The Chieftains: Irish Music Legends at the Kennedy Center
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With a voice that The New York Times describes as a "singularly thunderous baritone," Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the NSO Pops for an evening of holiday favorites. Equally comfortable as a dancer and a singer, he's an in-demand presence on the Great White Way, with critically acclaimed performances in Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He's even had two cameo appearances on the hit TV show Glee, and last year released a CD of Broadway hits entitled Simply Broadway. Steven Reineke conducts the orchestra as Stokes puts his jazzy spin on all the holiday classics. Word on the street is that Jolly ol' St. Nick might even make an appearance at this show! 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.
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, 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.