Holiday Arts Preview: Performing Arts

November 20, 2019

SCROOGES AND NUTCRACKERS The granddaddy of all Scrooges remains “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre, with acclaimed actor Craig Wallace inhabiting the part on America’s classic stage (Nov. 21 to […]

Weekend Round Up November 7, 2019

November 7, 2019

Georgetown’s Fall Days of Design are underway in Cady’s Alley, with a cocktail crawl tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. Also tonight: legendary jazz critic Dan Morgenstern, 90, will speak at the Library of Congress.

Weekend Round Up October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

Saturday choices for those with toddlers and tweens: Fall Family Fun Day at the American University Museum and Art Safari at the Torpedo Factory.

Turtle Island Quartet: Bird’s Eye View- The Legend of Charlie Parker

May 4, 2019

Iconic Charlie Parker classics such as KoKo, A Night in Tunisia, and Dewey Square are juxtaposed with original responses by Turtle Island Quartet members and intertwined with other thematic pieces […]

Weekend Round Up May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019

This weekend’s performances include Bach oratorios, a Charlie Parker tribute and a contemporary dance piece at the National Portrait Gallery.

Camerata RCO: Musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

April 13, 2019

The Camerata RCO brings the magnificent talents of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, a fixture on shortlists of the world’s greatest orchestras, to the realm of chamber music. These six colleagues […]

Weekend Round Up April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

This weekend: the Emancipation Day parade, concert and fireworks at Freedom Plaza and a William Shakespeare birthday bash at the Folger.

Harlem Quartet: Game Changers

March 30, 2019

Praised for its “panache” by The New York Times and hailed in the Cincinnati Enquirer for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” […]

Scharoun Ensemble

March 9, 2019

One of Germany’s leading chamber-music groups, the Scharoun Ensemble focuses on bridging the gap between the traditional and the modern, with a repertoire spanning the Baroque era to 20th century […]

Spring Arts Preview: Performance

March 7, 2019

Our writer on the performing arts points to spring shows of special interest, covering opera, choral, classical, jazz, rock, pop and country, as well as theater.