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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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David Diehl
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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David Diehl
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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attended Mar 15 2013

We really enjoyed the Chieftains. Great music, and a special treat over St. Patty's weekend. The music is alot of fun, really upbeat. This will sound awful, but we would have actually preferred them without the NSO--adding the orchestra really...continued

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http://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=NNPSD

Description

NSO Pops: The Chieftains: __Lucky You

__Emil de Cou, _conductor

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You might call it the luck of the Irish, but The Chieftains know it takes a workman’s discipline and a tradesman’s skill to make great music and stage a spectacular show for more than 40 years. And lucky you, this legendary Irish folk band is bringing their Grammy-winning hits and their troupe of musical friends to the NSO Pops just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! With a strong Celtic heritage and a pinch of good cheer, The Chieftains are here to paint the town green. Please Note: The NSO does not perform in the first part of the program. 

*Program:

  • Part One 

TBA: Selections announced from the Stage (performed by The Chieftains and guest artists only) 

Part Two 

Anderson: “The Wearing of the Green” from Irish Suite 

Composite: Chieftains 2013 

—The Long Journey Home (Paddy Moloney, arr. Brian Keane, Fiachra Trench) 

—Galician Overture (Moloney) 

—Did You Ever Go A-Courtin’, Uncle Joe? (Moloney) 

—An Dró 

—Lullaby for the Dead (Moloney-Graham, arr. Joe Csibi) 

—Planxty Mozart (Moloney) 

—March to Battle (Moloney, arr. Jocelyn Morlock) 

—March of the King of Laois (Moloney, arr. Paul Frost) 

Performance Timing: Part One – 30 min.; Intermission – 15 min.; Part Two – 73 min.

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.