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The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program Presents A Concert Of Comic Masterpieces Photo The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program Presents A Concert Of Comic Masterpieces
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2019

Washington Nation Opera closes out the 2018-2019 season with a sampling of famous works from three of opera's most iconic comedies. The rising stars of Washington National Opera's training program, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists,  command the stage in a program entirely their own. Comedy and chao...
BWW Feature: THE HUMAN JOURNEY: CREATING THE STORY OF US at The John F. Kennedy Cente Photo BWW Feature: THE HUMAN JOURNEY: CREATING THE STORY OF US at The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts
by Evann Normandin - May 02, 2019

The 2019 Kennedy Center Arts Summit, The Human Journey: Creating the Story of US, explored, unpacked, layered, and spun questions like "How do more inclusive and diverse stories-stories beyond the dominant narrative-help build a more equitable society?", "How can radical listening foster empathy and...
Saad Haddad Chosen As New Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residence Photo Saad Haddad Chosen As New Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2019

26-year-old American composer Saad Haddad has been announced as the 2019-2021 Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residence, the 12th composer to receive this honor. ...
National Philharmonic Celebrates American Jazz With 'Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute Photo National Philharmonic Celebrates American Jazz With 'Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong'
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2019

Witness the unforgettable jazz musician Byron Stripling's electrifying performance in 'Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong' with the National Philharmonic, led by Maestro Piotr Gajewski, on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore's Concert Hall. Stripling...
BWW Review: WNO's Exquisite EUGENE ONEGIN at the Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: WNO's Exquisite EUGENE ONEGIN at the Kennedy Center
by Benjamin Tomchik - March 12, 2019

Washington National Opera's (WNO) Eugene Onegin is exquisite! The entire evening soars like a dream with pitch-perfect performances led by the immaculate Anna Nechaeva as Tatiana....
Step Into The Gilded Age With Tenor Anthony Kearns Photo Step Into The Gilded Age With Tenor Anthony Kearns
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2019

On March 3, 2019 at 4 pm, guests had the extraordinary opportunity to visit the Perry Belmont House at 1618 New Hampshire Ave NW. The house is on the official 'Hidden History of Washington DC' list of the Architect of the Capital. Built at the end of the Gilded Age (in 1907) by Perry Belmont, who se...
Kronos: Final 10 'Fifty For The Future' Composers Announced Photo Kronos: Final 10 'Fifty For The Future' Composers Announced
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2019

Kronos Quartet brings its touring program Music for Change: The Banned Countries to New York, presented by Carnegie Hall at Zankel Hall on Friday, February 8 (9 pm), and Washington, DC, presented by Washington Performing Arts at Sixth & I on Saturday, March 2 (8 pm)....
BWW Review: Washington Concert Opera Serves Up a Seductive SAPHO Photo BWW Review: Washington Concert Opera Serves Up a Seductive SAPHO
by Sam Abney - November 21, 2018

If you have ever attended an opera and thought 'all of these sets and costumes are so incredibly distracting' then Washington Concert Opera would be right up your alley. Stripping away the grandiose of an opera production, WCO presents their works in their most raw form: with just an orchestra, a ch...
Anthony Kearns Performed At The 2018 Veterans Of All Nations Gala Photo Anthony Kearns Performed At The 2018 Veterans Of All Nations Gala
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2018

World-famed tenor Anthony Kearns, a member of the double-platinum, PBS super-group, The Irish Tenors, delivered an incredible performance, tailored to inspire the leaders, members, and guests of the Veterans of All Nations Gala on Sunday, November 11, 2018, it was officially announced....
National Children's Chorus Of The United States Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Photo National Children's Chorus Of The United States Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2018

 The National Children's Chorus of the United States (NCC), one of the world's leading choral institutions, will proudly celebrate its 10th Anniversary with Starlight, an unprecedented 2018/19 Season with more than 700 students in 20 ensembles taking the stage under a unified vision for music as a g...
VIDEO: WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House Photo VIDEO: WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House
by BWW News Desk - October 05, 2018

Washington National Opera opens its 2018-2019 season with a stunning new production by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello of Verdi's La traviata, October 6-21, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Tickets start at $45. From the famous brindisi drinking song to the heartbreaking 'Addio del ...
Ming Luke Joins SF Ballet as Guest Conductor for Kennedy Center Performances Photo Ming Luke Joins SF Ballet as Guest Conductor for Kennedy Center Performances
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2018

