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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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Wendy Red Velvet
8 events
1 review
10 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

Zhu playing Mozart was magical. We would go to hear him again in a heartbeat.
It was a pity his 30 min appearance was sandwiched between two less than spectacular NSO perfomances.

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7 reviews
21 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

Orchestra was fine. Violinist was weak. Did not have the power and tone of a Midori, for example.

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7 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

All in all, a beautiful evening, with an unexpected encore , the Polonaise from Tchaikovsky's EUGENE ONEGIN and a great postlude concert from J. Reilly Lewis, showing just how much the KC's new multi-million-dollar organ can do. The concert...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

The Thursday, January 24th performance will be followed by a free mini recital by NSO Organist William Neil to further illustrate the qualities and characteristics of the new organ.



Beethoven – Grosse Fuge

(Grosse Fuge will be performed in the Weingartner edition for string orchestra.)

Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219

Bartók – Concerto for Orchestra

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.