Upcoming Performances

The listed schedule only includes engagements that have been confirmed by the presenter.  

** For booking inquiries, please contact me directly. **

Opera Lafayette: Opera Starts With Oh- John Blow's 'Venus and Adonis'

Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC

Role of Cupid

Spend an afternoon with your children or grandchildren, niece or nephew and immerse yourselves in the arts of opera! We will unravel the many elements of opera, through play and immersive activities, à la Opera Lafayette. Led by New York-based teaching artist, Emma Jaster, our program Opera starts with Oh! is perfect for families with children aged five and up.

For our first atelier of the season, we explore the story of Venus and Adonis through dance and music. Cupids, graces, hunters and goddesses come alive in this opera about love, magic and storytelling. Come enjoy a free afternoon of artistic playtime and immerse yourselves in the art of all arts – opera!

Families with children 5+.

Washington National Opera: Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'

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

Friends will become foes and enemies will become allies in Mozart’s final and beloved opera. A whimsical production designed by children’s author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, known for his rumpus-filled artistry, sets a playful landscape for this enchanting fairy tale. Rich with colorful characters, unforgettable vocal acrobatics, and evocative symbols and allegory, Tamino’s quest for love and truth is fantastical entertainment for all ages.

Washington National Cathedral: National Tribute to Veterans

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

The debt we owe our service men and women across the centuries is one we know we can never fully repay. At Washington National Cathedral, Veterans Day is an opportunity to celebrate those who returned home after service, and the families and caregivers who support them. They are extraordinary people with extraordinary stories.

Tonight, we celebrate the resilience and fortitude of our veterans community, giving thanks for their service and honoring their myriad achievement they have made to our community throughout their lives.

Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

Washington National Cathedral: Handel's 'Messiah'

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

Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s beloved “Messiah,” and experience this Christmas classic in a space as Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offers a space unlike any other in Washington to experience Handel’s masterpiece.

The 12 pm performance on December 7 is an abbreviated performance of “Messiah” highlights, perfect for busy families with young children. Experience the best of “Messiah” with the whole family.

Michael McCarthy – Conductor

Washington National Cathedral Choir

Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra

Cathedra Ensemble: Christmas at the Cathedral

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

Join Washington National Cathedral for a mix of mystery and celebration of the Christmas season. Experience Benjamin Britten’s sublime “Ceremony of Carols” and alongside medieval and modern Christmas favorites. Join in as we raise the roof with rousing Christmas congregational favorites with the help of the Cathedral’s grand organ and the incomparable Washington Symphonic Brass. If you’re not in the holiday spirit yet, you will be after this concert!

Michael McCarthy, Conductor

Washington Symphonic Brass

Washington National Opera: Saint-Saën’s 'Samson and Delilah'

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

This vivid staging of the iconic tale of love and betrayal features a lavish production and sumptuous period costumes, set against the tumultuous backdrop of two clashing nations. Saint-Saëns’s famous opera soars with some of the most splendid vocal music in French grand opera, including Delilah’s bewitching “Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix” (“My heart opens itself to your voice”) aria known around the world. From the provocative Bacchanale dance to the epic finale, Samson and Delilah depicts the danger of tenderness laced with deceit.

The Virginia Consort: Poulenc's 'Gloria'

Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, Virginia

Soprano Soloist

Poulenc’s sense of humour and love of life shine through all his music, however solemn the text might be. One of his friends said of him, ‘There is in him something of the monk and the street urchin.’ The Gloria brilliantly expresses these characteristics, with its captivating mixture of solemnity and mischievous exuberance.

Judith Gary, Conductor

Hylton Performing Arts Center: Queen of the People's Hearts

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Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA

Role of Camilla

This new musical, written by Angela Knight and Randall Dewey, tells the story of Princess Diana, one of the most beloved figures of our times - from her storybook wedding to Prince Charles, to her tragic death while being chased by the paparazzi through the streets of Paris.

PostClassical Ensemble and Cathedra: Haydn's 'Lord Nelson Mass'

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

Soprano Soloist

Combining the forces of French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, the Post Classical Ensemble and Cathedra, we invite you to explore and celebrate what happens when Franz Joseph Haydn works on a larger canvass. His extraordinary piano concerto exhibits his mastery of orchestral color and creativity, and his “Lord Nelson” Mass – probably the finest of his Mass settings – offers a sense of the works that flowed from the patronage of the church.

Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Conductor