Mozart's Requiem: What Makes It Great? from the Choral Arts Society of Washington
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Canadian pianist and former child prodigy Angela Hewitt may be best known for her nine-year recording project featuring a complete cycle of Bach's major keyboard works, but for her National Symphony Orchestra debut, she'll perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22. As heard in the award-winning film Amadeus, that diverse work includes difficult solos and a lively finale that's book-ended by a poignant minuet. Conductor David Zinman leads the NSO through another famous film theme as well, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, so compellingly used in Stanley Kubrick's ground-breaking 2001: A Space Odyssey. Learn More
When you go to an event at the Kennedy Center, make certain to see what is playing at the Millenium Stage. A free performance is offered at 6:00 every night. I saw a wonderful set of Broadway show tune sung by very talented students from Catholic University.NSO: Koh Plays Barber info • Nov 01 2013 star this tip starred
Reviews & Ratings
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If you haven't gone to the "What Makes It Great?" series, you must. You absolutely must! I'm an avid fan of W.A.Mozart and adored the commentary and insights from the initial discussion of his Requiem. But even a classical-agnostic would be thrilled by the way in which the music and its moving complexities were presented to the audience. Mozart is King -- a regular "Rex Tremendae Majestatis" in his own right. Choral was fantastic and the orchestra was equally top-notch!
Quotes & Highlights
“You’ve never heard a classical music concert like this before … Kapilow’s exuberance transported the audience back into the mind of the composer and his contemporaries…. it brings a whole new level of appreciation.” —San Diego Union-Tribune
“This was a knockout combination of education and entertainment … Hearing each song after Kapilow revealed its musical secrets was like meeting a celebrity just after reading his or her autobiography. Throughout the show Kapilow never once sounded dry or academic — but he did sound smart, enthusiastic, and stunningly articulate. He has a remarkable ability to make genius understandable to a general audience.” —Theatermania.com
“Concerts by the Choral Arts Society of Washington are one of life’s few truly reliable pleasures.” —The Washington Post
Former NPR music commentator and host of the What Makes It Great series Rob Kapilow joins the Choral Arts Chorus to “get audiences in tune with classical music at a deeper level than many of them thought possible” (Los Angeles Times). Kapilow unravels and explores this glorious musical masterpiece with the audience during the first half of the concert. The second half features a full performance of the work under the baton of Maestro Scribner, followed by a Q&A with the audience and the performers.