Read the latest concert reviews, music news and musician interviews from Donne Tempo staff.
Meistersinger crowd scene.

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WASHINGTON, December 17, 2014 – Last Saturday’s matinee performance of Richard Wagner’s gargantuan opera, “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,” which was simulcast live to movie...

Kevin and James Rocking Sports Show

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Music by: CJ Ramone, NOFX, Evil Beaver, and Anti-Flag.

Fifth House Ensemble working with school kids--part of their educational outreach program. (From the 5HE website)

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CHICAGO, December 14, 2014 – Hot on the heels of our enthusiastic review of their latest recording, “Excelsior,” we had the pleasure recently of...

Arena's Five Moes.

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WASHINGTON, December 13, 2014 – Such is the drawing power of DC’s preeminent theater company that Clarke Peters himself would bless the opening of...

Soft Swells. (Photo courtesy of Soft Swells)

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Soft Swells’ overall performance attitude stems from the cohesiveness of their set as they move between songs, peppering non-musical interludes with anecdotes.

Little Buttercup. (Margaret Gawrysiak)

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FAIRFAX, Va., December 6, 2014 – The Virginia Opera finally got the full house they deserved last weekend. The Norfolk-based company sailed into the...

Roméo Testa.

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WASHINGTON, December 10, 2014 – Roméo Testa was nervous when he started his recent set at the 9:30 Club. This wasn’t initially the case...

Blake Mills. (Image courtesy of the artist)

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WASHINGTON, December 8, 2014 – Blake Mills, who recently performed here at the Hamilton, is a professional musician. That’s different from someone saying he’s...

Clifton Mill, Clifton, Ohio.

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WASHINGTON, December 8, 2014  –  Over the years, our past and present CDN columnists have represented an amazing array of experiences and viewpoints. Readers...

Daughters of the Bloody Duke.

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WASHINGTON, November 28, 2014 – The Washington National Opera’s plucky American Opera Initiative continued at the Kennedy Center last Friday, unveiling its now customary...