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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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attended Nov 13 2008

Jennifer Koh was sooo good. Mainly because she really feels her music. We arrived on time, and left as soon as Jennifer Koh's portion of the performance was over. Not to say that the orchestra was bad, but we thought that the music after...continued

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The Thu., Nov. 13 performance is followed by a free discussion with conductor Michael Christie and violinist Jennifer Koh.


Stravinsky – Symphonies of Wind Instruments

Bernstein – Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium” for solo violin, strings, harp, and percussion

Stravinsky – Pétrouchka (1947 version)

If love could be any instrument, it would be a soaring violin. Leonard Bernstein knew this when he chose the violin for Serenade, his classical and intimate conversation on love. The National Symphony Orchestra performs this elegant work with sensational violinist Jennifer Koh. She plays Bernstein’s discourse of the heart with “equal measures of energy and velvety richness,” says the New York Times. The concert is led by conductor Michael Christie in his NSO debut. Also on the program are two Stravinsky masterworks, Symphonies of Wind Instruments and his seminal piece, Pétrouchka.

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.