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Thu., Sep. 24, 2009, 7:00 PM (Pops Concert) Ben Folds Rocks the Pops

[<i>Ben Folds Rocks the Pops</i>.]

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Ben Folds , guest artist
Program to be announced from the stage
This concert has no intermission.

Oct. 1 - 3, 2009 (Classical Concert) Iván Fischer, conductor/Beethoven & Bartók

[Iván Fischer, conductor/Beethoven & Bartók.]

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Sat., Oct. 3, 2009 (Family Concert) NSO Teddy Bear Concert: The Tale of Teddy and the Ten Hats!

[NSO Teddy Bear Concert: <i>The Tale of Teddy and the Ten Hats!</i>.]

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Back by popular demand!
The Tale of Teddy and the Ten Hats
 
What's the perfect concert for me, if I'm "barely" 3?
 
Teddy Bear Concerts! These performances by NSO members invite kids to bring their favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun of these playful and interactive programs. Lasting approximately 45 minutes, they're perfect for even the youngest music lovers in your family.
 
Little kids love dress-up as do these playful musicians spinning The Tale of Teddy and the Ten Hats, a story about a teddy bear whose zany collection of hats represents a wide variety of music from Haydn to Sousa and beyond. Presented by NSO musicians Aaron Goldman, flute, William Wielgus, oboe, and Janet Frank, cello, this program actively engages children as listeners in an atmosphere of fun.
 
Come early for "musical playtime." Starting a half hour before each Teddy Bear Concert, enjoy music and movement activities especially designed for small children. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.


Sun., Oct. 4, 2009 (Family Concert) NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: MORE Math and Music

[NSO Ensemble Concert: <i>Connections: MORE Math and Music</i>.]

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Connections: MORE Math and Music
 
Yvonne Caruthers, cello
Aaron Goldman, flute
Daniel Villanueva, percussion
 
Counting…number lines…ratios. Must be math class, right? Guess again--it's music! For the next installment of this Connections program created by NSO cellist Yvonne Caruthers, kids learn even more ways that math and music are linked as they listen to classic and contemporary works for cello, flute, and percussion. From symbols to proportions, get ready for music as you've never heard it before. You just may come away singing about math! For age 9 and up.


Oct. 8 - 11, 2009 (Classical Concert) Ludovic Morlot, conductor/Markus Groh, piano, plays Brahms

[Ludovic Morlot, conductor/Markus Groh, piano, plays Brahms.]

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Oct. 29 - 31, 2009 (Pops Concert) An Evening with Chris Botti/Marvin Hamlisch, conductor

[<i>An Evening with Chris Botti</i>/Marvin Hamlisch, conductor.]

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Marvin Hamlisch , conductor
Chris Botti , trumpet
Program to be announced

Sun., Nov. 1, 2009 (Family Concert) NSO Family Concert: Spooky Sounds and Scary Tales

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Brad Lubman , conductor
Lynda Carter , narrator
FALLA
"Ritual Fire Dance" from  El Amor Brujo
MUSSORGSKY
 Night on Bald Mountain, Rimsky-Korsakov Arrangement
HUMPERDINCK
Witch's Ride from Hansel and Gretel
SAINT-SAËNS
 Danse macabre, Op. 40
REINEKE
Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" for narrator and orchestra
STRAVINSKY
"Infernal Dance" from Suite from The Firebird

Nov. 5 - 7, 2009 (Classical Concert) Alexander Vedernikov, conductor/Vadim Repin, violin, plays Brahms

[Alexander Vedernikov, conductor/Vadim Repin, violin, plays Brahms.]

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Alexander Vedernikov , conductor
Vadim Repin , violin
BRAHMS
 Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
PROKOFIEV
 Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100
Please note: this performance will have no late seating

Fri., Nov. 13, 2009, 8:00 PM (Classical Concert) Andrew Litton, conductor/Lang Lang, piano, plays Beethoven & Prokofiev

[Andrew Litton, conductor/Lang Lang, piano, plays Beethoven & Prokofiev.]

