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4034 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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David Diehl
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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David Diehl
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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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 01 2009

This was a good introduction to a new orchestra. Personally, I didn't care too much for the totally modern Chinese piano concerto composed by Chen Yi. It's a matter of musical taste - and had nothing to do with the execution of the piece by...continued

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1 stars
attended Feb 01 2009

The program was enjoyable. The members of the concert were relatively young. The conductor was great !!

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Website

http://www.choralarts.org/

Description

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at The Kennedy Center with The Qingdao Symphony Orchestra making its American debut under the baton of Maestro Yongyan Hu. World-class soloists and the Choral Arts Society Chorus will join the Symphony in performing works by leading Chinese composers as well as American favorites.

Featuring:

Qingdao Symphony Orchestra

Yongyan Hu, conductor

Hongyan Zhang, pipa

Sa Chen, piano

Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano

Alvy Powell, baritone

The Choral Arts Society of Washington

Norman Scribner, Artistic Director

Program:

Leonard Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Ye Xiaogang Pipa Concerto

Chen Yi Piano Concerto

George Gershwin “Porgy & Bess” (Concert Version) (Arr. R. R. Bennett)

About the Ticket Supplier: Choral Arts Society of Washington

Founded in 1965, The Choral Arts Society of Washington is one of the leading choral organizations in the United States with a symphonic chorus of more than 180 professional-caliber volunteer singers. Under the leadership of its founder and artistic director Norman Scribner the chorus has performed with leading symphony orchestras, sung under the world's most distinguished conductors, produced acclaimed recordings and toured nationally and internationally.