Critic’s choice Na­tional Sym­phony Orches­tra

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FE­BRU­ARY 5 Jordi Savall and He­spèrion XXI

The bril­liant gamba player and his en­sem­ble ex­plore 1,000 years of mu­sic from the Vene­tian Repub­lic. At the Li­brary of Congress.

“Der Freis­chütz”

The Vir­ginia Opera per­forms Carl Maria von We­ber’s Ger­man Ro­man­tic opera in English. At Ge­orge Ma­son Univer­sity Cen­ter for the Arts.

Tril­ogy trio

The trio of vi­o­lin­ists plays mu­sic from Vi­valdi to Daft Punk. At Phillips Col­lec­tion.

7 Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang

The vi­o­lin­ist and pi­anist per­form works by Schu­bert, De­bussy, Janacek and Bar­tok. Pre­sented by Wash­ing­ton Per­form­ing Arts. At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

10 Joshua Bell

The vi­o­lin­ist per­forms with pi­anist Sam Hay­wood in a pro­gram fea­tur­ing a read­ing of Robert Frost’s poem “Ded­i­ca­tion,” writ­ten for Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy’s in­au­gu­ra­tion, with mu­sic by Aaron Jay Ker­nis. Pre­sented by Wash­ing­ton Per­form­ing Arts. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

11 Colin Cur­rie

The per­cus­sion­ist has com­mis­sioned works from com­posers of dif­fer­ent tra­di­tions. At Sixth and I His­toric Syn­a­gogue.

Fair­fax Sym­phony Orches­tra

This 60th-an­niver­sary con­cert fea­tures Beethoven’s Triple Con­certo, with NSO vi­o­lin­ist Nu­rit Bar-Josef, cel­list Amit Peled and pi­anist Alon Gold­stein. Christo­pher Zim­mer­man con­ducts. At Ge­orge Ma­son Univer­sity Cen­ter for the Arts.

Igor Le­vit

The pi­anist plays Beethoven’s “Di­a­belli Vari­a­tions” and oth­ers. At Univer­sity of the District of Columbia, Au­di­to­rium, Build­ing 46West. JACK Quar­tet Ruth Craw­ford Seeger’s String Quar­tet, Ju­lia Wolfe’s “Early That Sum­mer” and other pieces. At Clarice Smith Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, Gilden­horn Recital Hall. Vi­o­lin­ist Joshua Bell plays and con­ducts Beethoven’s Sym­phony No. 7 with a dance-ac­com­pa­nied per­for­mance of Édouard Lalo’s “Sym­phonie Es­pag­nole.” At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

12 Signum Quar­tet

Mozart, Beethoven and Wid­mann. At Phillips Col­lec­tion.

13 Venice Baroque Cham­ber En­sem­ble

Mu­si­cians from the Venice Baroque Orches­tra per­form Vi­valdi, Corelli and more. At Kennedy Cen­ter, The­ater Lab.

16 Na­tional Sym­phony Orches­tra

Vi­o­lin­ist Hi­lary Hahn plays Men­delssohn’s Vi­o­lin Con­certo on a pro­gram with Janacek and Strauss. Con­ducted by Cor­nelius Meis­ter. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall. Through Feb. 18.

19 A Far Cry with Room­ful of Teeth

Ted Hearne and Room­ful of Teeth per­form Prokofiev and Caro­line Shaw along with the cham­ber orches­tra A Far Cry. At Na­tional Gallery of Art. Bal­ti­more Sym­phony Orches­tra Marin Al­sop leads Dvo­rak’s Cello Con­certo with Jo­hannes Moser, as well as Bar­ber, Lesh­noff, and Co­p­land’s “Lin­coln Por­trait.” At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

1”Leonore”

To start its year-long “Leonore” project, Opera Lafayette presents the mod­ern pre­miere of a “Leonore” by Pierre Gaveaux, a pre­cur­sor to

Beethoven’s bet­ter-known work. At Lis­ner Au­di­to­rium.

20 Aizuri Quar­tet

In its Kennedy Cen­ter de­but, the quar­tet plays a new piece by Caro­line Shaw. At Kennedy Cen­ter, The­ater Lab.

21 San­drine Piau

Vo­calArts DC presents the so­prano with pi­anist Su­san Manoff. At Univer­sity of the District of Columbia, Au­di­to­rium, Build­ing 46West.

