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Music in Metro DC including Concerts, Opera, Symphony & More

Find DC music concerts, performances and recitals including classical, opera, pop, rock, country, recitals and more. CultureCapital gives you quick and easy access to Metro DC concert schedules with links to the presenters to purchase tickets.

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Holiday 2014 Events DC: Music, Dance, Theatre & More
Plan your Holiday Celebrations in Metro DC with CultureCapital.com. With nearly 100 events ranging from the traditional Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol and Vienna Boys Choir...to the offbeat A Kodakachrome Christmas....and everything in between (including Santa's Fly-In and Mrs. Claus Tea), you'll find plenty to keep you, your friends and your family entertained this Holiday Season with Holiday Cheer at CultureCapital.com.
Bella Gaia/Beautiful Earth
Strathmore
Fri, November 28
This award-winning, immersive, live multimedia performance combines high-fidelity images of Earth and stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world.
NSO Pops: An Evening with Sutton Foster / Steven Reineke, conductor
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, November 28 thru Sat, November 29
Thanksgiving weekend, two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster--"the musical theater dynamo with the long legs and cheery smile" (Washington Post)--performs music from her Broadway hits Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more.
George Winston, piano
Strathmore
Sun, November 30
A favorite of Strathmore audiences, pianist George Winston weaves worlds with his playing: hushed forests blanketed in snow, majestic mountains, sunlit streams.
Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin II
Strathmore
Fri, December 5
This ensemble of superb rock musicians pride themselves on recreating the albums that defined a generation, “note for note, cut for cut.”
Moya Brennan: An Irish Christmas
National Geographic
Sat, December 6
Celebrate an Emerald Isle holiday as Moya Brennan returns by popular demand with a new selection of musical gems for the season.
Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour
Strathmore
Tue, December 9
Grammy-winning saxophonist Dave Koz returns with his high-energy holiday tour, which celebrates its 17th anniversary this year.
Holiday Fiesta With Cambalache
National Geographic
Fri, December 12
For this special holiday dance party in the National Geographic Dining Hall, the group will play Mexican Christmas songs and teach us the fandango dance style—an energy-fused Latino tradition to jump-start your season!
NPR's A Jazz Piano Christmas
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, December 12
Join the Kennedy Center and NPR as top jazz pianists perform their favorite holiday songs with master Harold Mabern, newcomer Kris Davis, and Washington, D.C. favorites Lynne Arriale and Cyrus Chestnut.
The Temptations & The Four Tops
Strathmore
Fri, December 12
Savor musical memories from the soul supergroups that gave the world such iconic hits as “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Baby I Need Your Loving” and “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” and get your holiday groove on as the Temps and Tops lend their trademark harmonies and signature moves to your holiday favorites.
NSO Pops: Happy Holidays! with Cirque de la Symphonie / Steven Reineke, conductor
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, December 11 thru Sat, December 13
Back by popular demand for the holidays--with new acts and returning favorites! Aerialists, jugglers, illusionists, and more bring the circus to the Concert Hall. "Dazzling and elegant, if not death-defying!" says the San Francisco Examiner.
Concert: Baltimore Consort
National Gallery of Art
Sun, December 14
A concert of Spanish Renaissance Music.
Copland-Appalachian Spring
Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Sun, December 14
In a three-part format, Kapilow unravels and explores a great musical masterpiece with the audience. Next, the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble performs the piece in its entirety, followed by a Q&A with the audience and performers.
Robyn Helzner Trio
Strathmore
Wed, December 17
This guitar and mandolin trio crosses cultural boundaries with beautiful folk music that celebrates Jewish identity around the world for an evening of Chanukah fun.
Peabo Bryson: The Colors of Christmas
Strathmore
Fri, December 19
The stars shine in this soulful celebration! Silken-voiced, Grammy Award-winning R&B legend Peabo Bryson is joined by Tony Award winning singer Jennifer Holliday, pop diva Taylor Dayne, and "American Idol"-winner Ruben Studdard for an unforgettable evening of pop hits and Christmas favorites.
A Renaissance Christmas
Folger Shakespeare Library
Tue, December 16 thru Tue, December 23
Celebrate the holidays with music from the courts of Renaissance Flanders and Italy.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Tue, December 16 thru Sunday, January 4, 2015
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical about the trials and triumphs of Israel's favorite son features Broadway stars and "American Idol" sensations, husband-and-wife duo Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.
Highlights
Seraphic Fire Christmas: Carols by Candlelight
Sat, November 29
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
New York Festival of Song presents At Harlem's Height
Fri, December 5
CenterStage
It's a Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theater
Sat, December 6
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Joseph Haydn and Andreas Lidl: Masterworks of 4 Centuries: Sunday Evening
Sun, December 7
Smithsonian Institution The Castle
Holiday Celebration with The 5 Browns
Fri, December 12
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Bettye LaVette
Sat, December 13
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Lloyd Dobler Efffect: Holiday Experience
Sat, December 20
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Handel’s Messiah
Sat, December 20 thru Sun, December 21
Strathmore
Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna
Sat, December 20 thru Sun, December 21
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas
Sun, December 21
BlackRock Center for the Arts