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Holiday Performing Arts Preview

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.

Woolly’s New Artistic Director: Maria Goyanes

Goyanes is drawn to specific, original, diverse writers, like Sarah Ruhl and, of course, Lin-Manuel Miranda, for whose megahit “Hamilton” she was associate producer at the Public.   

Kate Lindsey Is WCO’s Sapho

Washington Concert Opera will present French composer Charles Gounod’s 1851 opera “Sapho” on Sunday, Nov. 18, in Lisner Auditorium.

PostClassical Celebrates Walt Whitman

The musical portion of the program reinforced the evening’s topics — all seeming to converge on the eve of the midterm elections — of immigration, voting, war and America’s essential nature.

Stable DC

IN THIS D.C. ARTS SYNERGY, ALL PLAYERS MAKE IT HAPPEN Stable really was a stable — for a Nabisco factory, in the days of horse-drawn...

A Timely Opening for ‘Silent Night’

The Pulitzer-winning opera has been repeatedly staged, but the timing injected something into the evening that took on the nature of an event.

A Collector of Senegalese Jewelry Tells Her Story

The exhibition “Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women,” showcasing jewelry created by master goldsmiths in Senegal in the early and mid-20th century, opened on Oct. 24 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art.

Kevin Puts on His Pulitzer-Winning Opera: ‘Silent Night’

In the opera, at the Kennedy Center from Nov. 10 to 25, the war-weary soldiers on the front declare an unofficial Christmas cease-fire to greet and mingle with their counterparts.  

DC Artswatch

WASHINGTON GUILD OF GOLDSMITHS SHOW The opening reception for the 19th biennial juried show of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths will be held on Friday,...

Weekend Round Up 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.