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Pianist James Baillieu is an eloquent partner in songs by Nico Muhly, Schubert and more.

The musician performs an intimate version of “free blues” on solo guitar.

  • Michael J. West
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  • Review

The real draw of Noseda’s NSO program is Berio’s take on sketches for 10th symphony.

  • Perspective

Orchestras use it to reach new audiences, but John Williams’s music stands the test of time.

The Virginia band performs at U Street Music Hall on Thursday.

See Mick Jenkins, Dark Thoughts, Petal and Natalie Prass live.

  • Review

The snow doesn’t stop the group’s first concert at the Phillips Collection since 2014.

  • Patrick Rucker
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  • Review

“Taking Up Serpents” is centerpiece of American Opera Initiative at Kennedy Center.

Inspired by material from David Bowie and Brian Eno, Glass’s new orchestral work delivers a mammoth sound.

  • Joe Banno
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  • Perspective

Gianandrea Noseda and the NSO bring classical music to students in the neighborhood.

  • Review

The 27-year-old poet-rapper tiptoed her way through lyrical minefields to cheers.

  • Chris Kelly
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The Maryland rapper performs at Songbyrd on Friday.

See the Chuck Brown Band, Diplo, T-Rextasy and Abra live.

  • Chris Kelly
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  • Review

“4:48 Psychosis” is one highlight of this year’s program.

  • Review

Mezzo Anita Rachvelishvili announces her rivalry in full voice in new Met Opera production.

“Taking Up Serpents” premieres in WNO’s American Opera Initiative.

  • Perspective

Who decides what we hear on hold? Who writes it? And why doesn’t classical music work?

With his new album, the D.C. native wants to make a name for himself, not for someone else.

  • Christopher Harris
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The Northeast brewery caps off a noisy year with a dizzying grindcore bill on Friday.

See Tamar Braxton, Dave East, Wale and Ozomatli live.

  • Chris Kelly
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