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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 16 members
Review from Philip C Brown
114 events 64 reviews

The program was fine. But we were very disappointed with the seats. First tier of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall but way on the side where you had to lean forward even from the front row to see the stage. There were plenty of empty seats in...continued

reviewed Oct 04 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Don
44 events 28 reviews

Fun night. New piece on G. Washington was interesting to hear. Saint Saens was really well done.

reviewed Oct 04 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Spreiregen Rose-Helene
40 events 23 reviews

It was an interesting concert, with a new piece. It was a premiere. I was not too taken by the presentation of this premiere.

We liked our seats, which were much better than last time. This time we didn't sit at the end of the row, by the wall....continued

reviewed Oct 05 2013 report as inappropriate
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A co-commission with the University of California Washington Center, Mount Vernon, and the NSO, the multimedia work george WASHINGTON features actors portraying the nation’s first President as a youth, in middle age, and in his mid-60s — using words known to have been written or spoken by Washington. Sound and video artists worked with composer Roger Reynolds, and ambient and specific sounds and images have been recorded at Mount Vernon. There will be projections on screens around the stage walls of the Concert Hall, and surround-sound speakers will be placed around the hall. The premiere coincides with an important milestone for Mount Vernon: the September 27 opening of The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. In addition to safeguarding original Washington volumes, the Library will serve as a center for research, educator programs, and leadership training.

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<em>Kiss Me, I'm Katie: An Evening With Katie McManus</em> Louis Vierne's <em>Solemn Mass</em> Cherry Blossom/Springtime Harbor Cruise <em>Fun Home</em> Meli'sa Morgan <em>Ballet Across America</em> Curated by Misty Copeland and Justin Peck