24 Wash­ing­ton Bach Con­sort

Bach’s sec­u­lar mu­sic, the “Peas­ant Can­tata” and “Wed­ding Can­tata” for solo so­prano, along with the Capric­cio for solo key­board. At First Con­gre­ga­tional United Church of Christ.

25 ”Dead Man Walk­ing”

The Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Opera presents Jake Heg­gie’s op­er­atic ver­sion of the well-known movie, with Kate Lind­sey and Su­san Gra­ham. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Opera House. Through March 11.

26 Den­nis Rus­sell Davies and Maki Namekawa

Den­nis Rus­sell Davies, a long­time cham­pion of Philip Glass, part­ners with Namekawa for a two-pi­ano cel­e­bra­tion of the com­poser’s 80th birth­day. At Phillips Col­lec­tion.

The Wash­ing­ton Cho­rus: Works of Ju­lian Wach­ner

The cho­rus’s out­go­ing mu­sic di­rec­tor is cel­e­brated in a con­cert of his own mu­sic. At Na­tional Pres­by­te­rian Church.

27 St. Peters­burg Phil­har­monic

Con­duc­tor Yuri Temirkanov leads the orches­tra and Niko­lai Lu­gan­sky in Rach­mani­noff’s Sec­ond Pi­ano Con­certo and Shostakovich’s Fifth Sym­phony. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

MARCH 3 Cameron Car­pen­ter

The or­gan­ist plays a dig­i­tal or­gan of his own de­sign. At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

Escher String Quar­tet

The Escher String Quar­tet per­forms. At the Barns at Wolf Trap.

Ha­gen Quar­tet

Works by Brahms, Schu­bert and Shostakovich. At Li­brary of Congress, Jef­fer­son Build­ing, Coolidge Au­di­to­rium.

4 Cham­pion

The Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Opera stages Ter­ence Blan­chard’s jazz opera based on the true story of a clos­eted gay fighter, with Denyce Graves and oth­ers. At the Kennedy Cen­ter Opera House. Through March 18.

Kronos Quar­tet

The quar­tet per­forms works from their com­mis­sions. In part­ner­ship with Wash­ing­ton Per­form­ing Arts. At Sixth and I His­toric Syn­a­gogue.

5 Duo par­nas

Vi­o­lin­ist Mada­lyn Par­nas and cel­list — and sis­ter — Cicely Par­nas per­form works by Bach, Han­del and oth­ers. At Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter of Greater Wash­ing­ton.

Ji

The pi­anist per­forms Beethoven’s “Moon­light Sonata” on two pi­anos. At Na­tional Gallery of Art.

1“Leonore”

The Wash­ing­ton Con­cert Opera presents the early ver­sion of Beethoven’s opera “Fide­lio,” with Mar­jorie Owens. At Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity, Lis­ner Au­di­to­rium.

7 Sir An­dras Schiff

The pi­anist per­forms late works by Schu­bert. Pre­sented by Wash­ing­ton Per­form­ing Arts. At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

9 Lead­ing In­ter­na­tional Com­posers: An­ders Hill­borg

The com­poser’s mu­sic will be per­formed by the Calder Quar­tet, Ax­iom Brass and oth­ers. At Phillips Col­lec­tion.

11 Bal­ti­more Sym­phony Orches­tra

Con­duc­tor Paul Good­win leads pi­anist Jan Lisiecki in Beethoven’s Fifth Con­certo, the “Em­peror.” At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

Ethel

The Ethel quar­tet will present “Blue Dress,” a pro­gram that show­cases 21st-cen­tury fe­male mu­si­cians. At Black­Rock Cen­ter for the Arts.

Lisette Oropesa

Vo­calArts DC presents the so­prano and Vlad Ift­inca in Haydn, Schu­bert and oth­ers. At Univer­sity of the District of Columbia, Au­di­to­rium, Build­ing 46-West.

12 Richard Goode

Pi­anist Richard Goode will show­case two com­posers who have con­trast­ing styles to chal­lenge his own skills. At Univer­sity of the District of Columbia, Au­di­to­rium, Build­ing 46-West.

St. Matthew Pas­sion

Wash­ing­ton Bach Con­sort will per­form one of the com­poser’s best known works. At Na­tional Pres­by­te­rian Church.

Teo Ghe­o­rghiu

Wash­ing­ton Per­form­ing Arts presents the pi­anist in “Mus­sorgsky’s Pic­tures at an Ex­hi­bi­tion,” and other works. At Phillips Col­lec­tion.

