The National Symphony Orchestra Kennedy Center Chamber Players Fortas Chamber Music Concerts Vocal Arts DC Washington Performing Arts Renée Fleming VOICES Young Concert Artists Select Kennedy Center Presentations
National Symphony Orchestra
A rendering, above, of the planned expansion of The Kennedy Center
The National Symphony Orchestra
The NSO Season Opening Gala Concert, conducted by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, will take place on September 22. The orchestra will be joined by Joshua Bell, whom The Washington Post has called "one of the most imaginative, technically gifted, and altogether extraordinary violinists of our time.”
Image below: Joshua Bell
The NSO, conducted by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, will perform a program of music inspired by the visual arts, including Rachmaninoff’s The Isle of the Dead, Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano, and Musorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition, September 27-29. “Rachmaninoff’s The Isle of the Dead is a tone poem influenced by Swiss symbolist Arnold Böcklin’s painting; Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano is a triptych suite born from Sandro Botticelli paintings including The Birth of Venus; and Musorgsky’s blazing Pictures from an Exhibition, is a series of movements that bring artworks by Victor Hartmann to symphonic life.”
Image below:Maestro Noseda
The NSO Pops will present a screening of Star Wars: A New Hope - accompanied by the orchestra live in the Concert Hall, September 12-15.John Williams's Oscar®-winning score will be performed as the classic original film is screened.
Image below: A Scene from Star Wars: A New Hope.
Kennedy Center Presentations
The Kennedy Center will present Grammy®-winning singer and producer Raphael Saadiq in the Concert Hall on July 27. In addition to his critically-acclaimed albums and award-winning work on film and television, Saadiq has worked with Chromeo, Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross, Little Dragon, and many more.
Renée Fleming’s VOICES series will present vocalist Meow Meowin the Terrace Theater on September 15.The post-modern diva has been said to "seduce you with her spellbinding vocal talents and uproarious comic absurdity.” To read more about the Australian star (aka Melissa Madden-Gray), visit https://meowmeowrevolution.com/
Image below:Meow Meow
Renée Fleming’s VOICESseries will present multi-talented star Christopher Jacksonin the Terrace Theater on September 29. Jackson received a Tony® nomination for originating the role of George Washington in Hamilton, & garnered raves for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s other Broadway smash In the Heights. He also portrayed Simba in The Lion King.
Image below: Christopher Jackson
Vocal Arts DC
Vocal Arts DC will present Brian Mulligan & Timothy Long in the Terrace Theater on September 16.The concert will feature the world première of Gregory Spears' new song cycle titled Walden. The program will also include Dominick Argento's cycle From the Diary of Virginia Woolf.
Image below:Brian Mulligan
Vocal Arts DC will present Elizabeth DeShong mezzo-soprano, with pianist Mark Markham, in the Terrace Theater on September 28. Her program will inlude Arnold Schoenberg's 4 Lieder (Op. 2); Benjamin Britten's A Charm of Lullabies; three songs by Reynaldo Hahn; Paper Wings by Jake Heggie; Arthur Honegger's Trois fragments; and Tri canzoni by Ildebrando Pizzetti.