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(April 12) PHILHARMONIC PAR EXCELLENCE As far as philharmonic ensembles go, it doesn’t get much better than the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra playing tomorrow night at the Strathmore in North Bethesda. Russia’s oldest symphonic ensemble performs favorites by Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich, and Brahms.

(April 9 - Spring 2013) FREER GETS ROOMY Washington’s Freer Gallery of Art was founded by Charles Lang Freer who had the Peacock Room in his Detroit mansion until his death. The famous space has been restored to its exact appearance from those Detroit days, when it was used to organize and display more than 250 of Freer’s Asian ceramics. James McNeill Whistler’s blue and gold masterpiece of mural art is featured at Freer through 2013.

(April 13) THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM The New Electric Ballroom opens at Washington’s Studio Theatre Wednesday. Three aging sisters in an Irish village are stuck in the past until they meet a fishmonger who offers an escape.

Music: “Shambala” by Michael Giacchino

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