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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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15 stars
KC cafeteria is horrible. Cafeteria with real restaurant $prices. Go over to Watergate and find pizza/salad place or hotel rest.for a bit more upscale. KC should be ashamed of itself for their "offerings".
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Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Beethoven's Fifth
4 ratings
4.5 average rating
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23 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 24 2009

For such a young orchestra, the Qatar Philharmonic was truly wonderful. Their real strenghts lie in clear tonal quality and an interpretation of melodic motifs that conjures up images of a oasis in a clear desert night.

I thoroughly enjoyed...continued

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7 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 24 2009

There were a couple of inexplicable things about this performance - a delayed start and a deviation from the program (omitting the last number). But, to be honest, had it been announced that composer Maurice Khalife was NOT going to perform at...continued

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4 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 24 2009

I was going just expecting the fifth and nothing much else, but I really enjoyed the Arabic music they played. I think I liked that part more than Beethoven's fifth.

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Based in Doha, Qatar, the newly formed Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Marcel Khalifé, music director and resident composer, makes its international debut. Maestro Lorin Maazel, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, conducts the Arab and western musicians of the orchestra in a program that includes Beethoven’s powerful and ageless Symphony No. 5 and two new works by Khalifé: Arabian Concerto and Salute.