- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 3, 2008

Atlas Performing Arts Center

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

• The In Series: Opera Triptych: Monteverdi’s “The Combat,” Holst’s “Savitri,” Mozart’s “The Impresario” performed by singers, orchestra and dancers. 8 p.m. Jan. 19; 3 p.m. Jan. 20, 26, 27. $20-$39.

• “Mostly Beethoven and Brahms.” Pianist Christine Pulliam, violinist Sarah Wise, cellist Marie D’Andrea. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24.

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St. NE. 202/544-7077, www.folger.edu

• Choral Workshop: The music of Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). In anticipation of the Folger Consort’s Jan. 11 and 12 performances at the Washington National Cathedral. Morning and afternoon sessions led by Philip Cave, with Sally Dunkley and members of the chamber choir Orpheus. Workshop 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 5. $40, $50.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

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

• Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman, violin/conductor. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. Jan. 11. $30-$60.

• Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks 3 with Dean Woody, bassoon. 8 p.m. Jan. 26. $25-$55. Free pre-concert lecture 7 p.m.

Harman Center for the Arts

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

• An Evening with Scott Bakula: A Special Benefit for Ford’s Theatre. An evening of theater music including Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe and more. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18. $35-$100.

• Washington Bach Consort: Bach’s violin and harpsichord concertos. With J. Reilly Lewis and Tim Haig. 3 p.m. Jan. 20. $35-$55. Some seats sold out.

Kennedy Center

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

• Young Soloist Competition Finals. High schoolers compete for a cash prize and a solo performance with the NSO. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. Jan. 6. Free.

• Youth Orchestra Day. Promising high school students perform with the National Symphony Orchestra. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. Jan. 10. Free.

• Artis Quartet Vienna: Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. $32. Sold out.

• Adam Neiman, piano: Bach, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky. 2 p.m. Jan. 12. $38. Sold out.

• National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin conducting, with Sarah Chang, violin: Mozart, Corigliano, Brahms. 7 p.m. Jan. 17, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 8 p.m. Jan. 19. $20-$80.

• Denyce Graves, Nuttin’ but Stringz, and the Let Freedom Ring Choir, with Master of Ceremonies Tony Perkins. Musical celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King. Sponsored by the Kennedy Center and Georgetown University as part of the university’s sixth annual “Let Freedom Ring” program. A Millennium Stage presentation. 6 p.m. Jan. 21. Free.

• National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin conducting, with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano. Rouse, Liszt, Mussorgsky/Ravel. 7 p.m. Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26. $20-$80.

• National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin conducting, with Thomas Hampson, baritone. Mahler. 7 p.m. Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2. $20-$80.

Kennedy Center

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

• Third Coast Percussion. Chamber quartet, originally a satellite of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago chamber music program, blurs the lines between musical styles. Jan. 8.

• The Washington Ballet Studio Company: “Moondance Suite” — dances choreographed by Jared Nelson and Septime Webre — and excerpts from “Peter and the Wolf,” a balletic take on the classic fairy tale with live narration choreographed by Brian Reeder. Jan. 17.

• Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra members perform classical works. Jan. 18.

• NSO Prelude: National Symphony Orchestra members perform classical works. Jan. 19.

Kennedy Center

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

• Contrast/Connect: Exploring Chamber Music. Composer, musician and scholar Jessica Krash explores the music and composers featured in the Fortas Chamber Music season. Three sessions: 6 p.m. Jan. 7 and 14 in the Terrace Gallery, 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Theater Lab. $15 per session.

• Guarneri String Quartet: Arnold Steinhardt, violin; John Dalley, violin; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Wiley, cello. Bartok, Haydn, Smetana. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10. $50.

• WPAS: Artis Quartet Vienna: Peter Schuhmayer, violin; Johannes Meissl, violin; Herbert Kefer, viola; Othmar Muller, cello. Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. $32.

• WPAS: Adam Neiman, piano. Bach, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky. 2 p.m. Jan. 12. $38.

• Left Bank Concert Society: Darkness and Light. David Salness and Sally McLain, violins; Katherine Murdock, viola; Evelyn Elsing, cello; Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano. Kurtag, Hindemith, Brahms. 2 p.m. Jan. 13. $30.

• Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Nurit Bar-Josef, violin; Daniel Foster, viola; David Hardy, cello; Lambert Orkis, piano. An All-Brahms program. Jan. 20. $35.

• Dawn Upshaw in Recital. The three-time Grammy winning lyric soprano. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23. $50.

The Mansion at Strathmore

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

• National Philharmonic Piano Trio: Jody Gatwood, violin; Lori Barnet, cello; Phil Hosford, piano. Mozart, Bernstein, Mendelssohn. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. $26.

• Dan Franklin Smith, piano. Czerny, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Infante. 3 p.m. Jan. 20. $26.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

• Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conducting, with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin. Shostakovich, Dvorak. 8 p.m. Jan. 12. $21-$64.

• National Philharmonic: Dvorak Serenade with Jody Gatwood, violin. Tartini, Makris, Dvorak. 8 p.m. Jan. 26. $29-$79.

National Gallery of Art

Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. All concerts free; admission first-come, first-served beginning one-half hour before concert time. 202/842-6941, www.nga.gov

• New York Chamber Soloists. Music by Carter, Fried, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Vivaldi. West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6.

• Vilnius String Quartet. Music by Beethoven, Brahms, Narbutaite. West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13.

• Jeni Slotchiver, pianist. Music by Busoni, Gottschalk, Villa-Lobos, and others. West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20.

Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre

1611 North Kent St., Arlington. 703-276-6701, www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/RosslynSpectrum.htm

• National Chamber Ensemble: “Three Trios.” Artistic Director Leonid Sushansky, violin; Lukasz Szyrner, cello; Dionne Laufman, piano. Haydn, Shostakovich, Beethoven. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. $25. Information: 703/685-7590, www.nationalchamberensemble.org. Tickets: 202/397-SEAT, www.ticketmaster.com.

St. Luke Catholic Church

7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean (one-half mile inside the Beltway on Route 193)

• The Manhattan Piano Trio: “From Vienna to St. Petersburg.” Milana Bahl, piano; Dmitry Kouzov, cello; Dmitry Lukin, violin. Haydn’s “Gypsy Rondo Trio,” Shostakovich’s “Jazz Suite No. 1,” works by Schumann, Liszt, Arensky, Bartok. Presented by Amadeus Concerts. 4 p.m. Feb. 3. $20, including post-concert refreshments and a chance to meet the performers. Students 17 and under free. 703/759-5334, www.amadeusconcerts.com

Washington National Cathedral

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

• Tomas Luis de Victoria’s 1605 “Requiem.” With Orpheus, a chamber choir led by Philip Cave; Folger Consort instrumentalists Robert Eisenstein and Christopher Kendall, and the Renaissance wind band Piffaro. 8 p.m. Jan. 11 (pre-concert discussion 6:30 p.m.) and 12. $28-$40. Discounted tickets through the Folger box office, 202/544-7077.

• Organ recital: David Higgs, Eastman School of Music. 5 p.m. Jan. 20. Free; no reservations required.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets at the box office or at www.tickets.com, 703/218-6500.

• America’s Dream Chamber Artists: Young musicians who energize chamber music and make it accessible to all. Beethoven, Kodaly, Messiaen. 8 p.m. Jan. 18. $30.

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