Notable world premieres of the week will include "Lyric Interval," a song cycle by Hugo Weisgall with texts by John Hollander, tomorrow night at the Library of Congress, and a new work by Barbara Kolb, commissioned by National Musical Arts, Friday night at the National Academy of Sciences. Also worth noting for contemporary music fans: Two programs given by Peter Maxwell Davies and the Fires of London, Thursday and Friday nights in the Lisner Auditorium, and the Contemporary Music Forum's program, "The New Virtuoso," tomorrow night at the Corcoran.
Antal Dorati, guest conductor with the National Symphony, will include two of his specialties, Haydn and Barto'k, on this week's program Tuesday, as well as Brahms' First Symphony. Other notable orchestral music this week will include L'Orchestre de la Capitole de Toulouse, with duo-pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque, Friday night at the Kennedy Center; the Fairfax Symphony with pianist Leonard Pennario, this afternoon at the Kennedy Center, and the Washington Bach Consort Orchestra and Chorus, Friday night in the Terrace Theater.
Soprano Chrissellene Petropoulos will give a recital Wednesday night in the Terrace Theater. Other notable recitalists this week include Canadian violinist Chantal Julliet, tonight at the Jewish Community Center; pianist Andre-Michel Schub and cellist Nathaniel Rosen, Friday night at the University of Maryland; pianist Hugh Tinney, tomorrow night in the Terrace Theater; pianist Monica Gaylord tonight at the National Gallery, and pianist Brian Ganz, tonight at the Bethesda United Church of Christ.
The Continuum Vocal Ensemble, directed by Joan Reinthaler, will give a program of Monteverdi, Brahms and Barber this evening in the United Church at 20th and G streets NW. Also worth noting: The Guarneri String Quartet, Saturday night in the Terrace, and the Rosewood Trio, this afternoon at the Lyceum in Alexandria. DANCE
Perlo/Bloom & Company, the founding resident troupe at Dance Place, gives its last performance this afternoon at the center's present site in Adams-Morgan's Dance Alley, before the organization's impending move to new quarters.
Toe Jam and Fresh Jelly, the dance duo of Donna Brandenburg-Gangloff and Mary Williford, presents works by New York choreographers Susan Marshall and Mark Taylor, including a premiere for the duo by Taylor, as well as Washington repertory in its concert at Mount Vernon College Friday evening.
A new area ballet troupe, the Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet (directed by Linda Kintz and Mark Mejia) offers a "Holiday Ballet Concert," featuring the "Nutcracker Suite" and other pieces, at Montgomery College's Performing Arts Center Friday night; former Joffrey Ballet principal Ingrid Fraley will be the guest artist.
The Jan Taylor Dance Theatre program at Dance Place Friday through Sunday will include two premieres by Taylor, as well as older work.
This year's edition of the Black Dance '85 Festival celebrates the 25th anniversary of Melvin Deal's African Heritage Dancers and Drummers troupe and will embrace two evenings of performance at Gallaudet College -- a contemporary jazz music and dance concert Friday, and a traditional African dance concert Saturday. FILM "Shoah,"
Claude Lanzmann's widely acclaimed epic documentary on the Holocaust, opens Wednesday at the Key Theatre. Stay at home the rest of the year, but see this film.
The Tribute to Truffaut at the Biograph kicks off with "The 400 Blows" and "Les Mistons," Truffaut's rarely seen first film. Tuesday through Thursday, "The Wild Child" and "The Story of Adele H."
Meanwhile, Jean-Luc Godard, Truffaut's buddy, has a program of videos today at noon at the American Film Institute.
By popular demand, "Sans Soleil," Chris Marker's thought-provoking (and unclassifiable) movie, returns to the Hirshhorn Thursday and Friday at 8. Free.
Tuesday at 6, the Smithsonian Resident Associates Program will offer the rarely seen "Diary of a Lost Girl," starring the incomparable Louise Brooks. At the Auditorium of the Hirshhorn.
Friday at the National Archives, "The Story of Chaim Rumkowski and the Jew of Lodz," a documentary about a chapter in the coerced, misguided Jewish collaboration in the Holocaust. Noon. Free.
Tomorrow at UDC, "No Way Out," directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, and featuring Sidney Poitier's screen debut. With an introduction by Dr. Andress Taylor. Free. 6:30 p.m.
Among current releases, the gory and hilarious "Re-Animator"; Emir Kusturica's touching and funny "When Father Was Away on Business." POP MUSIC
Make a record with comedian Howie Mandell ("St. Elsewhere's" Fiskus). All you have to do is be in the audience at the Warner Theatre tonight.
Most of Washington's authentic blues musicians will be on stage at the Roxy Tuesday night, including John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, Flora Molton, John Jackson and Archie Edwards.
The best danceafunk band in the world, New Orleans' Neville Brothers, is at the Bayou Tuesday and Wednesday. This is rock that still rolls.
The first of the single instrument jazz ensembles, and some feel still the best, is the World Saxophone Quartet, which plays a rare club date at d.c. space on Saturday.