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Review: Sondra Radvanovsky in Recital at Opera Philadelphia

Sondra Radvanovsky’s recital as part of Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival was a spectacular event. That may seem like an oxymoron to some readers, who...

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...

Interview: Tom Teasley on his Percussion Composition for ‘Metropolis’ playing at...

For five nights only, world renowned percussionist Tom Teasley is performing an original composition set to Fritz Lang's 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis. I saw...

‘Take A Bow’ Part 3 in Philadelphia: Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite...

Here is Part 3 of the Philadelphia staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite performances in Spring and Summer of 2016. To all our honorees – TAKE...

Review: Washington Performing Arts Presents Itzhak Perlman and Emanuel Ax

You can feel the excitement in a room when witnessing the performance of an icon. With over 100 years of combined experience bringing classical...

Review: ‘Capriccio’ at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in...

What’s a countess to do? Should the young widow, Countess Madeleine, marry the poet Olivier or the composer Flamand? Such is the dilemma of...

Review: Joshua Bell Plays Tchaikovsky at The BSO at Strathmore

Having the privilege to witness Joshua Bell play is an honor, but to see him play in celebration of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s (BSO’s)...

An Interview with Antony Walker, Artistic Director of Washington Concert Opera

The operas of early 19th century master Gioachino Rossini play a big part in the life of Maestro Antony Walker. The artistic director of Washington...

Pianist Olga Kern and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore

Russian pianist Olga Kern is something of a cult figure because of her landmark victory in the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in...

‘Haydn and Ravel’ with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore

You can’t get a much pithier title of a composition than Maurice Ravel’s La Valse. You also can’t get a much more misleading one,...
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National Symphony Orchestra: David Zinman, conductor: Angela Hewitt, piano, plays Mozart’s...

Last night, the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Zinman with a solo performance by the famed Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt, delved into the...

‘A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey’ With the National...

After a week of cramped and un air conditioned Fringey-ness, it was a pleasure to step into the cavernous Filene Center at Wolf Trap...

A Report on ‘Richard Strauss at 150, with Saul Lilienstein’ at...

In his third and final Explore the Arts lecture at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Gallery on great composers serendipitously born in years lending themselves to...

An Interview with Magician Max Major by Eric Denver

With a packed house of 250 audience members, Max Major made his appearance for Arlington, Virginia patrons at the Arlington Drafthouse at 7:30 on...

‘New York City Ballet Program B’ at The Kennedy Center by...

New York City Ballet knocks it out of the park again with an elegant, exciting, contemporary performance for New York City Ballet Program B...

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