- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 28, 2008

Alden Theatre

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

• 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

Hartke Theatre, 620 Michigan Ave., NE. 202/319-5416, music.cua.edu

• “Our Town.” The Washington premiere of composer Ned Rorem’s opera version of the Thornton Wilder play. Students from CUA’s opera studio and the Catholic University Symphony Orchestra, Murry Sidlin conducting. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1. $10, $20.

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

• 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.

• Levine School Faculty Program. “World Sounds Downtown.” Ko’mm Duo, percussion. March 18.

Church of the Epiphany

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

• Levine School Annual Guitarfest. David Russell, award-winning classical guitarist. 8 p.m. March 15, 6 p.m. March 16. $25, $45. Tickets 202/686-8000, ext.1051, or www.levineschool.org.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

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

• 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.

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

• 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

• 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.

Friday Morning Music Club

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

• 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

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

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

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

• Paul Potts. British operatic tenor, surprise winner of Simon Cowell’s “Britain’s Got Talent” and star of YouTube’s highest-rated video. 8 p.m. March 3. $42.50.

Georgetown University

Gaston Hall, 37th and O streets NW. 202/687-0100.

• The Arabesque Music Ensemble. The eight-piece ensemble revives music from the golden age of Egyptian music, through works of the Three Musketeers, Zakariyya Ahmad, Muhammad al-Qasabji, and Riyad al-Sunbati. 7:30 p.m. March 1. $15-$35. Tickets at the door or in advance through 202/338-1958 or www.thejerusalemfund.org.

Grace United Methodist Church

9750 Wellington Road, Manassas.

• NOVA Manassas Symphony Orchestra. Grofe’s “Tabloid Suite: Four Pictures of a Modern Newspaper”; Rheinberger’s Organ Concerto No. 1 in F, C. Milton Rodgers III, soloist. 8 p.m. March 1. $5, $10; all students free. Tickets at the door or through www.manassassymphony.org

Harman Center for the Arts

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

• WPAS: Sergey Khachatryan, violin, with Lusine Khachatryan, piano. The acclaimed Armenian brother and sister team in their 20s. Beethoven, Brahms, Shostakovich. 7:30 p.m. March 18. $29.

• Washington Bach Consort: “The Many Moods of Bach.” Motet, suite, cantata, Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Harpsichord, Mass in A Major. 3 p.m. March 30. $35-$55.

Kennedy Center

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

• Young Soloist Competition Finals, College Division. Young musicians compete for a cash prize and a solo performance with the NSO. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. March 2. Free.

• 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.

• NSO: Hans Graf conducting, with Alban Gerhardt, cello: Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev. 7 p.m. March 13, 8 p.m. March 14 and 15. $20-$80.

• The Choral Arts Society of Washington: Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater.” 3 p.m. March 16. $15-$65.

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 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.

• Wilberforce University Choir. The Ohio ensemble is one of the nation’s top vocal ensembles. March 1.

• NSO Prelude Concert. Oboist Rebecca Henderson, bassoonist Sue Heineman, violinists Laurent Weibel and Jane Bowyer Stewart, viola player Abigail Evans, cellist James Lee. Haydn, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Newsome. March 7.

• Lecture: Washington National Opera Insight Lecture Series: Exploring Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman,” running March 15-April 10 in the Opera House. March 11.

• Fort Valley State University Choir. The Fort Valley, Ga., choir in sacred and secular choral works. March 12.

• Members of the Kindler Cello Society — named after Hans Kindle, the founder and long-time conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra — perform with special guest Alban Gerhardt. March 15.

• McDowell Intermediate High School Orchestra, of Erie, Pa. Works by Bach and Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as selections from “Phantom of the Opera.” March 18.

• Sho Asano. Featured in the documentary “The Birth of California Shamisen,” the young performer is skilled in the playing of the Japanese shamisen, a three-stringed instrument. March 21.

• Classical Guitar Competitors: Winners of the three age divisions of the John and Susie Beatty Competition for Classical Guitar, as well as the Grand Prize winner (if different from the division winners), and the Barrios Prize winner perform in recital. March 22.

• Lecture: Washington National Opera Insight Lecture Series: Exploring Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” running March 29-April 13 in the Opera House. March 24.

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.

Levine School of Music

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

• 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

• 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.

• Two Faces of Mexican Music festival: For other events, see Mexican Music Festival listing in Lectures/Readings/Films.

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

• The Russian Chamber Art Society Presents: An Evening of Russian Art Songs. Rarely heard works performed by the 2007 winners of the International Tchaikovsky and St. Petersburg Opera competitions. Music of Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Sviridov, Gavrilin. In Russian; translations provided. 7 p.m. March 1. $35 at the door beginning at 6 p.m. or in advance through 703/354-7354 or www.theRCAS.com.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410/280-5640, www.marylandhall.org

• The Annapolis Opera: “Carmen.” 8 p.m. March 7; 3 p.m. March 9. $45-$75.

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

• 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.

• Tapestry. Music for female vocal quartet by McAllister, Moody, Rachmaninoff, and van Ness. Presented in honor of Women’s History Month. West Building Ground Floor, Lecture Hall. 12:10 p.m. March 19.

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. 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

Strathmore: The Mansion

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

• 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.

Strathmore: The Music Center

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

• Celebration of Israel’s 60th Birthday. Choirs from 27 area congregations in a tribute narrated by Martin Goldsmith, formerly of NPR’s “Performance Today.” 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 2. $18-$25.

• 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.

• WPAS: Alfred Brendel, piano. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert. 8 p.m. March 17. All seats sold out.

• Virginia Grand Military Band. March 23. Free.

Washington National Cathedral

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

• Cathedral Choral Society, J. Reilly Lewis, conductor: World premiere of Dominick Argento’s “Evensong: of Love and Angels”; also Mozart, “Solemn Vespers of the Confessor.” 4 p.m. March 2. $20-$80. Free pre-concert discussion 2:30 p.m. 202/537-5527, www.cathedralchoralsociety.org

• Organ recital: Frederick Swann, Palm Springs, Calif. 5 p.m. March 9. Free.

• Bach: “St. John Passion.” Cathedral Choir and Baroque orchestra under the direction of Michael McCarthy. Soloists Elizabeth Weigle, Roger Isaacs, Aaron Sheehan, Bobb Robinson, Ole Hass, James Shaffran. 4 p.m. March 16. $22-$82.

• Easter Day organ recital: Cathedral organists. 5 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.

• 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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