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Ilmar Gavilán, Melissa White, Felix Umansky, Jaime Amador, Arturo Stable. (Photo taken at the sound check.) Photo by Brian Buttler.

Review: LiveConnections Presents Harlem Quartet + Arturo Stable

Once again, LiveConnections Presents (“LCP”) curator Mary Wheelock Javian’s musical matchmaking has produced a lively evening of musical discovery. This time it was the pairing of the Harlem Quartet with percussionist and University of the Arts professor Arturo Stable. As usual with LCP’s offerings, the first set featured the invited string players. The Harlem Quartet’s […]

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Review: The Philadelphia Orchestra Performs Mozart and Brahms

During the 44 years when Eugene Ormandy was music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra (1936 to 1980), he led almost every concert. There was scant need for guest conductors. Now the symphonic world is different. All prominent conductors dash from one city to another, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin needs to do this more than others because […]

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Interview: Maestro Simeone Tartaglione on Conducting ‘Peter and the Wolf’ TOMORROW 11/5 at 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Residents of the DC Metro Region are in for a treat this weekend. For two performances only at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, Maestro Simeone Tartaglione will be conducting Peter and the Wolf. The 1936 composition by Sergei Prokofiev tells the story of Peter and his animal friends who are each represented by a different instrument […]

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Review: ‘Mozart’s Requiem’ with The Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra at St. Anne’s Church

The Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra’s performance of Mozart’s Requiem, presented by Live Arts Maryland, was a well-performed clever combination of old and new pieces. Before performing the famous classical choral work, they also presented two other compositions, Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night of the Soul, from 2010, and Francis Poulenc’s Organ Concerto in G […]

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Meet the Cast and Director of Providence Players’ ‘Amadeus’ Part 5: Director Julie Janson by Chip Gertzog

In Part 5 of interviews with the cast and Director of Amadeus, meet Julie Janson who directs Providence Players of Fairfax’s production. Chip: Please tell our readers where they may have seen your work on our local stages. Julie: This is my fourth time directing, though first time with Providence Players (“PPF”). My past work includes The […]

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Meet the Cast and Director of Providence Players’ ‘Amadeus’ Part 3: Julia Buhagiar as Constanze by Chip Gertzog

Amadeus, the late Peter Shaffer’s Tony and Academy award winning masterpiece opens next week, September 30, 2016, at the James Lee Community Center Theater and kicks off the Providence Players 2016-2017 season. In Part 3 of interviews with the cast and Director of Amadeus, meet Julia Buhagiar who plays Constanze Weber. Chip: Please tell our readers where […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘The VS. Series’

Zany, gut-wrenching and stimulating, Bryant Edwards’ The VS. Series features five vignettes, each helmed by different writers and directors. In order, these matches are Miley vs. Mozart, Rat vs. Exterminator, Mother vs. Daughter, Movement vs. Stillness, and Peanut Butter vs. Jelly. Staged in a boxing ring at the Arden’s Hamilton Family Arts Center, with the […]

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Meet the Cast and Director of Providence Players’ ‘Amadeus’ Part 2: Mike Rudden (Mozart) by Chip Gertzog

Amadeus, the late Peter Shaffer’s Tony and Academy award winning masterpiece opens September 30, 2016 and kicks off the Providence Players 2016-2017 season. In Part 2 of interviews with the cast and Director of Amadeus, meet Mike Rudden. Chip: Where have you appeared on our local stages and what roles have you played? I last performed as “Nick” in […]

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Meet the Cast and Director of Providence Players’ ‘Amadeus’ Part 1: Meet David Whitehead (Salieri) by Chip Gertzog

Amadeus, the late Peter Shaffer’s Tony and Academy Award-winning masterpiece opens September 30, 2016, and kicks off the Providence Players’ 2016-2017 season. Chip: Please tell our readers where they may have seen you appear on our local stages and roles you have played. David: I’ve been part of Providence Players (“PPF”) for 12 years: I […]

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Review: Classical Guitarist Mark Edwards at Columbia Festival of the Arts

The Columbia Festival of the Arts under Executive Director Todd Olson, presented a Mark Edwards, Classical Spanish Guitar at the historical Oliver’s Carriage House on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Mark Edwards has performed all over the world and won many international prizes including the 2016 Rising Star competition presented by the Howard County Arts Council. He, like […]

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Review: ‘Innovations 2016’ at Ballet Theatre of Maryland

There could not be a more apt title for Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s current production than Innovations 2016. This performance of five original works is both timeless and fresh. From traditional ballet steps to more modern feats of athleticism, audience members are dazzled by choreography that is anything but stale. The show opens with “A […]

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Review: Pianist Bruce Levingston Presents ‘Creating An American Citizen’ at Georgetown University

Bruce Levingston, Pianist – True Southern Gentleman and Cosmopolitan Musician On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, a captive audience was treated to a performance by acclaimed pianist Bruce Levingston, in Georgetown’s stunning Gaston Hall, the setting sun streaming through the stained glass windows. Levingston, a Mississippi native, exudes southern charm. An elegant performer, he was passionate […]

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