- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 27, 2008


Alden Theatre

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

• 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.

• Concerts at the Alden Series: NSO Chamber Ensemble. 3 p.m. March 30. Free.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

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

• Capital City Symphony: Choral Hits. With the Capitol Hill Chorale and Daniel Campos, viola. Handel, Brahms, Prokofiev’s “Alexander Nevsky.” 5 p.m. March 30. $12-$23.

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. Todd Fickley, organ: Prelude, Largo and Fugue in C Major. Joellen Brassfield, soprano; Chris Dudley, countertenor; Ole Hass, tenor; Thomas Stork, bass: Cantata 4, “Christ lag in Todesbanden.” April 1.

• Levine School of Music Faculty. Grace McFarlane, piano. April 8.

• Rock Creek Trio. April 15.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

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

• Post-Classical Ensemble: “Artists in Exile.” Angel Gil-Ordonez, music director, Joseph Horowitz, artistic director, with Chris Pedro Trakas, baritone-narrator and the Left Bank String Quartet. Works of Weill, Schoenberg. Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 3 p.m. April 6. $7, $35. Pre-concert discussion, “Fritz Lang and Fury: Hollywood’s Impact on Germany’s Foremost Filmmaker,” School of Music Room 2200 at 2 p.m.

• Irish Chamber Orchestra. Based in Limerick, the ensemble performs worldwide. Works of Bach, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and a new work by Deirdre McKay, a contemporary Irish composer. Dekelboum Concert Hall. 3 p.m. April 13. $25-$50.

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

Dumbarton Church

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

• Vogler String Quartet, Daniel Mueller-Schott, cello: “Simply the Best.” Schubert, Arensky, Haydn. 8 p.m. April 5.

Friday Morning Music Club

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

• Lunchtime Chamber Concert. Haydn; Bononcini, Carissimi, d’Astorg, Marcello; Krommer. Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Noon-1 p.m. March 27. Free.

• Lunchtime Concert. Michael Bowyer, flute; Nancy Genovese, clarinet; Amy Rothstein, piano; Harlie Sponaugle, soprano. Music of Trimble, Schocker, Hoiby, McMichael. Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F St. NW. Noon April 2.

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

• The Jupiter String Quartet. The Boston-based ensemble plays Mendelssohn, Britten and Brahms. 8 p.m. March 28. $45, $55.

Folger Shakespeare Library

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

• Early Music Seminar: “Highland Ayres.” Folger Consort Artistic Director Robert Eisenstein on the composers and music of the associated concert. 6 p.m. April 17. $15.

• Folger Consort: “Highland Ayres.” Medieval Scottish accounts of battle, songs from the 16th and 17th centuries, Scottish music for pipes and fiddle, and music from the French allies of the Scots. A complement to “Macbeth.” Baritone William Sharp and instrumentalists Robert Eisenstein, Christopher Kendall, Webb Wiggins, Brent Wissick and Tom Zajac. 8 p.m. April 18, 19; 5 p.m. April 19; 2 p.m. April 20. $30.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

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

• Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra: The Eroica Effect. Andrew Manze, conductor. Mozart’s Overture to “The Magic Flute,” Beethoven”s Symphony No. 3. 7 p.m. March 30. $25-$50.

• Chanticleer: “My Spirit Sang All Day.” Grammy-winning vocal ensemble in its 30th anniversary concert. Works by Palestrina, Byrd, Mahler, traditional folk songs, spirituals, plainsong and chant. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. April 4. $22-$44.

• Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: “Austria and Hungary — Captivating Continentals.” Strauss, Liszt, Dvorak and Bela Bartok on the agenda for this final “conversation” of the season. Concert Hall. 7 p.m. April 13. $19-$38.

George Washington Masonic National Memorial

101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. 703/683-2007, www.gwmemorial.org

• Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Sylvia Alimena, conductor. Violinists Natasha and Zino Bogachek. Mozart’s Concertone in C Major, works by Schubert, Beethoven. Reception follows performance. 3 p.m. March 30. $5-$20. Tickets through 301/717-4641 or www.eclipseco.com.

• 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.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

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

• Pan American Symphony Orchestra: “[El] Tango y [Ella] la Milonga.” With Raul Jaurena, bandoneon; Octavio Brunetti, piano; Marga Mitchell, vocals; dancers Carolina and Anton and Annatina and Hernan. From the early days of tango to modern inspirations. George Washington University Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 8 p.m. April 5. $36. Tickets through 240/884-9008, 240/242-8032, ticketmaster.com or 301/808-6900.

• George Washington University Orchestra. April 6. Free and open to the public.

• Washington Concert Opera: “Bianca e Falliero” by Rossini. Love and marriage in the 19th century. 6 p.m. April 13. $45-$90. Tickets through 202/364-5826 or www.concertopera.org

Harman Center for the Arts

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

• 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.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. 301/348-3872, www.jccgw.org

• The Jewish Community Center Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Joel Lazar conducting, with soloist Adam Neiman, piano. Weber, Bruch, Chopin. 8:30 p.m. April 5. Free.

