Weekend Round Up, Jan. 13 – 17

January 13, 2022

We’ve got a long weekend ahead of us with activities galore. The Zenith Gallery is celebrating Betty White, there’s an art exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National […]

Weekend Round Up, Dec. 16 – 19

December 16, 2021

We hope you’re enjoying the 2021 holiday season! So many wonderful options this weekend, including performances from Wolf Trap, the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and the Washington Chorus. For all you last-minute […]

A Vibrant Return Showcases NSO at the Kennedy Center

October 11, 2021

The National Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Gianandrea Noseda made a grand return to the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center on Sept. 25 in celebration of resuming live performances. Concert […]

Weekend Round Up November 14, 2019

November 14, 2019

Musicians coming to town this weekend include Silkroad, Yonder Mountain String Band and cellist Carter Brey. On Saturday, you can sweat at Union Market then swing-dance at the Torpedo Factory.

Weekend Round Up February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019

Step up the romance with the NSO’s “Romeo & Juliet” program and (if appropriate) the Alexandria Wedding Showcase. On Presidents Day, the Library of Congress welcomes the public to its breathtaking Main Reading Room.

Weekend Round Up March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018

The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s opening ceremony is Sunday. Also this weekend: more cherry blossom doings, the tail end of the Environmental Film Festival and two cultural spectacles at the Kennedy Center.

A Chat With Maestro Noseda

November 21, 2017

Of the interplay between orchestral and opera conducting, he remarked: “As a performer, I feed myself with opera and I try to bring the vocal element — even in symphonic repertoire, where the singer is not there — to make the instruments sing.