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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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22 reviews
17 stars
Unless you are in excellent health, just go ahead and pay the $23 for parking in the Kennedy Center. Even the closest alternative at the Watergate is a long-ish walk, uphill, in the cold. If Metro is convenient for you and you are not in a rush, that, with the shuttle bus to the Kennedy Center, is the best option.
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I don't mind paying for convenience so I just paid for parking at The Kennedy Center which was $20. I paid ahead online and saved $3 and had a guaranteed spot.
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Reviews & Ratings

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.

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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.

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.