Performances

Delightful “Pepito” lets the dogs out at American Opera Initiative premieres – Jan 13, 2019

Writing a twenty-minute opera is harder than it seems. 

Washington National …

Sankaram’s “Taking up Serpents” shows original, intriguing voice in WNO premiere – Jan 12, 2019

Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative continues to present new, hour-length …

String trios with David Finckel and friends open the year at Wolf Trap – Jan 12, 2019

In the chamber music family, the string trio of violin, viola, …

Alsop, Baltimore Symphony overcome distractions to tackle epic Messiaen – Jan 11, 2019

When an orchestra performs Messiaen’s colossal Turangalîla-Symphonie for the first time …

Choir provides the highlights in McGegan’s abridged and speedy NSO “Messiah” – Dec 21, 2018

Handel’s Messiah is an outlier among the composer’s oratorios, not least …

Vocal Arts DC presents an Angel Blue Christmas at the Kennedy Center – Dec 20, 2018

In her recital on Wednesday night Angel Blue, who has sung …

Cantate Chamber Singers present a non-mass version of Bach’s Mass in B minor – Dec 16, 2018

A hallmark of Gisele Becker’s 25-year tenure as music director of …

WNO revives underwhelming “Lion, Unicorn, and Me” for holiday season – Dec 15, 2018

Washington National Opera continues its tradition of presenting a holiday opera …

Lithuanian musicians mark their country’s centenary in fine style at National Gallery – Dec 10, 2018

It has been a good week for contemporary music in the …

Bates premiere fires a dud but Noseda leads NSO in a thundering Mahler First – Dec 07, 2018

So few living composers get the chance to have a full-length …