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Classical Week in Washington (4/23)

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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 concert schedule farther ahead with our Classical Month in Washington (April).

Monday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
17th-century French music, with Baroque dance
La Maison Française

Monday, April 24, 8 pm
Itzhak Perlman, violin, and Pinchas Zukerman, violin/viola (WPAS)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 pm
Efe Baltacigil, cello (WPAS)
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 pm; Thursday, April 27, 7:30 pm; Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm; Sunday, April 30, 3 pm
Cimarosa, Il Matrimonio Segreto
University of Maryland Opera Studio, conducted by Ryan Brown
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Studio (College Park, Md.)

Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 pm
Shanghai Quartet [FREE]
Bartók, first string quartet; Ravel, Quartet in F; Yi-wen Jiang, ChinaSong
Freer Gallery of Art

Thursday, April 27, 7 pm; Friday, April 28, 8 pm; Saturday, April 29, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra: Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor/Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Music by Bernstein (Slava! [A Political Overture]), Britten (Peter Grimes Sea Interludes), Dutilleux (Correspondances, 2003), and Dvořák (Eighth Symphony)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Thursday, April 27, 8 pm; Friday, April 28, 8 pm; Sunday, April 30, 3 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Carlos Kalmar
Program includes John Adams, On the Transmigration of Souls
Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale and Peabody Children's Chorus
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.)

Friday, April 28, 7 pm
Georgetown University Chamber Singers, “Sing Joyfully”
Byrd’s “Mass for Four Voices”, “Ave Verum Corpus,” and “Sing Joyfully”
Dumbarton United Methodist Church (3133 Dumbarton Street NW)

Friday, April 28, 7:30 pm
Antoine Tamestit (viola) and Alexis Descharmes (cello)
Contemporary, mostly Hungarian music
La Maison Française

Friday, April 28, 8 pm
London Haydn Quartet, with Eric Hoeprich, clarinet [FREE]
All-Mozart program: Clarinet Quartet in B-flat Major (18th-c. arr. of Violin Sonata, K. 378), String Quartet in F Major, K. 590 ("Prussian"), Fugues in C minor and D Major for string quartet, K. 405 (arr. of BWV 871 and 874), and Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
Library of Congress

Friday, April 28, 8 pm
Weilerstein Trio
All-Dvořák program
Corcoran Gallery of Art

Saturday, April 29, 4:30 pm
Ute Lemper, vocalist
Cabaret concert, presented in honor of Dada
National Gallery of Art (East Building Auditorium)

Saturday, April 29, 5 pm
21st Century Consort, with soprano Lucy Shelton
Tom Flaherty, When Time Was Young; Jacob Druckman, Lamia; Jon Deak, Rapunzel
Hirshhorn Museum

Sunday, April 30, 3 pm
Metropolitan Chorus
Music by Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, and Luis Bacalov (Misa Tango)
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center (Alexandria, Va.)

Sunday, April 30, 5 pm
Christopher Guzman, piano
Phillips Collection

Sunday, April 30, 6:30 pm
Modern Musick
Music by Charles Avison, Handel, Locke, Purcell, Vivaldi, and other composers, played on period instruments
National Gallery of Art

Sunday, April 30, 7:30 pm
Russian Chamber Art Society
Galina Sakhnovskaya (soprano), Timothy Mix (baritone), with Tamara Sanikidze and Mikhail Yanovitsky (piano)
Vocal music by the Mighty Five
The Lyceum (Alexandria, Va.)

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