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In Monday’s Washington Post:

The Washington National Opera limps to its season’s end with “Don Pasquale,” by Anne Midgette.

The NOW Ensemble and Victoire, two hot alt-classical groups, show DC their stuff at the Atlas, by Anne Midgette. (You can sample this concert on-line: “Plan of the City,” the film that accompanied the NOW Ensemble’s “Change” can be seen on Joshua Frankel’s website.You can listen to tracks from the NOW Ensemble’s CD Awake, and Victoire’s CD Cathedral City, on the website of New Amsterdam Records.)

Two local orchestras took on Mahler this weekend:

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony, by Charles T. Downey.

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra offers Mahler’s 1st, Rachmaninoff’s 3rd concerto, by Joan Reinthaler. (The orchestra will perform the Mahler piece again on May 22 at the National Gallery of Art.)

The Moscow String Quartet performs at the Library of Congress, by Joan Reinthaler.

Tomorrow: Sunday’s concerts, reviewed.

What did you see this weekend?

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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