Beethoven Lives Upstairs: A Family Concert from the National Symphony Orchestra
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The last date listed for NSO Family Concert: Beethoven Lives Upstairs was Sunday May 15, 2011 / 1:00pm.
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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
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- Come early for the Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo." An hour before each NSO Family Concert, young concertgoers can get up-close and hands-on with the instruments they'll see played on the stage — from violins, trumpets, and oboes to trombones and percussion — in the Kennedy Center Atrium. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.
Based on the Original Work by Barbara Nichol
Paul Pement, director and producer
Susan Hammond, creator
Natalie Berg and Thad Avery, actors
David Amado, conductor
Classical Kids Live brings Beethoven Lives Upstairs, its award-winning story of a young boy whose life is turned upside down when the composer Ludwig van Beethoven moves into his family's boarding house.
Part history, part drama and all fun, this concert is an excellent introduction to the master's music, including the Moonlight Sonata, Für Elise, and the great Fifth and Ninth Symphonies.
Appropriate for ages 5 and up.
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.