January 6 at 8:00 pm
January 7 at 8:00 pm
Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC
The Folger Consort
with Anonymous 4
Heavenly Revelations: Hildegard von Bingen and Medieval France
The soaring melodies and ecstatic poetry of Hildegard von Bingen – the 12th-century mystic, nun, and advisor to popes and emperors – are indeed revelatory, heard in the grand space of Washington National Cathedral. This visionary repertoire is presented along with later works – sophisticated motetes and intraicate instrumental music written and performed in the 13th-century by the elite of Notre Dame Cathedral and the French court. With period strings and the renowned voices of Anonymous 4.
Friday, January 6, 6:30pm
For more information, call (202) 675-0379.
January 8 at 6:00 pm
Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia
Twelfth Night: A Celebration of Epiphany & the Winter Solstice
Join with Armonia Nova to celebrate this beautiful season through glorious music of earlier centuries. Now in their 10th year at historic Christ Church. Reception follows.
January 15 at 6:30 PM
Concerts at the National Gallery of Art, West Garden Court, Washington, DC
Ricardo Bernardes, director
with Rosana Orsini, soprano
and the National Gallery of Art Chamber Players
18th-century Brazilian and Portuguese music
Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Brazil
For more information, call (202) 842-6941.
Preview Performance: January 20 at 7:30 pm at Atlas Performing Arts Center
January 21 at 7:30 pm at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Washington, DC
Le Roi et le fermier
Le Roi et le fermier was both a popular and controversial opera in its day, heralded for a storm scene bridging the mood of Act I to the nighttime divertissement in Act II, and for its frank treatment of class issues culminating in Act 3. After some adjustment for the censors, the work was premiered at the Opéra Comique in Paris in 1762, performed extensively there and in Vienna, and then, ironically, taken up and performed by Marie Antoinette and her troupe of seigneurs in the Théatre de la Reine at Versailles in 1780.
For more information, call (202) 546-9332.
January 26 at 7:30 PM at La Maison Française, Washington, DC
January 28 at 2:00 pm at Concerts at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba
January 28 at 8:00 PM
Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, Maryland
The Bach Sinfonia
The Bach Project
Stephen Schultz & Kathie Stewart, Baroque & Classical flutes
Steuart Pincombe, violoncello
Annual Chamber Performance: The Bach Project
Experience the soaring beauty of Baroque and Classical period flutes and violoncello of The Bach Project in a program that will transport you to 18th-century France and Germany. Unaccompanied music by Telemann, J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, dazzling duets by Hotteterre, Quantz and W.F. Bach and lively London Trios by Haydn round out this transcendent program.
For more information, call (301) 362-6525.