National Symphony Orchestra and Violinist Jennifer Koh Play Bernstein, Stravinsky
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Maestro Christopher Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to composer Richard Strauss with a performance of his 1888 tone poem Don Juan, as well as excerpts from the modernist operas, 1908's Elektra and 1905's hit Salome, based on Oscar Wilde's play. Making her NSO debut is Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, who impressed critics and audiences alike with her roles in Wagner at the Met. Bass-baritone John Relyea's also appeared at the Met, along with the San Francisco, Seattle, Paris and Munich State Operas, among others. Learn More
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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.
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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, 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. Recent festivals include African Odyssey, AmericArtes, Festival of China, and JAPAN: culture + hyperculture.