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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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1 stars
attended Nov 19 2011

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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attended Nov 17 2011

The Brahms was well done, but Eschenbach seemed to love conducting the Pastoral. Was surprised he's such a slight man. Good to see the NSO in a good place musically.

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Website

http://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=NMCSF

Quotes & Highlights

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.

Description

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.

*Program: 

BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, “Pastoral”

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.