Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Plays "The Nutcracker Suite"
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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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The band looked good and there were great individual performances, but overall, the program was lackluster. The selection of a suite of music based on Shakespeare was out of place for the holidays. The conductor was confused about what pieces to...continued
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