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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Washington, DC, United States

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WashingtonThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Septime Webre; The Washington Ballet

WashingtonHandel’s Messiah

Handel: Messiah
National Symphony Orchestra; Fabio Biondi; Liv Redpath; Hannah Ludwig; John Matthew Myers; Neal Davies

WashingtonSeong-Jin Cho plays Brahms

Brahms, Schumann
National Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Seong-Jin Cho

WashingtonLeonidas Kavakos plays Shostakovich

Shostakovich, Bruckner
National Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Leonidas Kavakos

WashingtonJames Gaffigan conducts Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony

Mozart, Schumann, Dvořák
National Symphony Orchestra; James Gaffigan; Beatrice Rana

WashingtonNSO Presents: Lang Lang

Schumann, Bach
Lang Lang, Piano
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Young and Lamsma bring levity to National Symphony Orchestra

A dark trio of works focused around Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto made for a compelling concert in Washington DC.
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NSO triumphs with Boyer and Lang Lang

With a world premiere by Peter Boyer and a stunning Beethoven piano concerto deftly played by Lang Lang, the evening didn’t fail to strike a poignantly significant chord.
****1
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National Symphony makes a fine-sounding digital return to the stage

Vibrant Mozart G minor symphony anchors the National Symphony’s digital return to the stage as distancing, sound engineering requirements generally score well

****1
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WNO's Samson et Dalila shows how sweet love's poison can sound

Strong singing but a stellar orchestra and staging make for a riveting production at the Kennedy Center. 
****1
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A #metoo Don Giovanni at Washington National Opera

Lots of people talk about keeping opera relevant. WNO shows why this opera always has been.
****1
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Rollicking Mahler Fifth may have just put NSO on the global map

Clarion details from start to finish result in a spectacular Mahler Fifth from Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra
*****
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