- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 14, 2008


Alden Theatre

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

• Sarah Kapustin, violin. 3 p.m. Feb. 17.

• Young Soloists Recital. 3 p.m. March 16.

• The Gerard Edery Ensemble: Flamenco Sepharad. Musicians and guest flamenco dancers in music, song and dance from the Sephardic, Andalusian and Arabic worlds. 8 p.m. March 29. $28, $34.

Catholic University

St. Vincent’s Chapel, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Information: The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, 202/319-5414, music.cua.edu

• CUA Chamber Choir: “Hope in the Resurrection.” Britten’s “Festival Te Deum,” works by Gibbons, Victoria, Mendelssohn and others. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Free; early seating recommended.

Church of the Epiphany

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

• Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Dublin: Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb” and works by Tavener, Finzi, Martin, Dupre. 7 p.m. Feb. 16. $10, $15 at the door.

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

• Jennifer Jellings, soprano; Marguerite Toscano, mezzo-soprano; Christian M. Clough, organ. Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater.” Feb. 19.

• Hanny Schmid Wyss, piano. Feb. 26.

• Washington Bach Consort. Diane Heath, organ: Prelude and Fugue in C Major. Ole Hass, tenor; Steven Combs, bass: Cantata 131, “Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir.” March 4.

• Levine School of Music Faculty. Susan Fuller, violin; Jacob Clark, piano. March 11.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

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

• Kronos Quartet: “Ghost Opera” and “The Cusp of Magic” with Wu Man, pipa. Chinese/Western crossover. 8 p.m. Feb. 17. $7, $40.

• UM School of Music: Guarneri String Quartet, open rehearsal. Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 5 p.m. Feb. 18 and April 30; 7:30 p.m. March 10. Free.

• UM Symphony Orchestra. Brahms, Janacek, Bernstein, Handel. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $7, $25.

• The Tallis Scholars: Masterpieces from Spain and Portugal. The noted a capella ensemble in works of Mendes, Cardoso and Lobo, and Tomas Luis da Victoria’s “Requiem.” Dekelboum Concert Hall. 7:30 p.m. March 2. $25-$50.

• Left Bank Concert Society: Frank Conversations and Intimate Letters. The chamber music group in a Finzi oboe quintet; solo oboe etudes by Silvestrini; Kirchner’s Piano Trio II for violin, cello and piano; and Janacek’s “Intimate Letters.” Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 8 p.m. March 8. $7, $35.

• Take Five: Alif Laila, sitar, with Anubrata Chatterjee on the tabla. Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 5:30 p.m. March 11. Free.

Dumbarton Church

3133 Dumbarton St. NW. Tickets $26, $30 with $2 service charge through the Web site. 202/965-2000, www.dumbartonconcerts.org

• Red Priest: “Pirates of the Baroque.” The English ensemble in a program of Vivaldi, Bach, Telemann, Vitali and Handel. 8 p.m. Feb. 23.

• Amelia Piano Trio: East Meets West. Lu Pei’s “Songs of Consonance” for erhu, pipa and piano trio; Bach’s “Andante” from the Double Violin Concerto arranged for erhu and piano trio; Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor. 8 p.m. March 15.

Folger Shakespeare Library

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

• Folger Consort: “Seven Songs of Love.” Love songs of the 13th century for Valentine’s Day. Soprano Johana Arnold, instrumentalists Robert Eisenstein, Christopher Kendall, Mary Springfels. 8 p.m. Feb. 15, 16; 5 p.m. Feb. 16; 2 p.m. Feb. 17. $30.

Friday Morning Music Club

Various venues. All concerts free. 202/333-2075, www.fmmc.org

• Concert: Works of Schubert, Shinohara, Heiden and Weinberg. Sumner School Museum, 1700 M St. NW. Noon Feb. 15.

• Concert: Works of Mozart, Dowland, Ferrabosco, Monteverdi, Verdelot, Schubert. Old Town Hall, City of Fairfax, corner of Main Street (Rt. 236) and University Drive. 11 a.m. Feb. 21.

• Concert: Works of Beethoven, De Falla, Franck, Glinka. Sumner School Museum, 1700 M St. NW. Noon Feb. 22.

