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ACROSS THE ARTS WITH PATRICK D. McCOY

A cultural arts curator bringing the joys of classical music to ALL communities with an insider’s glimpse into one on one interviews, behind the scenes coverage, thoughtful community engagement and tailored arts experiences..”

 

Patrick’s  skill is in blending heart and mind for thoughtful writing that

brings artists and projects to life.”

 — Jenny Bilfield, President & CEO Washington Performing Arts

 

 

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The Adoration of Kathleen Battle

A Triumphant Return:  Legendary Soprano Kathleen Battle sings The Metropolitan Opera House into a frenzy! In what many described as an 'out of the blue' appearance, the glamorous soprano proved that she still has star power, packing the 3850-seat house with the most...

The Conversation Series: Soprano Michele Kennedy Featured on Across the Arts 4/10

HAYDN IN PLAIN SIGHT:  Acclaimed soprano and a DC favorite Michele Kennedy will appear in conversation with host Patrick D. McCoy on Across the Arts, live on both Facebook and YouTube on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 8 PM EST. Ahead of her debut with the Washington...

More Allegros of Spring

IN THE AIR:  There is so much news to share.  From awards, honors and concerts, we had to offer a part two! Lead Photo:  The Washington Chorus will honor Terri Allen, Laura Colgate and Sunny Sumter at their "April in Paris" Annual Spring Gala on April 20, 2024. by...

The Allegros of Spring

IN THE AIR:  From galas, sounds, appointments and departures-Spring 2024 is blooming with all sorts of opportunities. Lead Photo:  Washington Performing Arts held its Spring Gala in the newly renovated National Museum of Women in the Arts.  (David Claypool/Kalorama...

Celebrating 100 Years: The Portland Youth Philharmonic Embarks on East Coast Tour

At the Music Center at Strathmore:  Among its stops was a Monday night performance with Imani Winds. LEAD PHOTO:  Members of The Portland Youth Philharmonic share a moment with Grammy-award winning composer Jeff Scott backstage before their performance at The Music...

A Monumental Return: The Legendary Soprano Kathleen Battle Presents Yet Another Recital at the Met in May

LONG-AWAITED:  After witnessing her glorious star-studded appearance with her Underground Railroad at The Metropolitan Opera House back in 2016, Ms. Battle returns in a 'portrait' concert on Mother's Day, May 12, 2024 at 5 PM.   LEAD PHOTO: Legendary soprano Kathleen...

Beloved DC Arts Supporter and Patron Mayme Wilkins Holt set to be Remembered in Washington, DC

A MUSICAL LEGACY:  Mrs. Mayme Wikins Holt, the mother of the late baritone Ben Holt has died at the age of 101 after many years of supporting and nurturing countless musical artists. by Patrick D. McCoy The life of beloved supporter of the arts Mayme Holt will be...

SOUND THE TRUMPET: UMD Alumnus Justin Bland Comes Home for Residency

Come Ye Sons of Art:  Currently living in Denmark, the University of MD alumnus and Baroque Trumpeter returns to the area for a series of events featuring him in a special residency. by Patrick D. McCoy Justin Bland returns home to MD the week of Feb 15-25 for a...

YEAR END REVIEW: Musical Highlights of 2023

#1:  On the Scene in 2023:  Even though "Across the Arts" was on the scene less than usual, we were able to catch some memorable moments. The top highlight of 2023 is the formation and concert début of the Washington Douglass Chorale under the direction of co-artistic...

Joy of Christmas with Cathedral Choral Society

REVIEW:  The sounds of Christmas filled Washington National Cathedral for Annual Concert. by Patrick D. McCoy Music of the season inspire many different feelings for many people.  The one feeling that was perhaps on display was joy!  Whether it was the familiar carols...
The Adoration of Kathleen Battle

The Adoration of Kathleen Battle

A Triumphant Return:  Legendary Soprano Kathleen Battle sings The Metropolitan Opera House into a frenzy! In what many described as an 'out of the blue' appearance, the glamorous soprano proved that she still has star power, packing the 3850-seat house with the most...

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The Allegros of Spring

The Allegros of Spring

IN THE AIR:  From galas, sounds, appointments and departures-Spring 2024 is blooming with all sorts of opportunities. Lead Photo:  Washington Performing Arts held its Spring Gala in the newly renovated National Museum of Women in the Arts.  (David Claypool/Kalorama...

