Music in DC including Concerts, Opera, Orchestras, Festivals & 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 DC Metro's schedules with links to the presenters to purchase tickets.


Hot Hits

Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22
In this much more intimate performance, he joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.

Drum TAO 2020

Strathmore
Fri. Feb 7
TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide.

National Philharmonic: Jupiter Symphony/Orli Shaham

Strathmore
Jan. 18 – 19
The Symphony No. 41, appropriately nicknamed “Jupiter,” is a towering and majestic work.

NSO: Lugansky plays Mozart / Honeck conducts Dvořák

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 1
Manfred Honeck returns to conduct Resurrexit, a piece from Mason Bates.

Ol' Blue Eyes: Frank Sinatra

Signature Theatre
Jan. 17 – 18
Signature toasts the iconic crooner in a stylish, suave and sophisticated evening flush with all of Sinatra's famous tunes.

Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie Mutter

The Kennedy Center
Sat. Feb 1
The “timeless team” (Classical Review) of Mutter and Orkis bring their decades of shared dialogue to the iconic “Kreutzer,” the lyrical “Spring,” and the quirky A minor sonatas.

Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 31
Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.

Washington Performing Arts: Melissa Aldana

Sixth & I
Sat. Feb 15
Returning to WPA following the release of her fifth CD, Visions, inspired by the life of Frida Kahlo and brimming with Aldana’s trademark harmonic sophistication and deftly spun solos.

Washington Performing Arts: Kinan Azmeh CityBand

Sixth & I
Sat. Feb 8
Kinan Azmeh is equally astounding for his virtuosity on clarinet and his versatility as composer, improviser, and band leader.

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (part of Lunar New Year Celebration)

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22
Tang Muhai returns to the Kennedy Center to conduct the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra for our Lunar New Year Celebration.

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Juan Atkins Techno

The Reach @The Kennedy Center
Thu. Jan 30
Detroit techno fuses with contemporary sounds in an immersive, designed space, featuring performances by Grammy®–nominated ensemble Inscape.

Washington Performing Arts: Paul Lewis & Steven Osborne

The Kennedy Center
Tue. Feb 18
Two of the great British pianists of our time come together to interpret gems from the French repertoire for piano duet.

Spotlights

Charm City Junction

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sat. Feb 22

Jazzmeia Horn

The Reach @The Kennedy Center
Sat. Jan 18

The Bumper Jacksons

AMP by Strathmore
Fri. Jan 17

FMMC: Arioso Chorale Concert

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Sat. Jan 18

Hip Hop Karaoke

The Reach @The Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 24

Damian Sneed’s We Shall Overcome

McLean Community Center
Thu. Jan 30

The Slocan Ramblers

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sat. Jan 25
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