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Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/19/2012

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Washington’s music scene seems to me to have changed even since I got here in 2008; now, there’s still plenty going on through the month of June. The National Orchestral Institute and the Washington Early Music Festival, of course, predated my arrival by some years; both are going strong this month. Last weekend, Robert Battey thoughtfully reviewed the return of Leonard Slatkin to Washington at the helm of the NOI orchestra; and I checked out a WEMF concert by the ensemble The Wayward Sisters, a young quartet that won the 2011 Early Music Foundation/Naxos recording award (not to be confused with the London-based vocal trio of the same name). Joan Reinthaler, meanwhile, praised the women in the cast of Carmen presented by the Bel Cantanti Opera and Catholic University, but thought the men showed few signs of life, much less passion.

What concerts have you heard in the last few days?

By  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Tags:  WEMF, NOI, Robert Battey, Joan Reinthaler

 
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