Many more cheap concerts for students from WPAS!

Washington Performing Arts Society has unveiled a raft of great concerts with bargain $10 tickets for students, including two this weekend! See below for details:

Leif Ove AndsnesLeif Ove Andsnes, piano has made a name for himself as one of the truly elite pianists of his time. On Sunday evening, he will play a simply gorgeous program of Chopin and Debussy at Strathmore.

Sol GabettaA rising international star, cellist Sol Gabetta has been winning competitions since age 10 and soloing with orchestras around the world, including the Vienna Philharmonic. She makes her Kennedy Center debut on Saturday afternoon.

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 7PM

The Music Center at Strathmore

Chopin Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1
Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2
Four Ballades
Debussy Estampes
Images, Book I

“The most accomplished pianist of the new generation.” ~ The New York Times

Sol Gabetta, cello

Alessio Bax, piano

Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2PM

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Schumann Fantasiestücke
Shostakovich Sonata in D minor
Mendelssohn Sonata No. 2 in D Major
Servais Fantaisie sur deux Airs Russes

“The night belonged to the amazing Sol Gabetta. Wit, aristocratic poise and elegance; mercurial shifts of mood, intensity and lightness of touch in near-miraculous balance; broad brush strokes and finely-drawn lines.” ~ The Glasgow Herald

$10 student tickets are available for the following performances:

Sol Gabetta, cello

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Mikhail Simonyan, violin

Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion

European Union Youth Orchestra

Stefan Jackiw, violin

The Philadelphia Orchestra

More performances may be added throughout the year. Announcements of any additions to the student ticket list will be made immediately.

  • Call WPAS Ticket Services at (202) 785-WPAS. You do not need any codes.
  • Student ticket sales end at 10am the same day of a weekday performance, and Friday at 10am for a weekend performance
  • You can order a MAXIMUM of 2 tickets per student ID
  • Pick up your tickets the night of the performance at the WPAS table (NOT the regular box office – hint: look for banners, brochures, and badges that say WPAS)
  • Student IDs WILL BE CHECKED at the table, and we will strictly adhere to the policy of 2 tickets per 1 student ID

For complete student ticket policies, please visit on our website.


Vocal Arts DC concert: Florian Boesch, baritone, Feb. 15

Florian Boesch Baritone, Florian Boesch will be presenting a program of Schumann and Schubert lieder Wednesday, February 15th, as the latest concert in Vocal Arts DC‘s 2011-2012 season. He will be accompanied by pianist, Roger Vignoles. Full program available here.

Again, there are reduced price ($15) tickets available for all students, and music students can get in free by emailing Robert at

DC Jazz Loft (Capital Bop) @ The Dunes Feb 12th

Capital Bop’s DC Jazz Loft has  a new home in the Dunes, a gorgeous art space and performance venue in Columbia Heights.

This Sunday, DC Jazz Loft will be hosting its first show there, and things are going to start off with a bang: This is arguably the strongest lineup of any D.C. Jazz Loft, ever. It will be featuring performances by hard-swinging saxophone giant Paul Carr, Lenny Robinson’s deep-seeking trio MadCurious (featuring Brian Settles and Tarus Mateen) and trumpet innovator Donvonte McCoy.

As always, the loft is a donation-based affair; it is strongly suggested that you drop at least $10 into the musicians’ donation box on your way in the door. And, as usual, the show will end in an open jam – musicians, bring your axes! See you all at the Dunes this Sunday at 7 p.m.

For more information check out:

Bargain student tickets for Susan Graham, Saturday Feb. 4

Susan Graham flier Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will be performing at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall this Saturday, February 4th at 3pm, and WPAS has made tickets available to students for only $10! All you need to do is call the box office (202-785-9727) by 10am Friday, and let them know you’re a student.

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano
Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 3PM
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Coming off her phenomenal success in the title role of Xerxes at San Francisco Opera, Susan Graham — “America’s favorite mezzo” (Gramophone) — presents a thematic program inspired by iconic female characters of history, literature, and song by composers from Schubert to Duparc, including Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Lady Macbeth (as rendered by Berlioz and Joseph Horovitz respectively) and a selection of song settings for Goethe’s Mignon showcasing her “abundant artistry” (BBC Music Magazine).

Final D.C. Jazz Loft at Red Door Tomorrow

DC Jazz Loft Flyer Tomorrow night, Saturday, January 21st, marks the end of the road for the D.C. Jazz Loft series at Red Door (443 I St NW, go down the alley and look for the red door). It begins at 7pm and will go . . . well, presumably pretty late.

It features a who’s who of DC’s young jazz scene including Brian Settles, Elijah Jamal Balbed, Jonathan Parker, Kris Funn, and Jonah Parzen-Johnson, as well as the 000 trio, featuring AU Music Library alumnus, Luke Stewart.

For more details on the performers, including sound samples, check out the CapitalBop blog post.

Lydia Teuscher, soprano, free for music students, Jan. 26th

Lydia TeuscherIt’s the first Vocal Arts DC concert of 2012, and – again – it’s a phenomenal deal for students. If you’re a student, you can get a reduced-price ticket ($15) by emailing Robert at If you’re a music student, tickets are available for FREE. Can’t beat that!

Lydia Teuscher will be performing a program of Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Strauss along with accompanist, Graham Johnson. Full bios are on the VADC website.

MEDICI.TV becomes a reality!

No longer is this in the trial stage – the Virtual Classical Concert Hall is now officially part the AU Library Databases. Read below to find out more about

Founded in 2008, has since broadcasted over 200 classical music events, boasts 12 million watched videos, with an average of 80,000 single visitors each month.

Some of the cool features include:

Live Broadcasting: You can watch classical music from the comfort of your own home! Some upcoming programs include:

  •  November 3rd at 2 PMHélène Grimaud and the Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks perform Mozart
  • November 5th at 2 PM – Hélène Grimaud and the Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Bach, Silvestrov and Dvořák
  • November 6th at 10:30 AM – Hélène Grimaud and Jan Vogler perform Schumann, Brahms and Shostakovich
  • November 18th at 2:30 PM – Giovanni Sollima: Portrait of an Italian

Video on Demand: has over 700 programs available for streaming including filmed concerts, archived movies (from such legends as Maria Callas and Leonard Berstein), documentaries on performers and composers and educational programs and master classes.

To access this resource: Go to the American University Library webpage –> select “Search Databases” –> and find!!!