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NSO drops China dates from Asian tour due to coronavirus – Feb 04, 2020

The National Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday that it is dropping the […]

Poulenc Trio confronts their namesake’s image at Candlelight Concert Society – Jan 26, 2020

Music’s sheer elusiveness may inspire composer stereotype shorthand: Beethoven, the irascible […]

Roberto Diaz shines in Higdon Viola Concerto with Apollo Orchestra – Jan 13, 2020

The Apollo Orchestra performed its first program of the new year […]

WNO’s American Opera Initiative serves up an intriguing trio of new works – Jan 11, 2020

The American Opera Initiative, Washington National Opera’s program devoted to developing […]

IN Series’ “L’enfance” presents a theatrical take on Berlioz’s Christmas oratorio – Dec 15, 2019

Hector Berlioz was not a spiritual man. Yet L’enfance du Christ, one […]

Fleming a radiant O’Keeffe in “Brightness of Light” premiere – Nov 22, 2019

On the heels of their big Wagner outing, the National Symphony […]

MDLO’s young singers shine and rise in opera concert – Nov 02, 2019

Two of opera’s great love affairs—with its own possibility, and its […]

WNO’s “Otello” gets the job done despite staging distractions – Oct 27, 2019

Opera is predicated on song; Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello is predicated on […]

Composer Rouse writes his epitaph in final masterwork, unveiled in Cincinnati – Oct 18, 2019

Cincinnati. One of the country’s most venerable ensembles, the Cincinnati Symphony […]

Cage’s piano music embraces the world at Kennedy Center – Oct 03, 2019

True experimentalists keep you guessing.  Even within the circumscribed parameters of […]