On Saturday, I reviewed the Washington National Opera’s final production of the season, Massenet’s “Werther,” with a very good Werther, Francesco Meli.
Edited to add: Another view from Charles T. Downey on Ionarts.
Joe Banno made two trips out to Strathmore for two notable performances. On Friday, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit made what’s become an annual visit (though Dutoit takes his leave this week) with yet another fabulous concert. On Saturday, Andre Watts gave a downright leisurely reading of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Tom Huizenga heard an uneven but risk-embracing concert by the Great Noise Ensemble on the new-music series at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, which they anchor.