Choral Arts Society of Washington: Stravinsky, Bernstein and More
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One of the creative minds behind some of the most enduring hits of the '60s, '70s and beyond, R&B superstar Valerie Simpson returns to the stage at The Blue Dolphin. Simpson, along with her husband and longtime musical partner, the late Nicholas Ashford, found success penning a string of chart-topping R&B and pop songs, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" and "I'm Every Woman," as well as writing and performing their 1984 hit single "Solid (As a Rock)." Simpson recently returned to the music scene following the death of her husband, and released her first solo album in several decades, Dinosaurs Are Coming Back Again. Learn More
When you go to an event at the Kennedy Center, make certain to see what is playing at the Millenium Stage. A free performance is offered at 6:00 every night. I saw a wonderful set of Broadway show tune sung by very talented students from Catholic University.NSO: Koh Plays Barber info • Nov 01 2013 star this tip starred
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This was a wonderful concert. The program was modern and included familiar and unfamiliar pieces. The orchestra, chorus and soloists including the young male treble from the Cathedral Boys' choir were all superb. And it is always a treat at see Norman Scribner conduct and especially since he will retire after this season.
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The performance by the chorus was wonderful but the soloist for Alexander Nevsky was weak and dull -- no passion. The venue, however, was very disappointing. The cost of the afternoon parking at the Kennedy Center was outrageous -- $20.00 for an...continued
In the season opener of his final season, retiring founder and artistic director Norman Scribner will conduct some of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th Century that hold special meaning for Choral Arts.