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Review: ‘Mason Bates’ KC Jukebox: Ravishment’ at The Kennedy Center

Virginia’s own Mason Bates is the current composer-in-residence at the Kennedy Center and now playing the second season of his collaborative KC Jukebox series. The series presents out-of-the-box compositions in a different setting than the traditional Concert Hall would provide. The layout for the performances is quite different, in a flexible space at the Kennedy […]

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‘Declassified: In Motion featuring Ben Folds’ by The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center

The National Symphony Orchestra/The Kennedy Center Declassified series, launched on Saturday with its performance of In Motion featuring Ben Folds, is a bold initiative to counter the fundamental challenge of contemporary symphonic music: the next generation, which is to say my generation of music lovers, can be intimidated by the grandeur and supposed loftiness of […]

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BSO: ‘Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony’ at Strathmore

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra graced the Strathmore Music Center on Saturday night with the final and closing performance of their 2013 – 2014 subscription season. It was a perfect culmination to one of their most strongest and certainly most celebrated seasons thus far, in a perfect combination of elevation, poignancy, powerhouse repertoire, and sheer musical […]

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National Symphony Orchestra: NEW MOVES: symphony + dance: Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Jessica Lang Dance; with Leila Josefowicz, violin/From Adams to Copland

Last night was the first performance of the final program of The Kennedy Center’s NEW MOVES: symphony + dance festival, a two-week celebration of dance, music, community, and passion. Maestro Thomas Wilkins took the driver’s seat, exploring classic works and new Kennedy Center/NSO commissions from American composers. Last night’s performance of Michael Daugherty’s Red Cape […]

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 Benjamin Franklin (David Wills) and Richard Henry Lee (Jamie Mikijanic). Photo by S.Lee Lewis.

‘1776’ at The Milburn Stone Theatre by Amanda Gunther

Somebody ought to open up a window! And let the cool, cool considerate breeze of independence waft through! The Milburn Stone Theatre is proud to present a patriotic musical to kick off its summer season. 1776 takes to the stage under the direction of S. Lee Lewis, with Musical Direction provided by Marji Eldreth. This […]

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