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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 20

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The Capital City Symphony with Conductor Victoria Gau in concert at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
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The Capital City Symphony with Conductor Victoria Gau in concert at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

Mar. 20-29: The Elixir of Love
Washington National Opera presents a revival of Gaetano Donizetti’s romantic comedy The Elixir of Love. The opera follows a handsome peasant who falls for a woman who's out of his league. But, with the help of what he believes to be a magic potion, he just might be able to win her affections. The show opens tonight and runs through March 29 in The Kennedy Center Opera House. Directed by Stephen Lawless, the production will be conducted by newcomer Ward Stare.

Mar. 23: Capital City Symphony American Musicfest Part I
This Sunday at 5 p.m. you can head to the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast to hear Capital City Symphony perform a concert of contemporary American classical music. The program includes two pieces by D.C.-based composers Scott Pender and Steven Gerber, who will answer questions in a post-concert Q&A session.

Music: “L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love): Udite, udite, o rustici (Orchestral Backing Track Karaoke Version)” by Compagnia d’Opera Italiana Orchestra and Antonello Gotta

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