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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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54 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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NSO: Eschenbach Conducts Saint-Saëns, Reynolds
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44 events
28 reviews
18 stars
attended Oct 04 2013

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

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55 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 04 2013

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

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22 reviews
15 stars
attended Oct 05 2013

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

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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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