Thursday, February 7, 2008

Alden Theatre

1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703/790-9223,

• The Virginia Opera: “An Afternoon of Opera and Broadway.” Songs from the great composers for voice. 3 p.m. Feb. 10. $22, $27.

Catholic University

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

• 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 Ascension and St. Agnes

1217 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Information: The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, 202/319-5414,

• Catholic University Orchestra: Lecture and Recital Performance. Lecture on Debussy and recital performance of “Prelude a L’Apres-Midi d’un Faune,” by Shawn Burke-Storer. Orchestra in Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, conducted by David Searle. 5 p.m. Feb. 10. Free.

Church of the Epiphany

1317 G St. NW. 202/347-2635,

• 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,

• Levine School of Music Faculty. Mary Findley, violin; Grace McFarlane, piano. Beethoven, Faure. Feb. 12.

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

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

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

• Jean-Frederic Neuburger, piano, with the Amedeo Modigliani Quartet. Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 4 p.m. Feb. 10. $10, $30.

• 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.

Dumbarton Church

3133 Dumbarton St. NW. 202/965-2000,

• Red Priest: “Pirates of the Baroque.” The English ensemble in a program of Vivaldi, Bach, Telemann, Vitali and Handel. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $26, $30 with $2 service charge through the Web site.

Folger Shakespeare Library

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

• Early Music Seminar: “Seven Songs of Love.” Folger Consort Artistic Director Robert Eisenstein on the composers and music of the associated concert. 6 p.m. Feb. 13. $15.

• Folger Consort: “Seven Songs of Love.” Love songs of the 13th century for Valentine’s Day. Soprano Johana Arnold, instrumentalists Robert Eisenstein, Christopher Kendall, other guests. 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,

• Concert: Bach, Strauss, Hoover, Liebermann, Schuman, Muczynski. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda. 11 a.m. Feb. 7.

• FMMC Composers Concert: Works of An-Ming Wang, Leslie Bennett, Kurt Stern, David Rubenstein. Sumner School Museum, 1700 M St. NW. Noon Feb. 8.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 888/945-2468,

• State Symphony of Mexico. Enrique Batiz, conductor; Leonel Morales, piano. Buxtehude, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. $25-$50.

• Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: “Russia — Rebels on the Red Carpet.” Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Stravinsky. Concert Hall. 7 p.m. Feb. 10. $19-$38.

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

Harman Center for the Arts

610 F St. NW. 202/547-1122,

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

Kennedy Center

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

• 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.

Kennedy Center

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

• • 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. Feb. 19.

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

• New England Conservatory of Music. Students in works by Poulenc, Beethoven, Ravel. Part of the Conservatory Project. A Millennium Stage program. 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. 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. Feb. 23.

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

Kennedy Center

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

• 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

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

• A Tribute to Toru Takemitsu. Concert celebrating the late Japanese composer. Curated by daughter Maki Takemitsu with Kazumi Watanabe and Daisuke Suzuki, guitar; Yasuhiro “Coba” Kobayashi, accordion; and Tomohiro Yahiro, percussion. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. $35.

• 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,

• 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. 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. Feb. 25.

Levine School of Music

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

• Community Sing. Led by Ysaye Maria Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock. 7 p.m. Feb. 13. $5 at the door.

• 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 For information: 202/707-4604, 202/707-5664,

• Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, music director. French period instrument group with Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano. Handel, Gluck, Vivaldi. Feb. 9.

• Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Misha Rachlevsky, music director. One of Russia’s leading chamber ensembles with Julia Kogan, soprano. Rossini string sonatas discovered in the Library’s vaults after the 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 its 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.

The Mansion at Strathmore

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

• “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.

Metz Middle School

9950 Wellington Road, Manassas. Orchestra information: 703/659 0103,

• Prince William Symphony with guests violinist Marius Sima, pianist Camelia Sima, cellist Scott Ballantyne: All-Beethoven program. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. $15, $20. Free to school teachers and students 21 and under.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

• WPAS: Orli Shaham, piano, and Gil Shaham, violin. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $35-$70.

• “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.

• 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.

National City Christian Church

5 Thomas Circle, N.W. 202/232-0323,

• 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:

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,

• Orchestra of New Spain. Eighteenth-century music from the Spanish royal court. Feb. 10.

• 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. 12:10 p.m. Feb. 27.

St. Luke Catholic Church

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

• 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,

• Alexandria Symphony Orchestra: “Euphoria.” Claudia Chudacoff and Najin Kim, violin, with Bosma Dance. Bach, Strauss, Gabrieli, Tippett, Villa-Lobos, Vaughan Williams. 8 p.m. Feb. 9; 3 p.m. Feb. 10. $20-$80. 703/548-0885,

• U.S. Marine Band Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Free; no tickets required. 202/433-4011,

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

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

Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202/537-6200,

• Organ recital: Marilyn Keiser, Indiana University. 5 p.m. Feb. 17. Free.

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

• 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, Tickets at the box office or at, 703/218-6500.

• Tafelmusik. Canada’s award-winning orchestra on period instruments. Rameau, Lully, Purcell, Marini, more. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $30.

• Washington Saxophone Quartet. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $30.

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