New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center

Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 8:30 PM

Usher in the New Year with a dazzling concert featuring members of the National Symphony Orchestra.


$50.00 - $90.00

Run Time:

Approx. 2 hours

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Join conductor Murry Sidlin as he celebrates his fourteenth anniversary leading members of the National Symphony Orchestra in this fun-filled annual Kennedy Center tradition! In the Concert Hall, usher in the New Year with a concert of popular favorites by some of the world's most celebrated composers, including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Strauss, Dvorák, Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Copland, and more. Guest soloists include NSO Associate Concertmaster Elisabeth Adkins, baritone Thomas Meglioranza, and a special appearance by the Honorable Anthony A. Williams narrating Copland's A Lincoln Portrait.

Hailed for his "vocal distinction and expressive warmth" (The Boston Globe), American baritone Thomas Meglioranza has quickly established himself as one of the country's most sought-after singers, possessing a remarkably versatile voice that is equally at home in a wide variety of repertoire.

Performance Time: Approx. 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission.

  ENESCU - Excerpt from Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
  ROSSINI - Overture to Semiramide
  RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Capriccio espagnol, Movements 1, 4, 5
  MENDELSSOHN - Finale from Violin Concerto (Elisabeth Adkins, violin)
  STRAUSS - Tales from the Vienna Woods
  DVO?ÁK - Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 8

  SUPPÉ - Light Cavalry Overture
  RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN - "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific and 
        "Soliloquy" from Carousel  (Thomas Meglioranza, baritone)
  COPLAND - Excerpt from Lincoln Portrait 

New Year's Eve Grand Foyer Party 
Greet 2009 with a big balloon countdown, a lively party, champagne toast, and dancing until 1 a.m. with Full Swing and waltzing with the Salon Orchestra of Washington.  Ticket stubs from a 12/31 Kennedy Center evening performance or a receipt from any Kennedy Center restaurant for that evening are required for admission.

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