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4045 Star Starred
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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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 06 2011

Very enjoyable show. I'm not terribly knowledgeable about symphonic music in general but the Sibelius was very intriguing. The other two pieces (we missed Night on Bald Mountain) were obscure but interesting. A good evening all around.

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 06 2011

This is a filet mignon of musical programming - it consists of less-played pieces by Sibelius, Nielsen, Lyadov and Mussorgsky, which are nevertheless marvelous. Lyadov and Mussorgsky were especially delightful (and shorter). Kremer's rendition of...continued

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 08 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed this concert, particularly the excellent performance of Nielson's 5th Symphony.

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Website

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

Description

Maestro John Storgårds makes his NSO debut bringing acclaimed violinist Gidon Kremer’s “great interpretive strength” (The New York Times) to bear on Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. Also on the program are works by Mussorgsky, Liadov, and Nielsen.

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MUSSORGSKY – Night on Bald Mountain

SIBELIUS – Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47

LIADOV – The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62

NIELSEN – Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 *

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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.