Kennedy Center

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

• NSO, Mark Elder conducting, with Louis Lortie, piano: Prokofiev. 7 p.m. March 27; 8 p.m. March 28 and 29. $20-$80.

• NSO, Ivan Fischer conducting: Mahler, Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection.” 7 p.m. April 3, 8 p.m. April 4 and 5. $20-$80.

• WPAS presents Garrick Ohlsson, piano. Prokofiev, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin. 7 p.m. April 6. $25-$65.

• NSO: Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting, with Julian Rachlin, violin: Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff. 7 p.m. April 10; 1:30 p.m. April 11; 8 p.m. April 12. $20-$80.

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. Musicians of high school age who have been taking master classes with National Symphony Orchestra members. April 1.

• The Japanese Choral Society of Washington. Traditional and modern melodies of Japan in choral arrangements. April 4.

• NSO Prelude Concert: National Symphony Orchestra bassoonist Lewis Lipnick, violinist Zino Bogachek, viola player Mahoko Eguchi, cellist Yvonne Caruthers, flautist Aaron Goldman, clarinetist Edward Cabarga, horn player Scott Fearing. Works by Danzi, Beethoven, Rossini. April 5.

• The George Mason University Wind Symphony. April 6.

• The Vocal Arts Society. Accomplished singers from this Washington group, founded in 1990. April 8.

• Regino B. Madrid. Violinist with the Marine Chamber Orchestra since July 1998. April 15.

• Vidushi Shanti Sharma. The Indian classical vocalist is an exponent of the Indore gharana, a musical style from Madhya Pradesh. April 16.

• 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,” which opens at the Opera House on April 30. April 28.

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 a captain fated to sail the seas until redeemed by a woman’s love. 7 p.m. April 5 and 7; 7:30 p.m. April 2 and 10; 2 p.m. March 30. Through April 10. $45-$300. Some performances sold out.

• Washington National Opera: “Rigoletto.” Verdi’s court jester is undone by a curse and misdirected revenge. 7 p.m. March 29, 31 and April 12; 7:30 p.m. April 1, 3, 8 and 9; 2 p.m. April 6 and 13. March 29-April 13. $45-$300. Some performances sold out.

Kennedy Center

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

• Young Concert Artists Series: Benjamin Moser, piano. Schumann, Ravel, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff. 7:30 p.m. April 8. $30.

• Pro Musica Hebraica Inaugural Concert: The Juilliard Artists, Itzhak Perlman, violin. Toward the rediscovery of classical Jewish music. Works by Alexander Krein, Osvaldo Golijov, Joel Engel, Leo Zeitlin, Mikhail Gnesin, Solomon Rosowsky. 7:30 p.m. April 10. Sold out.

• WPAS: Sergio Tiempo, piano. Young and popular Venezuelan-born pianist. 2 p.m. April 12. Sold out.

• Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Quintet, all members of the NSO, plays works by Brahms, Martinu and Beethoven. 2 p.m. April 13. $35.

Levine School of Music

SE Campus at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202/686-8000, www.levineschool.org

• “Jazz From Every Angle.” Innovative jazz compositions by well-known Washington composer-pianist Jeffrey Chappell. Part of Family Day at THEARC. 2 p.m. March 30. Free and open to the public. Concert reservations required through 202/610-2036.

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

• Beaux Arts Trio. Noted piano trio in its 53rd season. Ravel, Kurtag, Schubert. April 1. All tickets claimed; standby line 6:30 p.m.

• Lynn Harrell, cello. The soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher with Victor Santiago-Asuncion, piano. Bach, Schubert, Stravinsky. April 3. All tickets claimed; standby line 6:30 p.m.

• Skampa Quartet. String quartet from Prague with Iva Bittova, vocals and violin. Moravian folk songs, solo works by Bittova, and Janacek”s “Kreutzer Sonata.” April 11.

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

• St. Charles String Quartet. Andrew Dias, guest pianist. Haydn, Mendelssohn, Dvorak. 7:30 p.m. March 27. Free; donations accepted. Information at 240/416-3105, www.stcharlesquartet.com.

• The Alexandria Performing Arts Association presents “Dance in the Round.” Tehreema Mitha in dance inspired by India. 4 p.m. March 29. Free; donations accepted. Information at 703/549-1421, alexperformingartsassociation.org.

• Philomela. The women’s vocal ensemble in works of living composers including Eric Whitacre, John Rutter, local composers Daniel Gawthrop and Jean Lutterman, and premiering a work written for Philomela by Ian Coleman. 3 p.m. March 30. $10, $18. Information at 301/855-8019.

