WPA Presents: Beethoven's Ninth with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

WPA Presents: Beethoven's Ninth with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic

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Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic create music "at a level that could only be described as sublime” (San Francisco Classical Voice), joining forces with The Washington Chorus, Choral Arts Society of Washington, Catholic University Chorus, and members of Washington Performing Arts’ own Men and Women of the Gospel Choir for a can’t-miss performance of Beethoven’s beloved Ninth Symphony. 

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Lenny & Friends
Jun
2
to Jun 9

Lenny & Friends

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Celebrate the influence Bernstein and his contemporaries had on each other and on modern day composers with a vocal tour de force. Works by Eric Whitacre, Stacy Garrop, Michael Tippett, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein showcase the raw vocal power of the unaccompanied chorus.

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Season Opener - Post Concert Reception
Nov
8
9:00 PM21:00

Season Opener - Post Concert Reception

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In appreciation for their steadfast support, the Artistic Director's Circle invites Conductor's Circle and Artist's Circle members to a post-concert reception in the Kennedy Center Box Tier. Meet TWC's new Artistic Director, Christopher Bell, soloists, and board members in this celebratory post-concert reception. 

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NSO and Wolf Trap Opera: Puccini's Tosca with Grant Gershon
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

NSO and Wolf Trap Opera: Puccini's Tosca with Grant Gershon

Caught up in a world of political intrigue and corruption, Puccini’s fiery diva is trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing to possess her. The explosive conflict between these three unforgettable characters comes to a hair-raising conclusion in one of opera’s most popular, suspenseful, and unforgettable dramas.

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Kennedy Center Presents: The Hubble Cantata, A Live Virtual Reality Performance
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Kennedy Center Presents: The Hubble Cantata, A Live Virtual Reality Performance

The hour-long, space-inspired cantata pushes the boundaries of art and science as it takes audiences on a journey of wonder and exploration. It features opera stars Nathan Gunn and Talise Travigne, a 20-piece instrumental ensemble, a 100-person choir from The Washington Chorus, and a cutting-edge virtual reality film (Fistful of Stars).

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Carmina Burana/Oedipus Rex
May
14
5:00 PM17:00

Carmina Burana/Oedipus Rex

Two choral masterpieces in one evening! In Carmina Burana, bawdy and satirical poems found in the annals of a 13th century German monastery are set to fiery music. In the dazzling vocal lines of Oedipus Rex, Sophacles’s tragedy is portrayed in a dramatic oratorio. Joining forces with three area choruses and full orchestra, we celebrate the final concert of Music Director Julian Wachner in grand style. 

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Chorus Ball 2017
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Chorus Ball 2017

Celebrate the legacy of Music Director Julian Wachner.
Take in the best views in a behind-the-scenes bell tower tour.
Savor fabulous food on king’s tables with an open bar.
Experience Julian Wachner’s virtuosic improvisations.
Hear the 10,647 pipes of the massive Cathedral organ.
See the nave transformed into the cosmos with stunning lighting.
Win your dream item from the exceptional silent auction.
End the evening with a dance party down the center of the nave.

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New Music for a New Age
Feb
26
5:00 PM17:00

New Music for a New Age

Described as “bold and atmospheric” by The Washington Post and “energetic and ingenious” by The Boston Globe, the music of our own Julian Wachner is presented in the award-winning New Music for a New Age series. To celebrate Julian’s lasting legacy on today’s music scene, guest conductor Thomas Colohan directs Julian’s beloved works. This concert provides an opportunity to hear directly from the composer in this interactive concert experience. 

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