Classical Concerts On & Off Campus

The Catholic University Symphony Orchestra. Courtesy of the Catholic Standard

By Brittany Young

Dear CUA students,

By adding just one classical music performance to your calendars, you may discover a new sense of balance and cultural awareness amidst your busy academic schedules. The following events listed below are happening both on and off campus this fall. Those that are off campus are easily accessible via Metro. From the Sistine Chapel Choir, to the Washington National Opera, to CUA’s very own Symphony Orchestra, there is truly something to fit everyone’s classical musical tastes! More to come later this fall, we’ll feature them in another edition!

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20th @ 6:00 PM
WHAT: The Sistine Chapel Choir (The “Pope’s Choir”) performs on CUA’s campus!
WHERE: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
COST: Free!

WHEN: Thursday, September 21st @ 8:00 PM
WHAT: Pianist Eric Fung of Lebanon Valley College performs as part of the Washington International Piano Series at Catholic University.
WHERE: Ward Recital Hall
COST: Free!

WHEN: Saturday, September 23rd @ 7:00 PM
WHAT: The Washington National Opera performs Aida.
WHERE: Nationals Park
COST: Free!

WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2017 – Saturday, September 30, 2017 (time TBD)
WHAT: The National Symphony Orchestra plays Copland’s Symphony for Orchestra and Organ (featuring Cameron Carpenter), Appalachian Spring Suite, and Bernstein’s Divertimento.
WHERE: The Kennedy Center
COST: $15+

WHEN: Thursday, October 5th @ 7:00 PM
WHAT: The CUA Symphony Orchestra performs Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, De Falla’s Sept Chansons Populaires Espagnoles, The Three Cornered Hat, and Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1.
WHERE: Former residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
COST: Free! However, tickets must still be acquired at

WHEN: Thursday, October 5 – Saturday, October 7 @ 7:00 PM (Thurs), 11:30 AM (Fri), & 8:00 PM (Saturday)
WHAT: The National Symphony Orchestra performs Lalo’s Overture from Le roi d’Ys, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7, and Brahm’s Violin Concerto featuring Arabella Steinbacher.
WHERE: The Kennedy Center
COST: $15+

WHEN: Thursday, October 12 @ 7:00 PM
WHAT: The Tempesta di Mare (Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra) will perform two concertos and six entr’actes by German composer Telemann.
WHERE: Lutheran Church of the Reformation
COST: $29+

WHEN: Saturday, October 14
WHAT: The National Chamber Ensemble will perform Spanish pieces by composers such as Turina, de Falla, Turina, and more. De Falla’s Suite Populaire Espagnole will be accompanied by dance!
WHERE: Gunston Theatre One
COST: $16+

WHEN: Saturday, October 14 @ 7:30 PM
WHAT: The Master Singers of D.C. and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra perform Mozart’s Requiem.
WHERE: Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church
COST: $16+


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