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Fast-rising soprano Michelle Bradley sensational in Vocal Arts debut – Dec 12, 2019

The human voice can lift a listener to greater heights than […]

Library of Congress celebrates Clara Schumann, the composer – Dec 07, 2019

Clara Wieck Schumann was a more talented pianist than her husband, […]

Slatkin makes heartening NSO return with optimistic, eloquent Copland – Dec 06, 2019

The National Symphony Orchestra’s performances of American music have rarely sounded […]

WCO’s superlative casting lights a fire amid the gloom of Thomas’s “Hamlet” – Nov 25, 2019

Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet, premiered in Paris in 1868, has not received […]

December 18 – Nov 25, 2019

Folger ConsortEmily Noël, sopranoCrossley Hawn, sopranoJoelle Monroe, trumpeterMargaret Owens, oboistRisa Browder, violinistJohn Moran, cellistCorelli: Concerto Grosso, […]

Carter Brey’s dazzling Haydn a clear highlight in Apollo Orchestra program – Nov 18, 2019

The Apollo Orchestra provides an important service by presenting free concerts […]

Goerke’s intimate Isolde contrasted with Gould’s sensational Tristan in NSO’s night of Wagner – Nov 14, 2019

Christine Goerke triumphed as Brünnhilde in the Metropolitan Opera’s Ring Cycle […]

Noseda, NSO hit the dance floor in a night of premieres – Nov 08, 2019

Orchestras were created to accompany dancing. Gianandrea Noseda’s latest program with […]

WNO serves up inspired singing and whimsy in colorful “Magic Flute” – Nov 03, 2019

A production of The Magic Flute should be magical.  Washington National […]

A dark, stormy and rewarding Halloween night with Urbański, de la Salle and NSO – Oct 31, 2019

Orchestras have to play the occasional chestnut. When they do, it […]