National Symphony Orchestra Plays Mendelssohn and More
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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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I always love the Kennedy Center, but I bought tickets for my dad's birthday. He's big into classical music and I knew it would be perfect for him. Everything in terms of booking and picking up the tickets was easy. Our seats were good, about 1/2 up the Orchestra Seating. The performance was spectacular! The Henze piece was not my cup of tea, but the other two, Brahms and Mendelssohn were beyond-words-gorgeous. Thanks for offering this great deal!
Performance Timing: Part One - 49 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 39 min.
Henze - Adagio, Fugue, and Maenads' Dance from The Bassarids
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Brahm - Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
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