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Joy of Christmas with Cathedral Choral Society

Joy of Christmas with Cathedral Choral Society

REVIEW:  The sounds of Christmas filled Washington National Cathedral for Annual Concert. by Patrick D. McCoy Music of the season inspire many different feelings for many people.  The one feeling that was perhaps on display was joy!  Whether it was the familiar carols...

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Messiah with the National Philharmonic

Messiah with the National Philharmonic

REVIEW:  Community and Concert Hall met at the intersection at Strathmore in the performance of Handel's beloved oratorio. by Patrick D. McCoy PHOTO:  L to R:  Baltimore Choral Arts Artistic Director Anthony Blake Clark, vocal soloists Lucia Bradford, Aundi Marie...

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A Candlelight Christmas with The Washington Chorus

A Candlelight Christmas with The Washington Chorus

REVIEW:  Music for the season, both old and new filled the Music Center at Strathmore by Patrick D. McCoy When you have a good meal, the tendency is to go back for more.  "A Candlelight Christmas" presented each year by The Washington Chorus at both The Music Center...

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Media Packages:  TE DEUM ARTS MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

Media Packages: TE DEUM ARTS MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

As an artist, often times it is difficult to gain the desired attention for your one's work.  Please consider purchasing one or more of the packages below to amplify your exposure by engaging the professional service of TE DEUM ARTS MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS: Package 1: ...

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2021 Medal of Arts Recipients honored by President Biden

2021 Medal of Arts Recipients honored by President Biden

(Lead Photo:  Legendary Singer Gladys Knight being awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Biden.) HONORED:  President Joseph R. Biden presented the 2021 National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at...

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Top Performances and Arts Events Post Pandemic 2022

Top Performances and Arts Events Post Pandemic 2022

BACK ON STAGE:  After an array of performance cancellations and venue constraints, ensembles began to return to the stage in full force with exciting productions. LEAD PHOTO:  The Washington Bach Consort performed the world-premiere of "A New Song" by Trevor Weston at...

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Free Summer Arts Camp Kicks Off August 9

Free Summer Arts Camp Kicks Off August 9

  FREE ACCESS TO ARTS OPPORTUNITIES:  The Prince George’s County Local Development Council (PGCLDC) funds free week-long performance arts camp for youth.  Partnering with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA ) a non-profit arts...

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Sunshine and Rain:  An Unexpected Delight

Sunshine and Rain: An Unexpected Delight

REVIEW:  Originally to be performed in the 'Secret Garden,' the outdoor performance space of the Alexandria based Classical Movements, the concert by the Choral Arts Society of Washington Chamber Singers found safe-haven in nearby Saint Paul's Episcopal Church. by...

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THE MAESTRO SERIES:  Wayne Marshall

THE MAESTRO SERIES: Wayne Marshall

The incomparable conductor, organist and pianist Wayne Marshall joined the latest installment of THE MAESTRO SERIES on "Across the Arts"  with Creator and Host Patrick D. McCoy. ACROSS THE ARTS MORE ABOUT WAYNE MARSHALL British conductor, organist and pianist Wayne...

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The Washington Chorus’ TWC TV Names a New Host

The Washington Chorus’ TWC TV Names a New Host

A NEW HOST:  In a surprise announcement on the 9/24/2020 installment of TWC TV ahead of its 60th Anniversary Birthday Bash next month, Executive Director of The Washington Chorus Stephen Marc Beaudoin announced that DC based arts journalist, radio host and musician...

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More Allegros of Spring

More Allegros of Spring

IN THE AIR:  There is so much news to share.  From awards, honors and concerts, we had to offer a part two! Lead Photo:  The Washington Chorus will honor Terri Allen, Laura Colgate and Sunny Sumter at their "April in Paris" Annual Spring Gala on April 20, 2024. by...

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Patrick D. McCoy

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The Conversation Series:  Soprano Michele Kennedy Featured on Across the Arts 4/10

The Conversation Series: Soprano Michele Kennedy Featured on Across the Arts 4/10

HAYDN IN PLAIN SIGHT:  Acclaimed soprano and a DC favorite Michele Kennedy will appear in conversation with host Patrick D. McCoy on Across the Arts, live on both Facebook and YouTube on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 8 PM EST. Ahead of her debut with the Washington...

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The Adoration of Kathleen Battle

The Adoration of Kathleen Battle

A Triumphant Return:  Legendary Soprano Kathleen Battle sings The Metropolitan Opera House into a frenzy! In what many described as an 'out of the blue' appearance, the glamorous soprano proved that she still has star power, packing the 3850-seat house with the most...

read more