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Top Ten Performances of 2016 – Dec 20, 2016

1. Washington National Opera: Wagner’s Ring Cycle

Without a doubt, Washington …

Cecilia Quartet marks the Stradivari anniversary at Library of Congress – Dec 18, 2016

Among the magnificent holdings of the Library of Congress are a …

Cummings, NSO serve up a fresh take on Handel’s “Messiah” – Dec 16, 2016

The incontrovertible signs of the end of the year are upon …

Musicians from Marlboro unearth choice rarities  – Dec 15, 2016

What lurks in the unexplored corners of the chamber music repertory …

Emerson Quartet brings warmth and expressive weight to Beethoven, Grieg and Shostakovich – Dec 12, 2016

The Emerson String Quartet was long known for a steely, laser-focused …

18th Street Singers serve up heartening evening of early music – Dec 11, 2016

Evidence is mounting that the audience for classical music is shrinking. …

Gerhaher explores death in transfiguring Vocal Arts recital – Dec 07, 2016

Life can look bleak by the end of a lieder recital …

Grimaud explores watery musical depths at Shriver Hall – Dec 05, 2016

Hélène Grimaud’s work at the piano tends toward refinement and elegance, …

Folger Consort revisits “Shepherds’ Play” with charming and magical results – Dec 03, 2016

People like to attend holiday-themed concerts in December, and nearly all …

Bychkov, Concertgebouw move from darkness to light with Glanert and Mahler – Nov 30, 2016

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is one of the world’s best orchestras. …

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