Music in DC including Concerts, Opera, Orchestras, Festivals & More

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The Christmas Revels: Celestial Fools

GW Lisner Auditorium
Dec. 7 – 15
Our cast of over 100, ages 9-90, invites you to join tradition bearers Karim Nagi, Shizumi Shigeto Manale and Mark Novak for this timeless fable.

Dave Koz & Friends

Strathmore
Mon. Dec 9
This year, Koz and special guests bring the cheer like never before, performing fresh renditions of Christmas classics as well as a Hanukkah medley and hits from his catalog.

Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie Mutter

The Kennedy Center
Sat. Feb 1, 2020
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.

NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr.

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 13 – 14
The NSO Pop’s annual tradition, complete with Santa, the joyful voices of The Choral Arts Society of Washington, and even “snow!”

NSO Pops: Game ON!

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 8, 2020
Game music legend Andy Brick conducts the NSO and The Washington Chorus in concert premieres from more than a dozen blockbuster video games.

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (part of Lunar New Year Celebration)

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22, 2020
Tang Muhai returns to the Kennedy Center to conduct the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra for our Lunar New Year Celebration.

NSO: Eschenbach returns / Tetzlaff plays Dvořák

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 24 – 25, 2020
The renowned violinist, brings to life the work’s powerhouse opening, lyrical slow movement, and spirited finale infused with Slavic cheer.

Washington Performing Arts: Melissa Aldana

Sixth & I
Sat. Feb 15, 2020
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.

National Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

Strathmore
Dec. 21 – 22
an Engebretson, conducts the National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorale for two performances of Handel’s Messiah.

Vienna Boys Choir

Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Fri. Dec 13
Annual holiday concert to celebrate the magic of the season.

Washington Performing Arts: Kinan Azmeh CityBand

Sixth & I
Sat. Feb 8, 2020
Kinan Azmeh is equally astounding for his virtuosity on clarinet and his versatility as composer, improviser, and band leader.

NSO: Handel's Messiah

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 19 – 22
A stellar cast of singers joins Davis, the Orchestra, and The Washington Chorus.

Spotlights

FMMC: Strathmore Concert Series

The Mansion at Strathmore
Thu. Dec 12

Choral Arts Society of Washington: A Family Christmas

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
Mon. Dec 23

Charm City Junction

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sat. Feb 22, 2020

Cathedral Choral Society: Joy of Christmas

Washington National Cathedral
Dec. 21 – 22

FMMC: Riderwood Concert Series

Riderwood Village Chapel
Sun. Jan 5, 2020

Cool Yule with Rochelle Rice

Arts Barn
Sat. Dec 14

Helicon: Winter Solstice

Dumbarton Concerts
Sat. Dec 14

FMMC: Arioso Chorale Concert

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Jan. 16 – 18, 2020

A Jazzy Holiday with the Eric Byrd Trio

Montpelier Arts Center
Thu. Dec 12

Unforgettable - A Tribute to Nat King Cole

Arts Barn
Jan. 10 – 19, 2020

A Celtic Christmas

Dumbarton Concerts
Dec. 8 – 15
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