New York Philharmonic Performs Liszt, Elgar and Prokofiev at Kennedy Center Concert Hall
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With a voice that The New York Times describes as a "singularly thunderous baritone," Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the NSO Pops for an evening of holiday favorites. Equally comfortable as a dancer and a singer, he's an in-demand presence on the Great White Way, with critically acclaimed performances in Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He's even had two cameo appearances on the hit TV show Glee, and last year released a CD of Broadway hits entitled Simply Broadway. Steven Reineke conducts the orchestra as Stokes puts his jazzy spin on all the holiday classics. Word on the street is that Jolly ol' St. Nick might even make an appearance at this show! Learn More
Liszt Les Preludes
Elgar In the South
Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet
Following last fall's remarkable performance of Tchaikovsky masterpieces, the New York Philharmonic, "a band of extraordinary virtuosos who can switch from Haydn to Berio on a dime" (The New York Times), returns to Washington for the first time with one of its favorite guest conductors, the great Riccardo Muti. More Than Notes: More Than Notes concert preview at 2:45pm, led by Marilyn Cooley
More Than Notes concert previews are an exciting way to enhance your enjoyment and understanding of WPAS performances. This season, lecturers Ben Roe and WETA’s Marilyn Cooley will offer insights and comparisons between the performing artists in each of the following genres – Great Orchestras, Pianists, Vocalists, and Strings – in addition to further illuminating the written program notes. A ticket to the corresponding performance or a WPAS membership card is required for entrance.
More Than Notes concert previews are generously made possible by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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