7 Fairfax Wind Symphony. At Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage.
7 National Orchestral Institute. Young artists perform in these chamber music concerts. At Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 7 U.S. Army Field Band. Works by Carl Ferguson, Bela Kovacs, Carlo Yvon, James Stephenson and Eldin Burton. At Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. 7Washington International Competition for String Finals. Young instrumentalists compete in this program presented by the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation. At Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater. 7Washington Metropolitan
Philharmonic. At George Washington Masonic National Memorial. 9 Friday Morning Music Club. The FMMC presents a program featuring works by Bach, Dowland, Ford, Campion, Rosseter and Schubert. At Dumbarton House. 9 June Chamber Festival. Artistic Director Miles Hoffman and the American Chamber Players perform recognizable pieces as well as newly commissioned works. At Kreeger Museum. Through June 12. 9 Mary Findlay. The violinist performs works by Bach. At Church of the Epiphany. 9 New Dominion Chorale. Led by J. Reilly Lewis, the chorus hosts the first of four summer singalongs held on Tuesday evenings in June. At Western Presbyterian Church. 11 “Ruddigore (The Witch’s Curse).” Directed by Helen Aberger with music direction by Joseph Sorge, the Victorian Lyric Opera Company presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera. At Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. Through June 21. 12 Amazonia Vocal Ensemble. The Florida choral group performs Latin American music. At National Portrait Gallery. 12 “The Marriage of Figaro.” The Wolf Trap Opera presents Mozart’s classic opera. At the Barns at Wolf Trap. Through June 20. 13 “Adriana Lecouvreur.” Riverbend Opera presents a fully staged production of Cilea’s 1902 opera, with professional singers and piano accompaniment. At North Gate Vineyard. 13 “Aria Jukebox.” Wolf Trap Opera Company artists perform a program of opera highlights suggested by audience members. At the Barns at Wolf Trap. 13 National Orchestral Institute. Led by Albany Symphony Music Director David Alan Miller, the ensemble presents John Corigliano’s First Symphony, Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Michael Torke’s “Bright Blue Music.” At Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall. 13Washington Men’s Camerata. Led by Frank Albinder, the all-male chorus ends its 30th season with a program of music sung in its first concert and works by composers who have anniversaries this year, including Arvo Part and Jean Sibelius. At Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater. 14 Cathedral Choral Society. Led by J. Reilly Lewis, the choral group presents a community singalong of Mozart’s “Requiem” with organist Todd Fickley. At Washington National Cathedral. 14 Music and Arts Chorus and Orchestra. Led by Terry Stoneberg, the ensembles end the season with a performance of Brahms’s German Requiem with the young winners of the Music and Arts Piano Competition. At Providence Presbyterian Church. 14 Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. The 23rd annual festival features works from Bach as well as Haydn, Gershwin, Jenkins, Still and others performed by the festival orchestra with several soloists. At Eastern Mennonite University. Through June 21. 14 Verge Ensemble. Violinist Lina Bahn, pianist Lura Johnson and cellist Tobias Werner perform works by contemporary American composers Donald Crockett, Astor Piazzolla and Dan Visconti. At Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium. 16 Anna Nizhegorodtseva. The pianist performs works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Scriabin. At Church of the Epiphany. 16 Jean Rondeau. The French harpsichordist makes his U.S. debut. At Embassy of France. 19 “Iolanta.” Tchaikovsky’s opera is performed as part of the Bel Cantanti Summer Opera Festival. At Randolph Road Theatre. Through June 21. 20 18th Street Singers. The 50voice choral ensemble celebrates its 10th anniversary with “Something Old, Something New,” a program featuring classical works, folk music, traditional American songs and works by contemporary composers. At Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. 20 National Orchestral Institute. Led by Rossen Milanov, the ensemble performs Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 as well as works by Strauss and Dutilleux. At Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall. 20 U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra. The ensemble performs as part of the Summer Orchestra Series. At Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. 21 Chicago Harp Quartet. The foursome makes its Kennedy Center debut in a concert presented by the YoungArts Foundation. At Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage.
21 NSO at Wolf Trap. Led by Andrew Litton, the National Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” (with cannon blasts) and “Romeo and Juliet Overture.” Pianist Emanuel Ax plays Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2. At Wolf Trap, Filene Center.
