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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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National Symphony Orchestra: Eschenbach Conducts Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
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4.9 average rating
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22 stars
attended Sep 30 2010

An outstanding beginning for Maestro Eschenbach's career in Washington. Superb chorus made the 9th a memorable event. The NSO has rarely sounded better. Red Velvet seat was fantastic, well worth the extra.

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attended Sep 30 2010

Terrific concert with both modern and classic pieces. Very much enjoyed the AfterWords following the concert.

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attended Oct 01 2010

Eschenbach and the NSO were spectacular. What a great concert to kick-off the new season and welcome our new leader.

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  • Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
  • Marisol Montalvo, soprano
  • Yvonne Naef, mezzo-soprano
  • Nikolai Schukoff, tenor
  • John Relyea, bass-baritone
  • The Choral Arts Society of Washington
  • Norman Scribner, artistic director

In his first concerts of the regular season, Christoph Eschenbach conducts the DC premiere of Pintscher’s Hérodiade-Fragmente with soprano Marisol Montalvo. Also on the program is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

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.