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A monumental cantata remembers George Floyd

'America’s Requiem: A Knee on The Neck' presented by The National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale, in partnership with The Washington Chorus, at Strathmore and Capital One Hall.

The stars align as Constellations returns to DC venue

On March 18 and 19, three chamber music concerts will take audiences on a journey from the depths of human despair to lofty joy.

A delightful ‘Beguiling Brahms’ at the National Chamber Ensemble

A Valentine's-themed concert of swelling, grand works that evoke the (often tumultuous) emotions of love.

Missy Mazzoli heals broken bones, hearts with new violin concerto

Violinist Jennifer Koh led the musical world premiere with the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gemma New.

Washington Arts Ensemble sees bright future after pandemic launch

The young chamber music group begun by two Juilliard alums has already sold out monthly performances.

An enjoyable ‘Enchanting Elgar’ by the National Chamber Ensemble

This beloved string ensemble returns to the stage (and screen) with 'pomp and circumstance.'

At Kennedy Center, the WNO has fun being back home

In a concert called 'Come Home: A Celebration of Return,' the variety of styles and greatest hits was almost too much for the ear and heart to bear.

National Chamber Ensemble gets romantic with a new season

The company's 2021-2022 season includes masterworks that have rightfully earned their status as highlights of the classical repertoire.

NSO creates fine embroidery with Tortelier conducting

The entire program was united in evoking pastoral landscapes and idylls.

Yan Pascal Tortelier on conducting: ‘Art and beauty enlighten, elevate and...

He returns to the National Symphony Orchestra’s podium for the first time in nearly three decades.

The National Symphony Orchestra meets its audience at The Anthem

Musicians ditched their concert dress for casual-cool wear more in tune with the industrial-chic locale.

NSO reunites with live audience after 15 months of silence

For the first time in more than a year, audiences lined up outside the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall to hear the National Symphony Orchestra...

Grammy-winning percussionists release an exceptional, ‘theatrical’ album

Can an hour-long album of something technically labeled “classical music” actually be the closest thing to musical theater’s tradition of an original cast recording? It...

Roaring back: Noseda returns to lead NSO in four filmed concerts

Gianandrea Noseda has returned to the podium of his beloved National Symphony Orchestra, awakening the sleeping giant that is the sound he has crafted...

Hear Steven Banks on classical sax in exceptional free virtual concert

Every musical theater actor in town is familiar with the sight of some of the pit musicians lugging multiple instruments into the theater. Especially...

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to play composers silenced by Nazis

Four composers who died in Nazi concentration camps are known to have written entire compositions while imprisoned there, and the Washington–Baltimore region deserves its...

How the pandemic got music educators to think outside the box

In a typical year, Sound Impact reaches some 8,000 students throughout the United States and Central America. But typical, 2020 is not. The upheaval...

12-hour marathon to mark Beethoven’s birthday and seek world peace

Yael Weiss can remember the exact moment it all began. It was the summer of 2017, and the Israeli-American pianist was reading newspaper headlines...

Tiny chamber concert series strikes audience gold in crisis

When Ellen Hwangbo launched a chamber concert series in November 2019 that included a venue just a stone’s throw from the White House, little...

Opera Lafayette takes a French comic classic to the Old West

Take any decent road trip through the American West and you’re bound to pass half a dozen old opera houses in varying states of...