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Review: ‘Candide’ by the Washington National Opera

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with a fresh production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide directed by Washington National Opera’s Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. If...

Review: ‘NSO Pops: West Side Story in Concert’ at The Kennedy...

West Side Story remains glorious from its opening notes to its incredibly powerful final curtain. The National Symphony Orchestra’s (NSO) Pops concert version adds...

Who’s in Town? Jamie Bernstein Reflects on Dad Leonard Bernstein’s Legacy...

The first time music hit me - and it hit me hard - was when I was seven. My mom handed me Leonard Bernstein’s...

Review: Hilary Hahn Plays Bernstein with The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Leonard Bernstein Centenary continues with concerts by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Last weekend’s performances featured one of Bernstein’s most interesting (and...

Interview: David Rohde Interviews Mezzo-Soprano Isabel Leonard

When Washington National Opera presents one of opera’s top examples of musical comedy next spring, it’s only fitting that the production will star a...

Review: ‘West Side Story’ staged by The Philadelphia Orchestra

West Side Story has never sounded as good as in last weekend’s performances by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra. It even surpassed Leonard...

Report: ‘National Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Gala Performance’ Conducted by Maestro...

Listen up, DC! There is a new Maestro in town. Maestro Gianandrea Noseda, whose impressive resume ranks him as one of the world’s most...

Review: ‘Bernstein on Broadway’ at The Kennedy Center

It was a glorious evening for Leonard Bernstein and musical theater fans at The Kennedy Center. It was the exceptional, one-night-only opening to the...

Review: The Philadelphia Orchestra Performs Mahler’s Longest — and Greatest —...

Although not frequently performed, the Symphony No. 3 is Gustav Mahler's most encompassing work, the piece which best exemplifies his life and career. Yannick Nézet-Séguin led...

Review: The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents Leonard Bernstein’s First Major Composition

Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 was the major undertaking at The Philadelphia Orchestra’s concerts of May 3, 5 and 6, 2017. Yannick Nézet-Séguin led...

Review: ‘West Side Story’ at The Media Theatre

Earlier this season, The Media Theatre presented Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet. Now they’re concluding their 2016-2017 season with a production of West Side...

Review: The Philadelphia Orchestra Performs Seeger, Berg & Beethoven with Guest...

Contrast was stark in the concert which Michael Tilson Thomas led with The Philadelphia Orchestra. The first half displayed two radically dissonant pieces from...

‘COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:’ Memories of My Twenty Years as...

John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Richard Seff at a dinner honoring Harold Prince. Photo courtesy of Richard Seff. THE CURTAIN RISES. One of the properties for...

Interview: Maestro Simeone Tartaglione on Conducting ‘Peter and the Wolf’ TOMORROW...

Residents of the DC Metro Region are in for a treat this weekend. For two performances only at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, Maestro Simeone...

An Embarrassment of Riches at the Tuesday Evening Concert Series at...

A huge profusion of classical trios, quartets and quintets is now hunting for audiences around the country. I’ll bet all of them would kill...

‘Love Can Build a Bridge’: An Anti-Violence Charity Concert: Interviews With...

The violence in the US and overseas has rattled millions of people, making many of us feel vulnerable. Sarah Gafgen, well-known actor, singer, and...

Review: ‘West Side Story’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Poverty, street violence, guns, drugs, working-class whites blaming Hispanic immigrants for their financial woes, mistrust of the police—is this an article in last week’s...

Review: ‘West Side Story’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Center...

In one of the collections of his theatre lyrics, Stephen Sondheim writes that while most people regard West Side Story as being about “racial...

Review: Clarinetist Valentin Uryupin at the Phillips Collection

The Music Room at the Phillips Collection is such a distinctive and up-close venue to hear performers that you can forget how momentous the...

Prokofiev Spring in Washington: A Preview of Seven Musical Events

When Andrew Lloyd Webber recently told a group of teenage rock musicians on Broadway that he wanted to talk about the music of Sergei...

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