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Review: VelocityDC Dance Festival

Velocity is speed with purpose: a change in distance over time, crucially defined by direction. The VelocityDC Dance Festival took us in many. In its ninth iteration, the variety-style performance, presented at Sidney Harman Hall in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Washington Performing Arts, showcased […]

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An Interview with Pianist Simone Dinnerstein on Performing at Washington Performing Arts at Strathmore on May 22nd

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 Variations, which she raised the funds to record. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was […]

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Review: Washington Performing Arts Presents Chris Botti at The Kennedy Center

Washington Performing Arts Produces an Eclectic and Entertaining Musical Evening with Chris Botti I went to a Chris Botti concert and Cirque du Soleil and Led Zepplin broke out. Saturday night’s Washington Performing Arts concert by Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti was eclectic, entertaining, and downright electrifying. A mesmerizing trumpet player, Botti is also a storyteller who thrives […]

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Pianist Andras Schiff. Photo Courtesy of Kirshbaum Demler & Associates.

Pianist András Schiff at Washington Performing Arts at Strathmore

One of the most charming moments I’ve seen at a concert in years occurred yesterday at The Music Center at Strathmore. András Schiff, one of the world’s leading pianists, brought a program of the third-to-last piano sonatas of four musical giants to Strathmore. The first half of the program featured the unusually expansive Piano Sonata […]

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Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center

An icy Sunday evening turned into a lush and warm, and enjoyable evening inside The Kennedy Center with the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma. Many of DC’s dignitaries attended, including TV journalist Andrea Mitchell, and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. The concert began with an introduction from Washington Performing Arts (WPA) President […]

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Wynton Marsalis’ ‘Blues Symphony’ at Washington Performing Arts at Strathmore

Last night, thanks to the generosity of Washington Performing Arts, DC audiences had the rare opportunity to see Wynton Marsalis in the fullest sense – as consummate performer, as bandleader, and as composer of a new symphony that premiered at The Music Center in Strathmore. Under the more than capable direction of conductor Jan Wagner, Marsalis […]

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5 Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 5/29/14

Here are our 5 Top Scene Stealers for the week ending May 29, 2014. Congrats to all our honorees!  ______  (1) Frank Britton as Pontius Pilate Testifying in ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot‘ at Forum Theatre. “Frank Britton’s memorable time on the stand as the militant and righteous Pontius Pilate is a second act highlight […]

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