National Symphony Orchestra with Violinist Leonidas Kavakos
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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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Excellent concert. The orchestra has never sounded better. Thought the soloist played in a slightly flashy manner; would have preferred a more emotionally charged performance, but that is a minor detail. Only problem with the Kennedy Center is the...continued
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AfterWords: The Thursday, Nov. 17 performance is followed by a free discussion with Christoph Eschenbach, Leonidas Kavakos, and NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon.
Christoph Eschenbach continues the NSO’s exploration of Beethoven with the verdant Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral.” Also on the program, Leonidas Kavakos plays another work of German genius, Brahms’s Violin Concerto.
*"BRAHMS":http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/?fuseaction=composition&composition_id=2655 - Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
BEETHOVEN No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"*
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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, 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.