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5580 Star Starred
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 Apr 10 2011

It was a delightful event. The 1st half lecture was interactive, simple and fun. The Chorus was excellent and well prepared.

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7 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

A fantastic event for music lovers. The speaker was engaging, and the chorus and orchestra magical. A fantastic experience!

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

My seats were in the second to the last row. However, it was a good performance and I would recommend it.

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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.” —
“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.

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.