The Kennedy Center

Alice Sara Ott

National Symphony Orchestra: Ott plays Tchaikovsky / Rachmaninoff's Third Symphony

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - Saturday, June 10, 2017

National Symphony Orchestra

Hailed by The Telegraph as "the hottest new talent in classical music," Alice Sara Ott returns in Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. Edo de Waart also conducts Rachmaninoff's Third Symphony and Mason Bates's Garages of the Valley.

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Though its first potential soloist deemed Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto "worthless," the composer had his revenge when his passionate, glistening work became so popular that even its harshest critic was forced to add it to his repertoire. Pianist Alice Sara Ott, hailed by The Telegraph as "the hottest new talent in classical music," joins the National Symphony Orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable work.

Conducted by Edo de Waart, the program also features Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony, an intriguing balance of moving romantic themes and bombastic Russian flavor, plus Garages of the Valley, a work by Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates inspired by the humble birthplaces of Silicon Valley’s greatest innovations.

Performance Timing: Part One - 43 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 38 min.

Organ Postlude:
Thu., June 8 performance followed by a mini-recital on the Kennedy Center Concert Hall's Rubenstein Family Organ, free with purchase of concert ticket.