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Links: From Salerno-Sonnenberg to Simpson, a weekend review roundup

Web-only review: The InSeries ambitiously takes on Mozart’s “Idomeneo;” Charles T. Downey reports.

The violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg gave a typically idiosyncratic, stirring performance with the BSO. (Photo by Christian Steiner) (Courtesy of Opus 3 Artists) (Christian Steiner)

The violinist Yevgeny Kutik closed out this year’s Embassy Series with a professional recital, Robert Battey reports.

Live musical accompaniment to silent films is a burgeoning field, but you don’t often hear an arrangement for chamber chorus, as Andrew Earle Simpson wrote for “The Wind,” performed by the Cantate Chamber Singers. Joan Reinthaler was enthusiastic.

Stephen Brookes wrote about the start of the American Chamber Players’s June Chamber Festival at the Kreeger Museum, including a downright wintry Prokofiev 1st Sonata.

And the Washington Early Music Festival continued with L’Arabesque Baroque, also reviewed by Stephen Brookes.

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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