JUNE

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW - Crit­ics’ rec­om­men­da­tions are in­di­cated by ar­rows. Ac­cess our in­ter­ac­tive list­ings to find the lat­est show­times, venue in­for­ma­tion and more events at wash­ing­ton­post.com/goin­gout­guide.

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.

JULY

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.

AU­GUST

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.

PAUL PUR­PURA

The orches­tra ac­knowl­edges ap­plause at the Win­ter­green Sum­mer Fes­ti­val and Academy in the Blue RidgeMoun­tains. This sum­mer, the fes­ti­val is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th an­niver­sary.

MATT STELL

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.

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