The Chieftains: Irish Music Legends at the Kennedy Center
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The Choral Arts Society of Washington brings the passionate music and dance of Argentina to the Kennedy Center. Tango! Soul and Heart begins with two spiritual pieces -- Lamentations of Jeremiah, a sacred a cappella motet by Argentina's most famous composer, Alberto Ginastera, and Luis Bacalov's Misa Tango, a stunning mass that features the iconic sounds of the accordion-like bandonéon. The second half of the program finds participants performing traditional and classic tango works by such composers as Astor Piazzolla, while talented guest artists showcase the dance of passion in a dazzling display. Learn More
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NSO Pops: The Chieftains: Lucky You
Emil de Cou, conductor
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.
TBA: Selections announced from the Stage (performed by The Chieftains and guest artists only)
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)
—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.
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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, 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. Recent festivals include African Odyssey, AmericArtes, Festival of China, and JAPAN: culture + hyperculture.