Archive for September, 2018

Mezzo DeShong lights up Vocal Arts DC with rarely heard music – Sep 29, 2018

A decade ago a young singer named Elizabeth DeShong charmed audiences …

WNO names new principal conductor, extends Zambello contract – Sep 28, 2018

Washington National Opera has extended the contract of artistic director, Francesca …

Noseda, NSO find new, vibrant hues in familiar canvasses – Sep 27, 2018

As Gianandrea Noseda opened his second season with the National Symphony …

Political satire of UrbanArias’ “Last American Hammer” misses the mark – Sep 24, 2018

The small opera company UrbanArias takes risks, betting on unknown contemporary …

With his contract extended, Noseda, NSO achieve liftoff in heavenly gala opener – Sep 23, 2018

The star of Gianandrea Noseda will now shine over Washington through …

Fairfax Symphony leads off with a winning performance of Puccini’s “La Boheme” – Sep 23, 2018

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra opened its season with a smashing concert …

Mulligan too operatic in Spears premiere, yet brings nuanced artistry to Argento for Vocal Arts DC – Sep 17, 2018

It was a long wait but the world premiere of Walden, …

Soprano Broadbent brings “celestial sound” to Bach Consort opener – Sep 17, 2018

Given the range of contributions the late J. Reilly Lewis made …

Horns stand out in Apollo Orchestra’s season opener – Sep 16, 2018

No orchestra is really about making a profit. Even so, the …

NSO celebrates American music of the serious kind at Labor Day concert – Sep 03, 2018

Outdoor holiday concerts by the National Symphony Orchestra, much like gala …