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Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

Building Zone

  • Through Friday, July 31, 2015

The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors.

For Whom It Stands

  • Through Saturday, February 28, 2015

More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.


Sun • October 26, 2014


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Anthony McGill, clarinet & Christopher Shih, piano

Mansion at Strathmore

Metropolitan Opera, Anthony McGill has performed around the world. Physician and pianist Christopher Shih excels at two incredibly demanding careers. Together these award-winning musicians execute an astonishing program of Poulenc, Debussy, Weber and Brahms. 

Categories: Music: Classical

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents Ein Heldenleben: A Hero’s Life

The Music Center at Strathmore

In his grandiose, tongue-in-cheek, autobiographical tone poem, Ein Heldenleben, Richard Strauss expresses his devotion to his wife Pauline in lush melodies and orchestral writing, while waging war with his nemeses, the music critics! Both Rouse's Rapture and Scriabin's most famous and transcendent Poem of Ecstasy are bathed in spiritual intensity. Indulge yourself!

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts

Beau Soir Ensemble in Concert

Washington Museum of Fine Arts

The Beau Soir Ensemble will perform Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Elegiac Trio by Bax, No Exit by acclaimed film composer, Don Davis and Baroque Composer Jean LeClair.


Categories: Music: Classical

Bel Cantanti Opera - Massenet's Cendrillon (Cinderella)

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

A French operatic version of the Cinderella fairy tale.

Fairfax UMC 2014-2015 Concert Series: The U.S. Army Strings

Fairfax United Methodist Church

The U.S. Army Strings, a premier ensemble of the U.S. Armed Forces, provide a musical backdrop for many of the country’s most notable events. Their mission is to serve as musical ambassadors for high-level military and government events at home and abroad, as well as to perform in concert for public audiences. The elite musicians that comprise this ensemble have been trained at the most prestigious music conservatories and universities in the country. This versatile ensemble performs as The U.S. Army Strolling Strings, mixed chamber ensembles, and The U.S. Army Orchestra.

From the East

Garth Newel Music Center

Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, VA presents “From the East,” a concert featuring the Garth Newel Piano Quartet performing the works of Božičević, Ravel & Yi. 

From the Old World to the New - A Musical Journey from Portugal to Brazil

George Washington University, Mount Vernon Campus - Post Hall

Join the GW Department of Music as piano professor and Warsaw's International Chopin Competition prize-winner, Malinee Peris, takes her audience on a musical journey from Portugal to Brazil. Drawing from her time spent living in Portugal, and her extensive international travel, 'From the Old World to the New' features Peris performing the works of Carlos Seixas, Joao Domingos Bomtempo, Luis de Freitas Branco, Armando Jose Fernandes, Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, Claudio Santoro, Heitor Villa-Lobos, M. Camargo Guarnieri, and Ernesto Nazareth.

Categories: Music: Classical

Music for Dance

Washington-Lee High School Auditorium

Join us for the opening concert of our 2014-2015 season, “Music for Dance!” Repertoire includes a variety of dance pieces by Fauré, Kodály, Handel, and Saint-Saëns, and features DC-based violinist Emil Chudnovsky performing the celebrated Tchaikovsky violin concerto.

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts, Free

New Dominion Chorale and Orchestra Presents Handel's "Acis and Galatea"

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

New Dominion Chorale and Orchestra under the baton of Artistic Director Thomas Beveridge opens its 24th season with a performance of G.F. Handel's pastoral opera "Acis and Galatea" featuring finalists from the 2013 Washington International Competition: soprano Abigail Mitchell as the water nymph Galatea and tenor Allan Palacios Chan as her star-crossed lover, the shepard Acis.  Other soloists include bass Jeffrey Tarr in the role of the monster Polyphemus and tenor Matthew Hill as the shepard Damon. 

Categories: Music: Classical

Opera with a Twist

Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

“Opera with a Twist” will feature arias of love gone awry and on the rocks. It may also feature drinks with a twist, drinks made with rye, and drinks on the rocks.

UMD Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Preliminaries

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Which School of Music student will be the next featured soloist with the UMD Symphony Orchestra? In the preliminary round of the annual UMSO Concerto Competition, students perform excerpts of a concerto or concert piece for an independent jury panel.

Categories: Free, Music: Classical

Voce Chamber Singers - Honor and Remembrance

St. John Neumann Church

Honor and Remembrance

Voce is proud to open its 26th season, now under the artistic direction of Richard Giarusso, with a program featuring the Musikalische Exequien of Heinrich Schütz, and the Requiem by Herbert Howells. 

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts

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WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

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