DISNEY IN CONCERT: COCO with the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and EMIL DE COU as CONDUCTOR

July 27, 2019

Disney in Concert: Coco is a family-friendly, live-to-picture concert event featuring Michael Giacchino’s beautiful musical score and the 2017 two-time Academy Award®-winning film for Best Original Song as well as […]

NOSEDA CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY & BEETHOVEN with the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – featuring GIANANDREA NOSEDA as CONDUCTOR and NING FENG on VIOLIN

July 26, 2019

NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda makes his Wolf Trap debut in a program including Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Violin Concerto, performed by acclaimed soloist Ning Feng, and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC: THE STRINGS ATTACHED TOUR with the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

July 16, 2019

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys. The legendary musical satirist is back with his biggest show ever! Weird Al’s Strings Attached tour […]

NAS: ILLMATIC – 25TH ANNIVERSARY with the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

July 14, 2019

25 years after the album’s critically-acclaimed release, hip-hop icon Nas teams up with the National Symphony Orchestra to stage a symphonic rendition of Illmatic, one of the most revered albums […]

Weekend Round Up May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019

Looking to become one with nature? Volunteer at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on Saturday morning, then sketch mindfully in the Kreeger sculpture garden that afternoon.

Weekend Round Up March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019

Along with celebrating St. Patrick — and all things Irish — you can sketch orchids, tour Heurich House with the kids and wander the Travel & Adventure Show.

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.

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 December 20, 2018

December 20, 2018

Handel’s “Messiah” is at the Kennedy Center this weekend (sing-along version on Sunday), “A Christmas Messe” is at the Folger and “Madeline’s Christmas” is in Falls Church.

Georgetowner Victoria Sant, 1939-2018

December 17, 2018

While the charitable contributions were considerable, with the Sants it was more a case of philanthropy with an interest and a purpose, and Victoria Sant’s role was one of direct engagement and participation.