18

Cali­dore String Quar­tet Dum­bar­ton Con­certs presents the en­sem­ble in Beethoven’s Quar­tet in F Ma­jor, Op. 135; Men­delssohn’s Quar­tet in D Ma­jor, Op. 44; and Schu­mann’s Quar­tet in A Ma­jor, Op. 41. At Dum­bar­ton United Methodist Church. Na­tional Phil­har­monic Piotr Ga­jew­ski leads a pro­gram jux­ta­pos­ing Brahms’s Re­quiem with the Kab­balah-based or­a­to­rio “Zo­har” by Jonathan Lesh­noff. Danielle Tala­mantes and Nmon Ford are the soloists. At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

19 Cathe­dral Choral So­ci­ety with New York Polyphony

The cho­rus will fea­ture works from mu­si­cians such as An­drew Smith and Ola Gjeilo. At Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Cathe­dral.

Kruger Broth­ers and Kon­tras Quar­tet

The per­for­mance is be­ing pre­sented in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the gallery’s ex­hi­bi­tion of “East of the Mis­sis­sippi: Nine­teenth-Cen­tury Amer­i­can Land­scape Pho­tog­ra­phy.” At Na­tional Gallery of Art.

24 Arditti Quar­tet with Eliot Fisk

The Arditti Quar­tet and Eliot Fisk de­but a co-com­mis­sion by Wolf­gang Rihm and per­form ad­di­tional works by Manoury, Rihm and Lachen­mann. At Li­brary of Congress, Jef­fer­son Build­ing, Coolidge Au­di­to­rium.

JCT Trio

Mu­si­cians Ste­fan Jackiw, Jay Camp­bell and Con­rad Tao com­bine their tal­ents in JCT (pro­nounced “junc­tion”) Trio. At Univer­sity of the District of Columbia, Au­di­to­rium, Build­ing 46-West.

25 Avi­tal Meets Avi­tal: Avi Avi­tal and Omer Avi­tal

The two un­re­lated Is­raeli mu­si­cians will col­lab­o­rate to high­light their mu­si­cal skills. At Sixth and I His­toric Syn­a­gogue.

Bal­ti­more Sym­phony Orches­tra

Yan Pas­cal Torte­lier leads a pro­gram that in­cludes “Petrushka” and Chaus­son’s “Poème” and Ravel’s “Tzi­gane” with the vi­o­lin­ist Au­gustin Hadelich. At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

Post-Clas­si­cal En­sem­ble

The cul­mi­na­tion of the mini-fes­ti­val “Mu­sic Un­der Stalin” is a mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tion with video, ac­tors and orches­tra ex­plor­ing the links be­tween Dmitri Shostakovich and Mieczys­law Wein­berg, the ne­glected Soviet com­poser whose mu­sic is sud­denly com­ing into its own. At Sid­ney Har­man Hall, the Har­man Cen­ter for the Arts.

“Tu­ran­dot”

The Vir­ginia Opera presents Puc­cini’s fi­nal work. At Ge­orge Ma­son Univer­sity Cen­ter for the Arts. Through March 26.

26 Jupiter Quar­tet

This pro­gram in­cludes the first of Mozart’s set of quar­tets ded­i­cated to Haydn, Bar­tok’s quar­tets and quar­tets by Schu­mann, ded­i­cated to his friend Men­delssohn. At Phillips Col­lec­tion.

Parker Quar­tet

This per­for­mance in­cludes Men­delssohn’s Quar­tet in E-flat Ma­jor, Op. 12. At Na­tional Gallery of Art.

28 Shift Fes­ti­val: Boul­der Phil­har­monic

The orches­tra’s pro­gram “Na­ture & Mu­sic” in­cludes a man­dolin con­certo by Jeff Mid­kiff and Co­p­land’s “Ap­palachian Spring” with an aerial dance troupe. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

29 Shift Fes­ti­val: North Carolina Sym­phony

The all-Amer­i­can pro­gram fea­tures com­posers with ties to North Carolina, in­clud­ing Ma­son Bates, Sarah Kirk­land Snider and Caro­line Shaw, who will ap­pear as vi­o­lin soloist. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

30 “Galileo’s Torch”

The Fol­ger Con­sort per­forms along with a staged read­ing of “Galileo’s Torch” by James Re­ston Jr., and the mu­sic of Starry Mes­sen­ger. At Fol­ger Shake­speare Li­brary.

