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Reach falls short of grasping Kennedy Center issues – Sep 19, 2019

On September 7 the Kennedy Center officially opened its new 4.6-acre […]

Surprises abound in Brenda Rae’s assured Vocal Arts debut – Sep 16, 2019

Brenda Rae has made many striking appearances at Santa Fe Opera […]

Maryland Lyric Opera leads off with double bill of blood-and-guts verismo – Sep 15, 2019

The Washington area is burgeoning with smaller opera companies carving out […]

Baltimore Symphony cancels first concerts of fall season as lockout continues – Sep 13, 2019

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been forced to cancel the first […]

Not your grandfather’s “Butterfly”—or Puccini’s— with In Series’ drastic revamp – Sep 08, 2019

For all its soaring melodies, elements of the love story in […]

Critic’s Choice for 2019-20 – Aug 19, 2019

At the start of the summer, some parts of Washington’s upcoming […]

Shanghai Symphony brings admirable playing, musical diplomacy to Wolf Trap – Aug 15, 2019

While American orchestras downsize and fold, the number of symphony orchestras […]

September 19 – Aug 14, 2019

Calidore String QuartetShaw: Three EssaysMusic by Ravel, Schumann7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore In […]

Financial transparency and judicious cost-cutting could save Baltimore Symphony – Aug 12, 2019

It has now been seven weeks since the management of the […]

Music takes center stage in Wolf Trap’s over-the-top “Barber of Seville” – Aug 10, 2019

The Filene Center at Wolf Trap is an awkward place to […]