World Premiere Work & New Concert Organ Highlight NSO Season Debut
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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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NSO is a truly fine orchestra. The Hayden was fine and the George Washington piece was more interesting for the narration and visuals which were striking. The highlight, however, was the Saint-Saens..wonderful piece and brought the audience to it's feet.
A co-commission with the University of California Washington Center, Mount Vernon, and the NSO, the multimedia work george WASHINGTON features actors portraying the nation's first President as a youth, in middle age, and in his mid-60s -- using words known to have been written or spoken by Washington. Sound and video artists worked with composer Roger Reynolds, and ambient and specific sounds and images have been recorded at Mount Vernon. There will be projections on screens around the stage walls of the Concert Hall, and surround-sound speakers will be placed around the hall. The premiere coincides with an important milestone for Mount Vernon: the September 27 opening of The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. In addition to safeguarding original Washington volumes, the Library will serve as a center for research, educator programs, and leadership training.
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, 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. Recent festivals include African Odyssey, AmericArtes, Festival of China, and JAPAN: culture + hyperculture.