22 NSO at Wolf Trap. Tony Award-winning Broadway star Audra McDonald performs with the National Symphony Orchestra. At Wolf Trap, Filene Center. 23 Michelle La Porte and Gerry Saulter. The flutist and guitarist perform music from Italy, Brazil and Argentina. At Church of the Epiphany. 25 2015 Serenade! Choral Festival. The Cuban choral group Coro Entreveoces gives a Millennium Stage performance to kick off the fifth annual Serenade! festival, which brings choruses from around the world — including Australia’s Women of Note, the Oslo Chamber Choir, and the Tapiola Chamber Choir from Finland — to perform in churches and concert halls around Washington, culminating with a “Best of Serenade” concert of all 12 groups at Strathmore on the 28th. Various venues; through June 29. 25 Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The 150-year-old, 360-voice ensemble performs. At Music Center at Strathmore. 25 “Vocal Colors: A Musical Exploration of Visual Art.” Wolf Trap Opera Company members perform. At Phillips Collection. 27 Friday Morning Music Club Avanti Orchestra. The ensemble performs Shostakovich Symphony No. 5. At Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center.
27 National Orchestral Institute. Led by Israeli conductor Asher Fisch, the ensemble performs Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra as well as works by Wagner and Beethoven. At Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall. 28 Best of Serenade! All of the festival choirs perform, followed by a massed choir finale led by conductor Doreen Rao. At Music Center at Strathmore. 28 Tapiola Chamber Choir. The 36-member choir from Finland performs. At Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage. 28 “French Masterpieces of Love.” In the first event of the Castleton Festival, Rafael Payare leads Robynne Redmon and Richard Troxell in excerpts from “Carmen,” “Romeo et Juliette” and more. At Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall. 30 Magnificat. Led by Philip Cave, the British early music ensemble performs works by Monteverdi. At Church of the Epiphany.
3 “Romeo et Juliette.” The Castleton Festival presents a performance of Charles Gounod’s five-act opera led by Rafael Payare and directed by Dorothy Danner. At Castleton Festival Theatre. Through July 18. 5 Castleton Chamber Players. Members of the Castleton Festival Orchestra perform. At Castleton Festival Theatre. 5 Peter Latona. The D.C. organist performs as part of the Basilica’s Summer Organ Recital Series. At National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 6 Wintergreen Summer Music
Festival and Academy. From full orchestra to pop-up concerts in 20minute dollops to seminars on listening and Schubert, this festival in the Blue Ridge Mountains celebrates its 20th anniversary with a wide range of music. This year’s guests include the cellist Zuill Bailey, composer Daron Hagen, violinist Eliszabeth Adkins, conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech and soprano Arianna Zukerman. At Wintergreen Resort. Through Aug. 2. 7 Eya. D.C. vocalists Allison Mondel, Kristen Dubenion-Smith and Crossley Hawn perform medieval chant and polyphony. At Church of the Epiphany. 9 Post Classical Ensemble. Led by Angel Gil-Ordoñez, the ensemble presents Copland’s “Quiet City” and “Piano Variations” with pianist Lura Johnson. At Phillips Collection.
10 “The Ghosts of Versailles.” Led by conductor Eric Melear and directed by Louisa Muller, Wolf Trap Opera Company performs composer John Corigliano’s only opera. At the Barns at Wolf Trap. Through July 18.
11 “L’heure espagnole (The Spanish Hour)” and “Scalia/ Ginsburg” Film and Broadway star Maria Tucci directs a double bill of comic operas, including Derrick Wang’s send-up of two Supreme Court justices. At Castleton Festival Theatre. Through July 19. 11 Law in Opera with Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg. Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the depiction of law in the arts and her love of opera, followed by performances of opera excerpts by members of the Castleton Artists Training Seminar. At Castleton Festival Theatre. 11 NSO at Wolf Trap. Led by conductor Shi-Yeon Sung, the NSO presents a program featuring Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with violinist Sarah Chang. At Wolf Trap, Filene Center. 12 “Beethoven: Symphony No. 9.” Led by Rafael Payare, soprano Alessandra Marc, mezzosoprano Denyce Graves, tenor Stanford Olsen and baritone Eduardo Chama perform in honor of the Castleton Festival’s late founder, Lorin Maazel. At Castleton Festival Theatre. 12 Daniel Sansone. The South Carolina organist performs as part of the Basilica’s Summer Organ Recital Series. At National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
12 NSO National Trustees’ NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra. The youth ensemble performs after four weeks of coaching by NSO musicians. At Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Through July 24. 12 Sara Daneshpour. The D.C. pianist performs Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 7. At Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium. 14 Cha Park. The pianist performs works by Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt and Debussy. At Church of the Epiphany. 16 C.A.T.S. Spectacular — Opera Scenes I. Singers from the Castleton Artists Training Seminar perform scenes from popular operas. At Castleton Festival Theatre. 16 Urban Arias. The local contemporary opera company performs opera improv and songs from Gabriel Kahane’s “Craigslistlieder,” which is a work that sets real Craigslist ads to music. Part of Signature Theatre’s Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Series. At Signature Theatre. 18 Castleton Chamber Players. Members of the Castleton Festival Orchestra perform. At Castleton Festival Theatre. 18 “Into the Woods.” Presented by the Bel Cantanti Summer Opera Festival. At Concord-St. Andrews Church. Through July 19. 18 “Romeo et Juliette.” Maryland Lyric Opera presents a semi-staged production of Gounod’s opera At Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre. Through July 26.
