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Classical Week in Washington (4/2)

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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 (April), or your opera listening with our Opera Preview 2006.

Tuesday, April 4, 12:10 pm
Noontime Cantata: Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort, BWV 168
Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany (13th and G Streets NW)

Tuesday, April 4, 8 pm
Yo-Yo Ma, cello (WPAS)
Solo cello suites by J. S. Bach
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Wednesday, April 5, 8 pm
Academy of Ancient Music (Giuliano Carmignola, director)
All-Mozart program
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

Thursday, April 6, 8 pm
Turtle Island String Quartet [FREE, and no ticket required]
Library of Congress

Thursday, April 6, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Monet and the Impressionists, with conductor Jahja Ling
Music by Debussy, Ravel, and Beethoven (Third Symphony)
Music Center at Strathmore

Friday, April 7, 8 pm
Juilliard String Quartet [FREE]
Music by Schubert, Viñao, and Beethoven
Library of Congress

Friday, April 7, 8 pm
Krystian Zimerman, piano
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

Friday, April 7, 8 pm; Saturday, April 8, 8 pm
Reto Reichenbach, piano
Music by Martin, Brahms, Franck
Embassy of Switzerland (2900 Cathedral Avenue NW)

Friday, April 7, 8 pm; Sunday, April 9, 2 pm
Bellini, Norma
Virginia Opera
George Mason University Center for the Arts

Saturday, April 8, 2 pm
Malcolm Bilson, lecture/piano recital
Performing on a replica of the 1814 Nanette Streicher piano
Baltimore Museum of Art

Saturday, April 8, 8 pm
Leon Fleisher, piano
Music by Bach (Capriccio in B-flat major, BWV 992, and Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue), Stravinsky (Serenade for Piano in A Major), and Schubert (Sonata in B-flat, D. 960)
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

Saturday, April 8, 8 pm
Lent in Leipzig (music by Keyser, Kuhnau, J. S. Bach)
Cantate Chamber Singers
St. John’s Norwood Parish (Chevy Chase, Md.)

Saturday, April 8, 8 pm
Elmar Oliveira, violin [FREE]
Library of Congress

Saturday, April 8, 8 pm [free masterclass at 1 pm]
Pacifica Quartet
Music by Mendelssohn, Janáček, Tchaikovsky
Kreeger Museum

Saturday, April 8, 8 pm
National Philharmonic, with Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Music by Beethoven and Mussorgsky
Music Center at Strathmore

Sunday, April 9, 3 pm
Fazil Say, piano
Music by Bach (Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543, and Busoni's arrangement of the D minor chaconne from the second violin partita), Beethoven (Tempest sonata), and Stravinsky (Rite of Spring for piano, four hands)
Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

Sunday, April 9, 3 pm
Washington Chorus: William Walton, Belshazzar's Feast, and motets and Gloria by Poulenc
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Sunday, April 9, 6:30 pm
Eusia String Quartet, with James Dick, pianist
Music by Debussy, Fauré, and Gregory Vajda
National Gallery of Art

Sunday, April 9, 7:30 pm
Courtenay Budd, soprano
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, Md.)

——» Go to the previous schedule, for the week of March 26.

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