31 Shift Fes­ti­val: At­lanta Sym­phony Orches­tra

The ASO presents Christo­pher The­o­fanides’s “Cre­ation/Cre­ator,” a the­atri­cal and mul­ti­me­dia or­a­to­rio for soloists, cho­rus and orches­tra. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

APRIL 1 “Lucy”

Ur­ban Arias presents a one-man opera based on the true story of the psy­chother­a­pist Mau­rice Te­mer­lin, who adopted a chim­panzee named Lucy and raised her with his own fam­ily. At At­las Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. Through April 8.

Shift Fes­ti­val: The Knights

The col­lab­o­ra­tive cham­ber en­sem­ble in­ter­sperses Brahms and Vi­valdi with a new work by Lisa Bielawa and a piece the group wrote

for it­self. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

2 Alon Gold­stein and Fine Arts Quar­tet

The Fine Arts Quar­tet will per­form 19th-cen­tury Ger­man ar­range­ments of two of Mozart’s pi­ano con­cer­tos. At Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter of Greater Wash­ing­ton.

An­thony Mar­wood and Alek­san­dar Madzar

Bri­tish vi­o­lin­ist An­thony Mar­wood and Ser­bian pi­anist Alek­san­dar Madzar will per­form Beethoven and Ravel. At Phillips Col­lec­tion.

Bal­ti­more Sym­phony Orches­tra

Marin Al­sop con­ducts Bar­ber’s “Ada­gio for Strings” and Rim­skyKor­sakov’s “Scheherazade”; Jen­nifer Koh is the soloist in Steven Mackey’s “Beau­ti­ful Pass­ing.” At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

4 Daniil Tri­fonov

Daniil Tri­fonov per­forms his first solo recital in Wash­ing­ton since 2013. Pre­sented by Wash­ing­ton Per­form­ing Arts. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

7 “Fierce Grace: Jean­nette Rankin”

The world pre­miere of a song cy­cle by four fe­male com­posers about Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress. At Li­brary of Congress, Jef­fer­son Build­ing, Coolidge Au­di­to­rium.

8 Imani Winds

Rim­sky-Kor­sakov’s “Scheherazade” and “Dance Mediter­ranea” by Si­mon Sha­heen. At Dum­bar­ton United Methodist Church.

Santa Fe Cham­ber Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

Aus­tralian com­poser and vi­o­list Brett Dean will pre­miere a new work for vi­ola and pi­ano. The per­for­mance will fea­ture Dean, Tony Arnold, Juho Po­hjo­nen and the Orion String Quar­tet. At Li­brary of Congress, Jef­fer­son Build­ing, Coolidge Au­di­to­rium.

9 Gould Pi­ano Trio and Robert Plane

Bar­tok’s “Con­trasts” and some of Brahms’s pi­ano trios. At Phillips Col­lec­tion.

16 Lukas Ge­niusas

The pi­anist pre­forms Schu­mann’s “Faschingss­chwank aus Wien,” some Chopin mazurkas and more. At Phillips Col­lec­tion.

19 Ly­dia Brown

The pi­anist per­forms Wil­liam Bol­com Cabaret songs with singers from the Univer­sity of Cincin­nati Col­lege-Con­ser­va­tory of Mu­sic. At Na­tional Mu­seum of Women in the Arts.

20 Anne Sch­wanewilms

Vo­calArts DC presents the ac­claimed so­prano and pi­anist Mal­colm Martineau in works by Hugo Wolf and Richard Strauss. At Univer­sity of the District of Columbia, Au­di­to­rium, Build­ing 46West.

Na­tional Sym­phony Orches­tra

Cris­tian Mace­laru con­ducts Beethoven’s Vi­o­lin Con­certo fea­tur­ing Sergey Khacha­tryan. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall. Through April 22.

21 NSO De­clas­si­fied: Fea­tur­ing Zakir Hus­sain

Zakir Hus­sain per­forms his new con­certo “Peshkar” with the NSO con­ducted by Cris­tian Mace­laru. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

Steven Isserlis

The cel­list, with the Cana­dian pi­anist Con­nie Shih, play works com­posed by Thomas Adès for Isserlis, as well as pieces by Shostakovich, Hahn and Mart­inu. At Li­brary of Congress, Jef­fer­son Build­ing, Coolidge Au­di­to­rium.

