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, 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.
Coming to the Concert Hall :
- Dec. 12 - 14, 2013
- Concert Hall
- Running Time: Approx. 2 hours
- Tickets and Schedule
With his "singularly thunderous baritone" (The New York Times), Tony Award winner and Kennedy Center favorite Brian Stokes Mitchell headlines this annual NSO Pops tradition! The spirit of the season is yours to enjoy in an evening of joyful song led by the versatile Stokes, who's equally at home singing and dancing in blockbuster musicals (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; Sweeney Todd) or crooning a jazzy standard in his one-man cabaret act. And since it's the holidays, be on the lookout for festive decorations, a visit from Jolly Ol' Saint Nick, and even some snowflakes in the Concert Hall!
Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.