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The National Philharmonic’s ‘Rienzi, A Concert Opera’ at Strathmore

Artistic risk-taking in Washington extends across many genres to numerous performing groups. The region’s vocal music scene certainly got a flavor of that on Saturday night in a one-time concert presentation of a rarely performed opera by Richard Wagner. The results of the National Philharmonic’s presentation of Wagner’s early and troublesome opera Rienzi may have […]

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‘As One’ at Urban Arias

To all appearances, As One is a chamber opera about someone who transitions from the gender category he was assigned at birth into the gender category she believes she belongs in. As One presents itself as a transperson’s story, in other words—but there’s a twist that makes the work a magnificent high point in theater’s portrayal […]

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A Q&A with Mezzo-Soprano Magdalena Wór on Her Training in Washington and Return This Weekend to Strathmore

Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wór pretty much creates an unforgettable impression everywhere she performs. Her strikingly rich voice – it’s been called “plush,” “chocolatey” and other adjectives redolent of red-wine reviews – stands out from the crowd of rising opera singers. And she doesn’t need a full opera staging to demonstrate stage presence. Even after straight concerts, […]

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The President’s Own United States Marine Band: ‘Time Capsule 1945: The 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII’ at Strathmore

The main emotion I felt last night at Strathmore, while I watched The President’s Own United States Marine Band, was pride. These very talented musicians gave up the chance for a professional career to join the armed forces. Many of them have served tours of duty. More than a few have been in the marines more than […]

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‘Tchaikovsky is Forever: Operatic Arias and Romances’ at The Embassy of Austria

Say “Tchaikovsky,” and as Christmas creeps ever closer, be it excitingly or inexorably, visions of sugar plums, graceful ballerinas in sparkles and white tulle, and softly falling faux snow begin, invariably, dancing festively in our heads. For the Russian Chamber Art Society, the composer’s music has more than a seasonal reason, or even an (equally celebrated) […]

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‘Florencia in the Amazon’ at Washington National Opera

A mystical and lushly romantic journey down the Amazon River is only the beginning of the fully absorbing and richly textured production of the current offering of the Washington National Opera (WNO), Florencia in the Amazon. This intriguing and somewhat rarified opera encompasses the search for a lost love as embodied in the character of […]

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BSO: ‘Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony’ at Strathmore

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra graced the Strathmore Music Center on Saturday night with the final and closing performance of their 2013 – 2014 subscription season. It was a perfect culmination to one of their most strongest and certainly most celebrated seasons thus far, in a perfect combination of elevation, poignancy, powerhouse repertoire, and sheer musical […]

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‘Carousel Latino: ‘Cancionero Latino: A Latino Romantic Songbook’ at The In Series

The In Series, one of DC’s local artistic treasures, mounts an earnest and breezy series of cabaret evenings billed as Carousel Latino. The second evening is Cancionero Latino: A Latino Romantic Songbook. Another DC treasure, in fact, another world treasure, Mari Paz, directed the music and plays piano and occasionally speaks to the audience about growing […]

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‘Show Boat’ at Young Artists of America-With Video Highlights by Jessica Vaughan

Young Artists of America wowed the sold-out crowd with classics from Show Boat for their annual fundraising gala at the beautiful Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. The 85 high-school aged performers did not sound anything like high school musicians; they sang and played in the orchestra with technical superiority and an already well-honed musicality. Nevertheless, the focus of the […]

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‘Show Boat In Concert’ at Young Artists of America by Jessica Vaughan

Young Artists of America wowed the sold-out crowd with classics from Show Boat for their annual fundraising gala at the beautiful Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. The 85 high-school aged performers did not sound anything like high school musicians; they sang and played in the orchestra with technical superiority and an already well-honed musicality. Nevertheless, the focus of the […]

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‘Requiem’ at Young Artists of America Today at 4 PM

Young Artists of America is thrilled to announce that tickets are now on sale for our final concert of the season: TODAY AT 4 PM Running Time: One hour.  The Lutheran Church of Saint Andrew 15300 New Hampshire Avenue  Silver Spring, MD 20905 (Conveniently located off of the new InterCounty Connector MD-200) An original Requiem Pastiche with Music By Faure, Verdi, […]

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YOUNG ARTISTS OF AMERICA’S ‘REQUIEM’ TONIGHT AT 7:30 PM AND TOMORROW AT 4 PM

Young Artists of America is thrilled toannounce that tickets are now on sale for our final concert of the season: REQUIEM TONIGHT SATURDAY MAY 11TH AT 7:30 PM and TOMORROW MAY 12TH AT 4 PM  The Lutheran Church of Saint Andrew 15300 New Hampshire Avenue  Silver Spring, MD 20905 (Conveniently located off of the new InterCounty Connector MD-200) An original Requiem […]

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Buy Your Tickets to ‘REQUIEM’ at Young Artists of America in Silver Spring This Saturday @7:30 & Sun @4

Young Artists of America is thrilled toannounce that tickets are now on sale for our final concert of the season: REQUIEM This Saturday, May 11 at 7:30pm and This Sunday, May 12 at 4:00pm at The Lutheran Church of Saint Andrew 15300 New Hampshire Avenue  Silver Spring, MD 20905 (Conveniently located off of the new InterCounty Connector MD-200) An original Requiem Pastiche with […]

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Tickets On Sale For Young Artists of America’s ‘REQUIEM’ on May 11 and 12th

Young Artists of America is thrilled toannounce that tickets are now on sale for our final concert of the season: REQUIEM Saturday, May 11 at 7:30pm Sunday, May 12 at 4:00pm The Lutheran Church of Saint Andrew 15300 New Hampshire Avenue  Silver Spring, MD 20905 (Conveniently located off of the new InterCounty Connector MD-200) An original Requiem Pastiche with Music […]

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Tickets On Sale For Young Artists of America’s ‘REQUIEM’ on May 11 and 12th

Young Artists of America is thrilled toannounce that tickets are now on sale for our final concert of the season: REQUIEM Saturday, May 11 at 7:30pm Sunday, May 12 at 4:00pm The Lutheran Church of Saint Andrew 15300 New Hampshire Avenue  Silver Spring, MD 20905 (Conveniently located off of the new InterCounty Connector MD-200) An original Requiem Pastiche with Music […]

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