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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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Parking in building is convenient but $23. Expensive. Try local public garage or street meter parking.
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"Tribute and Reflection"
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attended Nov 11 2007

For some reason I imagined it would be more of an "upbeat patriotic music" event than it was, but it was lovely all the same. Any event honoring those who fight for our country is a worthy and wonderful experience. As always, the Kennedy Center...continued

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Julian Wachner, conductor

Joanna Mongiardo, soprano

Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano

William Hite, tenor

Stephen Salters, bass

Special Guest, Sam Donaldson

Join The Washington Chorus as they pay tribute to our nation’s veterans with two intensely powerful works. Experience the famous, thunderous kettledrums of Haydn’s Mass in Time of War paired with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace). Vaughan Williams’ turned to the text of Walt Whitman as well as the scriptures to create one of the most poignant and eloquent pleas for peace in all the choral repertoire. Dynamic guest conductor Julian Wachner leads the chorus and orchestra with a cast of world-class soloists. Award-winning ABC News correspondent and U.S. Army veteran Sam Donaldson opens the concert.

A post-concert Talk Back! in the Concert Hall immediately follows the performance. Murray Horwitz, Director of the AFI Silver Theater and NPR commentator joins conductor Julian Wachner.

In partnership with the Fisher House

“Supporting America ’s military, veterans and their families during a medical crisis”

http://www.fisherhouse.org