22 The Na­tional Phi­lar­monic

Piotr Ga­jew­ski con­ducts Mus­sorgsky’s “Pic­tures at an Ex­hi­bi­tion” with Zuill Bai­ley, cello. At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more. Through April 23.

23 Anne Akiko Mey­ers

The vi­o­lin­ist per­forms a widerang­ing pro­gram in­clud­ing works by Part, Rau­tavaara and the world pre­miere of a new piece by Mor­ton Lau­rid­sen. At Phillips Col­lec­tion.

Choral Arts So­ci­ety of Wash­ing­ton

Pieces by Mozart, Bach and a new com­mis­sion from com­poser Jake Runes­tad. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

East Coast Cham­ber Orches­tra

Works by Caplet, Lu­tostawski, Suk and The­o­fani­dis will be played by the East Coast Cham­ber Orches­tra. At Na­tional Gallery of Art.

25 Ye­fim Bronf­man

The pi­anist in recital. At Univer­sity of the District of Columbia, Au­di­to­rium, Build­ing 46-West.

26 Elena Urioste and Michael Brown

The vi­o­lin­ist and pi­anist per­form. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Fam­ily The­ater.

29 Bal­ti­more Sym­phony Orches­tra

Marin Al­sop con­ducts Rach­mani­noff’s Sym­phony No. 2. At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

Har­lem Quar­tet

The quar­tet per­forms mu­sic by a range of com­posers. At Kreeger Mu­seum.

30 Matt Haimovitz and Christo­pher O’Ri­ley

The cel­list and pi­anist play an al­lRus­sian pro­gram. At Na­tional Gallery of Art.

“Mes­siah”

The Wash­ing­ton Bach Con­sort ends the sea­son with Han­del’s “Mes­siah.” At Na­tional Pres­by­te­rian Church.

MAY 1 1Leif Ove And­snes and Mar­cAn­dre Hamelin

Leif Ove And­snes and Marc-An­dre Hamelin mount Stravin­sky’s four­hand scor­ing of “The Rite of Spring.” At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

2 1”Ari­o­dante”

Mezzo-so­prano Joyce DiDonato stars in Han­del’s “Ari­o­dante,” with the English Con­sort led by Harry Bicket, in a joint pre­sen­ta­tion of the Kennedy Cen­ter, Vo­calArts DC and Wash­ing­ton Per­form­ing Arts. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

3 Joel Kros­nick with Gil­bert Kal­ish

The cel­list and pi­anist per­form Brahms and Beethoven. At Clarice Smith Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, Gilden­horn Recital Hall.

Piotr Beczala and Martin Katz

The recital in­cludes works by Schu­mann, Kar­low­icz, Dvo­rak and Rach­mani­noff. At Univer­sity of the District of Columbia, Au­di­to­rium, Build­ing 46-West.

5 UMD Sym­phony Orches­tra: “From Sound to Screen”

The orches­tra mounts Bar­tok’s Mu­sic for Strings, Per­cus­sion and Ce­leste; the Wal­sum Com­pe­ti­tion pre­miere; Zoltán Kodály: “Háry János Suite,” Sergei Prokofiev: “Lieu­tenant Kijé” Suite. At Clarice Smith Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, Dekel­boum Con­cert Hall.

6 Dum­bar­ton Con­certs presents the Poulenc Trio

Poulenc Trio mixes pi­ano, bas­soon and oboe and will play 19th- and 20th-cen­tury French works, like Poulenc, Rossini and Fran­caix. At Dum­bar­ton United Methodist Church.

“Madame But­ter­fly”

The Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Opera brings back di­rec­tor Jun Kaneko (“The Magic Flute”) for a col­or­ful pro­duc­tion of Puc­cini’s peren­nial fa­vorite, con­ducted by WNO mu­sic di­rec­tor Philippe Auguin. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Opera House. Through May 21.

7 Bal­ti­more Sym­phony Orches­tra

Prin­ci­pal Guest Con­duc­tor Markus Stenz leads Stravin­sky’s “The Fire­bird,” with French pi­anist David Fray as soloist in Ravel’s Con­certo in G. At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

Mar­garet Leng Tan

Pi­anist Mar­garet Leng plays a per­son­ally com­mis­sioned work by Ge­orge Crumb en­ti­tled “Me­ta­mor­phoses.” At Na­tional Gallery of Art, East Build­ing.

