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A tale of two rhapsodies, delivered with jazzy panache by Biegel, Fairfax Symphony – Jun 10, 2024

Pianist Jeffrey Biegel, an indefatigable champion of contemporary music, wanted to […]

WNO makes a compelling case for its new ending of Puccini’s “Turandot” – May 12, 2024

Giacomo Puccini died in 1924 before completing his final opera, Turandot, and people […]

Young impressively leads NSO in kaleidoscopic works by Strauss and Saariaho – Apr 19, 2024

Simone Young, a globetrotting veteran maestro who is currently chief conductor […]

Clarinetist McGill brings brilliant advocacy to concerto premiere with Fairfax Symphony – Mar 10, 2024

Malek Jandali completed his Concerto for Clarinet in 2021, and its dedicatee, […]

Chee-Yun proves a violinist for all seasons with Fairfax Symphony Orchestra – Feb 04, 2024

Antonio Vivaldi’s Op. 8, known to all as The Four Seasons, […]

Shaham charms with Dvořák as Noseda, NSO scale Schubert’s epic Ninth – Jan 19, 2024

The National Symphony Orchestra is celebrating music director Gianandrea Noseda’s 60th […]

Still at the top of their game, Orion Quartet gives a memorable swan song at Wolf Trap – Nov 20, 2023

The Orion String Quartet, which formed in 1987 and has maintained […]

Kiskachi’s infernal dance expertly assays and explodes the harpsichord – Nov 05, 2023

Anna Kiskachi opened her harpsichord program with Handel Saturday night, presented […]

Fauré Quartett opens Candlelight Concert Society season in style – Oct 02, 2023

When you go to hear a group called the Fauré Quartett […]

Chiarina opens season with slenderized concertos by Mozart, Beethoven – Sep 18, 2023

Why bother with chamber transcriptions of concertos when you can listen […]

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