Music - Choral/Vocal

Alarm Will Sound Ensemble

IRELAND 100: Alarm Will Sound: The Hunger

Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 7:00 PM

The Hunger is an opera composed by Ireland's famed composer Donnacha Dennehy, performed by the New York–based ensemble Alarm Will Sound, and featuring sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird.

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Renée Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet

Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Renée Fleming & Emerson String Quartet

Thu, Jun 2, 2016, 7:00 PM

Superstar soprano Renée Fleming joins forces with the celebrated Emerson String Quartet for a program that shines a spotlight on works by two composers who worked in a rare genre, that of voice and string quartet.

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The Gloaming

IRELAND 100: The Gloaming

Sat, Jun 4, 2016, 7:30 PM

The Gloaming is an ensemble comprised of Iarla ÓLionáird (vocals), Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. "Doveman," piano), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger), Martin Hayes (violin/fiddle) & Dennis Cahill (guitar).

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National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 / Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto, sings Mahler

National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 / Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto, sings Mahler

Jun 9 - Jun 11, 2016

Christoph Eschenbach continues his multi-season Mahler exploration with the composer's Rückert-Lieder featuring contralto Nathalie Stutzmann. As a well-known Bruckner champion, Eschenbach also conducts Bruckner's Fourth Symphony.

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Janai Brugger

Washington National Opera: 2016 Marian Anderson Vocal Award Winner Janai Brugger in Recital

Thu, Sep 8, 2016, 7:30 PM

Gifted young soprano Janai Brugger, recently named by Opera News as one of its top 25 "brilliant young artists," performs in recital after winning this Kennedy Center award named after the groundbreaking African American contralto.

On Sale 7/13/2016

Joyce DiDonato

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Joyce DiDonato with Brentano String Quartet

Wed, Oct 5, 2016, 7:30 PM

Hailed for her "glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace, and remarkable talent" (New York Times), Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joins the Yale School of Music's magnificent Quartet-In-Residence.

On Sale 8/1/2016

Donald Runnicles

National Symphony Orchestra: Duruflé's Requiem / Debussy Préludes & Nocturnes

Nov 10 - Nov 12, 2016

Following his acclaimed NSO debut in 2015, Donald Runnicles returns to lead Duruflé's Requiem--featuring two soaring singers and the UMD Concert Choir--as well as Debussy's Three Nocturnes and new orchestrations of his Four Préludes.

On Sale 8/1/2016

The Messiah

National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

Dec 15 - Dec 18, 2016

Get in the holiday spirit with Handel's epic masterpiece, performed each year with a fresh perspective by the NSO. This year, Laurence Cummings conducts four gifted singers and the University of Maryland Concert Choir in this NSO tradition.

On Sale 9/14/2016

Mason Bates's KC JUkebox

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Ravishment

Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 7:30 PM

Step into a dreamlike world with Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates and a cadre of skilled artists for hot-off-the-press chamber music, including a new string quartet by John Adams, in celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning composer's 70th birthday.

On Sale 8/1/2016


Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Chanticleer

Tue, May 2, 2017, 8:00 PM

Hailed as "the world's reigning male chorus" by the New Yorker, the Grammy–winning a cappella ensemble performs the world premiere of a new Kennedy Center co-commission from Mason, in addition to works by a range of contemporary luminaries.

On Sale 8/1/2016

Joyce DiDonato

Handel's Ariodante, in Concert, with Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, and The English Concert

Tue, May 2, 2017, 8:00 PM

The superstar mezzo-soprano sings the title role in a concert version of the passionate Italian opera. She "confirms her reputation as the finest Handelian mezzo-soprano of the day with a magnificent princely reading" (London's Daily Telegraph).

On Sale 1/16/2017

Christoph Eschenbach

National Symphony Orchestra: Mahler's Second Symphony

Jun 1 - Jun 3, 2017

Christoph Eschenbach conducts Mahler's transformative "Resurrection" Symphony featuring the return of mezzo-soprano Nathalie Stutzmann, the NSO debut of soprano Golda Schultz, and The Washington Chorus.

On Sale 1/16/2017

Christoph Eschenbach

National Symphony Orchestra: Farewell to Christoph Eschenbach featuring Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Jun 15 - Jun 17, 2017

In his final program as NSO Music Director, Christoph Eschenbach takes to the piano for a favorite work and conducts Beethoven's unforgettable Ninth Symphony--the masterwork that began his tenure.

On Sale 1/16/2017

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