Ming Luke will act as guest conductor for San Francisco Ballet (SFB) at Kennedy Center in late October. The company will present two programs of new works selected from their groundbreaking Unbound Festival. Luke, along with SFB Music Director Martin West, will lead the Kennedy Center Opera House Or...
BWW Review: The Washington National Opera's WNO GALA Pays Tribute to Leonard Bernstei Photo BWW Review: The Washington National Opera's WNO GALA Pays Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
by Sam Abney - May 25, 2018

As both a celebration of the Washington National Opera and a culmination of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebration, last weekend's Opera Gala definitely found success. While the evening had its share of disappointments (Titus Burgess of Unbreakable K...
Review Roundup: Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily P Photo Review Roundup: Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House....
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE's 'Easily Assimilated' Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE's 'Easily Assimilated'
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below!...
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below!...
Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Sh Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below!...
Chelsey Green & The Green Project Will Make Washington Performing Arts Main Stage Deb Photo Chelsey Green & The Green Project Will Make Washington Performing Arts Main Stage Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2018

Billboard-charting recording artist violinist Chelsey Green and her band The Green Project will make their Washington Performing Arts main stage debut on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8pm at Sixth & I. Tickets are $25 at washingtonperformingarts.org. Chelsey tears down all stereotypes of the violin and ...
Kronos Quartet Presented By Washington Performing Arts, 4/19 Photo Kronos Quartet Presented By Washington Performing Arts, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2018

The Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet returns to D.C. on April 19, 2018 with long-time collaborator Wu Man to perform their major collaborative work, A Chinese Home, at Lisner Auditorium, presented by Washington Performing Arts. The program was conceived by pipa virtuoso Wu Man, Kronos' Artistic Direct...
Kennedy Center Announces Renée Fleming's VOICES Showcase Lineup Photo Kennedy Center Announces Renée Fleming's VOICES Showcase Lineup
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Artistic Advisor at Large Renee Fleming today announce the schedule of performances for the 2018-2019 Renee Fleming VOICES series, marking its third season celebrating the power of the voice across a wide range of genres....
American Pops Orchestra Opens COLE PORTER AFTER DARK With Betty Who, Liz Callaway, Mo Photo American Pops Orchestra Opens COLE PORTER AFTER DARK With Betty Who, Liz Callaway, Mo Rocca, and More
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2018

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their star-studded third season with Let's Misbehave: Cole Porter After Dark at the Orchestra's new home, Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth Street SW) o...
ACMP Worldwide Play-In Weekend Announced In Washington, DC Photo ACMP Worldwide Play-In Weekend Announced In Washington, DC
by BWW News Desk - March 01, 2018

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) presents its sixth annual Worldwide Play-In Weekend on March 3 & 4, 2018. Musicians around the globe are planning events that bring together chamber music players to experience the joy of playing chamber music. For more information and a list of events that ar...
Pianist Brian Ganz Announces Strathmore Concert: CHOPIN'S HIDDEN GEMS & ALL-TIME FAVO Photo Pianist Brian Ganz Announces Strathmore Concert: CHOPIN'S HIDDEN GEMS & ALL-TIME FAVORITES
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2018

Join pianist Brian Ganz this Valentine's Day weekend on Feb. 10 as he continues his unprecedented journey through the complete works of Fr d ric Chopin with Chopin's Hidden Gems & All Time Favorites at The Music Center at Strathmore. The 8th concert of the series will offer some of the Romantic ma...
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and The Fairfax Ballet Join Forces for THE NUTCRACKER Photo Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and The Fairfax Ballet Join Forces for THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2017

On Today, December 16 at 4pm at George Mason University Center for the Arts, two, premier, Fairfax County arts institutions - the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and The Fairfax Ballet - come together to present the holiday masterpiece, The Nutcracker....
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and The Fairfax Ballet Join Forces for THE NUTCRACKER Photo Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and The Fairfax Ballet Join Forces for THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2017

On Saturday, December 16 at 4pm at George Mason University Center for the Arts, two, premier, Fairfax County arts institutions - the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and The Fairfax Ballet - come together to present the holiday masterpiece, The Nutcracker....