11 Na­tional Sym­phony Orches­tra

Gus­tavo Gi­meno pairs Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” Suite with Rim­sky-Kor­sakov’s “Scheherazade.” At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall. Through May 13.

12 1Olivier Mes­si­aen’s “From The Canyons To The Stars”

Co-com­mis­sioned by Wash­ing­ton Per­form­ing Arts, this 90-minute mul­ti­me­dia pro­duc­tion, con­ducted by David Robert­son, pairs Mes­si­aen’s 12-part mas­ter­piece with pho­tographs of the Amer­i­can West that in­spired the work. At DAR Con­sti­tu­tion Hall.

13 Fair­fax Sym­phony

The orches­tra and the Fair­fax Choral So­ci­ety per­form Beethoven’s last sym­phony. At Ge­orge Ma­son Univer­sity Cen­ter for the Arts.

14 Mur­ray Per­ahia

The pi­anist in recital. At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

The Wash­ing­ton Cho­rus: “Carmina Bu­rana” and “Oedi­pus Rex”

In his fi­nal con­cert as mu­sic di­rec­tor, Ju­lian Wach­ner leads the cho­rus with the Gay Men’s Cho­rus of Wash­ing­ton, the Chil­dren’s Cho­rus of Wash­ing­ton, the Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Cathe­dral Boy and Girl Cho­ris­ters and con­tem­po­rary orches­tra Novus NY. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

16 Mau­r­izio Pollini

The renowned pi­anist wraps up the For­tas Cham­ber Mu­sic sea­son. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

18 Na­tional Sym­phony Orches­tra

Ton Koop­man con­ducts a pro­gram of Baroque favorites in­clud­ing J.S. Bach’s “Bran­den­burg” Con­certo No. 1. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall. Through May 20.

21 Cathe­dral Choral So­ci­ety

The cho­rus wraps up a chal­leng­ing an­niver­sary sea­son with a rous­ing pro­gram in­clud­ing a world pre­miere by Nico Muhly and Dvo­rak’s “Te Deum.” At Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Cathe­dral.

Kir­ill Ger­stein

Pi­anist Kir­ill Ger­steins mounts Liszt’s com­plete “Tran­scen­den­tal Etudes,” per­formed in its en­tirety. At Univer­sity of the District of Columbia, Au­di­to­rium, Build­ing 46West.

24 Na­tional Sym­phony Orches­tra: John F. Kennedy Cen­ten­nial Cel­e­bra­tion with Yo-Yo Ma

Kennedy Cen­ter Artis­tic Ad­vi­sor at Large Yo-Yo Ma joins the NSO for a con­cert cel­e­bra­tion of John F. Kennedy’s legacy that also fea­tures a new com­mis­sion from Ma­son Bates. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall.

Su­sanna Phillips

The so­prano in recital. At Na­tional Mu­seum of Women in the Arts.

JUNE 1 Na­tional Sym­phony Orches­tra

Christoph Eschen­bach con­ducts Mahler’s “Res­ur­rec­tion” Sym­phony fea­tur­ing mezzo-so­prano Nathalie Stutz­mann, Golda Schultz and the Wash­ing­ton Cho­rus. At Kennedy Cen­ter, Con­cert Hall. Through June 3.

3 Bal­ti­more Sym­phony Orches­tra

Christoph Konig leads Vadim Gluz­man in Prokofiev’s 2nd vi­o­lin con­certo; the pro­gram also in­cludes Mes­si­aen, Ravel and Gersh­win. At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

GRE­GOR HOHENBERG

See one of pi­ano mu­sic’s young ris­ing stars in per­son, be­fore he’s a world­wide name: Igor Le­vit is play­ing at UDC.

KEN HOWARD

Three clas­si­cal mu­sic sets to put on the cal­en­dar are “Cham­pion,” above, Ter­ence Blan­chard’s lauded jazz opera, for two weeks in March; the solo pi­ano recital by Daniil Tri­fonov, left, at the Kennedy Cen­ter on April 4; and Maki Namekawa, be­low, who will cel­e­brate Philip Glass’s 80th birth­day with fel­low pi­anist Den­nis Rus­sell this month at the Phillips.

DARIO ACOSTA

WOLF­GANG WINKLER

OZGUR ALBAYRAK

Do right by “The Rite of Spring”: Leif Ove And­snes, left, and fel­low pi­anist Marc-An­dre Hamelin, be­low, per­form the Stravin­sky mas­ter­work’s four­hand ver­sion May 1 at Strath­more.

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