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January 2013


PARIS: Music for the City of Light  

January 11, 2013    8pm
January 12, 2013    7pm
Washington National Cathedral
Massachusetts & Wisconsin Avenues NW

Under a succession of illustrious masters of music, the singers and instrumentalists of Louis XIV’s Chapelle Royale on the outskirts of Paris performed the splendid music of Lully, Charpentier, Couperin, and others. Revel in these grand ceremonial pieces and sublime motets for choir, organ, and orchestra inside Washington’s own great cathedral. With period strings, organ, and Washington National Cathedral’s chamber vocal ensemble, Cathedra.

Tickets: $30-$50



Nobility and Newcomers in Renaissance Ireland  

January 19–May 19, 2013
10am–5pm Monday–Saturday
12pm–5pm Sunday
Folger Great Hall

Curators: Thomas Herron and Brendan Kane

Often portrayed only as a country in conflict during the 16th and 17th centuries, Ireland was also a place of intermingling culture and adaptability. Nobility and Newcomers explores both the conflict and the opportunities and challenges open to both Irish and English nobility, and reveals Ireland as a land of ideas and art.

Please note: Sundays, open NOON - 5pm

Tickets: FREE



Henry V  

January 22–March 10, 2013
Preview Dates: January 22–27, 2013
Regular Performance and Matinee Dates: January 28–March 10, 2013
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Robert Richmond

Imagine the thrilling grasp for power by a young king whose ambition reaches beyond the English court to the fields of France.




James Shapiro: 1599 and Essex’s Irish Rebellion  

January 25, 2013    6pm
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

James Shapiro is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and author of Prize-winning 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare. His talk explores the Essex Rebellion in Ireland and its link to Henry V.

Tickets: Free


Special Event

Opening Night of Henry V  

January 28, 2013    7:30pm
Folger Elizabethan Theatre

Enjoy the opening night performance of Folger Theatre's production of Henry V followed by a reception with the cast and company.

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Tickets: Members by invitation


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