Apr. 12 2014

04/19/14 – Arabella – 1:00pm

Metropolitan Opera Arabella by Richard Strauss Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal Sung in German Approximate running time 3 hrs. 31 min. Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss’s nostalgic romance that explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Juliane Banse. Philippe Auguin conducts. In the title role, Malin Byström, “elegant […]

Apr. 12 2014

4-12-14 Face The Music Listings

This week our panel consisted of Charles Ellis from Prince Georges Philharmonic and WBJC’s own Kati Harrison!  Truthfully we liked everything!  Imagine that!  Check out the listings these were all winners! PLAY DATE: Sat, 04/12/2014 5:00 PM            52 Ludwig van Beethoven          Symphony No.  1 in C Op 21              Tafelmusik 1023 COND Bruno Weil                    like composer […]

Apr. 12 2014

4/12/14 – Vocalise Rundown

8:00 PM Happy Birthday Montserrat Caballe!  She will be joined by a special guest at the end of Vocalise! Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme: “Si, mi chiamano Mimi” COND: Sir Charles Mackerras London Symphony Orchestra Montserrat Caballe, soprano Angel EMI 67782 8:05 PM Maurice Ravel: Sheherazade COND Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra Anne Sofie von Otter, alto […]

Apr. 12 2014

Highlighting the Classical, Hitting the Mystical, Flirting With the Demonic

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The pianist Paul Lewis made his New York Philharmonic debut at Avery Fisher Hall on Thursday with a Brahms concerto.

Apr. 11 2014

4-9-14 12th Night @ Center Stage…Or What You Will!

It’s been many weeks since Twelfth Night and even longer since I’ve been to Center Stage.  Don’t ask me why I just don’t know.  I do know that I am a huge fan of Gavin Witt and if anything were to get me back into the the theater  it would be Shakespeare directed by him!  […]

Apr. 11 2014

Washington Performing Arts, WPAS no longer, announces 2014-15 season

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The Washington Performing Arts Society gets a new name and a new look for 2014-15, with an emphasis on community, collaboration, and Powerpoint-speak

Apr. 11 2014

Tucker, Nilsson awards crown winners and raise questions

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The Richard Tucker Foundation names Michael Fabiano its 2014 winner; the Birgit Nilsson Prize awards $1 million to the Vienna Philharmonic

Apr. 11 2014

Finding the Pleasure in the Details

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Eight players from the Marlboro Music festival roster brought a varied program to the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts.

Apr. 11 2014

A Light Touch on Ecstasy, Melancholy and Wonder

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The English soprano Lucy Crowe explored Schubert, Berg, Sibelius and a range of British art songs in her program at Weill Recital Hall on Wednesday.

Apr. 11 2014

Richard Strauss and Dresden, a Bond Unbroken

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To mark the 150th birthday of the composer, the Staatskapelle orchestra is playing a major program of his works, including some rarities.

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