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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Review: ‘Bastianello’ and ‘The Juniper Tree’ at The Barns at Wolf Trap by Ana Morgenstern

It is not often that a program offers heartfelt imagery that is brilliantly optimistic, and also brings in dark, often sad scenarios. That is the beauty of traditional fairy and folk tales, …

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Review: Mason Bates’s KC Jukebox: ‘Thievery Corporation’ at The Kennedy Center by Ana Morgenstern

The ethereal and complex mixture of sounds that Thievery Corporation has produced over a 22-year career has given them lots of material and a dedicated following. Their show last night at th…

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Review: ‘Evita’ at St. Mark’s Players by Ana Morgenstern

The classic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Evita comes to live again with the latest production at St. Mark’s Players. The revival comes at a perfect time, as the production delves into t…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review: Hamburg Ballet: John Neumeier’s ‘The Little Mermaid by Ana Morgenstern

In this production, John Neumeier adapts the classic 1837 tale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid. The production, not only explores the story of a young woman who wishes to have…

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Review: Discovery Artist in The Kennedy Center Jazz Club: Elena and Samora Pinderhughes by Ana Morgenstern

Siblings Elena and Samora Pinderhughes are young, both in their early 20s. Samora is a composer and pianist and sister Elena is a vocalist and flutist. Despite their youth, the pair has been…

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Review: The Escher String Quartet Chamber Music at The Barns at Wolf Trap by Ana Morgenstern

While quartets abound, that quality of coming together and making four musicians truly come together through music is still a difficult task to achieve. This is where The Escher String Quart…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Review: ‘Mason Bates’s KC Jukebox: Ravishment’ at The Kennedy Center by Ana Morgenstern

Virginia’s own Mason Bates is the current composer-in-residence at the Kennedy Center and now playing the second season of his collaborative KC Jukebox series. The series presents out-of-t…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Review: Washington Performing Arts Presents The Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor by Ana Morgenstern

It is easy to understand why The Philadelphia Orchestra has tapped Yannick Nézet-Séguin to be their music director and conductor of such a prestigious institution. Yannick exudes charisma…

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Review: National Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’ and Ravel’s ‘Left Hand’ Concerto by Ana Morgenstern

With a program packed with masterpieces from Russian and French composers, Sir Mark Elder conducted the National Symphony Orchestra. Sir Mark Elder opened the night sharing some words on th…

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Review: NPR’s ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’ at The Kennedy Center by Ana Morgenstern

It was a family affair last night at The Kennedy Center’s Family Theater for the annual NPR’s A Jazz Piano Christmas. With performances by first a father and daughter team, Bethany and W…

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Review: ‘At Sea, Staring Up’ at The Wheel Theatre by Ana Morgenstern

Love conquers all. The common saying sounds like an easy feat, yet the journey of finding, keeping or cultivating love is fraught with tensions and discontinuities. This is also the case in …

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Review #1: ‘The Secret Garden’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Ana Morgenstern

While most are familiar with The Secret Garden either from reading the book or watching the movie, the latest musical production by the Shakespeare Theatre Company raises the bar with a wond…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Review: The Choral Arts Society of Washington Presents ‘Berlioz: Requiem, Op. 5’ at The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall by Ana Morgenstern

It was a chilly night, fitting for a change of pace, when the Choral Arts Society of Washington performed Hector Berlioz: Requiem, Op. 5 Grande Messe des Morts to a buoyant crowd at The Kenn…

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Review: ‘night, Mother’ at Dominion Stage by Ana Morgenstern

Depression can be a tricky state; while it entails some sadness, the marker of depression goes beyond sadness. Indeed, it is a mental state that involves many other elements such as hopeless…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Review: Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater by Ana Morgenstern

It was a packed house for Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour last night at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. With excitement in the air, the crowd could not sit still ahead of the…

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Review: ‘¡Viva Cesar, Viva Kennedy!’ Featuring Eugenia León and La Santa Cecilia at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater by Ana Morgenstern

It is Hispanic Heritage Month at The Kennedy Center; as soon as you enter you can feel there is something different in the air. As soon as you enter you are greeted with some powerful artwor…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Review: Amos Lee with Lauren Talese at The Kennedy Center by Ana Morgenstern

American music at its best is alive and well as showcased by last night’s Amos Lee concert at The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall. The evening was off to a good start with an opening perf…

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