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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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attended May 01 2011

This was a wonderful event and a great way to cap the end of the Washington Chorus' 50th year. The Chorus was sublime! The soloists were wonderful! An ~20 min synopsis of Carl Maria von Weber's comedic opera, Die Drei Pintos, which Mahler had...continued

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attended May 01 2011

Absolutely superb concert! We thought the first half couldn't be beat and were we wrong! The Washington chorus is exhuberent, highly musically gifted and did more than justice to as wonderful a choral composer as Mahler. When the choral group...continued

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In this 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert, The Washington Chorus marks the recent major Mahler anniversaries – 150 years since his birth and 100 years since his death.

Evelyn Lear, narrator

Colleen Daly, soprano

Karen Foster, soprano

Othalie Graham, soprano

Shannon Magee, mezzo-soprano

Jennifer Roderer, mezzo-soprano

Jeffrey Springer, tenor

Pawel Izdebski, bass

Jason Stearns, bass

Children from the Washington National Cathedral, Michael McCarthy, Director

Vocal Soloists provided by the Evelyn Lear and Thomas Stewart Emerging Singers Program from the Wagner Society of Washington, D.C.


Mahler: Symphony No. 8 – Veni Creator Spiritus

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder No. 3, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 – Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck Bimm Bamm

Weber: Die drei Pintos: Act III Finale (Mahler completion)

Mahler: Das Klagende Lied – First movement Waldmärchen Forest Legend (Original 1879 version)

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Resurrection Finale

About the Ticket Supplier: The Washington Chorus

Founded in 1961 as the Oratorio Society of Washington, The Washington Chorus is noted for its critically-acclaimed performances and recordings of the entire range of the choral repertoire. A Grammy Award winner, The Washington Chorus is currently in its 50th season and is considered a cultural leader in the Washington area. The Chorus presents an annual subscription series at the J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Music Center at Strathmore, and other major venues throughout the Washington area. The Chorus frequently appears there at the invitation of the National Symphony Orchestra, singing under the direction of many of the world's greatest conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Neville Marriner, Charles Dutoit, Kent Nagano and many others. In addition to its regular Kennedy Center performances, the Chorus has sung throughout the metropolitan area and has received acclaim for numerous world premieres. The Chorus has recorded, been nationally broadcast and internationally televised, performed as part of a motion picture soundtrack, and has performed for presidential inaugurations and to honor world leaders.