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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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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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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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Eve Chauchard Red Velvet
9 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 10 2014

Great NSO concert. Angela Hewitt played Mozart beautifully. We really enjoyed Also Sprach Z... But we didn't care much for the first part (Schoenberg); no emotion is conveyed by this music. Fortunately it was short. So, an overall 4 stars well...continued

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19 events
4 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 10 2014

Angela Hewitt was outstanding as always: perfect phrasing, utter thoughtfulness and musicality. Unfortunately, David Zinman and NSO were not that hot. Schoenberg and Mozart were pretty dead, no breathing, no phrasing--just to get over it. Strauss...continued

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25 events
3 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 09 2014

I thought the NSO did a wonderful job on Also Sprach Zarathrusta. The drummer and concertmaster's solos were especially memorable.

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Program (subject to change):
Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, K. 482
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Performance Timing: Part One is 50 minutes, followed by a 15-minute Intermission. Part Two runs 35 minutes.

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.