Classical Music

‘Haydn and Ravel’ with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore

You can’t get a much pithier title of a composition than Maurice Ravel’s La Valse. You also can’t get a much more misleading one,...

Mahler’s Ninth with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center

If you choose to let it, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 can scare you to death. Or you can let its vast scope and...

Pianist András Schiff at Washington Performing Arts at Strathmore

One of the most charming moments I’ve seen at a concert in years occurred yesterday at The Music Center at Strathmore. András Schiff, one...

‘Mozart’s Great Mass’ with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore

If I told you that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra may be the most dynamic classical music organization in our region, you’d probably expect me...

The National Chamber Ensemble Presents ‘Bach, Beethoven and Brahms’ on Saturday,...

The National Chamber Ensemble, celebrates the great works of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Artisphere's Spectrum Theatre. Praised by the Washington Post for...

Fantasy & Fate: Tchaikovsky Masterworks: Lang Lang in Recital at The...

Virtuosity of the highest caliber graced The Kennedy Center Concert Hall this past Saturday afternoon as renowned piano superstar Lang Lang returned to perform...

Russian Chamber Art Society: ‘Ballades, Fantasies, & Satires’

The Russian Chamber Art Society (RCAS) has become the go-to organization for those in the know in the DC area when it comes to...

Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center

An icy Sunday evening turned into a lush and warm, and enjoyable evening inside The Kennedy Center with the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo...

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony with the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra at...

Not just any conservatory or university school of music can mount a concert featuring Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. It may not have familiar...

Pianist Jenny Lin at The Strathmore Mansion

The intimacy of the recital room at the Strathmore Mansion creates the perfect atmosphere to listen to a piano virtuoso play a night of...

‘Parade in Concert’ at Avery Fisher Hall in New York

Jason Robert Brown’s Parade is a gut-punch of a musical about the 1913 murder trial of an Atlanta Jewish man, his unjust conviction, his...

Valentine’s Day Concert: ‘The Thrill of Tchaikovsky!’ at The National Chamber...

What a wonderful way to spend Valentine's Day! The National Chamber Ensemble presented a colorful concert for Valentine's Day with music by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, one...

Cellist Amit Peled Recreates 100-Year-Old Concert at the Peabody Institute

Picture this: A leading classical performer finds a program from a century ago played by a legend on his instrument, sets the date to...

The National Philharmonic’s 10th Anniversary Concert at The Music Center at...

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 may be based on the poem “Ode to Joy,” but that doesn’t mean the epic symphony holds a monopoly on...

National Philharmonic: Brian Ganz Plays Chopin at Strathmore

Brian Ganz is continuing to complete his performances, and ultimately, recording of "ever single note Chopin composed." The Ganz Project is expected to take ten...

The State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico at the George Mason Center...

World orchestras are at their most interesting when they bring a blend of their native musical language with the European tradition that defines “classical...

National Symphony Orchestra with Violinist Arabella Steinbacher at The Kennedy Center

It’s almost a cliché to sit smugly in a 21st century theater or concert hall enjoying a work that some original critic destroyed to his...

The Canellakis-Brown Duo at The Barns at Wolf Trap

Chamber Music at The Barns at Wolf Trap is a special treat for those of us who remember what music appreciation used to imply...

Beethoven’s Ninth with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore

For sheer drama in classical music this year, it will be hard to top the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s knife’s-edge performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s...

Watch Out, Washington: Here Comes Beethoven’s Ninth

Everybody knows about Walter Cronkite and his impact on television news. Fewer people remember or know about Cronkite’s great rival on NBC during the...