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U.S. Air Force Band takes flight with a Messiaen spectacular – May 13, 2017

Among Washington’s many musical blessings are the elite musicians of the …

Paul Jacobs delivers a tour de force in NSO premiere of Rouse Organ Concerto – May 12, 2017

Christopher Rouse is one of the most engaging symphonic composers working …

Bell takes over Washington Chorus; NSO goes crossover with Ben Folds appointment – May 11, 2017

Change was already in the air at the National Symphony Orchestra, …

Critic’s Choice – May 09, 2017

A true musical rarity arrives in Washington later this week when …

Washington National Opera’s “Butterfly” fails to take wing – May 07, 2017

Faced with the failure of his opera Madama Butterfly at its …

WNO chief to exit in July – May 02, 2017

Washington National Opera announced today that Michael L. Mael will step …

Riotous Stravinsky from Andsnes and Hamelin in duo recital – May 02, 2017

Back in the day, this undergraduate piano major most enjoyed playing …

Quatuor Danel ignites a fire with Weinberg and Shostakovich – May 01, 2017

The Quatuor Danel’s complete traversals of the string quartets of Mieczysław …

Religious works highlight Alsop’s Baltimore Symphony program – Apr 30, 2017

For half of this week’s Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program Marin Alsop …

Critic’s Choice – Apr 26, 2017

Two blockbuster performances are scheduled for next week, both presented by …

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