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Violinist Tessa Lark. Photo by Kate L Photography.

Interview: Violinist Tessa Lark Discusses Her Career and Her Upcoming Performance at the Phillips Collection

Don’t just call Tessa Lark a crossover artist. The fast-rising classical violinist may also be known for playing at jazz clubs in New York and elsewhere, and for her country fiddling at bluegrass festivals. But Tessa’s Kentucky roots and her deep curiosity about world cultures feed right back into her “serious” repertoire in a way […]

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Review: Pianist Lise de la Salle at the Phillips Collection

Picking through bombastic music to extract the musical message and leave a lingering impression of something other than bombast is a skill to be cherished among pianists on the international stage. That was the main achievement of French pianist Lise de la Salle at the Phillips Collection on Sunday afternoon. Her nearly complete triumph with […]

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Review: Pianist Steven Osborne Plays Rachmaninoff at the Phillips Collection

Given a choice between the intellectual and the emotional, most concert-goers, in their heart of hearts, will want to hear something that moves them. They got their wish on Sunday afternoon at the Phillips Collection when Scottish pianist Steven Osborne drenched them in a boatload of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s most powerfully emotional and almost over-the-top solo […]

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Violinist Ji Young Lim at the Phillips Collection

Somebody must have rung a bell and instructed judges at all international music competitions to start awarding prizes to young classical musicians who already demonstrate daring and panache, even at the expense of perfect accuracy and tone. It’s a welcome development if the thought is that absolute noteworthiness can be achieved later but musical personality […]

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Standout CDs of Three Rising Classical Artists: Einav Yarden, Yevgeny Kutik, and Danielle Talamantes

Debut recordings by emerging classical performers face enormous challenges. There’s the issue of finding unique material or a unique voice after so much music has been recorded so many times. And just to get these projects done, there’s a huge financing and marketing challenge in the rapidly changing music industry. Three of the artists I’ve […]

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‘The Playwright’s Playground Series’: Jacqueline E. Lawton Part 3 by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Welcome to the new in-depth interview series ‘The Playwright’s Playground‘ – highlighting local female playwrights in the D.C. Theatre community. Female Theatre artists make up more than 50 percent of those involved in the Theatre, yet the number of female playwrights being produced is dramatically lower. In this series I will interview and introduce DCMTA readers […]

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‘The Playwright’s Playground Series’: Jacqueline E. Lawton Part 2 by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Welcome to the new in-depth interview series ‘The Playwright’s Playground’ – highlighting local female playwrights in the D.C. Theatre community. Female Theatre artists make up more than 50 percent of those involved in the Theatre, yet the number of female playwrights being produced is dramatically lower. In this series I will interview and introduce DCMTA […]

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‘The Playwright’s Playground Series’: Jacqueline E. Lawton Part 1 by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Welcome to the new in-depth interview series The Playwright’s Playground Series, highlighting local female playwrights in the D.C. Theatre community. Female theatre artists make up over fifty percent of those involved in the theatre, yet the number of female playwrights being produced is dramatically lower. In this series I will interview and introduce DCMTA readers to […]

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