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Washington Post: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Debuts at Wolf Trap

Washington Post: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Debuts at Wolf Trap

With new sounds in the beginning of the concert to the tried and true of the Western canon, the Shanghai Symphony’s debut at Wolf Trap was a wonderful snapshot of its musical history and tradition.

Washington Post: Anne Akiko Meyers: Violinist breaks a leg — or rather, a foot.

Washington Post: Anne Akiko Meyers: Violinist breaks a leg — or rather, a foot.

“Break a leg” and “the show must go on” are among the most overused injunctions in the performing arts. On Friday, Anne Akiko Meyers joined the lists of performers who have obeyed both.

Washington Post: China Philharmonic’s Silk Road tour wends to Iran

Washington Post: China Philharmonic’s Silk Road tour wends to Iran

"On Friday night, the music of Dvorak’s “New World” symphony was heard in Tehran, performed from the original music the New York Philharmonic has guarded since the work’s 1893 premiere. This orchestra, though, wasn’t American. It was the China Philharmonic."

Washington Post: Pianist Lara Downes gives insightful performance of Czech composers

Washington Post: Pianist Lara Downes gives insightful performance of Czech composers

"Downes — who admitted that Korngold was “the new love of my life” — gave the thing an impassioned performance, but it was her insights into the more complex, understated and subtle works on the program that more deeply impressed."