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Nov. 19 - 22, 2009 (Classical Concert) Hugh Wolff, conductor/Joshua Bell, violin, plays Lalo

[Hugh Wolff, conductor/Joshua Bell, violin, plays Lalo.]

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Sat., Nov. 21, 2009 (Family Concert) NSO Kinderkonzert: Making Music with Friends

[NSO Kinderkonzert: <i>Making Music with Friends</i>.]

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Making Music with Friends
 
Don't miss the newest concert by the Kennedy String Quartet of Strings and Stories fame--an interactive program for children that explores the connections between the way we feel and act and the way music is composed and performed. The musicians of the Kennedy String Quartet (Holly Hamilton and Jane Bowyer Stewart, violins; James Deighan, viola; David Teie, cello) will lead you through music by Haydn, Bartók, and…you! That's right, the audience will help build (or compose) a piece with the quartet. Be among the first to see this new show! For age 4 and up.
Please Note:  These performances take place in the Family Theater.

Come early for the Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo." Starting one hour before each Kinderkonzert, this hands-on activity in the Kennedy Center Hall of States gives kids a chance to get up close with the instruments they'll see played on stage--from violins and trumpets to oboes and flutes. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.


Nov. 27 - 28, 2009 (Pops Concert) The Music of The Music Man/Marvin Hamlisch, conductor

[<i>The Music of The Music Man</i>/Marvin Hamlisch, conductor.]

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Marvin Hamlisch , conductor
Shirley Jones , vocalist (mrs. paroo)
Rebecca Luker , vocalist (marian paroo)
Patrick Cassidy , vocalist (harold hill)
Todd A. Horman , vocalist (marcellus)
Joseph Serafini , vocalist (winthrop)
The City Choir of Washington , robert shafer, artistic director
WILLSON
The Music Man
(in concert)
Note: this program will have one 15-minute intermission

Dec. 3 - 5, 2009 (Classical Concert) Andrew Litton, conductor/Yuja Wang, piano, plays Higdon

[Andrew Litton, conductor/Yuja Wang, piano, plays Higdon.]

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Andrew Litton , conductor
Yuja Wang , piano
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
 Suite from The Snow Maiden
HIGDON
 Piano Concerto
Commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, DC, Iván Fischer, Principal Conductor, through a generous gift from the John and June Hechinger Commissioning Fund for New Orchestral Works
TCHAIKOVSKY
 Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter Dreams"

Dec. 10 - 13, 2009 (Pops Concert) Happy Holidays!/Marvin Hamlisch, conductor

[<i>Happy Holidays!</i>/Marvin Hamlisch, conductor.]

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Marvin Hamlisch , conductor
Michele Ragusa , soprano
Jonathan Ansell , tenor
Emma Resmini , flute
Michael Levick , actor
Jonathan Gaylan , dancer
Alexandra Gutkovich , dancer
Afro Blue , vocal ensemble
Program to be announced

Dec. 17 - 20, 2009 (Classical Concert) Handel's Messiah

[Handel's <i>Messiah</i>.]

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Rossen Milanov , conductor
Elza van den Heever , soprano
Meredith Arwady , contralto
Jason Collins , tenor
Eric Owens , bass-baritone
The Washington Chorus , julian wachner, director
HANDEL
 Messiah
orchestrated by Eugene Goossens

Jan. 7 - 9, 2010 (Classical Concert) Leonard Slatkin, conductor/Nikolaj Znaider, violin, plays Elgar

[Leonard Slatkin, conductor/Nikolaj Znaider, violin, plays Elgar.]

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Leonard Slatkin , conductor
Nikolaj Znaider , violin
The Choral Arts Society of Washington , norman scribner, artistic director
ELGAR
 Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61
HOLST
The Planets, Op. 32

Sat., Jan. 9, 2010 (Family Concert) NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Bears, Bears Everywhere

[NSO Teddy Bear Concert: <i>Bears, Bears Everywhere</i>.]

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Bears, Bears Everywhere
 
What's the perfect concert for me, if I'm "barely" 3?
 
