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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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NSO National Trustees' NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra


NSO National Trustees' Summer Music Institute Orchestra
--Elizabeth Schulze, conductor
Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 6 p.m., Concert Hall
Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 6 p.m., Concert Hall
These concerts mark the first public performances of the orchestral portion of the 2015 Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra National Trustees Summer Music Institute, a four-week festival of orchestral and chamber music for young people ages 15 to 20 at the Kennedy Center. The Institute consists of orchestral and chamber music coached by NSO musicians, conducting and master classes, private lessons with NSO musicians, two side-by-side rehearsals with the NSO, and additional enrichment sessions.

July 12 at 6 p.m.
--Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
--Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

July 25 at 6 p.m.
Concert Soloist, TBA (winner of the SMI concerto competition)
--Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger
--Concerto TBA
--Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Performance Timing: One Hour

FREE Millennium Stage events, no tickets required