| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:10 AM
The National Gallery of Art's "Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced with Music" is a must-see exhibit for dance fans. This exceptionally beautiful exhibit takes you step by step through one of the great periods in dance history....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:30 AM
You can expect the music to sound fresh during the Leipzig String Quartet's concert on Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m., in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Like the sponsoring Candlelight Concert Society, this chamber music quartet often likes to...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:00 AM
When the Columbia Orchestra concludes its 35th season on Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School, it will not go out quietly.
"I wanted to go out with a bang," said Columbia Orchestra Music Director Jason...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Midway through her season, Ballet Theatre of Maryland artistic director Dianna Cuatto presented an ambitious, innovative program offering two seldom-produced one-act ballets.
Striking in originality, "Firebird" displayed Cuatto's choreographic artistry...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 5:06 AM
If you want to spend April in Paris but can't afford it, a short hop to Philadelphia may at least give you that French feeling.
After nearly three years of planning, the city kicks off the first Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts this...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 12:24 PM
The most atmospheric way to experience the Castleton Festival, which opens Saturday, is to travel down to Virginia's Rappahannock County and catch opera productions or orchestra concerts on the spacious, idyllic estate of celebrated conductor Lorin...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:37 AM
A bearded lady, a flock of prostitutes, a machine that supposedly turns stones into bread — just a few of the off-kilter elements in "The Rake's Progress," the brilliant opera with music by Igor Stravinsky.
Widely viewed as a masterwork since its...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 11:49 AM
With a romantic fever-dream scenario that fairly cries out for pictorial and theatrical realization, Hector Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique" was a "Beyond the Score" program waiting to happen.
Creative director Gerard McBurney built the first...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:29 PM
The 94th season of the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony will open Nov. 16 with the South Dakota premiere of “Wright Flight,” a piano concerto by the award-winning composer Michael Schelle.
The concert is titled “Flights of...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:00 AM
At Wednesday's 10th birthday party for Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform the world premiere of Frank Zappa's "200 Motels." It's made up of 13 orchestral suites by the late L.A. rock star and composer, only parts of...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Chicago has encountered Igor Stravinsky's revolutionary ballet score "The Rite of Spring" several times during this centennial year of its infamous debut, which caused a riot at the Theatre des Champs-Elysses in Paris on May 29, 1913.
But surely none of...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Chicago has its Civic Orchestra, Miami Beach its New World Symphony. Each is an innovative incubator of gifted young instrumentalists on the fast track to professional careers in symphony orchestras across the nation.
Not content with only being...