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WPASFor four decades Washington Performing Arts Society has created profound opportunities for connecting the community to artists, in both education and performance. Through live events in venues that criss-cross the landscape of the D.C. metropolitan area, the careers of emerging artists are guided, and established artists who have bonded with the local audience are invited to return. In this way, the space between artists and audiences is eliminated, so that all may share life-long opportunities to deepen their cultural knowledge, enrich their lives, and expand their understanding and compassion of the world through the universal language of the arts.

Washington Performing Arts Society is one of the leading presenters in the nation. The organization’s inherent belief in the complete spectrum of the arts is revealed in performances of the highest quality, including classical music, jazz, gospel, contemporary dance, international music and art forms, and works that bend genres in provocative ways. The commissioning of world premieres on local stages to support artists’ creativity is critical to the mission of WPAS. Dynamic education programs in the schools and beyond are a hallmark of the institution and a mainstay in our nation’s capital. Set against a backdrop of politics, intellectualism, and a population that hails from around the globe, these abundant offerings both ground us in the great heritages of the world, and allow our imaginations to fly, evoking fresh perspectives on life.

Washington Performing Arts Society’s season at Strathmore features compelling artists and ensembles from around the world. The Jazz at Strathmore Series highlights the region’s innovative jazz tradition, while the Celebrity Series showcases classical music’s most acclaimed soloists and chamber ensembles. As is WPAS’ tradition, the organization will also offer several diverse presentations from far corners of the world.

Join WPAS for all of the performances that spark your curiosity, whether here at Strathmore or at one of the organization’s 9 other venues in the Washington, D.C. region. WPAS invites you to browse online at or call (202) 785-9727, and open yourself up to inspirational experiences in the performing arts.

For information on and to purchase tickets to WPAS performances at Strathmore, please click here.

To visit the WPAS website click here.

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