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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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Beethoven Overture to Egmont, Op. 84

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica”

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Sir John Eliot Gardiner is considered to be one of the most versatile conductors of our time. Acknowledged as a key figure in the early music revival, he is the founder and artistic director of the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire. Gardiner also appears regularly as guest conductor with the leading European symphony orchestras, including the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Gardiner’s 250-plus recordings have received numerous international awards. Recent projects with this orchestra and the Monteverdi Choir include European tours of Monteverdi’s Vespers, Bach‟s Mass in B Minor and Haydn’s oratorios The Creation and The Seasons. Future engagements include performances at Covent Garden, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France and the Czech Philharmonic.

Gardiner was nominated Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1996, and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2010. He received a knighthood in the 1998. In 2008 he was awarded the Royal Academy of Music/ Kohn Foundation‟s prestigious Bach Prize.

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington Performing Arts

For 40 years Washington Performing Arts Society has created profound opportunities by connecting the community to artists, in both education and performance. Through live events in venues that criss-cross the landscape of the D.C. metropolitan area, WPAS invites all to share lifelong opportunities to deepen their cultural knowledge, enrich their lives, and expand their understanding of the world through the universal language of the performing arts.

Established in 1965 by impresario Patrick Hayes, the organization flourished under Douglas Wheeler from 1982 to 2002. Now with the inspired leadership of President Neale Perl, Washington Performing Arts Society continues to be widely recognized as one of the leading presenters of the performing arts in the nation.