• Concert: Works of Dowland, Ferrabosco, Monteverdi, Verdelot, De Visee, Bizet, Debussy, Faure. Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Noon Feb. 28.

• Concert: Works of Godowsky, Strauss, Balakirev, Bizet, and Camille Nickerson. Sumner School Museum, 1700 M St. NW. Noon Feb. 29.

• Concert: Works of Mozart, Berg, Heggie. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda. 11 a.m. March 6.

• Concert: Works of Stamitz, Haydn, Grieg. Sumner School Museum, 1700 M St. NW. Noon March 7.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

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

• Virginia Opera: “Eugene Onegin.” Tchaikovsky’s most popular opera, based on Pushkin’s epic poem. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. Feb. 22; 2 p.m. Feb. 24. $44-$94.

• Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks 4 with Amanda Gosier, soprano. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. March 1. $25-$55.

Harman Center for the Arts

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

• WPAS: Jian Wang, cello. Bach Cello Suites Nos. 1, 3, 5. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. $29.

• WPAS: Sergey Khachatryan, violin, with Lusine Khachatryan, piano. The acclaimed Armenian brother and sister team in their twenties. Beethoven, Brahms, Shostakovich. 7:30 p.m. March 18. $29.

Kennedy Center

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

• WPAS: Sir James Galway, flute. With Lady Jeanne Galway, flute. 8 p.m. Feb. 25. $40-$85.

• NSO: Christoph Eschenbach conducting, with Erik Schumann, violin: Tchaikovsky, Brahms. To benefit the NSO Young Soloists’ Competition. 8 p.m. Feb. 26. $15-$60.

• WPAS: Joshua Bell, violin. Master violinist with Jeremy Denk, piano. 8 p.m. March 3. $40-$95. Sold out.

• NSO: Manfred Honeck conducting, with Ingrid Fliter, piano: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1; works of Webern and R. Strauss. 7 p.m. March 6; 8 p.m. March 7 and 8. $20-$80.

• WPAS: Lang Lang, piano. 8 p.m. March 11. $35-$75.

Kennedy Center

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

• • Midori, violin, with the Miro Quartet. The renowned violinist is joined by one of America’s brightest young chamber groups. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. $50.

• The Juilliard School. The N-E-W Trio from Juilliard in works by Ravel and Mendelssohn. Part of the Conservatory Project. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. Feb. 19.

• Cleveland Institute of Music. Students in works by Debussy, Caplet, Salzedo, Persichetti, Rachmaninoff. Part of the Conservatory Project. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. Feb. 20.

• New England Conservatory of Music. Students in works by Poulenc, Beethoven, Ravel. Part of the Conservatory Project. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. Feb. 21.

• The Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University. Students in works by Dvorak, Liszt, Herbie Hancock, Fred Spielman, and Kermit Goell. Part of the Conservatory Project. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. Feb. 22.

• The San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Students in works by Bach, Liszt, Scriabin, Lalo, Francesco Paolo Tosti, more. Part of the Conservatory Project. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. Feb. 23.

• The Curtis Institute of Music. Students in classical works. Part of the Conservatory Project. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. Feb. 24.

Kennedy Center

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

• Season of Ascencion. Clarinetist Geoffrey Flolo, violist Rebecca Kletzker, pianist Jennifer Jackson: Mozart, Schumann, Max Bruch. Feb. 27.

• NSO Youth Fellows. High school musicians studying with NSO members in a variety of classical works. Feb. 28.

• Black Sombrero Brass. Ensemble led by trumpeter Dan Haverstock recreates the sound of Tijuana Brass. Feb. 29.

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 the sea captain fated to sail the seas until redeemed by a woman’s love. 7 p.m. March 15 and April 5 and 7; 7:30 p.m. March 20, 25 and April 2 and 10; 2 p.m. March 30. $45-$300.

Kennedy Center

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

• Soheil Nasseri, piano. Sorabji, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann. The young California native, of Iranian heritage, has studied with some of the grand names of piano. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. $25-$35.

Kennedy Center

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

• The University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance. Students in works by Bach, Boulez, Mary Lou Williams, and original compositions by Pius Cheung. Part of the Conservatory Project. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. Feb. 18.

• Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College. Students in works by Chopin, Mozart, Muczynski, Smetana and Richard Strauss. Part of the Conservatory Project. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. Feb. 25.

Levine School of Music

Jane Lang Recital Hall, 2801 Upton St. NW. 202/686-8000, www.levineschool.org

• Master Class: Anna Balakerskaia, piano. 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Free, but reservations required through the Web site.

• String Orchestra concert. Pablo Saelzer, conductor. Pepusch, Vivaldi. 1 p.m. Feb. 29. Free.

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

• Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Misha Rachlevsky, music director. One of Russia’s leading chamber ensembles with Julia Kogan, soprano. Rossini string sonatas discovered in a library vault after World War II; the Washington premieres of a song cycle based on the poetry of Joseph Brodsky and the Concerto for Violin and Piano by Boris Tishchenko, plus works by Schnittke and Tchaikovsky. Feb. 15.

• Alban Berg Quartet. Viennese foursome in one of their final appearances this season. Haydn, Berg, Beethoven. Feb. 22.

• Orion Quartet with David Krakauer, clarinet. Haydn, Del Tredici, Golijov, Beethoven. Feb. 28.

• Guillermo Klein Sextet. Argentine composer, pianist, and singer Guillermo Klein, piano, vocals; Bill McHenry, saxophone; Ben Monder, guitar; Matt Pavolka, acoustic bass; Jorge Rossy, piano, drums; Richard Nant, trumpet, percussion. Feb. 29. Pre-concert, non-ticketed presentation with Larry Appelbaum, Music Division in Whittall Pavilion, 6:15 p.m. Feb. 29.

• Florestan Trio. One of the world’s leading piano trios. Beethoven, Ives, Arensky. March 7.

• Two Faces of Mexican Music festival: Camerata Bariloche, Fernando Hasaj, conductor: Argentine chamber group in Chavez’s String Symphony No. 5; works by Villa-Lobos, Orrego-Salas, Ginastera, Piazzolla. March 12.

• Two Faces of Mexican Music festival: Cuarteto Latinoamericano. Prize-winning chamber music players in the complete string quartets by Revueltas and the String Quartet No. 3 by Chavez. March 13.

• Two Faces of Mexican Music festival: Post-Classical Ensemble with Eugenia Leon, vocalist, and Angel Gil-Ordonez, music director. Heritage group in chamber music, poetry, and popular song celebrating Revueltas, known as Mexico’s revolutionary 20th-century “sound muralist.” March 14.

The Mansion at Strathmore

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

• “American Opera: D.C. and Beyond.” Lecture/demonstration/performance with pianist Raymond Jackson, Karen Ahlquist of George Washington University, Patrick Warfield of Georgetown University, Katherine Preston of William and Mary, hosted by Post-Classical Ensemble Artistic Director Joseph Horowitz. Companion to the Music Center’s “Free to Sing.” 4 p.m. Feb. 16. $10.

• Peter Pertis, piano. The Hungarian pianist in works by Chopin, Liszt and Schumann. 3 p.m. Feb. 24. $26.

• Miranda Blakeslee, viola. The Peabody Institute student is an emerging artist in residence at Strathmore. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. $10.

• Mayuko Kamio, violin: Chausson, Beethoven, Franck, Tchaikovsky. Winner of the 1998 Menuhin International Violin Competition, the Japanese violinist is the youngest artist ever to win the award. 7:30 p.m. March 7. Sold out.

• DBR, sonic artist. A composer, performer, and violinist who blends funk, rock, hip-hop and classical music. 7:30 p.m. March 10. $15.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

• “Free to Sing: The Story of the First African-American Opera Company.” World premiere Strathmore production that tells the story of Washington’s Colored American Opera Company, which produced and toured an operetta to raise money for a new church. 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Limited seating remains.

• State Symphony of Mexico. Works by Mexican and Spanish composers including Chavez, Turina and Moncayo. The performance will also feature soloist Alfonso Moreno on classical guitar. 8 p.m. Feb. 20. $21-$62.

