A quick look at weekend's classical music attractions
The weekend has another massive pileup of activity in it. Here are some highlights that caught my eye:
Opera lovers will find that art form in particular abundance -- "Madama Butterfly" at Washington National Opera; "Magic Flute" (semi-staged) at the BSO; "Romeo et Juliette" at Chesapeake Chamber Opera; and, for something completely different, a 1950s double bill of Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti" and Hoiby's "This Is the Rill Speaking" from Peabody Chamber Opera.
Concert Artists of Baltimore has an especially enticing chamber program that includes Schubert's sublime
Fantasie in F minor for piano duet, along with Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata and Faure's C minor Piano Quartet in C minor.
There's more on the calendar, of course, including the Brass Roots Trio, performing for Community Concerts at Second; Hilary Hahn in recital for WPAS; Juan Diego Florez in a concert for WNO (finding a ticket to that one might require major bribery); the City Choir of Washington performing a 9/11 tribute featuring Haydn's "Mass in Time of War" and an equally communicative piece by Peabody faculty member Joel Puckett, "This Mourning."
I'm sure there's more (I'll hear from those I left out soon enough), but you get the idea -- lots of good stuff out there.