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Review: Denève Leads French and Russian Music with The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra concerts on the last weekend of October featured a fascinating match-up of old versus new, and conservative versus radical. It also...

Review: ‘The Broken Heart’ at Quintessence Theatre Group

It’s unlikely you will be familiar with John Ford’s The Broken Heart. Like most early 17th century playwrights not named Shakespeare, Ford’s works are...

Review: ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ at Quintessence Theatre Group

Quintessence Theatre Group brings William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, as directed by Alexander Burns, vibrantly to life with spectacular staging, scintillating costumes and a...

Review: The NSO Pops: ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’: Film with Live Music...

The most significant difference between entering your neighborhood cinema to catch the latest PG film offering and traversing the Hall of Nations to enter...

NSO Pops: ‘Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers’ at The...

It was an evening of American classics – from the pops program the National Symphony Orchestra played under the sure baton of Steve Reineke...

National Symphony Orchestra: ‘The Music of John Williams’ at Wolf Trap

It was as good as it gets. A glorious DC area midsummer, low-humidity evening. There was a full house at the Filene Center; with...

National Symphony Orchestra–‘Star Trek’ at Wolf Trap

On August 1st 2015, the National Symphony Orchestra presented Star Trek, the 2009 epic film drama by Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment at Wolf...

National Symphony Orchestra: ‘Back to the Future’ at Wolf Trap

On June 19, 2015, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts presented National Symphony Orchestra-- Back to the Future. Music Director Christoph Eschenbach...

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: ‘A Tribute to John Williams’ at The Music...

At the atmospheric Strathmore complex in North Bethesda on a hot Thursday evening,  on May 28, 2015, the musical presentation entitled The Music of...

NSO Pops: ‘Happy Holidays! Cirque de la Symphonie’ at The Kennedy...

It seems DC is on the nice list this year. From classics (See: Olney) to new inventions (See: Pointless), there really is something for everyone...

‘Jewish Musical Treasures’ at National Chamber Ensemble by Jane Coyne

The National Chamber Ensemble opened its 2013-2014 season with a concert called Jewish Musical Treasures, honoring the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. With a horrid and...

The National Chamber Ensemble’s Concert “Jewish Musical Treasures” This Saturday, November...

I highly recommend ….      The National Chamber Ensemble  2013-14 Season opening night concert: Jewish Musical Treasures Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere I...

Magic Time!: ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by John Stoltenberg

The notorious aesthete Oscar Wilde believed that beauty is be-all and end-all. After The Painting of Dorian Gray met with moral outrage upon its publication in...

‘America the Beautiful,’ With the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap...

America the Beautiful by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by the earnest and lively American conductor Emil de Cou soared at Wolf Trap. First of...

Chatting with Super Composer Hans Zimmer About ‘Man of Steel’ by...

According to a 2007 British survey Hans Zimmer is considered “one of the world’s 100 living geniuses.” He shares space on the list with the likes...

‘RENT School Edition’ at McLean High School Theatre Company by Yvonne...

"Awesome." If there is one word to sum up McLean High School Theatre Company's production  of RENT School Edition it is awesome, according to audience member...

‘A View from the Bridge’ at McLean Theatre Company by Charles...

The McLean Theatre Company, McLean High School’s theater group, puts up Arthur Miller’s classic A View from the Bridge. Under the direction of Amy...

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