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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, February 19-21, 2010

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(February 20) CANDLELIT CLASSICAL Dumbarton Concerts presents Baroque Requiem by Candlelight in Georgetown at the historic Dumbarton Church this Saturday night at 8 p.m. Washington's own Choral Arts Society, led by local legend Norman Scribner, will perform masterworks from the hushed cathedrals of late Renaissance Europe.

(February 21) METRO PHILHARMONIC The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic brings 70 musicians to bear on the contemporary works of competing composers from the Mid-Atlantic at T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. Conductor Ulysses James takes audiences on this odyssey, guiding their ears with a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m.

(February 16-May 9) JAPANESE CLOISONNE If you yearn for urns, check out the new exhibit at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Opening today, it's Japanese Cloisonne featuring some of the finest enameled vases, trays, and urns ever created, transporting viewers to an era rich with sumptuous decoration and technical perfection.

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