Classical Music

Pianist Einav Yarden at The Phillips Collection

A packed house at the Phillips Collection could have been forgiven if they thought that pianist Einav Yarden had magically switched out Steinway grand...

‘Tchaikovsky is Forever: Operatic Arias and Romances’ at The Embassy of...

Say “Tchaikovsky,” and as Christmas creeps ever closer, be it excitingly or inexorably, visions of sugar plums, graceful ballerinas in sparkles and white tulle,...

‘Bernstein and Beethoven’ with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore

Which pieces to put with which on an orchestra program is a subject of endless debate. Does it really matter if concerts have an...

DC Area Soprano Danielle Talamantes On Her CD Signing on Sunday...

Rising local soprano Danielle Talamantes talks about the Met, concert music, and the opera singer’s life Politicians and lobbyists running to catch the Acela at...

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik at Peoples’ Symphony Concerts in NYC

Challenging or dissonant music can be a slog for both the classical music performer and the listener. If you’re at all fearful to see...

‘Missa Solemnis’ at The Washington Chorus

Wow, talk about a moving experience! Sunday night, the Grammy Award-winning The Washington Chorus performed Missa Solemnis by Ludwig van Beethoven to a sold-out...

Pianist Thomas Pandolfi’s ‘One Singular Night’ at the Todd Performing Arts...

Standing alone on the stage of the Eastern Shore home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, pianist Thomas Pandolfi joked that no orchestra was magically...

The Ying Quartet at the Kreeger Museum

No type of ensemble works harder these days than string quartets to make classical music “cool” and relevant. From hip, funky websites to innovative...

The Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig at Washington Performing Arts

You have a right to be skeptical when a symphony orchestra claims to have a unique sound. Down through the centuries most composers of...

The Choral Arts Society of Washington Performs ‘Bach’s Mass in B...

The Choral Arts Society of Washington brought forth a momentous occasion to The Kennedy Center Concert Hall on yesterday afternoon with their undertaking of...

National Philharmonic: ‘Mozart’s Requiem’ at The Music Center at Strathmore

Why do people willingly get dressed up and head out in the dark to hear funeral music when no one has died? Three words:...

An Interview With Washington, DC Piano Sensation Thomas Pandolfi About Classical...

If Thomas Pandolfi hasn’t done all that a pianist can do to present an exceptionally broad range of music to an engaged public, he...

Dramatic Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto Opens the McLean Orchestra Concert Season

A number of orchestras and ensembles in the Washington suburbs are looking to graduate from pure local or community status to regional recognition. There’s...