National Symphony Orchestra and Pianist Yuja Wang at the Kennedy Center
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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
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This was an impulse purchase. The last time I went to the symphony was five years ago. But I loved it! The chance to witness a world-premiere work - one that had me grinning in the third movement - was well worth the $35. And Yuja Wang was remarkable. My seats were amazing - Orchestra, Row Q, on the aisle. So I could the pianist moving her hands with such grace and dexterity - playing, according to the composer - 19,000 different notes. The evening ended with Tchaikovsky, and I went home happy to have impulsively gone with a cultural midweek experience.
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“(Wang’s arrival) on the musical scene is an exhilarating and unnerving development. To listen to her in action is to re-examine whatever assumptions you may have had about how well the piano can actually be played.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Pianist Yuja Wang premieres Jennifer Higdon’s Piano Concerto with Grammy-winning conductor Andrew Litton. Also on the program are Rimsky-Korsakov’s Suite from The Snow Maiden and Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony.
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.