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Posted at 12:49 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Links: From Salerno-Sonnenberg to Simpson, a weekend review roundup

Web-only review: The InSeries ambitiously takes on Mozart’s “Idomeneo;” Charles T. Downey reports.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra offered a quirky program with a symphony from Kevin Puts, winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize, and a concerto played by the idiosyncratic Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Joe Banno enjoyed it.
The violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg gave a typically idiosyncratic, stirring performance with the BSO. (Photo by Christian Steiner) (Courtesy of Opus 3 Artists) (Christian Steiner)

The violinist Yevgeny Kutik closed out this year’s Embassy Series with a professional recital, Robert Battey reports.

Live musical accompaniment to silent films is a burgeoning field, but you don’t often hear an arrangement for chamber chorus, as Andrew Earle Simpson wrote for “The Wind,” performed by the Cantate Chamber Singers. Joan Reinthaler was enthusiastic.

Stephen Brookes wrote about the start of the American Chamber Players’s June Chamber Festival at the Kreeger Museum, including a downright wintry Prokofiev 1st Sonata.

And the Washington Early Music Festival continued with L’Arabesque Baroque, also reviewed by Stephen Brookes.

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