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I had a radio show that only played bands performing in the District. That show is super dead, so we’ve resurrected it (with way more words and far less radio) in the form of this column. Every day I’ll review a song from a band playing in D.C. that night. The rules are, 1. I can only listen to the song once and 2. I only have until the end of the song to finish my review.


Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage shows may not always be fantastic, but they are always a solid option when you have no money and slightly more time. The show today should be really cool because the Opera House Orchestra will be performing Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano and Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet in B minor. I obviously can not find any videos / mp3s of them actually performing these songs, but I can imagine it will be quite similar to the two videos below and they are fantastic. This is a great way to here some excellent music without having the actually dress up and go to the opera, but you should totally go out and do that too because opera is great and beautiful and don’t mind me I’m just sitting alone at home and crying over La Traviata.

You can see the Opera House Orchestra tonight at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.