National Symphony Orchestra: Pianist Peter Serkin Plays Messiaen
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The last date listed for NSO: Oliver Knussen, Conductor/Peter Serkin, Piano was Saturday November 5, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Pianist Peter Serkin has been called “utterly modern and thoroughly engrossing” (The Washington Post). Oliver Knussen conducts the NSO premiere of Messiaen’s Le Réveil des Oiseaux on a program with Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.
Messiaen: __Le Réveil des Oiseaux
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird
__The Thursday, November 3rd performance is followed by a free discussion with Oliver Knussen and NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon. __
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.