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Alden Theatre

1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703/790-9223, www.mcleancenter.org

• Emily Phelps, piano. 3 p.m. April 20. Free.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Crypt, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. 202/526-8300, www.nationalshrine.com

• Choir of the Cathedral of St. Julien du Mans, Le Mans, France. The choristers of the medieval cathedral in a musical tribute to Pope Benedict XVI. 6 p.m. April 20. Free; no tickets required.

Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 202/347-3215, www.stmatthewscathedral.org/main.html

• Choir of the Cathedral of St. Julien du Mans, Le Mans, France. The choristers of the medieval cathedral in a musical tribute to Pope Benedict XVI. 7:30 p.m. April 18. Free; no tickets required.

Church of the Epiphany

1317 G St. NW. 202/347-2635, www.epiphanydc.org

• Tuesday Concert Series: Rock Creek Trio. 12:10-1 p.m. April 15. Free; donation requested for artists.

• Tuesday Concert Series: Chantry. David Taylor, director. 12:10-1 p.m. April 22. Free; donation requested for artists. See www.chantrydc.com

• Catholic University Chorus: "An Evening of Sacred Music for Chorus and Organ." Guest conductor Edward Alan Moore, assistant conductor Leon Griesbach. Jonathan Laird, organ. Dvorak's Mass in D Major, Leo Nestor's "An American Triptych." 7:30 p.m. April 26. Free. Information at 202/319-5414.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, University of Maryland, College Park. 301/405-ARTS, claricesmithcenter.umd.edu

• Irish Chamber Orchestra. Based in Limerick, the ensemble performs worldwide. Works of Bach, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and a new work by Deirdre McKay, a contemporary Irish composer. Dekelboum Concert Hall. 3 p.m. April 13. $25-$50.

• UM School of Music: Guarneri String Quartet, open rehearsal. Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 5 p.m. April 30. Free.

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Hammer Auditorium (New York Avenue entrance), 17th Street and New York Avenue NW. 202/639-1700, 202/639-1770, www.corcoran.org

• Musical Evening Series: Walden Chamber Players. Specialists in rarely heard works by composers from the past. Works by Bax, Gubaidulina, Devienne, Debussy. Reception follows. 8 p.m. April 25. $45, $55.

• Contemporary Music Forum's Verge Ensemble. The Corcoran's new ensemble in residence teams with Ensemble Aleph from Paris for a program of American and French composers. 4:30 p.m. April 27. $15, $20.

• Musical Evening Series: Klavier Trio Amsterdam. Joan Berkhemer, violin; Nadia David, cello; and Klara Wurtz, piano, recently finished recording the complete Schubert piano trio works for their new CD and play a selection for this concert. 8 p.m. May 9. $45, $55.

• Musical Evening Series: Quatuor Ebene. Wide-ranging string quartet. Mozart, Bartok, Schubert. 8 p.m. May 30. $45, $55.

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St. NE. Events in the Elizabethan Theatre unless otherwise noted. 202/544-7077, www.folger.edu

• Early Music Seminar: "Highland Ayres." Folger Consort Artistic Director Robert Eisenstein on the composers and music of the associated concert. 6 p.m. April 17. $15.

• Folger Consort: "Highland Ayres." Medieval Scottish accounts of battle, songs from the 16th and 17th centuries, Scottish music for pipes and fiddle, and music from the French allies of the Scots. A complement to "Macbeth." Baritone William Sharp and instrumentalists Robert Eisenstein, Christopher Kendall, Webb Wiggins, Brent Wissick and Tom Zajac. 8 p.m. April 18, 19; 5 p.m. April 19; 2 p.m. April 20. $30. Pre-concert discussion 7 p.m. April 18.

Friday Morning Music Club

Various venues. All concerts free. 703/228-7710, www.fmmc.org

• Concert. Harlie Sponaugle, soprano; Anita Jane Ho, mezzo-soprano; Sharon Shafer, soprano and piano; William Bloomquist, San-Qing Lu Bennaman and Warren Zwicky, piano. Works by Medtner, Shafer, Cesti, Marcello, Tosti, Larsen. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 11 a.m. April 10.

