Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs

Season finale! Gospel music on a grand scale with two sensational choirs. Each possessing more than a quarter-century of D.C. musical history, Washington Performing Arts’ two namesake choirs—the Men and Women of the Gospel and the Children of the Gospel—take the stage together in an evening of inspiration and jubilation. Fixtures of the regional gospel scene, the “MWCOTG” have performed in prestigious settings from the National Cathedral and Kennedy Center to White House state dinners and the National Cherry Blossom Parade. Their joint Strathmore concert is sure to be an occasion for celebration and a festive finale to our 2019/20 […]

Baltimore Choral Arts Presents Mozart Requiem

Baltimore Choral Arts Presents Mozart Requiem Nola Richardson, soprano Katelyn Jackman, mezzo-soprano Steven Soph, tenor Enrico Lagasca, bass-baritone Philip Munds, horn The Baltimore Choral Arts Orchestra Baltimore Choral Arts’ season concludes with Mozart’s final creative masterpiece, his Requiem. Britten’s Serenade pairs six poems exploring the calm and sinister moods of night. Wolfgang A. Mozart – Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major, K. (412+514)/386b Benjamin Britten – Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31 Mozart – Requiem in D minor, K. 626   There will be a pre-concert Choral Conversation inside Shriver Hall Auditorium at 2 pm. This concert is assigned seating. Please refer […]

Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera: Arias and Ales

Baltimore Concert Opera continues its popular performance series this season, Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera. Top-flight professional opera singers will perform operatic highlights paired with ales and beers that have been specially planned to go with the music. The events will be casual, relaxed evenings in our beautiful, inviting atmosphere in the Grand Ballroom of the Engineers Club in the heart of Mount Vernon.  This event sold out last season, so be sure to get your tickets early! Doors open at 7:30pm for the 8pm event. All music is sung in original languages with projected English translations. Tickets available at https://tinyurl.com/yyj54efb. […]

Emanuel Ax, piano

“Strong on bravura, ravishing in finesse, and flinging himself into the work with glee” – The Guardian Emanuel Ax—the beloved American pianist who has been a fixture of the piano world since his 1974 win at the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition—is no stranger to Washington Performing Arts audiences, having appeared in recent years in collaborative performances with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and others. He returns this season for his first solo Washington Performing Arts recital in ten years, performing an all-Beethoven program showcasing his “thoughtful, lyrical, lustrous” playing (Washington Post). This performance is made possible through […]

Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at Baltimore Concert Opera

BCO ventures farther back in time than ever before to close our 11th season, with Claudio Monteverdi’s 1643 dramatic opera about love and death in ancient Rome, as the gods of Fortune, Virtue, and Love struggle for influence over mortals.  Emperor Nero has chosen the beautiful Poppea over his wife Ottavia, sparking multiple conspiracies among his inner circle. Ottavia convinces Ottone, who loves Poppea himself, to murder Poppea, and the kind-hearted Drusilla, who loves Ottone, helps him and then takes the fall for the crime.  The ill-fated attempt ends badly for all involved except for Poppea, who is crowned Empress […]

Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at Baltimore Concert Opera

BCO ventures farther back in time than ever before to close our 11th season, with Claudio Monteverdi’s 1643 dramatic opera about love and death in ancient Rome, as the gods of Fortune, Virtue, and Love struggle for influence over mortals.  Emperor Nero has chosen the beautiful Poppea over his wife Ottavia, sparking multiple conspiracies among his inner circle. Ottavia convinces Ottone, who loves Poppea himself, to murder Poppea, and the kind-hearted Drusilla, who loves Ottone, helps him and then takes the fall for the crime.  The ill-fated attempt ends badly for all involved except for Poppea, who is crowned Empress […]

Murray Perahia, piano

“His sound can be pure gold, and he voices chords with a clarity that you have to hear to believe.” – The Washington Post In the more than 40 years he has been performing, pianist Murray Perahia has left audiences around the world breathless. Recognized worldwide as a musician of rare musical sensitivity, the Grammy Award-winner has been dubbed “one of the piano’s most lyrical contemporary poets” by the Times (London). Program to be announced This performance is made possible through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg. Please follow and like us:

Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at Baltimore Concert Opera

Gaetano Donizetti was particularly entranced with the Tudor period of English history, and its queens in particular.  Anna Bolena, about King Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn, was the first opera in the series referred to as “the Three Donizetti Queens.”  A powerhouse soprano role, Anna stands at the center of a whirlwind of intrigue, infidelity, and torture. She is betrayed by the King’s appetites and the machinations of the men around her, and the opera documents Anna’s inevitable progression to the Tower of London and her ultimate execution in true bel canto style. Join us for a free pre-performance […]

Baltimore Choral Arts Presents Monteverdi Vespers

Baltimore Choral Arts Presents Monteverdi Vespers Baltimore Baroque Band, Peabody’s Baroque Orchestra – Dr. John Moran and Risa Browder, co-directors Peabody Renaissance Ensemble – Mark Cudek, director Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble – Michael Holmes, director Maryland Institute College of Art – James Rouvelle, project director Composed for St. Mark‘s Basilica in Venice, Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers is the most ambitious and spectacular composition written before Bach. In Baltimore Choral Arts’ second collaboration with MICA, Professor James Rouvelle and Lili Maya will add multi-sensory images to further illuminate this grand and expressive masterpiece. Claudio Monteverdi – Vespro della Beata Vergine   There will […]

Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at Baltimore Concert Opera

Gaetano Donizetti was particularly entranced with the Tudor period of English history, and its queens in particular.  Anna Bolena, about King Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn, was the first opera in the series referred to as “the Three Donizetti Queens.”  A powerhouse soprano role, Anna stands at the center of a whirlwind of intrigue, infidelity, and torture. She is betrayed by the King’s appetites and the machinations of the men around her, and the opera documents Anna’s inevitable progression to the Tower of London and her ultimate execution in true bel canto style. Join us for a free pre-performance […]