Murray Perahia: Legendary Pianist Plays Chopin, More at the Kennedy Center
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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
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What a wonderful concert! Perahia was in such great form that some members of the audience gave him a standing ovation at the intermission - something I had never seen. The Schumann piece was so beautiful I almost wept. Our tickets were excellent, also - in the orchestra right in the middle. Thank you Goldstar!
In the more than 30 years he has been performing on the concert stage, American pianist Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time.
Bach Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Schumann Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Chopin Etude No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 25, "Aeolian Harp"
Mazurka in A flat major, Op. 59, No. 2
Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op. 50, No. 3
Mazurka in F sharp minor, Op. 59, No. 3
Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54, CT.200
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