Gil Shaham Plays Prokofiev with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center
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The seats bought through Goldstar were pretty good and we were excited but the performance felt distant and unconnected. The hall is far too large and the acoustics leave much to be desired. Shaham played into the orchestra not out to the audience and seemed not to even realise we were there. Despite an overly enthusiastic ovation he did not give an encore which added to the disengaged feeling of his performance. Xian Zhang is a tiny powerhouse but also did not connect with the audience throughout the difficult program. Altogether a really disappointing evening.
Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky - Le Chant du rossignol
Bartok - The Miraculous Mandarin
Gil Shaham, whom the __New ____York Times__ calls “a highly physical player,” is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 conducted by Xian Zhang. Also on the program are works by Debussy, Stravinsky, and Bartók.
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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.