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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.

Coming to the Concert Hall :

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National Symphony Orchestra: Season Opening Ball Concert: Christoph Eschenbach & Steven Reineke, conductors

About:

Broadway star Sutton Foster and percussion sensation Martin Grubinger join NSO/Kennedy Center Music Director Christoph Eschenbach and NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke to kick off the NSO's new season. 

Sutton Foster is "unmatched by any performer on Broadway."--The New York Times

Martin Grubinger is "an amazing rhythm machine."--The Washington Post

Performance Timing: TBA