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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 …

Theofanidis premiere, bracing Rachmaninoff highlight Spano’s Baltimore Symphony concert – Nov 19, 2017

It was keep-your-coat-on cool Saturday evening inside the Music Center at …

Back to the Future: Leila Josefowicz finds fresh treasure in arrangements and rarities – Nov 07, 2017

Leila Josefowicz doesn’t appear to be a revolutionary. The violinist’s debut …

Vocal Arts DC opens season with a feast of Bernstein rarities – Nov 06, 2017

Vocal Arts DC’s season-opening concert in the Kennedy Center’s newly reopened …

Pianist Liu offers a thoughtful program of American music with a lost work rediscovered – Nov 05, 2017

One of the greatest pleasures of taking in concerts at the …

Fairfax Symphony brings passion to Russian program – Oct 22, 2017

At a time when major orchestras are struggling, it’s commendable when …