Calendar | Bethesda Magazine

Calendar

Nov
23
Sat
Carmina Burana with the American University Chorus @ Katzen Arts Center
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm
Carmina Burana with the American University Chorus @ Katzen Arts Center

One of the most recognizable – and most emotionally intense – choral works of all time comes to life on stage with the American University Chorus. The first strains of the apocalyptic “O Fortuna” have riveted audiences in their seats for almost one hundred years.

Fotina Naumenko, soprano
Carter Sligh, countertenor
Christopher Jackson, baritone
Strathmore Children’s Chorus – Michael Wu, Artistic Director
Barbara Wilkinson and Dana Scott, pianists

Jan
25
Sat
Midori, violin and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
Midori, violin and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano @ The Music Center at Strathmore

Two of today’s most celebrated artists unite for a celebration 250 years in the making.

Violin superstar Midori and “master colorist and . . . great communicator” (Seattle Times) Jean-Yves Thibaudet team up for their first Washington Performing Arts appearances in more than a decade to commemorate Beethoven’s 250th birthday year. Anchored by the exhilarating “Kreutzer,” which, in the Washington Post’s words, “[has drawn] more out of Midori than mere virtuosity,” the all-Beethoven recital promises to reveal how even mainstays of the canon can reveal fresh nuances and kindle powerful emotions in the hands of two master performers.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation.

Feb
21
Fri
Budapest Festival Orchestra @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Budapest Festival Orchestra @ The Music Center at Strathmore

“Thought-provoking and exhilaratingly enjoyable” – The Guardian (five-star review)

Returning to Washington under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer, known to D.C. audiences as “a meticulous musician [with] an anarchic disdain for decorum” (New Yorker), the Budapest Festival Orchestra presents a novel program that pairs mainstays of the Mahler and Dvořák catalogues with underexposed works by the two late-Romantic composers. The “expressive colours” (BBC Music Magazine) of German contralto Gerhild Romberger bring to life the powerful emotions of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation.

Mar
20
Fri
Murray Perahia, piano @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Mar 20 all-day
Murray Perahia, piano @ The Music Center at Strathmore

“His sound can be pure gold, and he voices chords with a clarity that you have to hear to believe.” – The Washington Post

In the more than 40 years he has been performing, pianist Murray Perahia has left audiences around the world breathless. Recognized worldwide as a musician of rare musical sensitivity, the Grammy Award-winner has been dubbed “one of the piano’s most lyrical contemporary poets” by the Times (London).

Program to be announced

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

May
6
Wed
Emanuel Ax, piano @ The Music Center at Strathmore
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Emanuel Ax, piano @ The Music Center at Strathmore

“Strong on bravura, ravishing in finesse, and flinging himself into the work with glee” – The Guardian

Emanuel Ax—the beloved American pianist who has been a fixture of the piano world since his 1974 win at the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition—is no stranger to Washington Performing Arts audiences, having appeared in recent years in collaborative performances with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and others. He returns this season for his first solo Washington Performing Arts recital in ten years, performing an all-Beethoven program showcasing his “thoughtful, lyrical, lustrous” playing (Washington Post).

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

Physical Therapist |

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers

Advisor Support Specialist |

Kestra Financial

Fitness Manager |

Gold's Gym

Accounts Receivable Specialist |

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Rehab Office Coordinator |

Genesis Rehab Services

Senior Health Writer |

CommunicateHealth, Inc.

Tesla Advisor |

Tesla at Montgomery Mall

CE Provider Manager |

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Leading Professionals »

Sponsored Content


Newsletters

    Get top stories in your inbox
    Exclusive deals from area businesses
    Including a sneak peek of the next issue
    The latest, local job openings straight to your inbox

Dining Guide