Performances

Arditti Quartet still living on the modernist edge at Library of Congress

The Arditti Quartet is known for playing music that can be …

Concertmaster Bar-Josef offers engaging Mozart with Eschenbach, NSO

In his last season with the National Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach …

Washington Bach Consort begins a new era with “St. Matthew Passion”

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is a work of countless intricacies. Coordinating …

Lisette Oropesa shines brightest in opera with Vocal Arts DC

Lisette Oropesa has appeared at Washington National Opera and Washington Concert …

Eschenbach, NSO prepare a rough draft for Russian tour

Christoph Eschenbach will take the National Symphony Orchestra to Russia to …


Articles

Top Ten Performances of 2016

1. Washington National Opera: Wagner’s Ring Cycle

Without a doubt, Washington …

Seraphic Fire’s requiem program will also mark a personal tribute

In addition to its home concert series in South Florida, Seraphic …


The Week

Critic’s Choice

Tue Mar 28, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Washington Performing Arts and the Kennedy Center are trying to recreate the success of Carnegie Hall’s Spring for Music Festival a few years ago. All this week, they will present SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras, featuring four regional American orchestras known for their innovative programming. The Boulder Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Knights will perform four traditional concerts at the Kennedy Center.

In addition, the musicians will perform at mostly free events at museums around the city, as well as unexpected venues like Rock Creek Park, the Tidal Basin, the Hamilton, and the Wonder Bread Factory on S Street NW.

To pick one event, the program offered by the North Carolina Symphony includes music by Robert Ward, Mason Bates, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider. With tickets at just $25, it will not break the bank to have a listen at 8 p.m. Wednesday. kennedy-center.org; 202-467-4600.

Calendar

March 29

Hamburg Ballet
Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
Luciano Di Martino, conductor…


News

Critic’s Choice

The National Symphony Orchestra is off this week, preparing for their …

Noseda takes the reins at NSO; “Alcina,” “Don Carlo” and “Candide” on tap at WNO in Kennedy Center’s 2017-18 season

The Kennedy Center announced its 2017-2018 season on Monday, timed so …