CLAS­SI­CAL

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NA­TIONAL SYM­PHONY ORCHES­TRA: SEA­SON OPEN­ING GALA CON­CERT

The con­cert that brings the NSO back in full force is here, fea­tur­ing worl­drenowned cel­list Yo-Yo Ma and Tony-win­ning singer and Broad­way star Cyn­thia Erivo in a trib­ute to com­poser Leonard Bern­stein. Septem­ber 24, John F. Kennedy Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, 202-467-4600; kennedy-cen­ter.org

NA­TIONAL SYM­PHONY ORCHES­TRA: CAR­PEN­TER PLAYS COPLAND/ FA­VORITES BY BERN­STEIN AND ADAMS

Or­gan­ist Cameron Car­pen­ter joins the NSO along­side con­duc­tor Cris­tian Mace­laru in a per­for­mance show­cas­ing the friend­ship be­tween Copland and Bern­stein. Per­for­mances in­clude Copland’s Ap­palachian Spring and Bern­stein’s Diver­ti­mento. Septem­ber 28–30, John F. Kennedy Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, 202467-4600; kennedy-cen­ter.org

WASH­ING­TON NA­TIONAL OPERA: AIDA

In Verdi’s clas­sic love tri­an­gle set in an­cient Egypt, a young fe­male slave falls for one of her cap­tors, while the pharaoh’s daugh­ter also vies for his at­ten­tion. The opera is per­formed in Ital­ian. Septem­ber 9–23, John F. Kennedy Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, 202-467-4600; kennedy-cen­ter.org

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