Classical Beat: WPAS


Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Review roundup: Shao, Bailey impress on cello; Kronos plays new Philip Glass quartet; and more

Highlights of DC’s classical concerts from the past week: Chris Thile on mandolin, Cappella Romana sings

By Anne Midgette  |  04:43 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPAS, Library of Congress, Clarice Smith Center, Phillips Collection, Strathmore, NSO, National Philharmonic, National Gallery of Art

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Monday roundup: of geniuses and Verdi operas

Reviews from a big weekend of classical music in DC: Denk, Chase, “Falstaff,” and “Forza.”

By Anne Midgette  |  12:51 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WNO, WPAS, Virginia Opera, Atlas

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 07/10/2013

When big government medals in the arts

The National Medal of the Arts: should we focus on who’s most deserving, or be glad of recognition?

By Anne Midgette  |  01:14 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPAS

Posted at 10:43 PM ET, 07/03/2013

WPAS to receive national arts medal

The Washington Performing Arts Society is a recipient of a 2012 National Medal of the Arts.

By Anne Midgette  |  10:43 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NEA, WPAS

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 04/15/2013

WPAS, Vocal Arts DC announce 2013-14

Two local institutions offer strong international rosters for next season.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:41 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPAS, Vocal Arts DC

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Strike three: SFS cancels DC

SFS’s ongoing strike takes out its scheduled Kennedy Center concert on Saturday.

By Anne Midgette  |  02:18 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPAS

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Links: Angela Hewitt reviewed, plus a “telematic opera”

From a piano virtuoso to a “telematic opera,” reviews of recent DC concerts.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:50 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephen Brookes, Robert Battey, Cecelia Porter, WPAS

Posted at 02:16 AM ET, 01/29/2013

WPAS names new head: my personal take

Personal thoughts on Jenny Bilfield’s appointment

By Anne Midgette  |  02:16 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPAS

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Your call: review assignments from readers

Readers have picked the five classical concerts in D.C. they’d review this weekend. I chose differently.

By Anne Midgette  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opera Lafayette, InSeries, National Philharmonic, WPAS

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Links: Strong pianists make for great weekend

Links: Trifonov, Ganz, Ohlsson make for exhilerating Friday, Saturday concerts.

By Anne Midgette  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joan Reinthaler, Stephen Brookes, Grace Jean, WPAS, Strathmore

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Perl to leave WPAS

After ten years, Neale Perl announces he will step down as president and CEO of the Washington Performing Arts Society

By Anne Midgette  |  05:22 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPAS