Holiday Performing Arts Preview

November 21, 2018

Not just a listing of holiday performances, this preview highlights holiday-time cultural events of all types, plus a couple picks as far away as February.

Weekend Round Up November 8, 2018

November 8, 2018

This weekend’s musical options include Duke Ellington School vocal ensembles, John Lloyd Young, Chris Botti, the City Choir and Trio Karénine.

Weekend Round Up October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018

This Saturday is Capitol Hill Day, Water Discovery Day, Girls in Aviation Day, Randolph Street Blocktoberfest and, at Georgetown Waterfront Park, Parachutes for the Planet.

Weekend Round Up August 30, 2018

August 30, 2018

Labor Day weekend is also the weekend of the National Book Festival, taking place on Saturday. Feel like marching on Labor Day? Give your white clothes a wash and sign up for the Washington Revels’ parade.

National Symphony Orchestra: Verdi’s Rigoletto

August 3, 2018

This year’s grand opera at the Filene Center tells the tale of a father whose fierce desire to protect his daughter leads to a tragic quest for revenge. Some of […]

National Symphony Orchestra: The Best of Wagner’s Ring

July 28, 2018

A quartet of internationally renowed Wolf Trap Opera alumni join with the NSO to perform memorable and exhilarating moments from Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle.

National Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Ninth

July 14, 2018

Beethoven’s Ninth symphony is the composer’s ultimate expression of brotherhood and humanity. Experience this masterpiece as the resounding chords of the beloved “Ode to Joy” fill the air. PROGRAM Tchaikovsky’s […]

National Symphony Orchestra: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – in Concert

July 7, 2018

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ – In Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of […]

Weekend Round Up May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018

Memorial Day weekend observances include the annual concert on the Capitol’s West Lawn on Sunday and the Arlington National Cemetery wreath-laying, followed by the Memorial Day parade down Constitution Avenue, on Monday.

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.