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Review: ‘Anthracite Fields’ at The Kennedy Center

It was a haunting, atmospheric triumph. It was an urgent, yet respectfully accomplished multimedia exploration of American cultural issues rarely presented on DC stages about the unknown laborers in the deadly work that help energize our lifestyles (including the vast digital “clouds”). It was about those who toiled and still do, deep underground. It was […]

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Review: The Washington Chorus Presents Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 5

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, the pulsating, transcendent and visionary music of the modern musical giant of minimalist music, Philip Glass —came to vivid life in a unique and powerful concert event. The Washington Chorus presented a stirring interpretation of Mr. Glass’ Symphony No. 5. This transformative symphonic piece is challenging like all of Glass’ music but […]

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‘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 and appreciative crowd at The Kennedy Center. The Washington Chorus and Orchestra were lead by Conductor Julian Wachner and Chorus Master Geoffrey Silver and were joined by soloists Soprano Julia Sophie […]

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The Washington Chorus: ‘The Essential Verdi’ at The Kennedy Center

The Washington Chorus, marking the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth with a series of concerts, offered the sixth on Sunday evening, with a program of arias, scenes and choruses from his most popular operas and liturgical music conducted by Music Director Julian Wachner, and featuring 10 accomplished soloists. The concert opened with the storied “Va, pensiero” […]

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