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 Hadelands 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, which has 4,144 pipes and is a gift from the Filene Foundation of Boston. Its console is portable, and all of the pipes are functional.
Coming to the Concert Hall :
- Sun., May 26, 2013, 3:00 PM
- Concert Hall
- Running Time: 75 minutes
- Tickets and Schedule
National Memorial Day Choral Festival 2013
--U.S. Air Force Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Craig Jessop, Col. Larry Lang & Col. (Ret.) Arnald Gabriel, conductors
--Memorial Day Festival Chorus
Music Celebrations International invites you to remember those who have served our country by celebrating their memory with an uplifting program of great American music. Civilian choristers and Armed Forces musicians team up for a grand concert of tributes including John Williams's "Summon the Heroes" and "Hymn to the Fallen," John M. Martin's "Who Are the Brave?", and Larry Grossman's "The Last Full Measure of Devotion." Also on the program is a musical salute to each branch of the Armed Forces. In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, three selections will be performed--Copland's Lincoln Portrait, the premiere of Peter J. Durow's "Gettysburg," and legendary Air Force Band arranger Floyd Werle's "The Story of the Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission
This is a FREE event. Tickets are required and are available from the Presenter only. For further information, please call Music Celebrations International at (800) 395-2036.