• BSO Soulful Symphony: Fresh Winds. World premiere of Darin Atwater’s arrangement of Ravel’s Pavane, Duke Ellington’s arrangement of Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” Suite, David Baker’s “Kazz” Suite for clarinet and symphony orchestra. 8 p.m. Feb. 21. $18-$55.

• National Philharmonic: Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” Gary M. Schneider, guest conductor. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $29-$79. Children 7-17 free, by phone only: 301/581-5100.

• BSO Symphony with a Twist: Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights.” Music Director Marin Alsop conducts an updated orchestration of the musical score as the film is shown. 8 p.m. Feb. 29. Lobby opens 6:30 p.m. for live jazz, tapas and cocktails. $21-$84.

• BSO Classical Thursdays: Beethoven’s Fifth with Emily Skala, flute. Other works: Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. 8 p.m. March 6. $21-$84.

• WPAS: Yundi Li, piano. 8 p.m. March 12. $25-$70.

• National Philharmonic: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Stan Engebretson, conductor, and soloists. 8 p.m. March 15. $29-$79. Children 7-17 free; call 301/581-5100.

National City Christian Church

5 Thomas Circle NW. 202/232-0323, www.nationalcitycc.org

• The Washington Chorus: “Lux Aeterna: English and American Choral Masterworks.” Soprano Nina Revering, mezzo-soprano Janet Carlson Campbell, tenor Dann Coakwell; harp, percussion and organ by William Neil. Directed by Joshua Habermann. Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb,” Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” O’Regan’s “Dorchester Canticles.” 4 p.m. March 9. $25, $45 through 202/342-6221. Information: www.thewashingtonchorus.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

• Juilliard String Quartet. Beethoven, Shostakovich, Verdi. Feb. 17.

• National Gallery Chamber Players Piano Trio. Dvorak, Ravel, Schoenfield. Feb. 24.

• Soprano Celeste Headlee with pianist Danielle DeSwert. Music by William Grant Still and other American black composers, presented in honor of Black History Month. West Building Ground Floor, Lecture Hall. 12:10 p.m. Feb. 27.

• National Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls, Michael McCarthy, conductor. Music by Allefri, Scarlatti, Tallis. March 2.

• Women of the National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble. West Building Ground Floor, Lecture Hall. Works of Hildegard von Bingen and other women composers, to mark Women’s History Month. 12:10 p.m. March 5.

• Octuor de France: Beethoven, Ravel. Companion to the exhibit “In the Forests of Fontainebleau.” March 9.

• Kathleen Shimeta, mezzo-soprano. Music by Gena Branscome, to mark Women’s History Month. West Building Ground Floor, Lecture Hall. 12:10 p.m. March 12

• Parisii Quartet with Jerome Correas, baritone, and Emmanuel Strosser, pianist. Faure: “La Bonne chanson.” Companion to the exhibit “In the Forests of Fontainebleau.” March 16.

St. Luke Catholic Church

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

• John Eaton, piano: “Gershwin and Friends.” 4 p.m. March 30. $20. Students under 18 free.

• 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.

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 Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. Feb. 17, March 30. Free; no tickets required. 202/433-4011, www.marineband.usmc.mil

• American Balalaika Symphony. Music from Russian folk melodies to classical favorites. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. $15, $20. 703/351-1331, www.balalaika.biz

• Capital Wind Symphony. 3 p.m. Feb. 24. $10, $15 at the door. 202/607-5510, 703/938-3521, www.capitalwinds.org

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

• The Alexandria Campus Band. 8 p.m. March 7. Free; no tickets required. Donations requested. 703/845-6252, www.nvcc.edu/alexandria/visual/music/band.htm

• Alexandria Symphony Orchestra with the Alexandria Choral Society and Bowen McCauley Dance. 8 p.m. March 8; 3 p.m. March 9. $30-$70. 703/548-0885, www.alexsym.org

• Virginia Grand Military p.m. March 23. Free.

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.

• Washington Saxophone Quartet. The most widely heard saxophone quartet in the United States. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $30.

• The Gryphon Trio. The Juno-winning Canadian string trio. 8 p.m. March 7. $30.

• Shakespeare Remixed: Southeastern Festival of Song. Four Wolf Trap Opera Company veterans in songs, poems, and riffs on some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters. 8 p.m. March 28. $30.

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