• Concert. Karen Vaughn, soprano; Heidi Schuller, flute; Pamela Thompson and Patti Parker, piano. Lois Jones and Carolyn Deibel, piano four-hands. Bach, Debussy, Bizet. Collington Retirement Community, 10450 Lottsford Road, Mitchellville, Md. 11 a.m. April 10.

• Lunchtime Concert. Sophia Pallas and Julian Trail, piano duet; Nayiri Poochikian, violin; Karine Muradyan, piano and Ruth Albright, violin; Cecilia Rossiter, cello (guest) and Alma Rhodes, piano; Elizabeth C. Reveal, clarinet and David Wyner, piano. Music of Hummel, Mozart, de Gant, Wyner. Sumner School Museum, 1700 M St. NW. Noon April 11.

• Composers Concert. Ronald Dicus, violin, and Chelsea Dicus, cello; Melissa Coombs, soprano, and Pamela Thompson, piano; George Bedinger, trombone, and Jeffery Beaudry, piano; Gail Collins, mezzo-soprano and Stephen Brown, piano; Michael Bowyer, flute, and Patricia Scherago, clarinet; Christine Kharazian and Marilyn Schwaner, violin; Ann Elmquist, viola; Allan Malmberg, cello. Music of Ronald Dicus, Winifred Hyson, David Rubenstein, William Holroyd. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 11 a.m. April 19.

• Lunchtime Concert. Marjorie Coombs Wellman, soprano, and David Rastall, lute. Nancy Genovese, clarinet, Barbara Gholz, violin, Billie Anderton, viola, and Brigitta Czernik Gruenther, cello. Music of Dowland, de Visee, Krommer. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. Noon April 22.

• Student Recital. Erin Phelps, violin; Bo Kyung (Ellen) Kim, piano. Judith Basch Shapiro, violin. Ruth Albright, violin; Billie Anderton, viola; Brigitta Czernik Gruenther, cello; Bonnie Kellert, piano. Music of Bach, Schumann. Friendship Heights Community Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 7:30 p.m. April 23.

• Concert. Judith Basch Shapiro, violin. Ruth Albright, violin; Billie Anderton, viola; Brigitta Czernik Gruenther, cello; Bonnie Kellert, piano. Susan Wright Brandt, flute; Adelaide Edelson, piano. Works of Bach, Schumann, Schubert, Shinohara. Sumner School Museum, 1700 M St. NW. Noon April 25.

• Student Recital. Victor Luo (string quartet) and Chao Xue, oboe. Old Town Hall, City of Fairfax, Corner of Main St. (Route 236) and University Drive, Fairfax. 2 p.m. April 27.

• Concert. Zeyda Ruga Suzuki, piano. Gail Collins, mezzo-soprano, and Enoch Gordis, piano. Elizabeth C. Reveal, clarinet; Jan Timbers, cello. Mozart, Howe, Brahms. Buckingham"s Choice Retirement Community, 3200 Baker Circle, Adamstown, Md. 3 p.m. April 27.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 888/945-2468, www.gmu.edu/cfa

• Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: "Austria and Hungary — Captivating Continentals." Strauss, Liszt, Dvorak and Bela Bartok on the agenda for this final "conversation" of the season. Concert Hall. 7 p.m. April 13. $19-$38.

• Virginia Opera: "Lucia di Lammermoor." Donizetti's Scottish romance, adapted from a novel by Sir Walter Scott. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. April 18, 2 p.m. April 20. $44-$94.

• Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks 5. Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Beethoven. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. April 26. $25-$55. Free pre-concert lecture 7 p.m.

