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9 National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble. Works by John Cage and Henry Cowell and tributes by living composers are offered as the conclusion of the John Cage Centennial Festival. At National Gallery of Art, East Building.
13 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Led by Music Director Marin Alsop, the orchestra presents a season preview concert with works by Bernstein, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and others. At Music Center at Strathmore.
14 Stephanie Blythe. The mezzo-soprano performs with pianist Warren Jones, presented by Vocal Arts DC. At Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater.
15 “Anna Bolena.” The Washington National Opera presents Donizetti’s retelling of Anne Boleyn’s tragedy, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the story of a queen’s downfall as her unfaithful king plots to bring his mistress to the throne. At Kennedy Center, Opera House. Through Oct. 6.
16 “La Sonnambula.” The Washington Concert Opera presents Bellini’s opera, with Eglise Gutierrez in the title role, conducted by Antony Walker. At George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium.
20 “Don Giovanni.” The Washington National Opera presents Mozart’s opera, starring Ildar Abdrazakov and conducted by Music Director Philippe Auguin. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. At Kennedy Center, Opera House. Through Oct. 13.
22 Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Music Director Christopher Zimmerman’s third season opens with an all-American program featuring Adams, Bernstein, Gershwin and the Virginia premiere of “Shadows,” a new concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taafe Zwilich, featuring pianist Jeffrey Biegel. At George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall.
22 Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Yuliya Gorenman joins the orchestra in Brahms’s First Piano Concerto; Sibelius’s Second Symphony is also on the program. At Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center.
22 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Led by Music Director Marin Alsop with violinist Gil Shaham, the orchestra presents Barber’s violin concerto and works by Bernstein and Copland. At Music Center at Strathmore.
22 Tim Brady. The composer and guitarist performs in a melange of styles. At Atlas Perfoming Arts Center.
23 Washington Bach Consort. The consort opens its season with politically charged works by John Blow, William Boyce, George Frideric Handel and Orlando Gibbons. At National Presbyterian Church.
23 VERGE Ensemble. The ensemble presents compositions by Morton Feldman, Alexandra Gardner and Andrew Norman. At Corcoran College of Art and Design.
23 Nathan Gunn. The baritone makes his Washington National Opera debut in a solo concert. At Kennedy Center, Opera House.
23 Osman Kivrak, Teri Lazar, Paul Kosower and Stephen Ackert. Works by Bach, Kivrak and Mozart. At National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court.
23 Joseph Kalichstein. The pianist performs in concert. At Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.
26 Barbora Kolarova. The violinist performs music celebrating the Czech new wave. At National Gallery of Art, ground floor lecture hall.
26 “A Gershwin Gala.” Pianist Jack Gibbons performs works by George Gershwin including “An American in Paris” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” along with music by Gibbons and by Chopin’s contemporary Charles-Valentin Alkan in honor of his 114th birthday. At Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater.
28 Folger Consort. “Music from the City of Shakespeare.” At Folger Theatre. Through Sept. 30.
29 The InSeries. The group opens its season with works by Wagner, Debussy, Brel, Porter, Mozart and others, with an appearance by the Washington Ballet. At GALA Hispanic Theatre. Through Oct. 1.
29 “Opera in the Outfield.” Nationals Park hosts a free live opera broadcast of “Don Giovanni” performed by Washington National Opera.
29 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Soprano Kelley Nassief makes her BSO debut, led by Music Director Marin Alsop, in an all-American program of John Adams, Dave and Chris Brubeck, and Bernstein’s “Kaddish” symphony. Claire Bloom, narrator. At Music Center at Strathmore.
30 Catholic University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Murry Sidlin presents Mozart’s Requiem. At National Gallery of Art, West Building.
30 National Symphony Orchestra. The season-opening gala is led by Music Director Christoph Eschenbach and features Anne-Sophie Mutter in the Mendelssohn violin concert. At Kennedy Center, Concert Hall.
--> 4 National Symphony Orchestra. Led by Christoph Eschenbach, mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor performs with the NSO in Peter Lieberson’s shattering “Neruda Songs,” written as a love offering to his wife, mezzo Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. At Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Through Oct. 6.