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What to Hear in June

We are going to continue running our monthly schedule feature, Classical Month in Washington, where we include links to the reviews for all the concerts we can (our own and those in newspapers). For now, I am experimenting with the RSS Calendar, which automatically puts a weekly calendar in the sidebar. (Thanks to fellow arts blogger George Hunka for the idea.) It's not yet quite exactly how I want it, so let me know how you like it (or don't). As always, if there are concerts you would like to see included on our schedule, send your suggestions by e-mail (ionarts at gmail dot com). Happy listening!

Thursday, June 1, 7 pm; Friday, June 2, 1:30 pm; Saturday, June 3, 8 pm
National Symphony Orchestra, with Kurt Masur, guest conductor
Beethoven's Leonore Overture and Symphonies 1 and 7
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Thursday, June 1, 8 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Russian Romance
Khachaturian's violin concerto with concertmaster Jonathan Carney
Music Center at Strathmore

Friday, June 2, 7:30 pm; Saturday , June 3, 7:30 pm
W. A. Mozart, Idomeneo
Opera Lafayette (Washington Early Music Festival)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Md.)

Friday, June 2, 8 pm; Saturday, June 3, 8 pm
Gilbert and Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance
New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players
Filene Center, Wolf Trap

Friday, June 2, 8 pm; Saturday, June 3, 5 and 8 pm; Sunday, June 4, 2 pm
Folger Consort and Concord Ensemble
Music by Marenzio and Morley (Washington Early Music Festival)
Folger Shakespeare Library

Saturday, June 3, 7 pm
Rossini, L'Italiana in Algeri
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 pm
Brothers, Sing On!
Washington Men's Camerata
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Saturday, June 3, 8 pm
Spanish Treasure (Granados, Montsalvatge, and Mompou; Sephardic songs, Andalusian folk songs, Zarzuela)
Wolf Trap Opera Company (with Steven Blier)
The Barns at Wolf Trap

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