The Philadelphia Orchestra Performs at the Kennedy Center
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Maestro Christopher Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to composer Richard Strauss with a performance of his 1888 tone poem Don Juan, as well as excerpts from the modernist operas, 1908's Elektra and 1905's hit Salome, based on Oscar Wilde's play. Making her NSO debut is Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, who impressed critics and audiences alike with her roles in Wagner at the Met. Bass-baritone John Relyea's also appeared at the Met, along with the San Francisco, Seattle, Paris and Munich State Operas, among others. Learn More
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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.
Quotes & Highlights
- "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" --<em>Financial Times</em>
<p>The Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Program:
Ravel, Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Liszt, Totentanz Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 Ravel, La Valse </p>
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