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October 2-4
Elizabethan Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC

Folger Consort
With sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and Elizabeth Hungerford, virtuoso pipa player Yang Wei, violin, and harpsichord

A Harmony of Friends: Music of Italy and China

In this season-opening concert, the Folger Consort and guest artists join in a speculative reconstruction of a musical evening Ricci and his Chinese friends may have enjoyed in Beijing. Our program includes Italian song and brilliant instrumental music by Francesca Caccini (the first woman to compose an opera), Sigismundo d’India, Biagio Marini, and others, along with music from China performed by a guest virtuoso pipa (Chinese lute) player.

For more information, call (202) 675-0379.

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October 4 at 3:30 PM
Community Concerts at Second (Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Maryland)

Asteria

For more information, call (443) 759-3309.

October 4 at 6:30 PM
Concerts at the National Gallery of Art (West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court), Washington, DC

Arco Voce
with Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano

A concert of Italian Renaissance music, presented in honor of An Antiquity of Imagination: Tullio Lombardo and Venetian High Renaissance Sculpture.

For more information, call (202) 842-6941.

October 9 at 8:00 PM
An die Musik LIVE!, Baltimore, Maryland

Non è Tempo
English & Italian Music of the 17th & 18th Centuries

Featuring works by Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Vivaldi, John Coprario, Marchetto Cara, Guilio Caccini, Thomas Campion, and Giovanni Gastoldi.

Elizabeth Hungerford, soprano
Johanna Novom, baroque violin
Adriane Post, baroque violin
Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba & cittern
John McKean, harpsichord

For more information, call (410) 385-2638.

October 10 at 8:00 PM at St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, Washington, DC
October 17 at St. Bernadette, Silver Spring, Maryland

Chantry
Musica España: Masterpieces from Renaissance Spain

Guerrero Missa Sancta et immaculata
Music of Morales and Penalosa
Victoria motets

For more information, call (202) 625-2855.

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October 11 at 4:00 PM
National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

The Vivaldi Project
Maestro John Hsu Conducting The Music of Vivaldi, CPE Bach and Mozart

Pre-concert lecture by Steven Zohn at 4:00 PM.

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October 11 at 7:00 PM
Christ Church Washington Parish, Washington, DC

Non è Tempo
English & Italian Music of the 17th & 18th Centuries

Featuring works by Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Vivaldi, John Coprario, Marchetto Cara, Guilio Caccini, Thomas Campion, and Giovanni Gastoldi.

Elizabeth Hungerford, soprano
Johanna Novom, baroque violin
Adriane Post, baroque violin
Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba & cittern
John McKean, harpsichord

For more information, call (202) 547-9300.

October 14 at 7:30 PM
An die Musik LIVE!, Baltimore, Maryland

Mindy Rosenfeld, flutes & Ronn McFarlane, lutes

For more information, call (410) 385-2638.

October 18
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC

Opera Lafayette
A Family/Community Performance of Les Arts Florissants

For more information, call (202) 546-9332.

October 18 at 5:30 PM
Grace and St. Peter’s Church, Baltimore, Maryland

Ensemble Gaudior
Purcell’s Passion: the Skill of Musick

Music by Jenkins, Locke, and Purcell (b. 1659) for violins and continuo and for consort of viols.

For more information, call (703) 395-2899.

October 19
Washington, DC

Opera Lafayette
Les Arts Florissants

Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants, an intimate chamber opera written for an aristocratic 17th-century salon, is an allegory in which Music, Poetry, Architecture, and Painting are first threatened by Discord, and then allowed to flourish again with the arrival of Peace. The concert performance with dance of this exquisite “Idyll en Musique” features soprano Ah Young Hong, baritone William Sharp, and choreography by Catherine Turocy. The program opens with several short works written by Charpentier for Moliere’s comedy Le Mariage Forcé, featuring bass-baritone François Loup. Sung in French with English subtitles.

For more information, call (202) 546-9332.

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October 21 at 12:10 PM
Concerts at the National Gallery of Art (West Building Ground Floor, Lecture Hall), Washington, DC

Carmina
The Musical Milieu of Judith Leyster

Music from the Golden Age of the Netherlands presented in honor of Judith Leyster, 16091660. Music by Sweelinck, Dowland, Clemens non Papa, Padbrue, Philips and others.

For more information, call (202) 842-6941.

October 21 at 7:30 PM
Engineer’s Club of Baltimore, The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, Baltimore, Maryland

Harmonious Blacksmith
Annual Free Season Opening Concert

Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Steuart Pincombe, viola da gamba; Megan Owens, baroque oboe; Joseph Gascho, harpsichord; Justin Godoy, recorder

A program of baroque masterworks by J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel, Henry Purcell, and Antonio Vivaldi.

For more information, call (410) 997-1342.

October 24 at 8:00 PM
Dumbarton Concerts by Candlelight, Historic Dumbarton Church, Georgetown

Steven Honigberg & Ken Slowik
Inspired by Bach: The Cello Suites

NSO favorite Steven Honigberg and renowned Baroque cellist Kenneth Slowik share our stage with their interpretations of Bach’s intimate musical treasures – the Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, Nos. 1, 2, 4, and 6.

For more information, call (202) 965-2000.

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October 24 at 8:00 PM
Candlelight Concert Society, Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, Columbia, Maryland

Emma Kirkby, soprano
and Jakob Lindberg, lutenist
Music at Twilight
Songs and Solos from Early 17th-Century Europe

Dame Emma Kirkby’s uniquely beautiful voice and brilliant performing technique are the quintessence of pure sound in the singing of early music. Jakob Lindberg performs on a 10-course Renaissance lute by Sixtus Rauwolf, Augsburg c. 1590.

There will be a pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm.

For more information, call (410) 997-2324.

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October 24 at 8:00 PM
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College, Silver Spring, Maryland

The Bach Sinfonia
The Story Of The Baroque Concerto Grosso

The season opener explores the Baroque concerto grosso from its origins through the height of the genre. Perhaps the most beloved genre of all late Baroque instrumental music, the concerto grosso pairs intricate ensemble work with distinctive and complementary music performed by featured soloists. From its origins in Corelli and Muffat to the grand late works of Vivaldi and Handel, hear history in sound.

For more information, call (301) 362-6525.

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October 25 at 6:00 PM
Church of the Resurrection, Burtonsville, Maryland

The Countertop Ensemble and Ensemble Capitolano
All-Flemish Program

For more information, call (866) 364-6418.

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October 25 at 6:30 PM
Concerts at the National Gallery of Art (West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court), Washington, DC

Emma Kirkby, soprano
Jakob Lindberg, lutenist
Orpheus in England:
Music by Dowland and Purcell

For more information, call (202) 842-6941.

October 28 at 12:10 PM
Concerts at the National Gallery of Art (West Building Ground Floor, Lecture Hall), Washington, DC

Masques

Music by Couperin and Rameau, presented in honor of Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 15001800.

For more information, call (202) 842-6941.

Coming This Month
ArcoVoce

Asteria

The Bach Sinfonia

Carmina

Chantry

The Countertop Ensemble

Ensemble Capitolano

Ensemble Gaudior

Folger Consort

Harmonious Blacksmith

Masques

Non è Tempo

Opera Lafayette

The Vivaldi Project

Steven Honigberg & Ken Slowik

Dame Emma Kirkby & Jakob Lindberg

Rosa Lamoreaux

Mindy Rosenfeld & Ronn McFarlane