The Washington Post

Links: Kronos, Shahams, and more

A review bonanza in today’s Washington Post, after one of the busiest weekends for classical music in this town I’ve ever seen.

The Kronos Quartet plays a very strong “America Program,” by Anne Midgette. Note that Kronos is giving a concert of new works by UMD composition students at the Clarice Smith Center tonight.

The Shaham siblings warm up at the JCC for next week’s Jewish-themed concert in New York, by Robert Battey.

Charles T. Downey pondered the Kennedy Center Chamber Players’s double-barreled performance of two versions of the same Brahms trio.

A local church choir takes on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Requiem,” with major soloists; Alfred Thigpen reports.

Joe Banno writes about the Venice Baroque Orchestra, performing in the resonant spaces of the National Gallery.

Cecelia Porter was unimpressed with Rob Kapilow’s long-standing “What Makes it Great” concept, but enjoyed the Choral Arts Society in the Mozart Requiem.

Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Don’t be ‘that’ sports parent | On Parenting
Miss Manners: The technology's changed, but the rules are the same
A flood of refugees from Syria but only a trickle to America
Play Videos
John Lewis, 'Marv the Barb' and the politics of barber shops
Kids share best advice from mom
Using Fitbit to help kids lose weight
Play Videos
This man's job is binge-watching for Netflix
Transgender swimmer now on Harvard men's team
Portland's most important meal of the day
Play Videos
5 ways to raise girls to be leaders
How much can one woman eat?
The signature drink of New Orleans