Anne Midgette

Classical music critic/The Classical BeatWashington, D.C.


Mason Bates, 38, will start three-year term in 2015-16, as first major appointment of Rutter’s tenure.

  • Jan 28, 2015

The Kennedy Center names its first-ever composer-in-residence: Mason Bates

  • Jan 28, 2015

Douglas Pew and Dara Weinberg’s opera about an autistic adult is a win for American Opera Initiative.

  • Jan 25, 2015

Beloved composer’s works get the immersion treatment, with plenty of concerts to satisfy devotees.

  • Jan 22, 2015

Conductor Ivan Fischer rejects U.S. orchestras, yet his Budapest Festival Orchestra does what they want to.

  • Jan 16, 2015

Wolfgang Rihm’s second piano concerto proved graceful in its U.S. premiere with Barto and Eschenbach.

  • Jan 15, 2015

Two major DC organizations team up to resurrect New York’s late lamented “Spring for Music” festival, in the nation’s capital, under a new name, “Shift.”

  • Jan 13, 2015

Composer-pianist Timo Andres offers Schubert, Glass and himself as points on a timeline in Phillips recital.

  • Jan 12, 2015

The NSO plays in a dance club - and gets the outreach concept right.

  • Jan 11, 2015

German composer Wolfgang Rihm explores his lyrical side in concerto for Eschenbach, Barto and the NSO.

  • Jan 10, 2015
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