George Washington Masonic National Memorial

101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. 703/683-2007, www.gwmemorial.org

• Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Sylvia Alimena, conductor. Dvorak, Bartok, Ravel. Reception follows performance. 3 p.m. April 27. $5-$20. Tickets through 301/717-4641 or www.eclipseco.com.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

730 21st St. NW. 202/994-6800, 301/808-6900 or ticketmaster.com; www.lisner.org

• Washington Concert Opera: "Bianca e Falliero" by Rossini. Love and marriage in the 19th century. 6 p.m. April 13. $45-$90. Tickets through 202/364-5826 or www.concertopera.org

Harman Center for the Arts

610 F St. NW. 202/547-1122, www.shakespearetheatre.org/harmancenter

• Happenings at the Harman: The Washington Revels: Shakespeare's Spring Revels. Celtic, Tudor, Italian Renaissance and Victorian to American Appalachian musical traditions. Noon April 23. $10. Reservations requested but not required. Call 202/547-3230, option 1 to reserve a space. Boxed lunches available on request. $10 each.

Kennedy Center

Concert Hall, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• NSO: Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting, with Julian Rachlin, violin: Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff. 7 p.m. April 10; 1:30 p.m. April 11; 8 p.m. April 12. $20-$80.

• Master Chorale of Washington: Let My People Go! A Spiritual Journey Along the Underground Railroad. Donald McCullough directs the Chorale, the Morgan State University Choir and soloists Angela Powell, Marietta Simpson and Morris Robinson in spirituals and readings that reveal the "freedom codes" in those tunes. 3 p.m. April 20. $20-$69.

• NSO: Hugh Wolff conducting, with Stephen Hough, piano: Dutilleux, Saint-Saens, Debussy. 7 p.m. April 24, 1:30 p.m. April 25, 8 p.m. April 26. $20-$80.

• The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, conductor: "Songs of the Soul." Brahms, Faure, Carlyle Sharp. 3 p.m. April 27. $15-$55.

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Performances start at 6 p.m. Free. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• Regino B. Madrid. Violinist with the Marine Chamber Orchestra since July 1998. April 15.

• Vidushi Shanti Sharma. The Indian classical vocalist is an exponent of the Indore gharana, a musical style from Madhya Pradesh. April 16.

• NSO Prelude Concert: Members of the national Symphony Orchestra perform classical works. April 26.

• Lecture: Washington National Opera Insight Lecture Series. A talk on Handel's "Tamerlano." April 28. "Tamerlano" opens at the Opera House on April 30.

Kennedy Center

Opera House, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• Washington National Opera: "The Flying Dutchman." Wagner's retelling of the legend of a captain fated to sail the seas until redeemed by a woman's love. 7 p.m. April 5 and 7; 7:30 p.m. April 10. Through April 10. $45-$300. Some performances sold out.

• Washington National Opera: "Rigoletto." Verdi's court jester is undone by a curse and misdirected revenge. 7 p.m. April 12; 2 p.m. April 13. Through April 13. $45-$300. Some performances sold out.

Kennedy Center

Terrace Theater and Gallery, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• Pro Musica Hebraica Inaugural Concert: The Juilliard Artists, Itzhak Perlman, violin. Toward the rediscovery of classical Jewish music. Works by Alexander Krein, Osvaldo Golijov, Joel Engel, Leo Zeitlin, Mikhail Gnesin, Solomon Rosowsky. 7:30 p.m. April 10. Sold out.

• WPAS: Sergio Tiempo, piano. Young and popular Venezuelan-born pianist. 2 p.m. April 12. Sold out.

• Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Quintet, all members of the NSO, plays works by Brahms, Martinu and Beethoven. 2 p.m. April 13. $35.

• Ariel String Quartet. The young Israeli performers play Mozart, Beethoven, Webern. 7:30 p.m. April 21. $38.

• Vocal Arts Society: New York Festival of Song. A program of Russian and French songs. 7:30 p.m. April 22. $40.