Teddy Bear Concerts! These performances by NSO members invite kids to bring their favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun of these playful and interactive programs. Lasting approximately 45 minutes, they're perfect for even the youngest music lovers in your family.
 
It's a big bear world out there, and every sort of bear has its own look and growl. Bears, Bears Everywhere is a new Teddy Bear Concert that takes a peek at these adorable creatures and the sounds of their homelands--music that is as unique as they are. With NSO musicians Paula Akbar, violin, Lewis Lipnick, bassoon, and Joe Connell, percussion, this performance assembles a wild combination of instruments in order to create music from around the world. Children will also be introduced to an out-of-this-world instrument, the theremin, which is used to create the crazy sounds in a lot of classic films.
 
Come early for "musical playtime." Starting a half hour before each Teddy Bear Concert, enjoy music and movement activities especially designed for small children. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.


Sun., Jan. 10, 2010 (Family Concert) NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: MORE Science and Music

[NSO Ensemble Concert: <i>Connections: MORE Science and Music</i>.]

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Connections: MORE Science and Music
 
Yvonne Caruthers, cello
Natasha Bogachek, violin
Stephen Dumaine, tuba
 
Endangered species, synapses, neurons, condensation, and precipitation--are these terms from a science course or a music class? In this new fast-paced, multimedia performance, students hear and see how a melody can be played on a laundry hose (or a tuba); how instrument makers are responding to the near-extinction of their favorite trees; and whether a violinist can break a world speed record. It's science with excitement! For age 9 and up.


Jan. 14 - 16, 2010 (Classical Concert) Michael Stern, conductor/Emanuel Ax, piano, plays Beethoven

[Michael Stern, conductor/Emanuel Ax, piano, plays Beethoven.]

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Michael Stern , conductor
Emanuel Ax , piano
BARBER
 Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 (in one movement)
BEETHOVEN
 Piano Concerto No. 2
SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Jan. 21 - 23, 2010 (Classical Concert) Iván Fischer, conductor/Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano & Stig Andersen, tenor

[Iván Fischer, conductor/Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano & Stig Andersen, tenor.]

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Ivan Fischer , conductor
Christianne Stotijn , mezzo-soprano
Stig Andersen , tenor
MOZART
 Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, "Prague"
MAHLER
 Das Lied von der Erde

Sun., Jan. 24, 2010 (Family Concert) NSO Children's Concert with Iván Fischer

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When and how much should we clap?
 
Iván Fischer lets us know in an interactive concert that answers kids' questions about music appreciation. Bringing all the fun and insight from his popular children's concerts in Europe, the NSO's Principal Conductor steps off the podium and into fun in this charming 50-minute journey through the art of listening, applause, and great music! As NSO musicians perform engaging selections of kid-friendly works, Fischer moves around the stage and among the audience, asking such questions as "how does the music make you feel" and "what instrument sounds like a bird chirping?" The Washington Post calls these concerts "a well-conceived program of music-making and conversation…the children listened in delight as the flowing melodies formed a colorful weave." No wonder they've quickly sold out for the past two seasons!


Jan. 28 - 30, 2010 (Classical Concert) Iván Fischer, conductor/Mischa Maisky, cello, plays Tchaikovsky

[Iván Fischer, conductor/Mischa Maisky, cello, plays Tchaikovsky.]

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Sat., Jan. 30, 2010 (Family Concert) NSO Kinderkonzerts: Magical Mozart

[NSO Kinderkonzerts: <i>Magical Mozart</i>.]

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Back by popular demand!
Magical Mozart
 
A child prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composing and performing for European royalty when he was only six years old. Showing all the fun he must have had creating and playing his music, the Unlikely Trio--NSO musicians Carole Bean, flute, Dotian Levalier, harp, and William Wielgus, oboe--performs a wonderful array of Mozart's greatest works, including instrumental selections from his opera The Magic Flute. For age 4 and up.
 
Come early for the Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo." Starting one hour before each Kinderkonzert, this hands-on activity in the Kennedy Center Hall of States gives kids a chance to get up close with the instruments they'll see played on stage--from violins and trumpets to oboes and flutes. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.


