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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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Beethoven Overture to Egmont, Op. 84

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica”

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Sir John Eliot Gardiner is considered to be one of the most versatile conductors of our time. Acknowledged as a key figure in the early music revival, he is the founder and artistic director of the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire. Gardiner also appears regularly as guest conductor with the leading European symphony orchestras, including the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Gardiner’s 250-plus recordings have received numerous international awards. Recent projects with this orchestra and the Monteverdi Choir include European tours of Monteverdi’s Vespers, Bach‟s Mass in B Minor and Haydn’s oratorios The Creation and The Seasons. Future engagements include performances at Covent Garden, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France and the Czech Philharmonic.

Gardiner was nominated Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1996, and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2010. He received a knighthood in the 1998. In 2008 he was awarded the Royal Academy of Music/ Kohn Foundation‟s prestigious Bach Prize.

<em>Fickle: A Fancy French Farce</em> <em>James and the Giant Peach Jr.</em> <em>Fun Home</em> <em>Caroline, or Change</em> <em>King Charles III</em> Cherry Blossom/Springtime Harbor Cruise