Washington Concert Opera Celebrates 25 Years

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The Washington Concert Opera celebrated its 25th anniversary at a black-tie gala under the auspices of Ambassador of the Russian Federation and Mrs. Sergey Kislyak at the embassy on March 28. Guests enjoyed a musicale and seated dinner with WCO alums, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves and Aleksey Bogdanov. The evening honored WCO benefactors Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock, WCO Founder Stephen Crout and Former Artistic Advisor Peter Russell. “Weather Conductor” Bob Ryan emceed the evening noting that “music and art enrich our lives and I think that’s why we’re here.

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