Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin played a refreshingly eclectic recital at the Terrace Theater on Monday night. (Photo by Sim Canetty-Clarke) (Sim Canetty-Clarke)

And eighth blackbird brought their “Pierrot lunaire” to the Kennedy Center on Tuesday: a dark intense fully-staged cabaret reading of this seminal century-old work. Taken together, these reviews should briefly silence those readers who complain that I never seem to like anything.

Joan Reinthaler, meanwhile, heard the Kennedy Center Chamber Players in a strong performance of their own, playing a lively joke by Martinu, a long Romantic exegisis by Sinding, and Saint-Saens.