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Monday, May 20, 2024

Pianist Inna Faliks traces musical odyssey from Soviet Ukraine via Faustian fantasy by Olivia Hampton

Faliks draws from her Ukrainian-Jewish heritage and Mikhail Bulgakov's anti-censorship novel The Master and Margarita for a new album.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:54PM
Friday, January 19, 2024

What did the beginning of time sound like? A new string quartet offers an impression by Olivia Hampton

Nokuthula Ngwenyama's Flow is on a 13-city tour of performances by the celebrated Takács Quartet.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:24PM
Monday, October 16, 2023

From opera to breakdancing and back again: Jakub Józef Orliński fuses two worlds by Olivia Hampton

Polish countertenor and breakdancer Jakub Józef Orliński talks about his new album with Il Pomo d'Oro orchestra.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:19AM
Thursday, April 27, 2023

Writer Neil Gaiman debuts his first music album with an Australian string quartet by Olivia Hampton

British writer and comic book author Neil Gaiman launches first studio music album with Australia's FourPlay String Quartet.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:32AM
Friday, April 7, 2023

From Daft Punk to ballet: Thomas Bangalter makes full swing to classical by Olivia Hampton

Thomas Bangalter, formerly of French electronic music duo Daft Punk, has released a classical music album: the score to a ballet titled Mythologies that draws on American minimalism and Baro…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:42AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

N.Y. Philharmonic chief looks to Gustavo 'Dudamel era' after historic appointment by Olivia Hampton

New York philharmonic president and CEO Deborah Borda discusses the decisionmaking process behind bringing the superstar conductor to the Big Apple.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:16PM
Friday, March 18, 2022

The stars align as Constellations returns to DC venue by Olivia Hampton

On March 18 and 19, three chamber music concerts will take audiences on a journey from the depths of human despair to lofty joy.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:30AM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Music at the Phillips Collection: innovation as tradition by Olivia Hampton

In ten new commissioned works, musicians dialogue with visual art.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:59AM
Saturday, February 5, 2022

Missy Mazzoli heals broken bones, hearts with new violin concerto by Olivia Hampton

Violinist Jennifer Koh led the musical world premiere with the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gemma New.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:34PM
Monday, December 6, 2021

Washington Arts Ensemble sees bright future after pandemic launch by Olivia Hampton

The young chamber music group begun by two Juilliard alums has already sold out monthly performances.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:32PM
Saturday, October 30, 2021

NSO creates fine embroidery with Tortelier conducting by Olivia Hampton

The entire program was united in evoking pastoral landscapes and idylls.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:14PM
Friday, October 29, 2021

Yan Pascal Tortelier on conducting: ‘Art and beauty enlighten, elevate and open unexpected doors’ by Olivia Hampton

He returns to the National Symphony Orchestra’s podium for the first time in nearly three decades.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:58PM
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The National Symphony Orchestra meets its audience at The Anthem by Olivia Hampton

NSO’s musicians ditched their concert dress for casual-cool wear more in tune with the industrial-chic locale.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:35PM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Stars shine for Kennedy Center 50th anniversary show  by Olivia Hampton

Facing a deficit due to COVID and calls for social justice reckonings, the Center celebrates the centrality of the arts to our democracy.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:13AM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Kennedy Center flings open its doors for 50th anniversary by Olivia Hampton

New season celebrates the performing arts as a unifying and healing force.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:07AM
Thursday, June 3, 2021

NSO reunites with live audience after 15 months of silence by Olivia Hampton

For the first time in more than a year, audiences lined up outside the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall to hear the National Symphony Orchestra perform last week. Musicians and their public w…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:49AM
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Women composers to revel this weekend at WoCo Fest 2021 by Olivia Hampton

Cellist Amanda Gookin joined the legions of artists whose lives were upended when the pandemic robbed them and their public of sharing music in the same space. But that all changes on Saturd…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:33PM
Friday, March 19, 2021

Roaring back: Noseda returns to lead NSO in four filmed concerts by Olivia Hampton

Gianandrea Noseda has returned to the podium of his beloved National Symphony Orchestra, awakening the sleeping giant that is the sound he has crafted as the ensemble’s music director sinc…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:29PM
Thursday, December 24, 2020

How the pandemic got music educators to think outside the box by Olivia Hampton

In a typical year, Sound Impact reaches some 8,000 students throughout the United States and Central America. But typical, 2020 is not. The upheaval brought on by the pandemic left this coll…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:00PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

12-hour marathon to mark Beethoven’s birthday and seek world peace by Olivia Hampton

Yael Weiss can remember the exact moment it all began. It was the summer of 2017, and the Israeli-American pianist was reading newspaper headlines in her New York apartment. Each story was m…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:26AM
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Tiny chamber concert series strikes audience gold in crisis by Olivia Hampton

When Ellen Hwangbo launched a Washington, DC, chamber concert series in November 2019 that included a venue just a stone’s throw from the White House, little seemed brazen about it. But wi…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:00AM

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