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November 3 at 8:00 PM
Towson University Center for the Arts, Towson, Maryland

Pro Musica Rara
with Kenneth Slowik, viola de gamba
French Connection

Telemann: “Paris” Quartet; Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin; Francoeur: Sonata in E Major; Marais: Sonniere.

Pre-concert talk at 7:00 PM.

For more information, call (410) 728-2820.

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November 4 at 12:10 PM
Concerts at the National Gallery of Art (West Building Ground Floor, Lecture Hall), Washington, DC

Pro Musica Rara

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

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

November 5 at 7:30 PM
Terrace Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

The Apollo Ensemble
An Evening of Baroque Jewish Music

Founded in 1992, Amsterdam’s Apollo Ensemble makes its U.S. debut with a concert of rare Jewish musical treasures from Baroque Italy and the Netherlands. A highlight is the American premiere of Dio, Clemenza e Rigore, an anonymously composed oratorio for an eighteenth-century Italian Jewish holiday synagogue service. It alternates instrumental and vocal pieces in a dialogue (in Hebrew) between Dio (God), Clemenza (Defendant), and Rigore (Prosecutor). Also on the program are the Trio Sonatas for 2 violins and basso continuo by Salamone de Rossi, the premier Jewish composer of the Italian Renaissance; Abraham Caceres’s Le-el elim, a cantata for two voices and basso continuo composed for the Portuguese Synagogue of Amsterdam; and eighteenth-century Italian Catholic composer Benedetto Marcello’s Salmo Decimoquinto, a setting of the Hebrew psalms for baritone voice and instrumental accompaniment composed for Italian Jews.

For more information, call (800) 444-1324.

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November 6 at 8:00 PM
George Mason University Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA

The King’s Singers

For more information, call (888) 945-2468.

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November 8 at 4:00 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Washington, DC

Armonia Nova
Mon Cuer: Chansons des Femmes

Armonia Nova is delighted to discover and offer music composed by women trouveres (12th-13th C. poet-musicians of northern France), whose music has almost vanished from the earth. Composers of other pieces in this concert might be anonymous, but their voices and points of view are definitely feminine. Women sing of their desire for love, dissatisfaction with a bad husband, concern over a lover’s fidelity, fear a lover may never return from a long journey. Sacred love focuses on the Virgin Mary, a supportive and loving sacred figure in the medieval era.

The beautiful words and music of the songs in this performance perfectly express the heartfelt emotion of love experienced by women of the Middle Ages. Often powerless to control their outward lives, these women lived a rich inner life.

Join three modern women of Armonia Nova as they explore how medieval women across Europe viewed love, sacred and secular; and how they viewed the men they loved.

November 11 at 12:10 PM
Concerts at the National Gallery of Art (West Building Ground Floor, Lecture Hall), Washington, DC

Zephyrus Ensemble

Music by Couperin, Rebel, 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.

November 12 at 8:00 PM
UMBC Recital Hall, Baltimore, Maryland

Circa 1800

For more information, call (410) 455-MUSC.

November 13 at 8:00 PM
Old Town Hall, Fairfax, Virginia

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.

November 14 at 6:30 PM
Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC

Armonia Nova
Community of Reconciliation Evensong

Armonia Nova is honored to provide music for this very special Evensong service at the National Cathedral.

November 14 at 8:00 PM at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Bethesda, Maryland
November 15 at 3:30 PM at St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, Washington, DC

Collegium Cantorum
Requiem: A concert of medieval chant by anonymous composers and Renaissance polyphony by Johannes Ockeghem

For more information, call (703) 437-8677.

November 14 at 8:00 PM at Christ Church Capitol Hill, Washington, DC (pre-concert talk at 7:30 PM)
November 15 at 3:00 PM at the Engineer’s Club of Baltimore, The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, Baltimore, Maryland

Harmonious Blacksmith
The Genius of Henry Purcell

Yulia Van Doren,soprano; Emily Walhout, viola da gamba; Joseph Gascho, harpsichord; Justin Godoy and Héloïse Degrugillier, recorder; William Simms, lute

Commemorating the 350th anniversary of Henry Purcell's birth, Harmonious Blacksmith is proud to present soprano Yulia Van Doren in a program of Purcell's finest songs and chamber works.

Pre-concert talk at 2:30.

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

November 15 at 4:00 PM
Concert Hall, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC>

The Choral Arts Society of Washington
The Original Surround Sound: Antiphonal Glories through the Ages

Encircle yourself in the sound of the Choral Arts Society Chorus positioned throughout the Concert Hall singing great multi-choral works from Gabrieli, the greatest antiphonal genius of all, to the masters of our time.

For more information, call (800) 444-1324.

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November 15 at 6:30 PM
Concerts at the National Gallery of Art (West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court), Washington, DC

National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble

Music by Gevaert, Janequin, Rameau, Sermisy, Tessier, and other French composers, presented in honor of Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 15001800.

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

November 28 at 8:00 PM
George Mason University Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA

Chanticleer
A Chanticleer Christmas

For more information, call (888) 945-2468.

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Coming This Month
Apollo Ensemble

Armonia Nova

Chanticleer

Choral Arts Society of Washington

Circa 1800

Ensemble Gaudior

Harmonious Blacksmith

King’s Singers

National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble

Pro Musica Rara

Zephyrus Ensemble

Kenneth Slowik