Thursday, April 16
Doojin Hwang of Doojin Hwang Architects in Seoul discusses his cutting-edge Korean architecture at 7:30 in the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium. Hwang’s designs are renowned for linking hanok, or traditional Korean housing, with Western and contemporary styles.
Friday, April 17
The Brentano Quartet and pianist Peter Serkin perform the Washington premiere of Wuorinen’s New Piano Quintet at the Library of Congress’s Coolidge Auditorium. The concert, which starts at 8, also features music by Beethoven, Haydn, and Schoenberg.
Saturday, April 18
The National Gallery of Art screens A Mixed Bag, an assortment of classic avant-garde films, at 3:30 in its East Building Auditorium. A Mixed Mag includes Straight and Narrow (Beverly and Tony Conrad, 1970), which features sound by John Cale of Velvet Underground fame; The Dream Merchant (Lawrence Jordan, 1965); Notes on the Circus (Jonas Mekas, 1966); Film Number 11: Mirror Animations (Harry Smith, c. 1957); Nine Variations on a Dance Theme (Hilary Harris, 1966); T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (Paul Sharits, 1968); and Fuses (Carolee Schneemann, 1965–67).
Sunday, April 19
As part of the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Georgian pianist Tamara Sanikidze and American soprano Emily Albrink will perform music by Grieg, Poulenc, Berg, and Rachmaninoff at 3 in the American Art Museum’s McEvoy Auditorium.
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