Critic’s Choice

Tue Jan 16, 2018 at 11:02 am

In a surprisingly burgeoning January in Washington, one particular evening presents a traffic jam of events. The Candlelight Concert Society presents New York’s Sõ Percussion, the daring quartet of malleteers in a typically wide-ranging program. Composers featured include Paul Lansky, Caroline Shaw, Viet Cuong, John Cage, and Bryce Dessner, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center in Columbia. candlelightconcerts.org

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The same evening the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society presents tenor Aaron Sheehan, a singer normally heard in earlier repertoire, in his first-ever performance of Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise. Director Kenneth Slowik accompanies on fortepiano, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, in the sleek Music Hall, an intimate space in the recently renovated third floor devoted to the historical instrument collection at the National Museum of American History. smithsonianchambermusic.org


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