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Winter affects programs

As Washington braces for snow this weekend, some events have already been rescheduled:

Strathmore has postponed its anniversary celebration, scheduled for tonight, until February 19th. The whole Strathmore campus will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic has shifted its next concert, scheduled for Sunday, February 7th, to February 21st (the other performance on February 14th will take place as scheduled.) Part of this program features the finals of the Mid-Atlantic States Composition Competition; three new works will be played, and the audience and orchestra will then vote on a winner.

Edited to add: The Alisa Weilerstein recital scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. WPAS has not yet announced a make-up date.

Edited to add: The recital "Two Guitars, One Journey" by Berta Rojas and Quique Sinesi presented by Dumbarton Concerts, scheduled for Saturday, has been moved to February 13th.

Another winter-related change: Valery Gergiev has been asked to conduct at the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver on February 28th, as the torch is passed from Canada to Russia (site of the next Winter Olympics in 2014). Gergiev was on the Olympic Committee when the games were awarded to Russia, and has been made a Sochi Ambassador -- Sochi, on the Black Sea, being the host city for the next Olympics. (It's a locale that I have hitherto associated only with Arshile Gorky.)
As a result, the opening concert of the Mariinsky's Kennedy Center residency, "Eugene Onegin," is being rescheduled for February 26th. "Boris Godunov" will take place as scheduled on February 28th, but with Pavel Smelkov conducting.

By Anne Midgette  |  February 5, 2010; 5:15 AM ET
Categories:  Washington  
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