The Chieftains: Irish Music Legends at the Kennedy Center
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Pink Martini has always been an intriguing musical cocktail, an artisanal mix of jazz, retro lounge music and witty homages to the film scores of the '40s and '50s. But now their sound has been spiked by an altogether unexpected ingredient: the von Trapp family singers. These new von Trapps, descendants of the original apple-cheeked, Nazi-escaping von Trapps of The Sound of Music fame, join the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Joey Arias, Michael Feinstein and Hiroshi Wada as distinguished Pink Martini collaborators. Together, the young singers and the Portland-based orchestra recently released an acclaimed album, Dream a Little Dream, a smorgasbord of classic and brand new songs. Now both will journey to the Kennedy Center where Pink Martini will pick up where it left off after its sold-out 2011 engagement with the NSO Pops. Learn More
When you go to an event at the Kennedy Center, make certain to see what is playing at the Millenium Stage. A free performance is offered at 6:00 every night. I saw a wonderful set of Broadway show tune sung by very talented students from Catholic University.NSO: Koh Plays Barber info • Nov 01 2013 star this tip starred
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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
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.
- Part One
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, 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.