Author Archive | Charles Miller


Review: the National Chamber Ensemble Mother’s Day Concert ‘Music of Our Time’ at the Spectrum Theatre

For their Mother’s Day theme and as a tribute to the conclusion of their 10th anniversary season at Rosslyn’s Spectrum Theatre, the National Chamber Ensemble (NCE) selected a program inspired by film scores. Led by violinist and Artistic Director Leonid Sushansky, with brilliant support from renowned clarinetist Julian Milkis, and pianist Carlos Rodriguez, the group […]

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Review: ‘The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla’ at The National Chamber Ensemble

Before a sold-out house Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, the National Chamber Ensemble wowed the audience with its creative revival of Antonio Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons, brought back by popular demand as a highlight of the Ensemble’s 10th anniversary season. Equally enjoyable and well-received was the opening number La Muerte del Angel […]

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Review: The National Chamber Ensemble’s ‘A Night In Vienna’

The National Chamber Ensemble opened it’s 10th season last Saturday at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre. The concert called, A Night In Vienna was a collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum. The Director of the ACF, Andreas Pawlitschek was present to give introductory remarks. The National Chamber Ensemble has become more polished over the last decade, offering […]

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A Report on ‘Photos In The Fire/Fotos En El Fuego’ Performed by The Paso Nuevo Youth Ensemble at GALA Hispanic Theatre

Photos In The Fire/Fotos En El Fuego is the first complete one-act play the Paso Nuevo has created together, a milestone for the GALA Hispanic Theatre‘s community-based performing arts group. By sitting down in a workshop setting, trading ideas, sharing real life experiences, integrating individual voices and working hard for several months, these kids, ages […]

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A Report on ‘It’s A Wonderful W.I.G.’ at Arts Collective@HCC

Howard Community College’s Arts Collective continued its spirited 21st season line-up with its second of four shows, a one-night-only holiday improv show called It’s a Wonderful W.I.G., featuring its popular troupe “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) on Friday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m., in HCC’s Horowitz Center Studio Theatre. The show was sold out! Audiences were invited […]

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Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘For the Love of Oscar, A Dramedy’ at The New Milennium Howard Players

The New Millennium Howard Players‘ mission is to present “Compelling, cathartic theater from the African American cultural perspective that will touch spirits, challenge thought, move, inspire, evoke and spark discussion long after the curtain goes down.” Their first production, part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival called For the Love of Oscar,  A Dramedy, by Hope Lynne […]

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‘Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms’ at The National Chamber Ensemble

The National Chamber Ensemble continued its eight season on Saturday, March 14, 2015 with a concert titled The Three B’s for Three: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms. The event took place at the Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere. This performance included the talents of pianist Kathryn Brake, cellist Sean Neidlinger and artistic director and violinist Leo Sushansky. The concert […]

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‘West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette’ at Young Artists of America and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras at Strathmore

What makes a standout performance that leaves the audience gushing long after leaving the theater? The Young Artists of America at Strathmore seems to have hit upon the perfect recipe – combine a sumptuous setting in The Music Center at the Strathmore, invite a myriad of local groups for creative collaboration, assemble nearly 200 talented […]

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An Evening of Theater Celebration at the 15th-Annual Cappies Gala

While the Tony Awards were celebrating the nation’s top theater talent, the Washington capital area hosted its very own celebration of up-and-coming theater talent. The National Capital Area Cappies celebrated the 2013-2014 Season with its 15th an Awards Gala Sunday, June 8th in the Concert Hall of The John F Kennedy Center fro the Performing Arts, […]

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Paso Nuevo’s ‘Por cada lágrima (For Every Tear)’ at Gala Hispanic Theatre by Charles Miller

On Friday, December 14, 2012, Paso Nuevo, which recently won recognition by First Lady Michelle Obama, at the White House with the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, presented Por cada lágrima/For Every Tear, an evening of original work by past and current participants. This event was a one-performance celebration of Paso Nuevo’s history […]

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‘Shining City’ at The Capital City Players By Charles Miller

Some Shining Moments in Shining City Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s Shining City is a beautiful, poignant play with an almost preternatural ring of truth to it. Upon seeing the original production of it in London, the reviewer for the Daily Telegraph pronounced McPherson “the finest dramatist of his generation.” Watching a performance of the writer’s […]

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