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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Cole Porter’s musical legacy is treasure trove of iconic songs that are delightful, delicious, and de-lovely. Through recordings and rare film clips, American music specialist Robert Wyatt surveys Porter’s Broadway and Hollywood years, as well as a glamorous life that also held personal tragedy.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM

The Washington Post’s drama critic Peter Marks offers the inside scoop on what’s promising, what’s risky, and what might not be worth the ticket price in the promising and packed year ahead in local theatre.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM

In a very special evening, hear director Tate Taylor and actor Chadwick Boseman discuss the legendary performer James Brown and the making of Get on Up about the performer’s tumultuous life. Then, watch the film and find out why Brown earned the titles the Godfather of Soul and the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business. Your feet will not stop moving.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Michael Patrick Hearn, the leading authority on all things Oz, takes you behind scenes—and behind the curtain—as he looks at the creation of the most beloved Hollywood movie ever made.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Spend Wednesday mornings in song and in good company. The Encore Chorale, made up of singers 55 and older, begins a new series of 15 weekly rehearsals leading to a performance.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Spend Wednesday evenings in song and in good company. The Encore Chorale, made up of singers 55 and older, begins a new series of 15 weekly rehearsals leading to a performance.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s personal and musical life was inextricably bound up in the city of Vienna. Musicologist Daniel Freeman traces the creative interplay of artist and place.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Singers Tricia Lepofsky and Alizon Reggioli serve up a fresh taste of Broadway as they tell a tale of reunited friends through standards including "Big Spender," "Matchmaker,” “I Feel Pretty,” and "You Could Drive a Person Crazy.” Cheers!

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM

A masterwork by Schubert gets the distinctive in-depth examination from composer, conductor, and commentator Rob Kapilow in the new season. Presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

A masterwork by Copland gets the distinctive in-depth examination from composer, conductor, and commentator Rob Kapilow in the new season. Presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM

A masterwork by Mozart gets the distinctive in-depth examination from composer, conductor, and commentator Rob Kapilow in the new season. Presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Masterworks by Sondheim get the distinctive in-depth examination from composer, conductor, and commentator Rob Kapilow in the new season. Presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts.

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