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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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It was a little disconcerting that the doors didn't open up until about 5 minutes before the show, but everyone got time to find their seats and take in the ambiance without feeling rushed. Ushers were excellent.
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Ate at the KC Cafe on the Terrace Level. Reasonable prices, great food, and no waiting. Ideal for having a civilized meal before the show.
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“Abbado maintained a knife-edge tension throughout; even the lyrical passages had a restless ebb and flow, and the finale had an underlying urgency. Abbado’s attention to details of phrasing and colour was imaginative throughout, and he brought to the piece breadth, depth and ecstatic sweep.” — The Guardian



  • Haydn – Symphony No. 93 in D Major
  • Bartók – Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major
  • Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C minor

This performance will be conducted by Roberto Abbado, artistic partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and nephew of the legendary Claudio Abbado. The orchestra will be joined by pianist Peter Serkin for Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto, part of a new program which also includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 93 and Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 5.

This performance has been made possible in part through the generous support of the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation.

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington Performing Arts

For 40 years Washington Performing Arts Society has created profound opportunities by 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, WPAS invites all to share lifelong opportunities to deepen their cultural knowledge, enrich their lives, and expand their understanding of the world through the universal language of the performing arts.

Established in 1965 by impresario Patrick Hayes, the organization flourished under Douglas Wheeler from 1982 to 2002. Now with the inspired leadership of President Neale Perl, Washington Performing Arts Society continues to be widely recognized as one of the leading presenters of the performing arts in the nation.