2018-19 Critic’s Choice

Washington Classical Review | August 20, 2018

“Several of the city’s organizations will honor the centenary of the end of World War I this November. Likely to be most powerful is this performance of Benjamin Britten’s epic, tragic War Requiem, with its poignant poetry by Wilfred Owen, a British soldier killed just days before the Armistice. This event should be the crown jewel of Gianandrea Noseda’s second season as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra.” -Charles Downey

Review: ‘Bernstein at 100: A Celebration’ at Wolf Trap

DC Metro Theater Arts | July 28, 2018

“What could bring luminaries from the worlds of opera, musical theatre, a cappella, jazz, dance, choral music, and symphonic music together for one night of heavenly tunes? Perhaps nothing short of celebrating the life, legacy, and incredibly inspiring body of work of Leonard Bernstein.” –Hilary Sutton

Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of Wolf Trap’s BERNSTEIN 100 With Tony Yazbeck Today!

Broadway World Social | July 27, 2018

Out On the Town: Arts and entertainment highlights, July 26 – August 1

MetroWeekly | July 26, 2018

The National Symphony Orchestra and Wolf Trap team up to present a star-studded, multi-genre concert in tribute to the late, great musical icon — one month before what would have been his centennial. The lineup includes New York City Ballet star Misty Copeland, Tony-nominated actor Tony Yazbeck and Tony-nominated choreographer Josh Bergasse (both for Bernstein’s On The Town), legendary jazz clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, the Manhattan Transfer & Take 6, sopranos Erin Morley and Kerriann Otano, mezzo-soprano Zoie Reams, baritone Joshua Conyers, George Takei, Pace University Dancers, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, National Cathedral treble soloist Enzo Baldanza, and Wolf Trap Opera Studio Artists, with Michael Barrett leading the NSO.” –Doug Rule

Things to Do in DC This Weekend (July 5-8): Improv Musicals, a Cupcake Competition, and a Cider Tasting

Washingtonian | July 5, 2018

“FILM The National Symphony Orchestra and the Choral Arts Society of Washington will accompany a screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at Wolf Trap. Enjoy the live score performed to the third of J.K. Rowling’s now-classic tales. Through July 7. $40-$65, 8:30 PM.” –Catherine P. Lewis

Beach Boys, Temptations and more perform at ‘A Capitol Fourth’ concert

UPI | July 5, 2018

“Also performing was the National Symphony Orchestra performed under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly; Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music; the Choral Arts Society of Washington; the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets; the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band; members of the Armed Forces carrying the state and territorial flags and the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the military district of Washington, D.C.” –Karen Butler

‘A Capitol Fourth’ 2018 – Performers, Host & Celebrity Guest List!

JustJared | July 4, 2018

Lauren Alaina
Joshua Bell
The Beach Boys
Jimmy Buffett & the cast of Escape to Margaritaville
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Luke Combs
Jack Everly
Renee Fleming
Andy Grammer
Kyla Jade
Patrick Lundy & the Ministers of Music
National Symphony Orchestra
Chita Rivera
The Temptations
The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”
The US Army Herald Trumpets
The US Army Presidential Salute Battery
John Williams
CeCe Winans

Indiana, Pa., native Renee Fleming will deliver ‘Capitol Fourth’ finale

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | July 3, 2018

“John Stamos is host of the Wednesday celebration, which includes John Williams and the National Symphony Orchestra, The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett and the Broadway cast of “Escape to Margaritaville,” Pentatonix, Andy Grammer, Chita Rivera, The Temptations, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, CeCe Winans Joshua Bell, Kyla Jade, Jack Everly, Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music, Choral Arts Society of Washington, the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets and the U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery.”

‘A Capitol Fourth’ presents Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, Temptations in DC

WTOP | July 3, 2018

“You’ll also hear acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell, the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jack Everly, Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, and members of the Armed Forces Color Guard presenting flags provided by the Military District of Washington D.C.” –Jason Fraley

Pyrotechnics and patriotism fill the air on the 4th

Northwest Arkansas Online Democrat Gazette | July 3, 2018

“The concert also features the National Symphony Orchestra, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets.” –Michael Storey