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Renée Fleming VOICES: Nellie McKay

Fri, Feb 8, 2019, 7:30 PM

The always-unpredictable singer-songwriter Nellie McKay is impossible to categorize, from doing Brecht on Broadway to creating tributes to the likes of Doris Day and Joan Rivers. Part cabaret, part sparkly pop, her music is as tuneful and clever as the best of the Great American Songbook.

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CANCELLED: Renée Fleming VOICES: An Evening with Robert Fairchild

Wed, Mar 13, 2019, 7:30 PM

The Tony®-nominated former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer returns as part of our vocal spotlight series to offer an evening of song and dance with classics from An American in Paris and more.
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The Washington Chorus presents St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Sun, Mar 17, 2019, 3:00 PM

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with The Washington Chorus and our Irish conductor Christopher Bell?

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Renée Fleming VOICES: Jamie Barton

Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 7:30 PM

Noted for her “imperturbable steadiness of tone” (The Guardian), Grammy®-nominated mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton shares her radiant vocals, accompanied by pianist Kathleen Kelly.

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Brooklyn Youth Chorus: "Silent Voices": Lovestate (part of DIRECT CURRENT)

Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 7:30 PM

This choir of diverse young New Yorkers aged 12–18 performs commissions from some of today's most fascinating composers. Lovestate confronts the challenges of division and categorization while envisioning a more inclusive and compassionate future. 

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Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Chanticleer—"Sirens" (part of DIRECT CURRENT)

Tue, Apr 2, 2019, 7:30 PM

San Francisco’s three-time Grammy®-winning male vocal group returns with a program of 20th- and 21st-century choral music. Anchored by Sirens, a song cycle by Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates, the performance also features composers ranging from Ned Rorem to Freddy Mercury. 

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Renée Fleming VOICES: Theo Bleckmann (part of DIRECT CURRENT)

Thu, Apr 4, 2019, 9:00 PM

The Grammy®-nominated Berlin vocalist and contemporary composer Theo Bleckmann fuses jazz, classical, and rock into a sublime set.

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DC-CAP Presents DC-CAPital Stars and The British Invasion

Wed, Apr 10, 2019, 7:00 PM

The 2019 DC-CAPital Stars performance features the top ten finalists from the DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition, held among DC's public and public charter high school students. Winners will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges and the audience.

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Vocal Arts DC presents Lawrence Brownlee, tenor, in Recital

Thu, Apr 11, 2019, 7:30 PM

One of the most beloved singers of his generation worldwide, tenor Lawrence Brownlee returns to Washington in a recital accompanied by pianist Myra Huang.

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Renée Fleming VOICES: Patina Miller

Sat, Apr 27, 2019, 7:30 PM

Patina Miller’s star power transcends the divide between Hollywood and Broadway. On stage, she won the Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Musical for Pippin, On screen, she’s wowed with recurring roles in The Hunger Games and TV’s Madam Secretary.

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Vocal Arts DC presents Iestyn Davies, countertenor, and Thomas Dunford, lutenist

Tue, May 14, 2019, 7:30 PM

The peerless young duo of countertenor Iestyn Davies and lutenist Thomas Dunford returns to Washington for the first time since their acclaimed Washington debut in April 2014 in the Gerald and Ann K. Perman Memorial Recital.

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The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents Gabriel Fauré: Requiem

Sun, May 19, 2019, 5:00 PM

Be transported by Fauré’s transcendent Requiem performed alongside Psalm settings by Florent Schmitt and Lili Boulanger.

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