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.
Program: 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.