National Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, Bartók's The Wooden Prince
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With a voice that The New York Times describes as a "singularly thunderous baritone," Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the NSO Pops for an evening of holiday favorites. Equally comfortable as a dancer and a singer, he's an in-demand presence on the Great White Way, with critically acclaimed performances in Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He's even had two cameo appearances on the hit TV show Glee, and last year released a CD of Broadway hits entitled Simply Broadway. Steven Reineke conducts the orchestra as Stokes puts his jazzy spin on all the holiday classics. Word on the street is that Jolly ol' St. Nick might even make an appearance at this show! Learn More
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"
Bartok: The Wooden Prince
National Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor Iván Fischer has been Music Director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra since he founded the celebrated ensemble in 1983. He became Principal Guest Conductor of the NSO in the 2006-07 season, and this season became Principal Conductor. Born in Budapest in 1951, Mr. Fischer is one in a long line of important conductors to spring from the rich musical ground of Hungary, along with Fritz Reiner, George Szell, Eugene Ormandy, István Kertesz, Georg Solti, Ferenc Fricsay, Sándor Végh, the NSO's third music director Antal Dorati, and several members of Mr. Fischer's own family. He first achieved public acclaim outside his native land, but returned to participate in the cultural renaissance that began in Hungary in the 1980s and caught fire with the fall of the Iron Curtain.
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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America's living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation's busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center's Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world. Recent festivals include African Odyssey, AmericArtes, Festival of China, and JAPAN: culture + hyperculture.