New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center
Usher in the New Year with a dazzling concert featuring members of the National Symphony Orchestra performing classic favorites followed by the Grand Foyer Party.
- Thu., Dec. 31, 2009, 8:30 PM
- Concert Hall
- 90 minutes
- $50.00 - $95.00
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J. Williams: Overture to The Cowboys
J. Strauss Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus
Nicolai: Overture to Merry Wives of Windsor
Copland: "Simple Gifts" from the song set Old American Songs (Thomas Meglioranza, baritone)
Copland: "At the River" from the song set Old American Songs (Thomas Meglioranza)
Copland: "Zion's Walls" from the song set Old American Songs (Thomas Meglioranza)
Rodgers/Hammerstein: "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel (Thomas Meglioranza)
Tchaikovsky: Danse russe from Swan Lake (Ricardo Cyncynates, violin)
Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Audience choice (audience votes by applause for one of three choices)
--Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1
--Dvorák: Slavonic Dance, Op.46, No. 8
--Rimsky-Korsakov: Procession of the Nobles from Mlada
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Leon Bates, piano)
J. Strauss Jr.: Voices of Spring
Patrons are then invited to the Grand Foyer Party. Welcome 2010 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.