Nancy Holt, Dark Star Park - Arlington County Cultural Affairs
Bookmark + Share Subscribe to this page

Music in Metro DC including Concerts, Opera, Symphony & More

Find DC music concerts, performances and recitals including classical, opera, pop, rock, country, recitals and more. CultureCapital gives you quick and easy access to Metro DC concert schedules with links to the presenters to purchase tickets.

Browse Music By: All Music ... Cabaret (8) ... Choral (32) ... Classical (106) ... Concert / Standards (8) ... Contemporary / Electronica (3) ... Country / Folk / Bluegrass (9) ... Family & Kids (7) ... Hip Hop (3) ... Jazz (76) ... Musical Theatre (7) ... Opera (18) ... Recitals (16) ... Rock / Pop / Punk (26) ... Seasonal (1) ... World (28) ...

Hot Hits
AIR - Strathmore's Artist in Residence Series
The Artists in Residence (AIR) program provides performance, composition, teaching, and networking opportunities for upcoming musicians.
DC Jazz Festival: June 7-29, 2014
With more than 125 performances in dozens of venues across the city, the DC Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in Washington, DC and one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in the nation.
Mother's Day Weekend 2014 Planning Guide
Find the perfect gift for you and your mom to share this Mother's Day right here at CultureCapital.com. This Mother's Day Weekend 2014 planning guide will assist you in choosing a show, concert or dance performance or soak in the latest exhibition at a museum or art gallery. And check the Dining Out Guide that accompanies each event for restaurant suggestions provided by the RAMW.
Spring Arts Preview Metro DC 2014
Finally. Spring has arrived. Find a preview to theatre, dance, music, museum and gallery events in this CultureCapital.com Spring Arts Preview.
The Jazz Samba Project at Strathmore May 30-June 15, 2014
Strathmore’s Jazz Samba Project celebrates Brazilian musical influence around an explosive moment in jazz and pop history: the release of the landmark 1962 Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd album, recorded in Washington, D.C. at the All Souls Unitarian Church.
Hilary Hahn, violin
Strathmore
Wed, April 23
Hahn's program includes selections from her Encores Project, featuring commissioned works performed for the first time in Washington.
NSO: Beyond the Score: Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4--Why Italy?
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, April 25
For aficionados and newcomers alike, this series uses actors, narration, excerpts, and multimedia to share captivating stories behind a score, followed by a full performance of the work. This event explores Mendelssohn's delightful "Italian" Symphony.
Ben Folds Solo
GW Lisner Auditorium
Mon, April 28
Following the release of Ben Folds Five's first official live album in June and a host of feature orchestral shows, Ben Folds takes the stage for a solo performance.
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Tue, April 29
Featuring works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Medtner, Ravel, and Strauss.
4 Girls 4: Maureen McGovern, Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie & Faith Prince
Strathmore
Fri, May 2
Show tune lovers hit the jackpot with this foursome, each a legendary leading lady: Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, Andrea McArdle, and Faith Prince.
Todo Tango
GW Lisner Auditorium
Sat, May 3
Once again, PASO ends its annual DC Tango Festival with it signature tango show of traditional tangos and nuevo tangos, featuring 30 musicians, bandoneón players, tango pianist Octavio Brunetti, and an international cast of tango dancers.
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Kreeger Museum
Fri, May 9
The St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has established itself among the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation.
Martin Helmchen, piano
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, May 10
Featuring works by Bach, Schumann, and Schubert.
Blue Note at 75, The Concert
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sun, May 11
As the culminating event of a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records, artists from the iconic label's present and past roster perform: Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Jason Moran, Wayne Shorter, and surprise special guests.
Lawrence Brownlee & Kevin Murphy in Recital
GW Lisner Auditorium
Tue, May 13
nternationally acclaimed American tenor, a favorite at the Metropolitan Opera and virtually all of Europe's leading opera houses, appears in recital, accompanied by Kevin Murphy.
Aaron Grad & Gus Mercante
Strathmore
Thu, May 15
Grad returns with new music and an entirely new instrument that he invented--the electric theorbo--in his newest work, Old-Fashioned Love Songs, commissioned in part by Strathmore.
Neil Sedaka
Strathmore
Fri, May 16
Stroll down memory lane with this influential and charming performer!
Washington National Opera: The Magic Flute
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, May 3 thru Sun, May 18
A love-struck prince sets out on a fantastic adventure to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter in Mozart's final opera. This "zesty and imaginative new production" (San Francisco Chronicle) is certain to captivate audiences of all ages.
Stefan Jackiw, violin & Anna Polonsky, piano
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Wed, May 21
"His weeping tone and spot-on intonation made you wonder whether this was what it was like to hear a Perlman or a Stern in his early years." - The Washington Post
NSO Pops: Rajaton: The Music of ABBA / Steven Reineke, conductor
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, May 30 thru Sat, May 31
With a name that's Finnish for "boundless," genre-crossing ensemble Rajaton joins the NSO Pops to pay tribute to Scandinavian pop sensations ABBA--who gave the world one hit after another, from "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia" to "Take a Chance on Me."
Sam Haywood, piano
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, May 31
Sam Haywood, who performed with Joshua Bell at the Kennedy Center and Strathmore in recent seasons, makes his U.S. solo recital debut. Featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Brahms, Wagner, Lizst, and Schumann.
Highlights
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Fri, April 25
Embassy of Slovenia
Woobin Park, Pianist
Sat, April 26
Montpelier Arts Center
Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Mistresses and Masterpieces
Sun, April 27
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Rhythm Cafe: Sassy Sarah Vaughan
Sun, April 27
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Trout Fishing in America
Sun, April 27
CenterStage
The Hit Men
Sun, May 11
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Operetta Evening I - Embassy of Austria
Thu, May 15
Embassy of Austria
Los Master Plus
Fri, May 16
Artisphere
Under the Streetlamp | Gentleman's Rule
Fri, May 30
Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Raul Midòn
Sat, May 31
CenterStage