Posts Tagged ‘National Symphony Orchestra’

Leonidas Kavakos with the National Symphony Orchestra, Reviewed

This violinist once sued a guy who broke his bow and demanded an audience not clap for him. Anyway, how'd he play?

Leticia Moreno with the National Symphony Orchestra, Reviewed

A regal Spanish violinist plays French composers' interpretations of Spain

Christoph Eschenbach Will Step Down as NSO Director

Here's who should replace him.

Why Tchaikovsky is a Good Choice for the National Symphony’s Series

Like Michael Bay, who gave us the Transformers and Bad Boys franchises, Tchaikovsky was considered a hack in his day.

Pianist/Novelist/Bodybuilder Tzimon Barto with the National Symphony Orchestra, Reviewed

There are some bizarre elements in the piece, which supposedly illustrate an opium hallucination and a Satanic orgy.

Garrick Ohlsson with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, Reviewed

Length aside, it’s a gorgeous piece, even more so in the hands of an expert soloist.

Aaron Goldman with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, Reviewed

A star flutist is all well and good, but how many people would show up for two Stravinsky programs in a row?

Angela Hewitt With the NSO at the Kennedy Center, Reviewed

The Bach enthusiast ventures into non-Baroque waters.

ToDo ToDay: “Interconnected,” Elephant Revival, and Clear Plastic Masks

In computing, “the cloud” is just a metaphor. In the art of Yuriko Yamaguchi, it becomes compellingly tangible. The Osaka-born Yamaguchi, who’s been working in the U.S. since the 1970s and who is now based in Vienna, Va., uses steel, copper, and brass wire along with small pieces of hand-cast resin to create sprawling modular [...]

Big Talent, Not Much Personality: Nikolai Lugansky at the Kennedy Center

If you were to place classical pianists along a spectrum, you might picture one with Maurizio Pollini at one end and Lang Lang at the other. I'm not talking about skill—I'm talking about something a little less tangible: Call it panache, showmanship, self-aggrandizement, whatever. Of course, putting famous people on that spectrum skews to the [...]

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