The Kennedy Center

Donald Runnicles

National Symphony Orchestra: Duruflé's Requiem / Debussy Préludes & Nocturnes

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - Saturday, November 12, 2016

Select dates for the concerts below feature ForeWords and/or AfterWords discussions! National Symphony Orchestra

Following his acclaimed NSO debut in 2015, Donald Runnicles returns to lead Duruflé's Requiem--featuring two soaring singers and the UMD Concert Choir--as well as Debussy's Three Nocturnes and recent orchestrations of four of his Préludes.

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Following his acclaimed NSO debut in 2015, Donald Runnicles returns to lead Duruflé's Requiem--featuring two soaring singers and the UMD Concert Choir--as well as Debussy's Three Nocturnes and recent orchestrations of four of his Préludes.

Performance Timing: Part One - 27 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 41 min.

Organ Postlude:
Thu., Nov. 10 performance followed by a mini-recital on the Kennedy Center Concert Hall's Rubenstein Family Organ, free with purchase of concert ticket. Organist Paul Leavitt offers selections by Pierre/Boëly, Franck, Langlais, Dupré, and Vierne.

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NEW THIS SEASON--FREE PRE-CONCERT LECTURES!
ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the following performances:
Friday, November 11
Saturday, November 12

Take a journey into the fascinating stories behind the music led by knowledgeable and engaging artists and scholars! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each ForeWords begins at 6:45 p.m. (the Concert Hall doors open 15 minutes prior), lasts 30 minutes, and is free and open to the public. These sessions welcome Ted Libbey, music critic and commentator--and author of histories of the National Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall. Ted Libbey is also the author of the NPR Guide to Building A Classical Music Library, of the 1000-page NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music, and of Symphonic Portraits: A Classical Portfolio.

Program & Notes

Composer
Piece
Maurice Duruflé
Four Préludes (orch. Colin Matthews)
Minstrels, Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir, La Puerta del Vino, Général Lavine, eccentric