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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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52 events
27 reviews
42 stars
Parking in building is convenient but $23. Expensive. Try local public garage or street meter parking.
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National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's "Messiah"
14 ratings
4.6 average rating
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12 events
6 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

The Messiah was a great way to get in the mood for Christmas! The Kennedy Center was very accommodating to those us of that were stuck in horrendous traffic.

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Kenneth Ehrensal
19 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

The orchestra, soloists and chorus did a good job, but the Beecham/Goossens 1959 version of this piece should be relegated to the realm of historical artifacts and never be preformed in public again (except for some interested musicologists).

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23 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 18 2014

Awesome magical music and all the singers are marvelous!!!!

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*Running time: *

Part One – 60 min.

Intermission – 20 min.

Part Two – 60 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.