Blog Profile / The Classical Beat

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making her opera debut

At 83, Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets her first official operatic role.

A quartet enters the political arena

Music as political commentary: a string quartet improvises live during the presidential debate.

Requiem for a Debate. No, really.

The Late Show accompanies the presidential debate with a live string quartet.

Tenors show two facets of recital tradition

Mark Padmore and Lawrence Brownlee show DC how it’s done.

Ragnar Kjartansson’s exuberant work at Hirshhorn is a party celebrating mediocrity

Retrospective shows how an artist falls short, on purpose, in the quest for beauty.

After its leader’s death, the Cathedral Choral Society rallies

Led by guest conductor Lawrence Loh, the chorus offers a rousing start to its anniversary season.

Woodrow Wilson House is a slice of the early 20th century

Vintage telephones and board games animate the last home of the 28th president.

Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace: A 4,000-square-foot manse

The library features letters from the former president’s doctor about his debilitating stroke.

Classical artists show that when it comes to new music, pop may be better

Anne Sofie von Otter and Brooklyn Rider offer a marvelous juxtaposition of musical worlds.

Oh, the humanity: Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series,’ reunited

A show at the Phillips brings together the two halves of a storied 60-panel series.

An artist refashions the past: Whitfield Lovell’s ‘Kin’

A Phillips retrospective shows an artist’s evolution, through history.

The playing’s the thing: NSO shines despite, not because of, Shakespeare gimmick

A lovely evening with unusual works and Emanuel Ax: If only more people had known.

Ambitious program; off night

Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano Quartet didn’t have their best outing in a far-flung program.

Finally, words and music find true consort in opera-play mash-up

The Folger Consort and Folger Theatre mingle Shakespeare with Purcell in a successful alliance.

Black Friday for orchestras — three strikes, and music’s out

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra call strikes on the same day.

Art or music? The National Gallery of Art provokes ears and thoughts.  ?

The National Gallery celebrates its reopened East Building with music for an art audience.

Three strikes — music lovers are out

Pittsburgh’s and Philadelphia’s orchestras both call strikes on Friday — just before the weekend’s concerts.

NSO starts season with a new face in Shakespeare

Edward Gardner brings new work to the orchestra, but stumbles a bit in the familiar.

The cult of El Sistema keeps playing on

A new book cheers the spread of an orchestra movement that can’t quite be pinned down

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