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This week, musical interludes fill our schedule.

By Anne Kim-Dannibale

Lisette Oropesa (Photo courtesy WCO)

Lisette Oropesa (Photo courtesy WCO)

Washington Concert Opera
Sunday, Sept. 22
6 p.m.
George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW
$40-$110, available online here

Washington Concert Opera celebrates the 100th birthday of one of Italy’s greatest composers, Giuseppe Verdi, with one of his little-known operas,”I Masnadieri.” Tenor Russell Thomas makes his Washington debut as Carlo, the young man who joins a gang of bandits after being cast out of the family by his evil brother Francesco. Lisette Oropesa makes her WCO debut playing Amalia, Carlo’s love.

Folger Consort Artistic Directors Christopher and Bob (Photo by xxxxxx)

Folger Consort Artistic Directors Christopher Kendall and Robert Eisenstein (Photo by Lloyd Wolf)

Folger Consort ‘Map of the World’
Friday, Sept. 27
7 p.m.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre
201 East Capitol St. SE
$37, available online here

Soprano Emily Noel, tenor Aaron Sheehan and multi-instrumentalist Tom Zajac bring Spain in the 13th and 15th centuries alive through music and dance. National radio personality Robert Aubry Davis starts things off with a lively discussion at 7 p.m.

Verge (Photo courtesy Corcoran Gallery of Art)

Verge (Photo courtesy Corcoran Gallery of Art)

Verge Ensemble’s Folkways
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Sunday, Sept. 29
4 p.m.
500 17th St. NW
$10-$20, available online here

Eclectic musical group Verge Ensemble starts off the fall cultural season with a toe-tapping collection of contemporary music with folk roots. Verge artistic director Dan Visconti leads a discussion about the music before the performance. Snag tickets in advance.

Langhorne Slim & The Law (Courtesy photo)

Langhorne Slim & The Law (Courtesy photo)

Langhorne Slim & The Law
Thursday, Sept. 26
8 p.m. doors
Black Cat
1811 14th St. NW
$15, Ticket Alternative 877-725-8849 and online here

Celebrate Black Cat’s 25th year with this quartet whose music is hard to categorize — a blend of folk, rock, pop and even a little bit country, indie music lovers will find something to love about this good-time band.

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