NSO Pops Presents Pink Martini, an Intoxicating Mix of Classical, Jazz and Pop
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Canadian pianist and former child prodigy Angela Hewitt may be best known for her nine-year recording project featuring a complete cycle of Bach's major keyboard works, but for her National Symphony Orchestra debut, she'll perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22. As heard in the award-winning film Amadeus, that diverse work includes difficult solos and a lively finale that's book-ended by a poignant minuet. Conductor David Zinman leads the NSO through another famous film theme as well, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, so compellingly used in Stanley Kubrick's ground-breaking 2001: A Space Odyssey. Learn More
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A very eclectic mix of music. Songs that start with Chopin and then introduce passionate latino rhythms. From Ella's classic 'Why the Lady is a Tramp' to French chansons and songs evoking Brazilian carnaval. The crowd on stage genuinely had lots of fun and enjoyed what they were doing. This was not lost on the audience. Ari Shapiro, the NPR White House correspondent, made his debut and added to the very unique atmosphere of this event.
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Opening with Ravel's Bolero was truly the best moment of the night. The following announcement that Storm Large and Ari Shapiro would be singing show tunes made we want to head to the exit. They did their best - and it turned out fun. How could it...continued
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Check out Pink Martini’s official website.
If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, Pink Martini would be that band. One minute you’re in a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro, the next you’re in a palazzo in Naples. Together again with the NSO Pops, the group that Variety calls “impressive…charming and elegant” picks up where they left off after their crowd-pleasing 2008 performances. Expect a cool vibe with a hint of a wild side—just as their name implies—when Pink Martini returns to continue their musical travelogue.
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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.