Many opportunities await the face of the longest, most acrimonious labor dispute in U.S. orchestral history.
Washington Performing Arts celebrates the 75th anniversary of a historic event, in style.
The Washington Performing Arts Society gets a new name and a new look for 2014-15, with an emphasis on community, collaboration, and Powerpoint-speak
The Richard Tucker Foundation names Michael Fabiano its 2014 winner; the Birgit Nilsson Prize awards $1 million to the Vienna Philharmonic
There was very little not to like on the National Symphony Orchestra’s program, but there was an awful lot of it.
Composer Oliver Knussen curates a diverse program of music that includes Britten and Stravinsky
Today marks the 75th anniversary of Marian Anderson’s concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The field still has a long way to go.
The bass Ryan Speedo Green will get $50,000 a year for two years to further a burgeoning career, from Vienna (Va.) to Vienna (Austria).
Louis Andriessen’s acclaimed “La Commedia” makes a strong start to a week-long celebration of his work.
The executive director who sought to make the Atlas a contemporary arts center departs after 3 years.
David T. Little is not interesting because he’s a rock drummer. He’s interesting because his music’s good.
On the second leg of its U.S. tour, the Israel Philharmonic goes French - and comes out strong
Two pharmaceutical tycoons are establishing a classical music empire with ties to D.C. institutions.
The impassioned, polarizing and
well-paid conductor will remain for two more seasons through 2017.
Cantate Chamber Singers honor Britten with Japanese Noh-inspired performance of his church parable.
Despite uneven results, the Kennedy Center re-signs its music director, Christoph Eschenbach, through the end of 2016-17.
Unhappy in Germany, a soprano goes on “The Bachelor” — and then weighs the career consequences.
The Washington National Opera’s “Elisir” does its best to sparkle, thanks to husband-wife team of leads.
Music director and orchestra offer moving Tchaikovsky and John Corigliano symphonies.
On conductors and politics: Gustavo Dudamel won’t condemn Maduro regime. Should we expect him to?
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, which she thinks you really should be reading.