- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 24, 2008

Alden Theatre

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

• Concerts at the Alden Series: Young Soloists Recital. 3 p.m. May 18. Free. No tickets required.

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

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

• “Healing for the Nations.” A Congressional Military and Veterans Appreciation Concert. VA National Medical Symphony Chorale and Orchestra. Bill Kurtis, Heather French, others. Upper church. 8 p.m. May 14. Free but reservations required through 888/636-7364, 202/797-0700 or www.medicalmusical.org.

Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 202/347-3215, ext. 520; www.stmatthewscathedral.org/main.html

• Choral Music by St. Matthew’s Composers. The Schola Cantorum with Robin Roys, harp; Paul Hardy, organ; and William Culverhouse, director. Music by David Arbury, Christopher Brush, Jennifer Goltz, Thomas Howe and Gerald Muller, concluding with the premiere of Schola Director William Culverhouse’s Requiem for chorus and harp. 7:30 p.m. May 16. Voluntary donation.

• Mass Prelude. The Choir of Assumption College, directed by Dr. Frank Corbin. 5 p.m. May 24. Voluntary donation.

Church of the Epiphany

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

• 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.

Church of the Epiphany

1317 G St. NW. Tuesday Concert Series performances 12:10-1 p.m. Free; donations requested for artists. 202/347-2635, www.epiphanydc.org

• Friday Morning Music Club Orchestra. April 29.

• Washington Bach Consort. Scott Dettra, organ: Toccata in E Major. Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, alto; Robert Petillo, tenor; Jon Bruno, bass: Cantata 71: Gott ist mein Konig. May 6.

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.

Friday Morning Music Club

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

• 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.

• The FMMC Orchestra, Pablo Saelzer, conductor. Brahms, Schumann, Kodaly. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Noon April 29.

• Concert. Carol Anne Wolfe-Ralph, piano; Karen Vaughn, soprano; Laurien Laufman, cello and Naoko Takao, piano. Music of Albeniz, Brahms, Debussy, Franck. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 11 a.m. May 1.

• Concert. Irina Yurkovskaya, piano. James M. Harkless, baritone; Clyde Parker, piano. Jeffrey Parry and Jean Provine, violins; Cecilie Jones, viola; Valerie Matthews, cello. Music of Schubert, Bartok. Sumner School Museum, 1700 M St. NW. Noon May 2.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

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

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

• Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks 6. Debussy, Bruch, Prokofiev. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. May 10. $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

• WPAS: Yuliya Goreman, piano. Schumann, Chopin. 2 p.m. May 17. $35.

Kennedy Center

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

• 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.

• The Washington DC Band and Orchestra Festival. High school and college bands and orchestras from all over the country and the world. Presented by World Projects International Music Productions. 1 and 8 p.m. May 5. $5, $20.

• NSO, Leonard Slatkin, with Hilary Hahn, violin and Hila Plitmann, soprano. Verdi, Del Tredici, Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6. 7 p.m. May 8; 8 p.m. May 9 and 10. $20-$80.

• The NSO Young Soloists Competition. Winners of both the High School division and the National Young Artist division perform with the National Symphony Orchestra. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. May 20. Free.

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, viola, and Gabriel Dobner, piano, in a program of chamber music. 7:30 p.m. April 30. $25.

• James Madison University School of Music: Beth Chandler, flute, and Gabriel Dobner, piano, in a program of chamber music. 2 p.m. May 11. $25.

• Conservatory Project: Students from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University perform works by Brett Keuper Abigana, Carlos Salzedo, and Gyorgy Ligeti. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. May 18. Free.

• Conservatory Project: Students from Northwestern University School of Music perform works by Tchaikovsky, Andre Jolivet, Franz Waxman, Henri Tomasi and Chopin. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. May 19. Free.

• Conservatory Project: Violinists Ben Powell and Duncan Wickel, guitarists Jon Sosin and Adam Tressler, bassist Dan Carpel and mandolin player Eric Robertson from the Berklee College of Music perform acoustic string music. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. May 22. Free.

• Conservatory Project: Students from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music perform classical works. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. May 23. Free.

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.

• The U.S. Air Force Concert Band Woodwind Quintet. Beethoven, Mozart, Sousa, Scott Joplin, Broadway tunes. May 2.

• Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra: The Soldier’s Tale by Stravinsky. May 3.

