; Sunday, March 5, 2 pm
Mozart, Così Fan Tutte
Directed by Joe Banno
Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (Alexandria, Va.)

Friday, March 3, 8 pm; Saturday, March 4, 5 and 8 pm; Sunday, March 5, 2 pm
Folger Consort: Hildegard and Jaufre
Folger Shakespeare Library

Saturday, March 4, 1:30 pm
Gounod, Roméo et Juliette
With Natalie Dessay and Ramón Vargas
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast

Saturday, March 4, 8 pm
Leslie Savoy Burrs, Vanqui
Opera in concert version
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

Sunday, March 5, 3 pm
Spiritus!: A Choral Celebration of the Spirit, with baritone Steven Combs
Music by Vaughan Williams, Tallis, Rutter, Finzi, and David McCullough
Free subscriber-only concert
National Presbyterian Church

Sunday, March 5, 5 pm
Alan Mandel, piano [FREE, with admission to museum]
Phillips Collection

——» Go to the previous schedule, for the week of February 19.

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