Kreeger Museum

2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202/338-3552, www.kreegermuseum.org

• The Pacifica Quartet Master Class. Talented young quartets from the area perform for the Pacifica Quartet, followed by a discussion of technique and interpretation. The audience will be invited to question and comment. 1 p.m. April 12. Free, but reservations required through 202/338-3552.

• The Pacifica Quartet. Much-praised chamber music ensemble founded in 1994 plays Mozart, Carter, Smetana. 8 p.m. April 12. $30, $35. Reception follows. Reservations at 202/338-3552.

The Library of Congress

Concerts at the Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE unless otherwise noted. All performances 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All free, but unless otherwise noted, tickets required through Ticketmaster, with $2-$3.50 service charge, at 202/397-7328, 703/573-7328 or ticketmaster.com. For information: 202/707-4604, 202/707-5664, www.loc.gov/rr/perform/concert/0708-schedule.html

• Skampa Quartet. String quartet from Prague with Iva Bittova, vocals and violin. Moravian folk songs, solo works by Bittova, and Janacek"s "Kreutzer Sonata." April 11.

• Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante. Considered one of Europe's finest period instrument groups. Vivaldi, Leclair, Purcell, more. April 16. All tickets claimed; standby line 6:30 p.m.

• Holloway/Linden/Mortensen Trio: "Madcap, Red Priest, and Angel." John Holloway, baroque violin; Jaap ter Linden, baroque cello; Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord. Veracini, Vivaldi, Leclair, Corelli, Boismortier, Couperin. April 17.

• Pavel Haas Quartet. Prize-winning Czech chamber ensemble. Haas, Dvorak, Smetana. April 18. All tickets claimed; standby line 6:30 p.m.

• Camerata Pacifica with Warren Jones, piano. Harbison, Mozart, Ian Wilson. April 24.

Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence

6304 Lee Chapel Rd., Burke.

• Woodbridge Flute Choir, Debbie Gilbert, artistic director. Master class and concert with renowned flutist John Barcellona, with a dinner break between. Master class, with the entire flute choir as the student, 2:30 p.m., free; dinner 5:30 p.m., $10; concert 7:30 p.m., $7-$10. April 26.

The Lyceum

201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. 703/838-4994, www.alexandriahistory.org

• "Musical Themes and Dreams From Eastern Europe." Solomia Soroka, violin. Works by Hubay, Bartok, Kreisler, Skoryk, and Hungarian-American composer Arthur Hartmann. 3 p.m. April 13. Suggested donation $20; students free. Unreserved seating. Information 301/229-2615, www.thewashingtongroup.org.

• Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Music with Koto and Shakuhachi. Ayako Morikawa, koto, and Masahiro Nishihama, shakuhachi or bamboo flute. Works by Miyagi, Miyata, Yamamoto. 3 p.m. April 20. Free. Information 301/754-3842.

National Gallery of Art

Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court unless otherwise noted. All concerts at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All free; admission first-come, first-served beginning one-half hour before concert time. 202/842-6941, www.nga.gov

• Kate Hearden, soprano; Marcio Botelho, cellist. Chausson, Debussy, Franck, Massenet. In honor of the exhibit "In the Forest of Fontainebleau." East Building Concourse, Large Auditorium. April 13.

• Davidson Fine Arts Chorale. Jim Dunaway, conductor. Music by J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Frank Martin, McCartney, and Freddie Mercury. April 20.

• Zuill Bailey, cello, and Simone Dinnerstein, piano. Accomplished musicians, collaborating for 12 years, play all five Beethoven sonatas. April 27.

St. Luke Catholic Church

Amadeus Concerts at 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean (one-half mile inside the Beltway on Route 193). Concert information: 703/759-5334, www.amadeusconcerts.com

• The Amadeus Orchestra: "La Belle France." 4 p.m. April 27. $30. Students under 18 free.

• Emerging Artist Showcase: John Chen, piano. 4 p.m. May 18. $20. Students under 18 free.

