Georgetown’s Poppy Guesthouse Is Blooming Wonderful

May 20, 2024

Does the Poppy Georgetown Guesthouse and Gardens have a “Wizard of Oz” connection? In “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the book by L. Frank Baum on which the 1939 Hollywood […]

Mr. Liang Comes to Washington


In 2017, Edwaard* Liang was invited to co-choreograph a ballet to open the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the following January. “They like to start their forum with art,” […]

PostClassical Ensemble’s Sophisticated Ellington

April 29, 2024

“What on earth would I want with strings?” That quote from Duke Ellington, which appeared in a 1951 issue of “Down Beat,” gives a sense of the deeply rooted, inimitable […]

CEO Ana Harvey’s Notes From Underground


Last September, The Washington Ballet presented a pre-season showcase underground. Dupont Underground, that is, the eight-year-old contemporary arts venue in Dupont Circle’s subterranean streetcar station, shuttered in 1962. Though the […]

Washington Ballet’s Edwaard Liang to Speak at May 16 Breakfast

April 25, 2024

Choreographer Edwaard Liang, who became the Washington Ballet’s fourth artistic director last fall, will be the featured speaker at The Georgetowner’s May 16 cultural breakfast. Admission to the event, at […]

The Georgetowner’s Spring 2024 Theater Guide 

April 10, 2024

 ONGOING …  At Arena Stage, Trip Cullman directs “Unknown Soldier,” the last musical by “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” composer Michael Friedman, with lyrics by Friedman and Daniel Goldstein, who wrote […]

Evermay to Host Cultural Breakfast with Ana Harvey

April 4, 2024

Ana Harvey, CEO of Dupont Underground, the nonprofit arts organization in the defunct streetcar station under Dupont Circle, will be the featured speaker at The Georgetowner’s April 25 cultural breakfast. […]

Cathedral Choral Society Directors Share Backgrounds, Plans 

December 18, 2023

“Five or six days before Pearl Harbor,” recounted Christopher Eanes, executive director of the Cathedral Choral Society, Washington National Cathedral’s newly formed symphonic chorus held its “very first rehearsal” — […]

A D.C. Premiere by Washington Concert Opera: Rossini’s ‘Ermione’ 

December 14, 2023

The first event in Washington Concert Opera’s 37th season, on Dec. 2, was the D.C. premiere of Gioachino Rossini’s “Ermione,” an opera that “immediately sank into oblivion” in 1819, according […]

PostClassical Ensemble Surveys Architecture

November 30, 2023

Lasting just 90 minutes, the most recent concert by PostClassical Ensemble, presented on Nov. 16 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, was relatively modest: no singers, dancers, actors or narrators; […]