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Renovated in 1997, the Concert Hall is the largest performance space in the Kennedy Center, seating 2,465. This state-of-the-art facility, which originally opened in 1971, sets new standards for accessibility and sound with a high-tech acoustical canopy, accessible locations on every level, and new seating sections (onstage boxes, chorister seats, and parterre seats). The 7 famous Hadeland crystal chandeliers, a gift from Norway, are repositioned to clear the field of view from the Second tier center. Behind the stage you will note the organ, a generous gift by Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein, given on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Kennedy Center and the 80th anniversary of the NSO.

For more information on the organ’s specifications click here.

Coming to the Concert Hall :

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NSO Pops: An Evening with Sutton Foster / Steven Reineke, conductor


An Evening with Sutton Foster
Steven Reineke, conductor

She's "the musical theater dynamo with the long legs and cheery smile," says the Washington Post. And the New York Times raves: "her triple mastery of words, music, and moves is unmatched by any performer on Broadway at the moment." Famed for portraying the indomitable leading lady in the revival of Anything Goes--and for originating roles in such hit musicals as Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek the Musical, and Young Frankenstein--two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster joins the NSO Pops over Thanksgiving weekend. Following her participation in last fall's Kennedy Center American Voices festival and her 2011 concert as part of Barbara Cook's Spotlight series, Foster now headlines her own Concert Hall program, in which she'll perform selections from her Broadway hits and more with special guest vocalists Joshua Henry and Megan McGinnis.

Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, with one 15-minute intermission. 

Note: After the NSO Pops concert Saturday, Nov. 29, Sutton Foster will sign various CDs and materials in the Grand Foyer outside of the Concert Hall.