St. Bernadette Catholic Church

70 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring. 301/593-0357, www.parishes.org/bernadette.html

• Chantry: "The Full Monte: Music of Renaissance Master Philippe de Monte." Washington premieres of Missa Vestiva i colli, Motets in 5 and 6 parts. Seven-year-old ensemble focuses on historically informed performance of neglected Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. 6 p.m. April 20. $28, $30. www.chantrydc.com

St. Patrick's Church

619 10th St. NW. 202/347-2713, www.saintpatrickdc.org

• Catholic University Town and Gown Community Chorus: "Music for a Spring Afternoon." Pinkham, Philip, Brahms, Purcell, Beethoven. 3 p.m. April 19. Free. Information at 202/319-5414.

St. Paul's Church K Street

2430 K St. NW. 202/337-2020, www.stpauls-kst.com

• Chantry: "The Full Monte: Music of Renaissance Master Philippe de Monte." Washington premieres of Missa Vestiva i colli, Motets in 5 and 6 parts. Seven-year-old ensemble focuses on historically informed performance of neglected Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. 8 p.m. April 19. $28, $30. www.chantrydc.com

Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703/845-6156, www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter

• Festivals of Music. Choral and instrumental performances. 8-11 a.m. April 11. Free. 800/323-0974, www.festivalsofmusic.com

• U.S. Marine Band. 2 p.m. April 20. Free; no tickets required. 202/433-4011, www.marineband.usmc.mil

• New Dominion Chorale: Bach's B Minor Mass. 4 p.m. April 27. $5-$25. 703/442-9404, www.newdominion.org

• Virginia Grand Military Band: March-Past of the United States Armed Forces. 8 p.m. May 31. $10, $20. 703/281-3331, www.vgmb.com

Strathmore: The Mansion

10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100, www.strathmore.org

• The New Century Saxophone Quartet. The classics in a whole new way. 7:30 p.m. April 17. $26.

• Strathmore Artist in Residence Angela Taylor, singer-songwriter-flutist. Conservatory training meets alternative rock. With Amy Beth Horman on violin, Miranda Blakeslee on viola, Jason Love on cello, and Rich Radford on acoustic guitar in world premiere of the song "Someday the Sunshine will Return." 7:30 p.m. April 23. $10.

Strathmore: The Music Center

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100, www.strathmore.org

• WPAS: Emerson String Quartet with Wu Han, piano. Schubert, Janaek, Schumann. 8 p.m. April 16. $35-$60.

• The City Choir of Washington, the Blue Ridge Chorus, the Shenandoah Conservatory Choir, Children's Chorus of Washington and soloists: Monteverdi's Vespers. Robert Shafer conducts the sacred work. 8 p.m. April 17. $21-$55.

• WPAS: Leif Ove Andsnes, piano. Schubert, Grieg, Debussy. 8 p.m. April 22. $35-$70.

• BSO: Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano. Yardumian, Prokofiev and Berlioz' "Symphonie fantastique." 8 p.m. April 24. $21-$84.

Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202/537-6200, 877/ 537-2228, www.cathedral.org

• Organ recital: David Hurd, New York City. April 20. Free.

Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church

Washington Conservatory of Music Concerts for the Nation's Capital. One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Concerts free; donations accepted. Concert information at 301/320-2770, www.washingtonconservatory.org

• Sergio Tiempo Piano Master Class. Former Argentine-Venezuelan child prodigy in piano will coach three young musicians in works by Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Presented in conjunction with the Washington Performing Arts Society. 6:30-8 p.m. April 14. Free and open to the public.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/255-1900, 703/255-1868, www.wolftrap.org. Tickets at the box office or at www.tickets.com, 703/218-6500.

• The Calder Quartet. Ensemble looks to stretch the definition of a string quartet with music by Bartok, Mendelssohn and Batagov. 8 p.m. April 11. $30.

• Cellist David Finckel, pianist Wu Han. 8 p.m. April 25. $30.

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