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PLUS: Meet the Artists

  • Oct. 5, 2001 - Apr. 6, 2002
  • Atrium
  • 1 hour 45 min
  • $32.00
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Enjoy an insider's perspective on great music! Join National Symphony Orchestra musicians, guest artists and composers for this fascinating demonstration and discussion series. Hear excerpts from the works on the evening's program and discuss the inspirations and challenges artists experience while preparing for a performance. Afterward, enjoy dinner served in one of the Kennedy Center's private reception rooms - and then attend the evening's concert with a new appreciation for the music you will hear.

Friday, October 5, 2001
World Premiere Composer's Panel
Joan Tower, Percussion Concerto (world premiere, Hechinger commission)
George Tsontakis, Percussion Concerto and another new commission (world premiere, Hechinger commission)
Stewart Wallace, Chen 4: Percussion Concerto (Washington DC premiere)
Moderated by Ted Libbey, commentator on NPR's "Performance Today" and author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection and The NSO History.

Friday, February 8, 2002
Journey to America: A Musical Immigration panel featuring:
NSO Music Director, Leonard Slatkin
Frederick Zlotkin, cello
Glenn Dicterow, violin
Moderated by Ted Libbey

Saturday, April 6, 2002
Special guest, Pianist Gary Graffman
Evening Program:
SMETANA, Overture to The Bartered Bride
DANIELPOUR, Piano Concerto (world premiere)
JANACEK, Glagolitic Mass
Moderated by Judy Gruber, classical music broadcaster, WETA-FM

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