Seeking an escape from the at-long-last cold front? You need head no farther south than Washington, where the National Symphony Orchestra is offering a sizzling concert version of Richard Strauss' Salome.
Thursday night's performance at the Kennedy Center easily added up to one of the season's hottest events, and the repeats today and Monday have "don't miss" written all over them.
Salome will be repeated at 1:30 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Monday at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Virginia and New Hampshire avenues Northwest, Washington. $20-$85. 800-444-1324, kennedy-center.org.