Performances

Koopman goes for Baroque with National Symphony Orchestra – May 19, 2017

Since the rise of the historically informed performance movement, mainstream orchestras …

Pollini struggles yet shines in Chopin recital at Kennedy Center – May 17, 2017

Maurizio Pollini won the International Chopin Piano Competition over half a …

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 …

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

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

Polish and Czech songs shine in Piotr Beczała recital for Vocal Arts DC – May 04, 2017

Pity those patrons who left during the intermission of tenor Piotr …

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 …

Bronfman turns inward for mostly understated program – Apr 26, 2017

Pianist Yefim Bronfman last performed locally  to mark the 50th anniversary …

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