Fall Arts Preview - Classical Music: Anne Midgette's Season Highlights

Riccardo Muti and the New York Philharmonic play a WPAS date on Nov. 21.
Riccardo Muti and the New York Philharmonic play a WPAS date on Nov. 21. (2007 Photo By Todd Rosenberg -- Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

SEPTEMBER

12 -- Washington National Opera's "The Barber of Seville" At Kennedy Center, Opera House. Through Sept. 20.

20 -- Virginia Chamber Orchestra The orchestra opens its season with new Music Director Emil de Cou. At Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College.

26 -- Cedric Tiberghien, piano Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society. At Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater.

26 -- Walsh-Drucker-Cooper Trio Eugene Drucker of the Emerson String Quartet with Diane Walsh and Roberta Cooper. Mozart, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn. At National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium.

26 -- National Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Ball Concert led by Iván Fischer with Evgeny Kissin, piano. At Kennedy Center, Concert Hall.

29 -- Australian Chamber Orchestra Handel, Bartók, Ravel, others. At Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater. Through Sept. 30.

OCTOBER

1 -- Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Marin Alsop, conductor; James Ehnes, violin. Traditional Eastern European folk music, Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. At Music Center at Strathmore.

1 -- National Symphony Orchestra Led by Iván Fischer. Beethoven's "Pastoral" and Bartók's "The Wooden Prince." At Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Through Oct. 3.

1 -- The Post-Classical Ensemble Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducts a string orchestra performance of "Death and the Maiden," works by Schubert and Stravinsky, and a D.C. premiere of two compositions by Daniel Schnyder. At Sidney Harman Hall.

2 -- Folger Consort "Music of Italy and China: A Harmony of Friends." At Folger Theatre. Through Oct. 4.

3 -- Mezzo Olga Borodina and Bass Ildar Abdrazakov led by Plácido Domingo. Italian, French and Russian opera arias. At Kennedy Center, Opera House.

3 -- National Philharmonic Season-opening concert led by Piotr Gajewski. All-Beethoven program: Symphony No. 1, Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Misha Dichter, and Choral Fantasy. At Music Center at Strathmore. Through Oct. 4.


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