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A retooled “Candide” proves an enjoyable romp in belated WNO debut – May 06, 2018

Washington National Opera fans have waited a long time for Leonard …

Noseda leads a vital NSO in music for light forces – Apr 20, 2018

This week’s National Symphony Orchestra program is a light one–at least …

Singers shine best in uneven Apollo Orchestra concert – Mar 26, 2018

The Apollo Orchestra is feeling its way into the Washington music …

Adams’ sprawling “Gospel” proves a misfire for Noseda, NSO – Mar 09, 2018

There were many reasons for disappointment in Thursday night’s concert by …

Gay Men’s Chorus presents Duruflé’s Requiem in unique version for male chorus – Mar 05, 2018

On Saturday evening, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, directed …

Tan Dun, Shenzhen orchestra greet Chinese New Year with a flourish at Kennedy Center – Feb 16, 2018

They dialed up birdsong on cell phones, used instruments to mimic …

Shostakovich fares best in Gabel’s mixed outing with NSO – Feb 09, 2018

It’s hard to understate the near-giddiness that the opening of Shostakovich’s …

Violinist Stefan Jackiw strives to bring out the grit and nostalgia of Charles Ives – Jan 29, 2018

Charles Ives is still a problem.

Our current era accepts and …

WNO’s new operas offer mixed takes on the American experience – Jan 22, 2018

Washington National Opera presented three twenty-minute operas Saturday night at the …

Superb cast makes WNO’s “Little Prince” a spirited and touching holiday treat – Dec 15, 2017

It’s tradition for the Washington National Opera to present a family-friendly …