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The harp has always been known for its “dreamy tones,” and now a harpist is building a reputation for the same thing—only his are physical. Thirty-one-year-old harpist-as-hunk Markus Klinko, sportsman, weightlifter, and reputed “sex symbol of classical music,” brings a taut, smart technique to the five-centuries-old instrument, which keeps his playing from becoming insipid or predictable. His latest, Recital: Musique francaise pour harpe, features stellar readings of Hasselmans and Saint-Saëns, as well as the perennial favorite, Satie’s “Gymnopédies.” Tonight’s bill includes works by Debussy, Faure, Ibert, Handel, and de Cabezón. At 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium, 10th & Constitution Ave. NW. $8-16. (202) 357-3030. (TJ Edwards)