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This wasn’t supposed to be a silent summer. It was full to overflowing with wonderful stories, beautiful music, and even better people. But for the first time in 12 years, I wasn’t able to write. In early June, my brother died, and it left me unable to do much of anything except grieve and take
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Artist in Residence Alan Held is back for his second week with our singers, and a busy one it will be! Here are the details in case you want to join in the fun… Saturday, June 25 – Recitative Seminar 3:00 – 4:30 pm at the Center for Education (free event) Alan is joined by colleagues Caroline
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(A guest post by Lee Anne Myslewski, WTO’s Director of Artistic Administration) When we started looking at Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia in earnest last fall, we knew that we weren’t going to be able to produce it without comment, the way we had in 1988. And, quite honestly, the piece is so rich in
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After last night’s beautiful opening of The Rape of Lucretia, we head to D.C. for the next 2 events in The Lucretia Project. Join us! Read Lucretia: Saturday, June 11 at 5:30pm The Forum The Shakespeare Theatre‘s Sidney Harman Hall Lucretia’s story through the lens of Shakespeare, Chaucer, St. Augustine and more. Hear Lucretia: Saturday, June 11 at 7:30pm
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These are some of the things that stayed with me after attending Dr. Alexandra Libby’s See Lucretia presentation at McLean Project for the Arts last night… In the Italian Renaissance, many works of art depicting Lucretia were meant primarily for women. Sometimes painted on wedding chests, sometimes hanging in private bedrooms, they were an ultimate reminder of
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First, the facts: See Lucretia Wednesday, June 1 (tomorrow!) 7:00 pm (preceded by reception at 6:30) McLean Project for the Arts at McLean Community Center National Gallery of Art Assistant Curator Alexandra Libby will describe how artists during the Renaissance and Baroque periods were drawn to this dramatic story for its imbedded messages of morality,
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A sumptuous romantic quartet. Elegant classical arias. A bawdy lute song. Frothy G&S. Iconic Elgar and Vaughan Williams. Sophisticated jazz. Beautiful ballads. And Lennon & McCartney. Delivered by Summer, Clarissa, Jonas and Shea. Oh, and illuminated by the encyclopedic wisdom, signature wit and astonishing musicianship that is Steven Blier. Tomorrow and Sunday (May 28/29) at The Barns.
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Imagine this. You arrive at your new job and have barely figured out who is who and what is where. And one of the first things you do is stand up in front of your new colleagues and bosses to deliver 5 minutes of what you believe to be your best work. Welcome to Death by Aria.
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Today boasted the first entry in “A Little Lunch Music: – our noontime series of short concerts for Wolf Trap Foundation staff. Our guest artist Steven Blier and his cast offered a tantalizing preview of this weekend’s From Lute Song to the Beatles. Sunday is sold out, but there are still some tickets left for Saturday!
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Yesterday was a wonderful day of feeling connected to the DC-area arts community. The afternoon was spent in discussions with colleagues about the upcoming 2017-2018 Leonard Bernstein centennial. (Lots of exciting things, likely to be announced by this time next year.) And the evening was devoted to our new partnership with the S&R Foundation, which does
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