New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center
Saturday, December 31, 2011, 8:30 PM

Usher in the New Year with a dazzling classical concert featuring guest conductor Murry Sidlin, members of the National Symphony Orchestra, and guest guitarist Pepe Romero.

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New Year's Eve at The Kennedy Center
--Murry Sidlin, conductor
--with members of the National Symphony Orchestra
--and Pepe Romero, guitar
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Concert Hall, 8:30 p.m.

Ring in the New Year at a dazzling concert conducted by Murry Sidlin with members of the NSO and guest guitarist Pepe Romero playing a program featuring selections from Rossini, Enesco, DeFalla, Bernstein, Copland, Tchaikovsky, and others.

Patrons are then invited to the Grand Foyer Party. Welcome 2012 with waltzing to music performed by the Salon Orchestra of Washington and swing dancing to music by Full Swing in the Grand Foyer from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m.  There's a big balloon countdown at midnight.

Free for all patrons with any December 31 evening performance ticket or Roof Terrace Restaurant receipt from that evening.

Program and Notes

    Georges Enesco
    Romanian Rhapsody in A major, Op. 11, No. 1
    John Sousa
    "Stars and Stripes Forever," March
    Gioacchino Rossini
    The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2
    Joaquin Rodrigo
    Concierto de Aranjuez
    Leonard Bernstein
    Overture to Candide
    Johann Strauss (the Younger)
    Voices of Spring
    Pietro Mascagni
    Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky
    1812 Overture, Op. 49
    Johann Strauss (the Elder)
    "Radetzky March"
    John Sousa
    "Hands Across the Sea," March
    Edward Elgar
    Pomp and Circumstance
    Auld Lang Syne


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