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Special Supplement : Goings on out of town
nigHTCluB :0 815 V St. N.W. (202-265-0930)---Sept. 20-21: Citizen Cope is Clarence Greenwood, a Memphis- born singer-songwriter who layers narratives about everything from race to life on the streets to religion over slow grooves and funky beats. Sept. 25: CSS is an artsy, coed ensemble from São Paulo that approaches dance rock with an old-fashioned punk attitude. With the indie-pop band Ladytron. Nov. 5-6: The Black Keys, a drums-and-guitar duo that hails from Akron, Ohio, and makes the most of its basic arrange- ment and its primal, energetic approach to rock and roll. nATionAl syMPHony orCHesTrA Sept. 24 at 7: The orchestra's music director, Leonard Slatkin, who brought some much needed spit and polish to a notoriously under- powered ensemble, begins the new season with an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring Joshua Bell (performing the Violin Concerto). Nov. 2-3 at 7 and Nov. 4 at 8: Mstislav Rostropo- vich, a revered cultural gure in the capital since the depths of the Cold War, conducts the rst of two all-Shostakovich programs: the Violin Concerto No. 1 (with the thrilling Maxim Vengerov) and the Tenth Symphony. Nov. 9- 10 at 7 and Nov. 11 at 8: More Shostakovich, with Martha Argerich playing the First Piano Concerto in the rst two concerts, Yo-Yo Ma playing the Second Cello Concerto in the third, and the Symphony No. 8 in all of them. (Ken- nedy Center. 202-467-4600.) A.f.i. silVer THeATre And CulTurAl CenTer The Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, is an Art Deco bijou preserved by the Ameri- can Film Institute as a rst-run art house that also features adventurous repertory programs. This fall's offerings include a retrospective of the French director Benoît Jacquot, from Oct. 14 through Nov. 1, including "The Disen- chanted," "A Single Girl," "Sade," and "Seventh Heaven." In the same two-week span, the A.F.I. Silver celebrates the seventy- fth anniver- sary of the classic "Frankenstein" with that lm, plus "Bride of Frankenstein," "Son of Franken- stein," "Young Frankenstein," and other varia- tions on the monster theme. Further in the Halloween spirit, on Oct. 27, a recent restora- tion of F. W. Murnau's silent vampire classic, "Nosferatu," from 1922, will be shown, with a musical score performed live by the Silent Or- chestra. A six-week retrospective of the tur- bulent career of Francis Ford Coppola starts on Dec. 1. (8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md. For program information, go to www.a . com/silver, or call 301-495-6700.) THe wAsHingTon BAlleT The world première of "Oui, Non," a new work by Septime Webre, accompanied by the vocal- ist Karen Akers. Twyla Tharp's "In the Upper Room," set to a score by Philip Glass, and Je- rome Robbins's "In the Night," set to Chopin nocturnes, round out the program. Oct. 25-29. (Eisenhower Theatre, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. N.W. 202-467-4600.) CHAMBer MusiC AT THe liBrAry of Congress The legendary series continues to thrive, with concerts offered nearly every week. Chanticleer, the knockout male chorus from San Francisco, offers a rich program of American works by such composers as Paul Schoenfield, Steven Stucky, and Ezequiel Viñao. Oct. 30 at 8. (Free tickets, with a nominal service charge, are avail- able by calling 301-808-6900; the line for spare tickets begins at 6:30.) “legends” Joan Collins and Linda Evans star in this com- edy by Tony Award winner James Kirkwood, about a pair of down-on-their-luck movie stars who vie for a lead Broadway role. John Bowab directs. Nov. 21-Dec. 3. (National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. 202-628-6161.) Frankenstein films, in Maryland. 2 goings on: fAll 2006
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