- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 17, 2008

Alden Theatre

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

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

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Lang Theatre, 1333 H St. NE. 202/399-7993, www.atlasarts.org

• Levine School: Brahms Birthday Bash. Celebration of the Romantic composer’s 175 birth anniversary. Mary Findley and Susan Fuller, violin; Pablo Saelzer, viola; Vasily Popov, cello; Ralitza Patcheva, piano, in the Violin Sonata in A major, the Cello Sonata in F major and the Piano Quintet in F minor. 7:30 p.m. May 1. $10.

• Capital City Symphony: Cinco de Mayo. With guest artist Anamer Castrello, mezzo soprano. Copland, de Falla, Dvorak. 5 p.m. May 4. $16, $20.

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 coda to the visit of 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 coda to the visit of Pope Benedict XVI. Marian music featuring Gregorian chant, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Palestrina, Caccini and Faure. 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: 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

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

• Brentano String Quartet. “Late works” by Mozart and Elliott Carter, Bach and Bartok, with guest pianist Thomas Sauer. Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 8 p.m. May 1. $7, $35.

• The U.S. Army Orchestra: “Operatic Escapades.” Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Guiliano, tenor, and Staff Sgt. Leigh Ann Hinton, soprano, in arias from Puccini’s “La Boheme” and other music by Prokofiev, Verdi and Ravel. 4 p.m. May 4. 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

• 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 Street (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

• 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.

Harman Center for the Arts

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

• Happenings at the Harman: The Washington Revels in “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

• 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.

• WPAS: Orchestre National de France. Kurt Masur, music director; David Fray, piano. Beethoven, Bruckner. 8 p.m. April 28. $40-$90.

• Carnegie Mellon School of Music: Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in Concert. Varese, Scelsi, Stravinsky. 8 p.m. April 29. $15-$25.

• NSO: Composer Portrait: Copland. Leonard Slatkin, conductor and co-host; Martin Goldsmith, author and co-host; Yvonne Caruthers, image editor. A concert retrospective of Aaron Copland’s life and work. 7 p.m. May 1-3. $20-$80. Free post-concert discussion with the co-hosts follows each program.

Kennedy Center

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

• James Madison University School of Music: Amadi Hummings and Gabriel Dobner in a program of chamber music. 7:30 p.m. April 30. $25.

Kennedy Center

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

• 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: “Tamerlano.” Handel’s tale of the tyrannical Tatar conqueror, with Placido Domingo in his American debut as the Ottoman emperor. 7 p.m. April 30 and May 12; 7:30 p.m. May 2, 20 and 22; 2 p.m. May 4. April 30-May 22. $45-$300. All performances sold out.

Kennedy Center

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

• 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.

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

• 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.

• Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor and pianist. Mozart, Beethoven. May 2.

Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence

6304 Lee Chapel Road, 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

• 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

• 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.

• Poulenc Trio. With Hyu Nah Yu, soprano. Music by Beethoven and Mahler. May 4.

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 five and six 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 five and six 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

• 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

• World Folk Music Association: Tribute to Tom Paxton concert. In-person performances by Tom Paxton, the Chad Mitchell Trio, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, Christine Lavin, Anne Hills, the Limeliters, Carolyn Hester and Side by Side. 7 p.m. May 3. $40-$90. 800/779-2226, www.wfma.net

• U.S. Marine Band Chamber Orchestra: “Music for a Desert Island.” Directed by retired Col. Timothy W. Foley. 2 p.m. May 4. Free. No tickets required.

• 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

• 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.

• BSO Soulful Symphony: “Say Amen, Somebody.” An evening of gospel music featuring the work of composer Donald Lawrence. 8 p.m. May 2. $18-$55.

• BSO: “Carmina Burana.” Marin Alsop, conductor, with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the Peabody Children’s Chorus. Orff’s masterwork. 8 p.m. May 3. $21-$84.

• WPAS: Itzhak Perlman, violin, and Rohan DeSilva, piano. 4 p.m. May 4. $45-$115. Most seats sold out.

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.

• Organ recital: Naji Hakim, Paris. May 4. Free.

• Organ recital: J. Reilly Lewis, Washington, D.C. June 15. Free.

Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church

Washington Conservatory of Music Concerts for the Nation’s Capital. 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Concerts free; donations accepted. Concert information at 301/320-2770, www.washingtonconservatory.org

• John O’Conor, piano. The Dublin-born artist, known for his interpretations of the classic and early Romantic piano repertoires, in an all-Beethoven concert. 8 p.m. April 18.

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.

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

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