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Pauline Lerner

Panning for Gold

April 30, 2008 at 11:58 PM

I’m fortunate to live in an area where I can hear a lot of good classical music live. The concerts are sponsored by several different organizations: the Kennedy Center in downtown Washington DC; the National Symphony, whose home is the Kennedy Center; Strathmore Music Center, which is close to my home; The Baltimore Symphony at Strathmore, the Baltimore Symphony’s second home; and the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS). Most of them have announced their concerts for the 2008-2009 seasons. Some of them give only sketchy information, for example, the name of a symphony orchestra or a performing artist, and let you guess the rest. WPAS probably sponsors more music and a greater variety of music, and their brochure tells it all. They have several fixed series, but they also give you the opportunity to choose your own series. The bad news is that ticket prices have gone up, even for the cheapest and crummiest seats, where I sit. Their brochure tells of many great concerts, but I had to choose only five. Here they are:

I’m sure I won’t be disappointed.
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