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New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center ()

New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center

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

  • Wed., Dec. 31, 2008, 8:30 PM
  • Concert Hall
  • Approx. 2 hours
  • $50.00 - $90.00
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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.


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.
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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