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Washington National Cathedral: The Spirit of Apollo

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Join the National Air and Space Museum in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 with an evening at Washington National Cathedral.

The evening’s speakers, including Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry, will celebrate that moment of unity and the spiritual meaning of exploration embodied by the first flight to the Moon. A dramatic choral performance will recreate the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast. Apollo 8 challenged our understanding of human limitations. Fifty years later, we come together to honor the Spirit of Apollo.

Washington National Cathedral: Händel's 'Messiah'

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Bring your family for a shortened version of this iconic work. Tailored for a family experience, this performance focuses on the birth of Jesus and continues the story of his death and resurrection through selected arias and choruses ending with the famous Halleluiah Chorus .

Michael McCarthy, Conductor . Washington National Cathedral Choir . Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra.

Music in McLean Concert Series: Händel's 'Messiah'

St. Luke's Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA

Soprano Soloist .

From WETA.org: Raise your voice in song and sing along to one of George Frideric Handel’s most famous works: Messiah, which features the instantly recognizable Hallelujah Chorus. Chamber orchestra, choir, and soloists are accompanied by the powerful Saint Luke Pipe Organ. This holiday tradition is one of Music in McLean's most beloved events!

Paul Skevington, Artistic Director .

Thomas Colohan, Conductor .

Saint Luke Festival Choir, Soloists, Orchestra

Washington National Opera: Verdi's 'La Traviata'

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Washington National Opera launches its 2018/19 season with a stunning new production of Verdi's everlasting story of love and sacrifice. From the famous 'brindisi' drinking song to the heartbreaking 'Addio del passato' aria, La Traviata captures Violetta's unforgettable plight and illuminates tensions of social class that still ring true today.

Renato Palumbo, Conductor

Francesca Zambello, Director

Washington Bach Consort: Handel & Bach- Sing a New Song

National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC

Bach: 'Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied,' BWV 190

Händel: 'Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day,' HWV 76

Bach: 'Magnificat,' BWV 243

Join the Consort as we celebrate the opening of our 41st season and welcome our new Artistic Director. Bach’s cantata for the New Year, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, is a joyous outpouring of gratitude. Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day is Handel’s magnificent tribute to the patron saint of music set to text by John Dryden. Dryden’s unique vision of the creation story, centered on music, is one in which nature springs to life and is brought to order after hearing “the tuneful voice on high.” Bach’s joyful Magnificat is the concert finale. This iconic masterpiece features some of Bach’s most thrilling and tuneful music.

The Kennedy Center: "Ladylike:" A Concert of Women Musical Theater Creators

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Role of Frances Farmer in excerpts from Kristan King's musical 'Brilliance' .

Frances Farmer was movie star in the 1930s and 40s who was involuntarily committed to an Insane Asylum by her mother, Lillian Farmer.

Come join us for this concert celebrating female creators in Musical Theatre as part of The Kennedy Center's 2018 'Page to Stage' New Play Festival.

Ring House Afternoon Concert Series: A Summertime Cabaret

Ring House, 1801 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD

Join us for an afternoon soirée, featuring solos and duets from the Great American Songbook and the Golden Age of Musical Theatre. The program will include works by Loesser, Carmichael, Ahlert, Van Heusen, and Rodgers & Hart.

Jaely Chamberlain, Soprano .

Nigel Rowe, Tenor .

Brian Shaw, Baritone .

Reenie Codelka, Piano

May26

Washington National Opera: Bernstein's 'Candide'

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Soloist and Dancer

War! Earthquakes! Slavery! Disease! Very bad things happen to very good people (and plenty of bad ones too) as a terrific ensemble cast quick-change their way through dozens of colorful characters, performing a witty and effervescent score that includes such classic tunes as "The Best of All Possible Worlds," "Make Our Garden Grow," and "Glitter and Be Gay." Through all its hysterical scouring of 18th-century wickedness and woe, WNO's first-ever production of Candide still finds a way to move and inspire with life-affirming lessons that, surprisingly, ring just as true today.

Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director

Production from The Glimmerglass Festival

May24

Washington National Opera: Bernstein's 'Candide'

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Soloist and Dancer

War! Earthquakes! Slavery! Disease! Very bad things happen to very good people (and plenty of bad ones too) as a terrific ensemble cast quick-change their way through dozens of colorful characters, performing a witty and effervescent score that includes such classic tunes as "The Best of All Possible Worlds," "Make Our Garden Grow," and "Glitter and Be Gay." Through all its hysterical scouring of 18th-century wickedness and woe, WNO's first-ever production of Candide still finds a way to move and inspire with life-affirming lessons that, surprisingly, ring just as true today.

Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director

Production from The Glimmerglass Festival

May22

Washington National Opera: Bernstein's 'Candide'

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Soloist and Dancer

War! Earthquakes! Slavery! Disease! Very bad things happen to very good people (and plenty of bad ones too) as a terrific ensemble cast quick-change their way through dozens of colorful characters, performing a witty and effervescent score that includes such classic tunes as "The Best of All Possible Worlds," "Make Our Garden Grow," and "Glitter and Be Gay." Through all its hysterical scouring of 18th-century wickedness and woe, WNO's first-ever production of Candide still finds a way to move and inspire with life-affirming lessons that, surprisingly, ring just as true today.

Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director

Production from The Glimmerglass Festival

May20

Washington National Opera: Bernstein's 'Candide'

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Soloist and Dancer

War! Earthquakes! Slavery! Disease! Very bad things happen to very good people (and plenty of bad ones too) as a terrific ensemble cast quick-change their way through dozens of colorful characters, performing a witty and effervescent score that includes such classic tunes as "The Best of All Possible Worlds," "Make Our Garden Grow," and "Glitter and Be Gay." Through all its hysterical scouring of 18th-century wickedness and woe, WNO's first-ever production of Candide still finds a way to move and inspire with life-affirming lessons that, surprisingly, ring just as true today.

Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director

Production from The Glimmerglass Festival

May18

Washington National Opera: Bernstein's 'Candide'

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Soloist and Dancer

War! Earthquakes! Slavery! Disease! Very bad things happen to very good people (and plenty of bad ones too) as a terrific ensemble cast quick-change their way through dozens of colorful characters, performing a witty and effervescent score that includes such classic tunes as "The Best of All Possible Worlds," "Make Our Garden Grow," and "Glitter and Be Gay." Through all its hysterical scouring of 18th-century wickedness and woe, WNO's first-ever production of Candide still finds a way to move and inspire with life-affirming lessons that, surprisingly, ring just as true today.

Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director

Production from The Glimmerglass Festival

May14

Washington National Opera: Bernstein's 'Candide'

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Soloist and Dancer

War! Earthquakes! Slavery! Disease! Very bad things happen to very good people (and plenty of bad ones too) as a terrific ensemble cast quick-change their way through dozens of colorful characters, performing a witty and effervescent score that includes such classic tunes as "The Best of All Possible Worlds," "Make Our Garden Grow," and "Glitter and Be Gay." Through all its hysterical scouring of 18th-century wickedness and woe, WNO's first-ever production of Candide still finds a way to move and inspire with life-affirming lessons that, surprisingly, ring just as true today.

Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director

Production from The Glimmerglass Festival

May12

Washington National Opera: Bernstein's 'Candide'

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Soloist and Dancer

War! Earthquakes! Slavery! Disease! Very bad things happen to very good people (and plenty of bad ones too) as a terrific ensemble cast quick-change their way through dozens of colorful characters, performing a witty and effervescent score that includes such classic tunes as "The Best of All Possible Worlds," "Make Our Garden Grow," and "Glitter and Be Gay." Through all its hysterical scouring of 18th-century wickedness and woe, WNO's first-ever production of Candide still finds a way to move and inspire with life-affirming lessons that, surprisingly, ring just as true today.

Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director

Production from The Glimmerglass Festival

May9

Washington National Opera: Bernstein's 'Candide'

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Soloist and Dancer

War! Earthquakes! Slavery! Disease! Very bad things happen to very good people (and plenty of bad ones too) as a terrific ensemble cast quick-change their way through dozens of colorful characters, performing a witty and effervescent score that includes such classic tunes as "The Best of All Possible Worlds," "Make Our Garden Grow," and "Glitter and Be Gay." Through all its hysterical scouring of 18th-century wickedness and woe, WNO's first-ever production of Candide still finds a way to move and inspire with life-affirming lessons that, surprisingly, ring just as true today.

Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director

Production from The Glimmerglass Festival

May8

Embassy of Australia: Commemoration of the Battle of the Coral Sea

Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

Soloist

The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought May 4-8 1942, was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and naval and air forces from the United States and Australia, taking place in the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War.

On May 8, 2018, the Embassy of Australia will host a formal event to commemorate the battle, led by the Naval Attaché to the United States.

May5

Washington National Opera: Bernstein's 'Candide'

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Soloist and Dancer

War! Earthquakes! Slavery! Disease! Very bad things happen to very good people (and plenty of bad ones too) as a terrific ensemble cast quick-change their way through dozens of colorful characters, performing a witty and effervescent score that includes such classic tunes as "The Best of All Possible Worlds," "Make Our Garden Grow," and "Glitter and Be Gay." Through all its hysterical scouring of 18th-century wickedness and woe, WNO's first-ever production of Candide still finds a way to move and inspire with life-affirming lessons that, surprisingly, ring just as true today.

Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director

Production from The Glimmerglass Festival

Apr25

Washington National Cathedral: 103rd Anniversary ANZAC Day Commemoration

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Soprano Soloist .

The annual ANZAC service remembers and honors those who perished in the Dardanelles campaign that was fought between the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) and the Turkish military. The toll was horrific for both sides, and the losses at Gallipoli played an enormous role in the developing sense of nationhood in both Australia and New Zealand. Anzac Day is observed each year near April 25 in commemoration of those who made the supreme sacrifice both in the Dardanelles campaign and in subsequent conflicts.

This year, 2018, marks the 103rd anniversary.

Mar25

Washington National Cathedral: Händel's 'Israel in Egypt'

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Soprano II Soloist

Handel's masterwork, complete with Part 1 -The Ways Of Zion Do Mourn, tells of the journey of the Israelites out of Egypt to the promised land following 400 years in captivity. Handel's use of choral and orchestral color and texture to paint vivid images of this epic story seem the composer at his peak of creative genius.

Michael McCarthy, Conductor

Washington National Cathedral Choir

Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra