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In Performance: Dina Koston Tribute

In today's Washington Post: For Dina Koston, A Fittingly Unique Tribute, by Joan Reinthaler.

By Anne Midgette  |  August 31, 2009; 1:08 PM ET
Categories:  local reviews  
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Thank you for this very sensitive and musically insightful story, Ms. Reinthaler.

I just wanted to remind interested readers that years before Dina Koston’s Theater Chamber Players was named the Kennedy Center's resident chamber ensemble (at about the same time that the new Kennedy Center President Marta Istomin launched her “American Composer Portrait” series in the then-new, upstairs Terrace Theater), Dina’s group started its life by performing in the late 1960s at the then-new Arena Stage in Southwest D.C., as well as a similarly new beige-brick art film (and experimental theater) complex which once graced the corner of 22nd and M Streets, Northwest – where one of the city’s two new Ritz-Carlton hotels and luxury residence complexes now stands (also of beige brick).

(In the early 1980s, Philip Glass discussed his experimental operas, Einstein on the Beach and Satyagraha, at that same 22nd and M Streets art film house, and answered questions from the audience for at least an hour, if not two hours.)

Posted by: snaketime1 | August 31, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

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