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Links: Kronos, Shahams, and more

A review bonanza in today’s Washington Post, after one of the busiest weekends for classical music in this town I’ve ever seen.

The Kronos Quartet plays a very strong “America Program,” by Anne Midgette. Note that Kronos is giving a concert of new works by UMD composition students at the Clarice Smith Center tonight.

The Shaham siblings warm up at the JCC for next week’s Jewish-themed concert in New York, by Robert Battey.

Charles T. Downey pondered the Kennedy Center Chamber Players’s double-barreled performance of two versions of the same Brahms trio.

A local church choir takes on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Requiem,” with major soloists; Alfred Thigpen reports.

Joe Banno writes about the Venice Baroque Orchestra, performing in the resonant spaces of the National Gallery.

Cecelia Porter was unimpressed with Rob Kapilow’s long-standing “What Makes it Great” concept, but enjoyed the Choral Arts Society in the Mozart Requiem.

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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