The Philadelphia Orchestra Performs at the Kennedy Center
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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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If you are not sympathetic to late Romantic/Impressionist music, last night's concert was not the place to be. If you are, it was wonderfully energetic and well-played. We enjoyed it a lot. I wish kids who know nothing of "music" before their own time were exposed to this sort of event more often. Add a light show, and it would blow away ANY of the cacophanous noise they think is good stuff at a rock show.
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“The Philadelphia Orchestra is unquestionably one of the world’s greats—its sound is incomparably thick and sweet with rich string tone, weighty brass and booming timpani” —Financial Times
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
The Philadelphia Orchestra returns with Charles Dutoit, recently named the ensemble’s chief conductor and artistic advisor. The extraordinary program includes Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, which the composer wrote expressly for this orchestra.
Ravel, Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Liszt, Totentanz Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 Ravel, La Valse
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