• Emily Smith. The Scottish singer and songwriter, the BBC’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2002. 8 p.m. April 4. $18, $20. Information 703/698-0303 or www.sunspotpro.com

• The Beau Soir Ensemble: An Afternoon of Flute and Harp Music. Lauren Panfili, flute, and Michelle Myers Lundy, harp, in works by Farr, Hasselmans, C.P.E. Bach, Piazolla, Bizet. 3 p.m. April 6. Free; donations accepted. Information at 571/275-1047 or e-mail [email protected]

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

• Elina Vahala, violinist; Mika Rannali, pianist. Copland, Debussy, Faure, Stravinsky. In honor of the exhibit “In the Forest of Fontainebleau.” March 30.

• Chatham Baroque and Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano. “La cetra amorosa”: songs and sonatas of baroque Italy. April 6.

• Kate Hearden, soprano; Marcio Botelho, cellist. Chausson, Debussy, Franck, Massenet. In honor of the exhibit “In the Forest of Fontainebleau.” East Building Concourse, Large Auditorium. 6:30 p.m. April 13.

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

• John Eaton, piano: “Gershwin and Friends.” Tracing American popular song from Jerome Kern through Harold Arlen, focusing on George Gershwin’s melding of Tin Pan Alley style with classical form. 4 p.m. March 30. $20 includes post-concert reception. 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.

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

4700 Whitehaven Parkway NW. 202/342-2800, www.stpatrickschurchdc.org

• The Thomas Circle Singers: “Music for Saints and Sinners.” Works by Igor Stravinsky, Kirke Mechem, Ned Rorem, Stephen Paulus and Anton Bruckner. 7 p.m. April 5. Gala follows. Concert only $20; concert plus gala $35; Gala star supporter tickets $75. 202/232-3353, www.thomascirclesingers.org

Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

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

• The Washington Cultural Group Fund: Valentina Listisa, piano. Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Schumann, Thalberg, Liszt. 8 p.m. March 28. $10-$40. 703/832-1558, www.valentinalisitsa.com

• Fairfax Choral Society. “Bravo Bernstein: Music for Synagogue, Stage and Screen.” The Chichester Psalms; selections from “Mass,” “Candide,” “West Side Story.” 8 p.m. March 29. $25-$35. 703/642-3277, www.fairfaxchoralsociety.org

• U.S. Marine Band Chamber Orchestra. Wagner, Weber, Rubenstein, Chopin, Herbert, Liszt, Sousa. 2 p.m. March 30. Free. No tickets required. 202/433-4011, www.marineband.usmc.mil

• North American Music Festivals. All-day music competitions. 9 a.m. April 4. Free. No tickets required.

• Alexandria Symphony Orchestra: “Bliss” with Lynn Harrell, cello. Smetana, Hailstork, Dvorak. 8 p.m. April 5; 3 p.m. April 6. $5-$80. 703/548-0885, www.alexsym.org

• Festivals of Music. Choral and instrumental performances. 8-11 a.m. April 11. Free. 800/323-0974, www.festivalsofmusic.com

• 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

• Sara Daneshpour, piano. First-prize winner, 2002 Beethoven Society of America piano competition. 7:30 p.m. March 27. $26.

• Angela Taylor, singer-songwriter-flutist. Alternative rock, straight from the conservatory. 7:30 p.m. April 2. $10.

Strathmore: The Music Center

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

• BSO Classical Saturdays: Andre Watts. Dvorak, Brahms. 8 p.m. March 29. $21-$84.

• WPAS: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Beethoven, Schumann. 8 p.m. April 1. $35-$70.

• BSO Explorer Series: The British Isles. James MacMillan, conductor and composer; Rolf Hind, piano. Works based on Irish tradition by MacMillan, Beethoven”s Symphony No. 2. 8 p.m. April 3. $21-$84.

• Brian Stokes Mitchell. Broadway’s favorite leading man. 8 p.m. April 4. $28-$55. Some performances sold out.

• National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra with Carter Brey, cello. Haydn, Schubert. 8 p.m. April 5. $39-$79. Children 7-17 free through 301/581-5100.

Washington National Cathedral

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

• Organ recital: Dame Gillian Weir, Britain. 5 p.m. April 6. Free.

Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church

Washington Conservatory of Music Concerts for the Nation’s Capital. One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Concerts free; donations accepted. Concert information at 301/320-2770, www.washingtonconservatory.org

• An Afternoon of Art Song. Vocal Arts Society Discovery Series winners Brooke Evers, soprano; Michael Gallant, tenor. 3 p.m. March 30.

• An Afternoon of French Song. Nancy Almquist, soprano; Grace Gori, mezzo-soprano; Jeffery Watson, piano. 3 p.m. April 6.

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.

• 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.

• The Calder Quartet. Ensemble looks to stretch the definition of a string quartet with music by Bartok, Mendelssohn and Batagov. 8 p.m. April 11. $30.

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