Classical Music

An Interview with Antony Walker, Artistic Director of Washington Concert Opera

The operas of early 19th century master Gioachino Rossini play a big part in the life of Maestro Antony Walker. The artistic director of Washington...

Pianist Olga Kern in Recital at the 92nd Street Y in...

Dreamy music about the memories of childhood and a virtuoso spin through the themes of one of history’s greatest operas are the stuff of...

From Beethoven to Rachmaninoff to Billy Joel: An Interview with Superstar...

If you believe that a good way to judge music is on whether it sounds good and moves you, then you have a friend...

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Off the Cuff: A Season of Vivaldi’

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has some fun as they tackle Vivaldi as part of their Off the Cuff series. The series includes a smaller...

Live Arts Maryland Presents ‘Music for a New World’ on November...

No one appreciates a great live music experience more than Live Arts Maryland Music Director J. Ernest Green. One of the area’s most visible and...

‘Northern Lights’ at Columbia Pro Cantare

On Saturday October 24, 2015 the Columbia Pro Cantare Choral group, lead by Conductor Frances Motyca Dawson, opened their 39th Season with Northern Lights, performed at the Jim Rouse...

‘Mozart and Friends’ at The National Chamber Ensemble by J.M. Greig

The National Chamber Ensemble opened its ninth season in style at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre on Saturday with a program entitled Mozart and Friends....

Jackie Evancho: ‘Awakening’ at Strathmore

As Jackie Evancho walked onstage on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Music Center at Strathmore to perform her “Awakening” concert, the excitement among...

The University of Maryland Wind Orchestra and Concert Choir Perform Anton...

When you think of a 19th century Mass, you might imagine a grandiose piece of music, featuring a large orchestra, lengthy solos and dynamic...

Violinist Aleksey Semenenko at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Embassy...

Hearing the rising Ukrainian violinist Aleksey Semenenko perform is like a visit to a musical laboratory. At age 25, the monstrously talented Mr. Semenenko...

The Russian Chamber Art Society Hosts Its 10th Anniversary Concert at...

Mainstream classical music commentary in Washington often complains about an over-reliance on the symphonies and concertos of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff for the programming at...

Pianist Olga Kern and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore

Russian pianist Olga Kern is something of a cult figure because of her landmark victory in the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in...

The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival: A Gem in UVA Country

Summer music festivals in both the pop and classical music worlds can come with a lot of flash and dash. But not to be...

National Symphony Orchestra, ‘Mahler Explored’ With Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor and Leonidas...

Last night at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall marked a special evening for all – conductor, players, and audience alike. The audience, foremost, was treated...

Guitarist Orlando Roman on The National Chamber Ensemble’s ‘Musical Gems of...

This Saturday, May 9th at 7:30 PM The National Chamber Ensemble will be hosting Guitarist Orlando Roman talks about the concert. What is your relationship with...

Keith Lockhart Conducting The BBC Concert Orchestra at George Mason University’s...

The DC Metro area is blessed with a plethora of very good orchestras and symphonies, all very close by, and all worthwhile.  Yet hearing...

‘From Moscow to Hollywood: Songs from the Movies” at Russian Chamber...

Even today, a trip from Moscow to Hollywood is not one to be taken on the spur of the moment. What must it have...

Pianist Martin Kasik with the Embassy Series at the Czech Embassy

Czech pianist Martin Kasik has an important historic connection with Washington despite relatively infrequent visits here. He was a 1999 winner of the Young...

Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ with the National Philharmonic at Strathmore

Johann Sebastian Bach wasn’t just fulfilling a professional responsibility when he wrote religious music. A devout Lutheran, Bach meant what he wrote and sought...

The Philadelphia Orchestra with Washington Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center

Subtext abounded as the Philadelphia Orchestra arrived at The Kennedy Center Tuesday night. In Washington, rising politicians are “mentioned for president.” In classical music,...