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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, February 26-28, 2010

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(February 28) AMORE Valentine's Day may be over, but The Orlando Consort continues to celebrate old school l'amour with Amore: Love and Marriage in the Italian Renaissance at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, Maryland Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Orlando's charming tenors and beguiling baritones master hits from the 15th and 16th centuries, ranging from the mildly suggestive songs of Florence to the overtly explicit odes of France.

(February 26 & 27) B&M WITH A TWIST The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra brings out the bad boys of classical music during Beethoven and Mozart with a Twist, performing in Baltimore tonight at 8 p.m. at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and tomorrow night at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. Pianist Robert Levin takes the solo role in Beethoven's First Piano Concerto, full of zest and youthful brilliance, and performs his own classically-inspired improvisations a la Mozart.

(Through February 28) GREAT GATSBY The Washington Ballet's production of The Great Gatsby runs through Sunday at D.C.'s Kennedy Center. Featuring live jazz, the show captures the energy and exuberance of the roaring '20s.

(February 27) WHY WE COUNT And the Koshland Science Museum in downtown D.C. hosts Why We Count, a lesson on the census from the science-minded museum in downtown D.C., tomorrow at noon.

(February 28-March 31) SACRED MADE REAL The Spanish Golden Age fills the rooms of the National Gallery of Art on the National Mall during The Sacred Made Real, an exhibit of Spanish painting and sculpture on view through March 31st. You can also experience the sounds from this era of elegance and exploration during a concert Sunday night in the West Wing of the museum at 6:30 p.m.

You can submit events to Art Beat via email at ArtBeat@wamu.org.

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