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The DC Chamber Musicians make their first appearance at The Lyceum in Old Town Alexandria.
This is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage, and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. This production features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3,” and “Coming Out of the Dark.” Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish!
Bold, uninhibited, and strong-willed, Carmen lives life on her own terms. She’s the woman who everyone wants—but she wants nothing but freedom. After she escapes trouble by seducing Don José, she sets her eyes on the bullfighter Escamillo. But when Don José’s jealousy finally catches up to Carmen’s fiery act of betrayal, her freedom will lead to shocking consequences. An incredible cast performs this vibrant D.C. premiere directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by Evan Rogister, including superstars Isabel Leonard and Michael Fabiano in their role debut and company debut (respectively), and a mainstage debut for Marian Anderson Award Winner Ryan Speedo Green. Bizet’s blockbuster of tumultuous love has everything you want from an opera, from Carmen’s instantly recognizable “Habanera” aria to the famous “Toreador Song,” all culminating in a spectacular finale at a bullfight. Carmen’s determination to be “born free and to die free” is what makes her irresistible—but in love, does anything come without a price?
Renée Fleming, Lalah Hathaway, Aoife O’Donovan, and Moses Sumney gather for a heartfelt tribute to folk music legend Joni Mitchell. This special evening will be led by Vince Mendoza—who won Grammys for his arrangement of “Both Sides Now,” from Mitchell’s album of the same name, and “Woodstock” from Travelogue.
We’re excited to host the 2022 Celebrate Dance! Showcase for The Washington School of Ballet’s Southeast Campus event at THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus) in Southeast, DC.
The Pan American Symphony Orchestra (PASO), under the direction of Maestro Sergio Alessandro Buslje, presents Tango of the Americas, an exciting show of tango music from Colombia, Argentina and the United States that marks the release of PASO’s new recording. With 30 musicians, Latin Grammy award winner, Rodolfo Zanetti on bandoneon, Pablo Estigarribia on piano, and tango dancers, this thrilling show celebrates the diversity and virtuosity of tango music across the Americas.
Join us for a week of dance, music, and tradition during our 34th annual DanceAfrica, DC festival; Together Again: Celebrating Life, Love, Unity, and Hope! Celebrate the spirit of the African Diaspora with master classes, oral histories, and both virtual and in-person performances. Hosted by Griot Mama Sylvia Soumah, DanceAfrica, DC 2022 is guaranteed to inspire, invigorate, educate, and entertain.
Gianandrea Noseda conducts the NSO premiere of Italian movie score composer Nino Rota’s Suite from Fellini’s La Strada. Rota’s ballet suite is paired with two evocative works by 19th-century composer Alexander Borodin.
Elements Urban Arts Collective celebrates its 5th season with the Annual Youth SHOWCASE. Performances will feature dances by Elements Dance Company and more. The performance list for each show will be updated on their website at www.elementsuac.com/5thshow.
Comprised of titled players of the National Symphony Orchestra, this acclaimed ensemble performs classics from four centuries of chamber music.
Seven-time Grammy Award winner Emanuel Ax’s performances are “never less than spellbinding” (The New York Times). Don’t miss your chance to experience his unsurpassed virtuosity in Beethoven’s most introspective piano concerto.
Join us as we celebrate the work of our youth from Dance Place’s various educational programs. In this two-night virtual performance event, the showcase will include performances from our Junior Staff students, Dance Place Youth Performing Company, Kids on the Move students, and additional students involved in our educational programs.