The Brandee Younger Quartet
Highly reminiscent of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane, this young harpist has developed a beautiful fresh sound all her own. Stick around for a post-show discussion about the use of harp in jazz and improv techniques. Note: Free tickets distributed in the States Gallery/Roof Terrace Level, two per person in line, starting at 5:30 p.m.
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LeeAnet Noble and Team Vicious
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WNO Preview: Members of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program offer a preview performance of the company’s upcoming production, Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars (Feb. 12–20 in the Eisenhower Theater).
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This performance features Beijing Opera, an art form combining singing, speaking, acting, and martial arts; traditional instrumental music on pipa, erhu, and bamboo flute; and stunning acrobatics of skills.
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