The weekend in review: Concerto Köln, Verge Ensemble, A Far Cry, and Fred Lerdahl

It was another big weekend for classical music. Here is the wealth of reviews that have appeared over the last few days in the Washington Post.

Tom Huizenga heard a Concerto Köln performance that went on in spite of visa problems that kept the group’s concertmaster stuck in Germany.

Joan Reinthaler went back for a second helping of Morton Subotnick at the University of Maryland. (What a shame they scheduled festivals of two key 20th-century composers at the same time; I bet I wasn’t the only audience member who would happily have heard Subotnick if I weren’t hearing Argento.)

Stephen Brookes assessed the latest hip, conductor-less chamber ensemble, A Far Cry, at Dumbarton Oaks.

And Charles T. Downey, having reviewed the National Symphony Orchestra under Andrew Litton on Thursday, checked out the Daedalus Quartet’s performance of the complete quartets of Fred Lerdahl on Sunday afternoon. When I last heard the third quartet I found it distinctively expressive and individual, but I haven’t heard the whole cycle.

Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat.

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