Master erhu musician Wang Guowei will join the ensemble for Le Jardin Chinois.
Mar. 21-23: Le Jardin Chinois
You can see an 18th-century French music concert at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Southeast today through Sunday. The program for Folger Consort’s Le Jardin Chinois will include works by Rameau, Marais and Telemann, plus Chinese music of the period. Master musician Wang Guowei will perform on the erhu, a “Chinese two-stringed fiddle.”
Mar. 22: The National String Symphonia
The National String Symphonia makes its debut performance tomorrow night at 8 at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville Civic Center Park. Conductor David A. Fanning will lead the 33 string musicians in the ensemble’s premiere concert, which will include Serenade for Strings, Op. 22 by Antonín Dvořák. Guest soprano Melissa Jean Chávez will join the orchestra for Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5.
Music: “Serenade for string orchestra in E major, B. 52 (Op. 22): Menuetto, Allegro con moto” by Antonín Dvořák