Celebrate the Master Composer in The Essential Wagner
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Canadian pianist and former child prodigy Angela Hewitt may be best known for her nine-year recording project featuring a complete cycle of Bach's major keyboard works, but for her National Symphony Orchestra debut, she'll perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22. As heard in the award-winning film Amadeus, that diverse work includes difficult solos and a lively finale that's book-ended by a poignant minuet. Conductor David Zinman leads the NSO through another famous film theme as well, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, so compellingly used in Stanley Kubrick's ground-breaking 2001: A Space Odyssey. 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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The orchestra and chorus were superb, as was the animated conductor who led them. The soprano's voice was pleasing, but she was often overwhelmed by the other musical forces assembled on stage. The tenor had an exceptionally rich and expressive...continued
Othalie Graham, soprano
Issachah Savage, tenor
Brent Stater, baritone
*Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
- Act III – Steuermann, Lass’ die Wacht (Norwegian Sailors’ Chorus)
Act II; Sc. 4 – Festmarsch: Arrival of the Guests at the Wartburg
*Tristan und Isolde
- Act III; Sc. 3 – Liebestod: Mild und leise
- Act II; Sc. 5 – Feierlicher Zug zum Münster (Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral)
- Act III, Sc. 1 – Ritt der Walküren (Ride of the Valkyries)
*Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (semi-staged)
- Act III; Sc. 5
Vocal soloists provided by the Evelyn Lear and Thomas Stewart Emerging Singers Program, a partnership with the Wagner Society of Washington, DC.