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 :
National Symphony Orchestra: Der Rosenkavalier in concert with Renée Fleming / Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
- Sat., Mar. 8, 2014, 6:00 PM
- Concert Hall
- Running Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes
- Tickets and Schedule
Marking 150 years since Richard Strauss's birth, soprano Renée Fleming headlines a concert performance of the composer's comic opera that features Sarah Connolly, Marisol Montalvo, Franz Hawlata, and Steve Davislim.
Note (as of Mar. 3): Sarah Connolly has had to withdraw due to illness. In her place, Stephanie Houtzeel will sing the role of Octavian.
In German, with projected English supertitles
Performance Timing: Act I - 75 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act II - 60 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act III - 60 min.
NOTE: There is NO late seating for this performance. Please plan to arrive with sufficient time to be seated before the performance begins.