The National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorale, led by Stan Engebretson, will perform Handel's Messiah on December 22/23. The soloists will be Suzanne Karpov, soprano, Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano, Matthew Smith, tenor and Trevor Scheunemann, bass.
The National Philharmonic, led by Piotr Gajewski, with pianist Haochen Zhang, will perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor on January 26 & 27. The program will include Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor.
The National Philharmonic will present Chopin - Recollections of Home, with pianist Brian Ganz and Polish mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wór in The Music Center on February 2. They will perform "works that give expression to Chopin’s connection to Poland, where he spent the first half of his life." The program will include Polish dances for solo piano,Polonaises, Mazurkas, Allegro de Concert and more.
The National Philharmonic, conducted by Piotr Gajewski, will perform The Debut- a concert marking Leonard Bernstein's debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1943 – at the Music Center on February 23.The orchestra will be joined by cellist Zuill Bailey and violist Roberto Diaz. The program will be comprised of the works which Bernstein conducted;Schumann's Manfred Overture, Miklós Rózsa's Theme, Variations and Finale, op. 13, Richard Strauss's Don Quixote and Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger.
The BSO, led by Nicholas Hersh, with Troupe Vertigo, will present Cirque Nutcracker on December 13. Troupe Vertigo features acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, strongmen & more.
The BSO, led by Marin Alsop, will perform Respighi's Pines of Rome and the composer's Brazilian Impressions on December 31. The program will include Jennifer Higdon's Low Brass Concerto (a BSO co-commission) and the U.S. premiere of Helen Grime's Percussion Concerto, with Colin Currie, percussion.
BSO, led by Peter Oundjian, presents pianist Leon Fleisher's Birthday Celebration, featuring works by Mozart & Brahms on January 5.
BSO Off The Cuff led by Marin Alsop, with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet discussing & performing Messiaen's Turangalîla-symphonie - with Nathalie Forget, keyboard ondes Marteno on January 11.
The BSO performs Messiaen's Turangalîla-symphonie, led by Marin Alsop, with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet & Nathalie Forget, keyboard ondes Marteno on January 13.
The BSO, led by Markus Stenz, with Baiba Skride, violin, performs Sibelius's Violin ConcertoJanuary 19. The program includes Wagner's Siegfried Idyll and Haydn's Symphony No. 104.
BSO SuperPops, led by Jack Everly, performs Rogers & Hammerstein with vocalists Ben Crawford & Ted Keeganon January 24.
The BSO, conducted by Markus Stenz, with violinist Paul Huang, will perform Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in The Music Center on February 9.The young Taiwanese-American violinist won the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists. The program will also include Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3 and Chabrier's España, which is an evocation of Spain.
The BSO, conducted by Nicholas Hersh, will present Off the Cuff: Elgar Cello Concerto with Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan on February 22.Hakhnazaryan won the Gold Medal at the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. Elgar wrote the concerto at the end of World War I and reflects his sadness over the loss of friends and countrymen.
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The BSO, conducted by Nicholas Hersh, with Narek Haknazaryan, will perform the Elgar Cello Concerto, with cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, on February 24.The program will include Debussy's Rondes de printemops from Images and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 6.
The BSO Superpops, conducted by Jack Everly, will be joined by vocalist Christina Biano, who has been called Woman of a Thousand Voices, in a concert on February 28.The actress, singer and impressionist has been said to "bring to mind Celine Dion, Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters and more."
The Washington Chorus will present A Candlelight Christmas featuring brass, organ, sing-alongs, and acandlelight processional on December 20/21. The program will include “The Dream Isaiah Saw,” “Hallelujah Chorus,” and more.
Cornell Glee Club
TheCornell Glee Club 150th Anniversary Concert will take place on January 12.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestraled by Wynton Marsalis will perform on December 14/15.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker will be performed on December 14/15.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score, will be performed on December 18/19.
Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert- with the Strauss Symphony of America - will be performed on December 30.
Step Afrika!, the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, launches its 25th anniversary season at Strathmore with a retrospective performance on January 20.
Strathmore will present Ladysmith Black Mambazoin The Music Center on February 8.The group’s name "comes from founder Joseph Shabalala’s hometown of Ladysmith; “Black” is in reference to strong oxen, and “Mambazo” is the Zulu word for chopping axe, a symbol of the group’s vocal ability to clear the path to success." They sing traditional music called isicathamiya(is-cot-a-ME-ya), which developed in the mines of South Africa.
Strathmore will present R&B and jazz singer-songwriter Gregory Porter in The Music Center on February 15.He will perform the music of Nat “King” Cole. Porter won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014 for Liquid Spirit and in 2017 for Take Me to the Alley.