New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center
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.
- Sat., Dec. 31, 2011, 8:30 PM
- Concert Hall
- 90 minutes
- $50.00 - $95.00
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--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
- Excerpts from Romanian Rhapsody in A major, Op. 11, No. 1
- "Stars and Stripes Forever," March
- Overture to Semiramide
- The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2
- Concierto de Aranjuez
- Overture to Candide
- STRAUSS (THE YOUNGER)
- Voices of Spring
- Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
- 1812 Overture, Op. 49
- STRAUSS (THE ELDER)
- "Radetzky March"
- "Hands Across the Sea," March
- Pomp and Circumstance
- Auld Lang Syne
- (words by Robert Burns)