19 Castleton Festival Orchestra. Led by Fabio Luisi. At Castleton Festival Theatre. 19 C.A.T.S. Spectacular — Opera Scenes II. Singers from the Castleton Artists Training Seminar perform scenes from popular operas. At Castleton Festival Theatre. 19 Matthias Bohlert. Part of the Basilica’s Summer Organ Recital Series. At National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 21 U.S. Army Strings. The string ensemble performs with the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. At Church of the Epiphany. 23 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Led by concertmaster and violinist Jonathan Carney, the BSO performs Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” selections from Handel’s “Water Music” and Bach’s Cantata No. 82, “Ich Habe Genuh.” At Music Center at Strathmore.
24 “Aida.” Wolf Trap Opera alumni Michelle DeYoung, Marjorie Owens, Carl Tanner and Scott Hendricks perform Verdi’s opera. At Wolf Trap, Filene Center. 26 James Wetzel. Part of the Basilica’s Summer Organ Recital Series. At National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 26Washington International Piano Festival. This annual workshop and festival brings in recognized guest artists — including Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung — alongside its faculty and young participants. This summer, for the first time, its host, Catholic University teams up with it to offer a new piano competition. At Catholic University, Ward Recital Hall. Through Aug. 2. 28 Pia Bose and Antonio Pastor. The pianists perform music for four
hands by de Falla, Granados, Ravel and Albeniz. At Church of the Epiphany. 30 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Led by Tito Muñoz, the BSO performs Dvorak’s “From the New World,” Barber’s “The School for Scandal” Overture and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with violinist Ariel Horowitz. At Music Center at Strathmore. 30 Vocal Colors with Wolf Trap. Artists from the Wolf Trap Opera program perform selections relating to the Phillips Collection’s art. At Phillips Collection. 31 NSO at Wolf Trap. Led by Emil de Cou, the ensemble performs with singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. At Wolf Trap, Filene Center.
1 “The Rodgers Family: A Century of Musicals.” Steven Blier and Wolf Trap Opera soloists present music by Richard Rodgers, his daughter Mary Rodgers and his grandson Adam Guettel. At the Barns at Wolf Trap. Through Aug. 2. 2 Martin Schmeding. Part of the Basilica’s Summer Organ Recital Series. At National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 4 Sam Post. The pianist performs Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” At Church of the Epiphany. 6 The Piano Guys. The YouTube stars perform original works for cello and piano and classical/ pop mashups, including a blend of “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” and Vivaldi’s “Winter.” At Wolf Trap, Filene Center.
7 “Madama Butterfly.” Led by Grant Gershon and joined by the National Symphony Orchestra, Wolf Trap Opera Company presents Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” At Wolf Trap, Filene Center.
9 Benjamin LaPrairie. Part of the Basilica’s Summer Organ Recital Series. At National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
11 Jorge Orozco, Maria Montano and Seth Castleton. The violinist, violist and cellist perform trios by Max Reger and Manuel Ponce. At Church of the Epiphany.
14 Staunton Music Festival. This 10- day festival demonstrates that the term “chamber” encompasses a multitude of music; this year, audiences can see and hear Bach’s “St. John Passion” on period instruments; semi- staged operas by Purcell and Maxwell Davies; Palestrina’s “Missa Brevis;” and, yes, some string quartets. At various locations around Staunton. Through Aug. 23. 18 Zzyzx Quartet. California saxophonists Stacy Wilson, Stephen Page, Matt Evans and Dana Booher perform. At Church of the Epiphany. 23 John Paul Farahat. Part of the Basilica’s Summer Organ Recital Series. At National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 25 Brink Bush. The organist performs Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” At Church of the Epiphany. 30 Charles Higgs. The Georgia organist performs as part of the Basilica’s Summer Organ Recital Series. At National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
The orchestra acknowledges applause at the Wintergreen Summer Festival and Academy in the Blue RidgeMountains. This summer, the festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
ViolinistsMinna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen focus on the music at a previous iteration of Virginia’s StauntonMusic Festival. Both will return this summer; the festival runs from Aug. 14-23.