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Classical Week in Washington (5/7)

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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 (May).

Tuesday, May 9, 7:30 pm
Musicians from Marlboro III [FREE]
Mozart's Adagio and Fugue for String Quartet, K. 546; Schoenberg's op. 4 for String Quartet; and Schumann's Dichterliebe, op. 48
Freer Gallery of Art

Tuesday, May 9, 7:30 pm
Ian Bostridge and Dorothea Roeschmann, with Julius Drake
Vocal Arts Society
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Wednesday, May 10, 12:10 pm
Arco Voce [FREE]
17th- and 18-century music for voice and instruments
National Gallery of Art, East Building Small Auditorium

Wednesday, May 10, 7 pm
Karen Ouzounian (cello) and Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson (piano)
Music by Beethoven, Debussy, Messiaen, Ligeti, Brahms
Residence of the Ambassador of Iceland

Thursday, May 11, 7 pm; Friday, May 12, 8 pm; Saturday, May 13, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
Stravinsky, Symphonies of Wind Instruments (original 1920 version); Mendelssohn, Octet; Chávez, Toccata for Percussion Instruments; Bartók, Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Thursday, May 11, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony: The "Jazz" of Matisse
James Judd, conductor, and William Wolfram, piano
Bach/Stokowski’s Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Torke’s Bright Blue, Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, "Age of Anxiety"
Music Center at Strathmore

Thursday, May 11, 8 pm
Vitaly Samoshko, piano
Music by Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev
Embassy of the Republic of Poland (Embassy Series)

Friday, May 12, 12 noon
Opera Scenes (Part I) [FREE]
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Arts Club of Washington (2017 I Street NW)

Friday, May 12, 8 pm
Daedalus Quartet
Mendelssohn, String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1; Bartók, String Quartet No. 3 (1928); Mozart, String Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614 (with Roger Tapping on viola)
Corcoran Gallery of Art

Friday, May 12, 8 pm (pre-concert presentation by Stephen Soderberg, 6:15 pm)
Morton Subotnick, Until Spring Revisited (solo laptop work in surround sound) [FREE]
Library of Congress

Friday, May 12, 8 pm
China National Symphony Orchestra
Music by Chinese and Russian composers
Music Center at Strathmore

Saturday, May 13, 4 pm
Motets in Honor of the Virgin Mary (Palestrina, Britten, Pärt, Rachmaninov, Aichinger)
Members of the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Sponsored by the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church

Saturday, May 13, 7 pm; May 15, 18, 21, 24, 26, 30, and June 3
Rossini, L'Italiana in Algeri
With Olga Borodina, Juan Diego Flórez, and Lyubov Petrova
Washington National Opera

Saturday, May 13, 8 pm
Woodley Ensemble, Sacred Kaleidoscope
Sacred music from Canada, Indonesia, New Zealand, Sweden
St. Peter's Catholic Church (2nd and C Streets SE)

Saturday, May 13, 8 pm
National Philharmonic: Mozart's Don Giovanni
Dean Elzinga, Vladimir Shvets, Jane Ohmes, John Aler
Music Center at Strathmore

Sunday, May 14, 5 pm
Christopher Guzman, piano [FREE, with price of admission]
Phillips Collection

Sunday, May 14, 6:30 pm
Joseph Schwartz, pianist [FREE]
Music by Chopin, Debussy, and Schubert
National Gallery of Art

Sunday, May 14, 7:30 pm
Angela Hewitt, piano
Music by Rameau, Bach, Brahms
The Mity Clarke Gann Memorial Concert
Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, Md.)

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