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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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4 reviews
15 stars
attended Oct 15 2010

Mahler's 5th was fantastic. Goldstar could have done better at updating this event as the program changed and it was not, actually, an all-Mahler program. Fortunately I had seen the program notes at the Kennedy Center web site and was aware of...continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 16 2010

Nothing short of extraordinary! The Mahler 5th was among the best interpreted and played I've heard since Leonard Bernstein conducted it.

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12 reviews
16 stars
attended Oct 15 2010

The Mahler was one of the finest performances I have ever heard of this work -- the Fourth Movement moved me to tears. The Mozart, an unfamiliar piece was fine, but not quite up to the Mahler. I think the NSO is in for an excellent ride with...continued

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Christoph Eschenbach conducts an all-Mahler program. The NSO performs Symphony No. 5 as well as __Kindertotenlieder __with contralto Nathalie Stutzmann.


MAHLER – Kindertotenlieder (Program Notes)

MAHLER – Symphony No. 5

Christoph Eschenbach is now in his first season as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as Music Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is also in great demand as a distinguished guest conductor with the finest orchestras and opera houses throughout the world.This season includes many features that are anticipated to become hallmarks of Maestro Eschenbach’s tenure in Washington.

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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, Washington National Opera, 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.