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Spektral Quartet lets audiences explore the space ‘in-between’

There was a time when I needed the cash, so I substitute taught high school. Turns out I had a knack for helping resistant...

An Afternoon With Clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera and the Harlem Quartet at...

For decades, the Sunday afternoon concert series at the Phillips Collection has maintained primacy of place in Washington’s classical musical firmament. But like leaders...

A musical job unlike any other: A talk with Angel Gil-Ordóñez...

Correctly predicting what kind of serious art music would and would not be presented on American concert stages in 2019 would have fooled –...

A New Home For Soulful Symphony at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Top-rated Columbia amphitheater Merriweather Post Pavilion has forged a new partnership with Maryland's Soulful Symphony, a visionary orchestra that celebrates, elevates, and reimagines American...

A Lively NSO Dazzles, Hinting of Still More Good Things to...

Now that National Symphony Orchestra music director Gianandrea Noseda has nearly completed two full seasons – and has signed on to stay through 2025...

Review: National Chamber Ensemble performs ‘The Contemporaries’

By Ross Heath Arlington's Gunston Arts Center was the place to be on Saturday night. Always a joy to hear the National Chamber Ensemble which...

When BSO’s OrchKids Show Up, Good Things Happen

In the early 1990s, I lived in New Orleans at the corner of Philip and Constance streets. At the time, it was the transition...

Review: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Porgy and Bess’ a Crowd-Pleaser

Let’s get the persnickety stuff out of the way first. Then we can get to why the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s second Porgy and Bess...

Hit the Bars (of Music) For Lunch: Free Midday Concerts in...

Food trucks are a fun and a convenient way to sample something tasty and new, but don’t forget to check out the bars -...

Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project at Kennedy Center’s Direct Current Festival

Amanda Gookin is a cellist, a founding member of the acclaimed music group PUBLIQuartet, and, since 2015, the founder of the Forward Music Project,...

Review: ‘The Viennese Classics’ by the National Chamber Ensemble

By Ross Heath Of the National Chamber Ensemble's roster of exceptional musicians, three artists, Leonid Sushansky (violin and artistic director), Sean Neidlinger (cello), and Carlos...

Review: ‘The National Symphony Orchestra with Cellist Kian Soltani’ at the...

The National Symphony Orchestra delighted with a superb program on Thursday night at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Acclaimed cellist Kian Soltani performed with...

Verona Quartet Brings Storytelling to the Mansion at Strathmore

Since forming six years ago while graduate students at Indiana University, Verona Quartet has established itself as one of the most sought after string...

Not Just ‘Dead White Guys’: Kennedy Center Artistic Directors Defend 2019-2020...

The Kennedy Center’s artistic directorial staff defended their calculus for choosing their collective 2019-2020 classical-music season during a media briefing and panel discussion earlier...

DC-based Conductor Angel Gil-Ordóñez Brings Classical Music to 40th Annual Havana...

When patrons of the 40th annual Havana Film Festival in Cuba enter the city’s Cine la Rampa on December 8, they’ll be treated to...

‘A Night at the Gaming Tables’ at The Russian Chamber Art...

Love and money: when fated to compete, can the fight ever be fair? Or is it—and are the parties caught between them—invariably, if not...

Review: ‘The Barber of Seville’ at the Kennedy Center

The current production of the Washington National Opera –Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville plays like a frenetically captivating musical dreamscape of schemers, clowns,...

Review: LiveConnections Presents Fifth House Ensemble + Jason Vieaux at World...

LiveConnections Presents kicked off its new season in rousing fashion with an evening of music from the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble and classical guitarist...

Report: Violinist Tessa Lark in the Phillips Collection’s Sunday Music Concert...

Nothing is quite as draining as endless discussions in the classical music world about how concerts “should” work to recapture their prominence in the...

Review: Hilary Hahn Plays Bernstein with The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Leonard Bernstein Centenary continues with concerts by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Last weekend’s performances featured one of Bernstein’s most interesting (and...

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