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In the Moment: Matt Haimovitz Brings Mobile Music to Northern Virginia

In these days of the end of the brick-and-mortar retail shops, and in these times when new audiences are less likely to purchase subscriptions...

Review: ‘Bastianello’ and ‘The Juniper Tree’ at The Barns at Wolf...

It is not often that a program offers heartfelt imagery that is brilliantly optimistic, and also brings in dark, often sad scenarios. That is...

Review: ‘Ballet, Brass & Song: Chamber Dance Project’ at Sidney Harman...

Baseball players take the winter off. Football players do the same in the summer. Ballet dancers are of a different breed. When their companies...

In the Moment: Q&A With Bob Telson, Composer of ‘The Gospel...

Avant Bard’s The Gospel of Colonus is a gorgeous, rapturous musical. Taking a phrase from the Bible, specifically Psalm 100, I found The Gospel...

Review: ‘Sans Everything’ by Lightning Rod Special + Strange Attractor at...

Sans Everything is a collaboration between the theater companies Lightning Rod Special (“LRS”) and Strange Attractor Theatre Co. (“SATC”). The title comes from Jaques’...

Review: ‘Doug Varone and Dancers’ at the Prince Theater

Congratulations are in order! Doug Varone and Dancers (a contemporary/modern dance company) is celebrating its 30th anniversary! Doug Varone’s creativity has stood the test...

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...

An Interview with Pianist Simone Dinnerstein on Performing at Washington Performing...

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein (pronounced See-MOHN-uh DIN-ner-steen), based in New York, gained an international following the remarkable success of her recording of Bach’s Goldberg...

Review: Pianist Bruce Levingston Presents ‘Creating An American Citizen’ at Georgetown...

Bruce Levingston, Pianist – True Southern Gentleman and Cosmopolitan Musician On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, a captive audience was treated to a performance by acclaimed...

Review: ‘The Crucible’ at The Walter Kerr Theatre in NYC

Arthur Miller's 1953 play has been resurrected by Producer Scott Rudin and 20 cohorts in a production staged by Ivo Van Hove, who performed...

Review: ‘Hamlet’ at The Washington Ballet

Hamlet, a modern, dramatic contemporary ballet based on William Shakespeare’s original, The Tragedie of Hamlet, published in 1603 premieres in The Kennedy Center. An...

In the Moment: Reston Community Center Presents ‘If Music Be the...

Adventurous? Looking for something fresh, uplifting, and yes, even heavenly in contemporary classical music with ethereal, hypnotic voices? There are two upcoming musical events in...

Spine: ‘Appomattox’ Cracks the Color Line at The Kennedy Center

Appomattox, the world premiere opera now playing at The Kennedy Center Opera House in a new production by the Washington National Opera, tackles that...

‘Dangereuse’: ‘Appomattox’ at The Kennedy Center by Sophia Howes (Review #2)

In the wake of Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement, it is the perfect time for an opera which tells the truth about...

‘Appomattox’ at Washington National Opera by David Friscic (Review #1)

Oh, the tears, trauma and travail of the issues brought to the fore in the revised World Premiere of the opera Appomattox at the...

Magic Time! ‘Appomattox’ at Washington National Opera by John Stoltenberg

Appomattox, the magnificent and powerful opera by Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton that premiered at The Kennedy Center last night, looks at American history...

‘Hamlet’ at Lumina Studio Theatre

If Hamlet as a character is historically—and enduringly—shrouded in fog, the scene that greets us as we enter Lumina Studio Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s...

In the Moment: Chamber Dance Project Prepares for 2015 Summer Season...

Who wouldn't find it fascinating to listen to a performing artist describe a path to creativity to "put myself in a box as a...

Contemporary Ballet With an Edge . . . and Live Music...

This contemporary ballet with the string quartet performing onstage fuses sound and movement in four contemporary dances featuring two world premieres, including the tango-inspired...

‘The Kronos Quartet 40th Anniversary’ at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center...

I never expect less than the finest performances from the the Kronos Quartet. The Quartet presented yet another outstanding demonstration of their virtuosity at...

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