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Naughton sisters dazzle Washington in Terrace duo-piano recital

WASHINGTON, November 16, 2014 – The Naughton sisters, a bright, new pair of young duo-pianists, took the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater by storm last weekend in their initial Fortas Series recital. Not only did twins Christina and Michelle rock the room with the two-piano, four-hand version of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” kicking off the ...

Twin duo pianists to perform ‘Rite of Spring’ at the Terrace

WASHINGTON, November 11, 2014 – It’s an “Upstairs, Downstairs” week for Igor Stravinsky at the Kennedy Center. As we reported earlier this week, the NSO will be performing two concerts “Downstairs” in the Concert Hall Thursday and Saturday featuring Stravinsky’s pathbreaking “Rite of Spring,” plus a special “Beyond the Score”® educational concert Friday evening providing ...

Washington National Opera’s ‘La Bohème’ is young at heart

WASHINGTON, November 4, 2014 – Something different was in the air at the Kennedy Center this past Saturday. Throngs of excited operagoers crowded the grand foyer in the vicinity of the Opera House, as a capacity crowd built for the opening performance of the Washington National Opera’s new production of Puccini’s “La Bohème.” A capacity ...

NSO opens new season on the amazing Rubenstein Family Organ

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2014 – Music of Poulenc, Bach and Mendelssohn on the same program? Sounds a bit eclectic, particularly if it’s scheduled for a major orchestra’s regular season opening concert. Nonetheless, that’s how the NSO chose to open its 2014-2015 regular season concert series last weekend at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall—with spectacular results. ...

WNO’s sensational “Florencia in the Amazon” at the KenCen

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2014 – “Sometimes a new opera is a trial. This one is not.” That’s an actual audience comment this reviewer overheard during the intermission of “Florencia in the Amazon” (“Florencia en el Amazonas”), the nearly-new work the Washington National Opera chose to open its 2014-2015 season at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House ...

WNO’s warm, witty “Elixir of Love” wraps up this weekend at KenCen

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 – If you’re a young guy, you’ll instantly recognize the situation. We’ve all been there at one time or another. You’re hopelessly in love with a girl who could care less, and nothing you can do or say will alter the situation. You’re desperate enough that you can’t help thinking something ...