The Chieftains: Irish Music Legends at the Kennedy Center
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Two iconic American rock groups will share the stage at the Fabulous Forum this summer as Cheap Trick joins Boston for their "Heaven on Earth" tour. Known for their killer pop hooks, Boston sold millions during the '70s and '80s with their catchy version of prog rock. Their self-titled debut was one of the fastest-selling pop debuts in history, spawning three hit singles that became American classics: "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time" and "Peace of Mind." At the same time, Cheap Trick was perfecting the delicate balance between power pop and hard rock that made them a major influence on future punk, metal and alternative bands. Songs like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police," along with their dynamic live performances, sealed their reputation as arena rock gods. Now, 40 years into their careers, the two bands are still going strong. The "Heaven on Earth" tour is traveling the country in support of Boston's sixth studio album release, Life, Love & Hope, and this is one of a select few appearances where Cheap Trick will be performing with them. 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.