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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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David Diehl
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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David Diehl
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 Oct 09 2010

The Beethoven was wonderful. I've never heard the concerto played with greater sensitivity. I don't care for Bruckner, so the second half of the concert was less enjoyable for me.

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Description

Christoph Eschenbach conducts Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with soloist Christian Tetzlaff, continuing a season-long focus on Beethoven. Also on the program is Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6.

*Program: 

*BEETHOVEN – Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61 (Program Notes)

BRUCKNER – Symphony No. 6

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. 

Christian Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the most important violinists of his generation. The distinctive character of his artistry stems from an unassailable musical integrity and disciplined technique that enables him to brilliantly realize his expressive intentions, yielding highly individual, compelling interpretations. In honor of his artistic achievements, Musical America named Mr. Tetzlaff “Instrumentalist of the Year” in 2005.

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.