Apr. 13 2014

‘I Like to Be Crazy on the Stage’

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A conversation with the Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko, who will make her Metropolitan Opera debut as Elvira in Bellini’s “I Puritani.”

Apr. 13 2014

In Poignant Paeans, Lost Players Live On

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Quartets composed by Shostakovich in memory of lost players might also be viewed as tributes to the dynamics of an enduring ensemble.

Apr. 13 2014

Enticing Choices in One Afternoon

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The brilliant British pianist Stephen Hough plays an adventurous program on Sunday at Alice Tully Hall.

Apr. 13 2014

A Venerable Tapestry, Woven Anew

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The Emerson String Quartet finds that its sound and dynamic are shifting as it adapts to a new cellist, Paul Watkins.

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

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