• Finalists in the 2007 American Harp Society National Solo Competition in works by Carlos Salzedo, Elias Parish-Alvars, Dalwyn Henshall, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, and more. May 4.

• The Asian American Music Society Chamber Ensemble and the Washington Erhu Association of the Chinese Music Society of Greater Washington. Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and Korean Children’s Day. May 5.

• Washington National Opera Insight Lecture Series: “Elektra.” Exploring the Richard Strauss opera, opening May 10, in which the title daughter, obsessed with her father’s death, will stop at nothing until his death is avenged. May 8.

• Anja Bukovec. The Slovenian classical violinist, who has toured with TerraFolk throughout the United Kingdom, plays with energy and verve. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Slovenia. May 11.

• Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra in classical works. May 26.

• Lilia Stoytcheva. Associate professor of music at North Greenville University, the pianist is a native of Sofia, Bulgaria, and performed as a chamber musician and soloist of the Academic Symphonic Orchestra of the Bulgarian State Conservatory and the Jihoceske Chamber Orchestra. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Bulgaria. May 27.

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 David Daniels in the title role and 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.

• Washington National Opera: “Elektra.” Agamemnon’s daughter, Elektra, avenges her father’s murder but destroys herself as well in Strauss’ tragedy with a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. In German with English supertitles. 7 p.m. May 10 and 24; 7:30 p.m. May 13, 15, 21 and 27; 2 p.m. May 18. May 10-27. $45-$300.

Kennedy Center

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

• Jonathan Biss, piano, and Miriam Fried, violin. Brahms, Bartok, Janacek. 7:30 p.m. May 12. $38.

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

• 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.

• St. Petersburg String Quartet with Michael Tree, viola. Mendelssohn, Schnittke, Dvorak. May 9.

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

• Guitarist Larry Snitzler in recital. Music of de Murcia, Malats, Manen, Sor, Turina, Weiss. 8 p.m. May 2. $25. Information: 703/919-9773, www.larrysnitzler.com

• Russian Chamber Art Society presents Russian Bel Canto. Soprano Irina Rindzuner, baritone Kreshnik Zhabjaku. Works of Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Sviridov. 3 p.m. May 4. $35. Advance tickets and information at 703/354-7354, www.thercas.com

• Music for Mother’s Day. Singer-songwriter Susan Mack, accompanied by Carey and Sue Loomis on guitar and recorder, plus support harmonies in Bible based folk songs. Refreshments follow. Donations to the Jointly Maintained Christian Science Reading Room in Washington DC, RSVP and information at [email protected] or by phone 202/347-6336. May 11.

The Manassas Museum

9101 Prince William St., Manassas. 703/368-1873, www.manassasmuseum.org

• Prince William Baroque: “Antonio Vivaldi.” The early music ensemble in the last of three historical concerts performs three of the “Four Seasons” concertos. Soloists include Emil Cheytanov, concertmaster of the Prince William Symphony; Nicholas Tavani and Stephen Tavani from Haymarket. 7:30 p.m. April 27. Champagne reception follows. $70 general admission, $35 seniors. Information through the museum or through 703/659-0103, www.pwso.org.

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

• 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.

• Ryan Brown and members of Opera Lafayette. Early 19th-century French chamber music on period instruments. Presented in honor of the exhibit “In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet.” May 11.

St. John’s Church Norwood Parish

6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301/654-7767, www.stjohnsnorwood.org

• Organ Dedication Concert. Inauguration of the new Berghaus organ, with three manuals plus pedal, 63 ranks and 58 stops. 7 p.m. May 10. Free.

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. Post-concert refreshments. Students under 18 free.

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

Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

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

• 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.

• U.S. Marine Band, Col. Michael J. Colburn conducting. 2 p.m. May 11. 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

• 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

• 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.

• BSO Superpops, Jack Everly, conductor: “A Chorus of Hits.” With the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Music of Broadway, Hollywood and opera. 8 p.m. May 8. $21-$84.

• National Philharmonic with Brian Ganz, piano. Mozart, Bizet. 8 p.m. May 10. $29-$79. Children 7-17 free through 301/581-5100.

• Washington Bach Consort: St. Matthew Passion. J. Reilly Lewis Consort’s chorus, a double orchestra, and seven soloists. 3 p.m. May 11. $20-$55.

Washington National Cathedral

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

• 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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