The National Philharmonic, led by Stan Engrebretson, will perform a Leonard Bernstein Choral Celebration on November 17. The soloists will be: Danielle Talamantes, soprano and Brian Cheney, tenor, with the Strathmore Children’s Chorus, led by Michael Wu, & the Philharmonic Chorale.
Members of The National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorale, led by Victoria Gau, will present a Holiday Sing-Along, with guest artist soprano Iyona Blake on December 7. Ticket purchases will support military families of the USO-Metro.
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 BSO, led by Marin Alsop, will present Off the Cuff featuring Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man on November 16. The composer wrote the piece in 1942 and then featured the music prominently in the finale of his Third Symphony in 1946.
The BSO, led by Marin Alsop, will perform Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3 on November 18. The program will also include Kevin Puts’sOboe Concerto – a BSO commission influenced by Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos – with Katherine Needleman, oboe.
Katherine Needleman - Photo by Anne Hornemann
The BSO, led by Nicholas Hersh, with Troupe Vertigo, will present Cirque Nutcracker on December 13. Troupe Vertigo features acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, strongmen & more.
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, perform's Sibelius's Violin ConcertoJanuary 19. The program include's 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, 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.
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.