Feb. 11 - 13, 2010 (Pops Concert) And the Winner Is.../J. Ernest Green, conductor

[<i>And the Winner Is...</i>/J. Ernest Green, conductor.]

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J. Ernest Green , conductor
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Sun., Feb. 14, 2010 (Family Concert) NSO Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf

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David Amado , conductor
Magic Circle Mime Co. , guest artists
ROSSINI
 Overture to William Tell
PROKOFIEV
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67

Feb. 18 - 20, 2010 (Classical Concert) James Gaffigan, conductor / Denis Matsuev, piano, plays Rachmaninoff

[James Gaffigan, conductor / Denis Matsuev, piano, plays Rachmaninoff.]

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Feb. 20 - 21, 2010 (Family Concert) NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Fancy That!

[NSO Teddy Bear Concert: <i>Fancy That!</i>.]

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Fancy That!
 
What's the perfect concert for me, if I'm "barely" 3?
 
Teddy Bear Concerts! These performances by NSO members invite kids to bring their favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun of these playful and interactive programs. Lasting approximately 45 minutes, they're perfect for even the youngest music lovers in your family.
 
Sometimes it's fun to look fancy, but did you know that you can fancy up music? In Fancy That!, NSO violinist Marissa Regni plays a one-woman show about how to decorate music in the form of ornamentation and variations. To help "illustrate" this idea, the program is presented alongside graphic artist Marie Cheek, who will put children's imaginings of fancy music into images. Music by Bach, Mozart, and Prokofiev is featured in this program that proves that both teddy bears and musicians love to accessorize.
 
Come early for "musical playtime." Starting a half hour before each Teddy Bear Concert, enjoy music and movement activities especially designed for small children. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.


Sun., Feb. 28, 2010 (Family Concert) NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: MORE History and Music

[NSO Ensemble Concert: <i>Connections: MORE History and Music</i>.]

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Connections: MORE History and Music
 
Yvonne Caruthers, cello
Aaron Goldman, flute
Jeffrey Weisner, bass
 
While nearly everyone is taught that the "Star-Spangled Banner" was written during the War of 1812, and the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" was a favorite song during the Civil War, how many people realize there is a link between the Erie Canal and Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"? How about "Jingle Bells," the Dred Scott decision, and Bessemer's process to make steel? Or "Joy to the World" and the John Deere plow? In this multimedia program, Yvonne Caruthers and several of her NSO colleagues integrate many of today's most recognizable musical works alongside landmarks in 19th-century American history. For age 9 and up.


Mar. 4 - 6, 2010 (Classical Concert) Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor/Ingrid Fliter, piano, plays Mozart

[Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor/Ingrid Fliter, piano, plays Mozart.]

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Mar. 11 - 13, 2010 (Classical Concert) Christoph Eschenbach, conductor/Verdi Requiem

[Christoph Eschenbach, conductor/Verdi Requiem.]

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Christoph Eschenbach , conductor
Twyla Robinson , soprano
Mihoko Fujimura , mezzo-soprano
Nikolai Schukoff , tenor
Evgeny Nikitin , bass-baritone
The Washington Chorus , julian wachner, music director
VERDI
 Requiem
This concert has no intermission.
Please note: this performance will have no late seating

Mar. 25 - 28, 2010 (Classical Concert) Jakub Hrusa, conductor/Daniel Müller-Schott, cello, plays Dvorák

[Jakub Hrusa, conductor/Daniel Müller-Schott, cello, plays Dvorák.]

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Apr. 1 - 3, 2010 (Classical Concert) Iván Fischer, conductor / Bach's Mass in B minor

[Iván Fischer, conductor / Bach's Mass in B minor.]

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Ivan Fischer , conductor
Dominique Labelle , soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux , alto
Michael Slattery , tenor
Thomas Bauer , baritone
The University of Maryland Concert Choir , edward maclary, director
BACH
 Mass in B minor
Note: this program will have one 15-minute intermission

Sat., Apr. 17, 2010, 8:00 PM (Pops Concert) Michael Cavanaugh in Concert: The Music of Billy Joel and More/Steven Reineke, conductor

[<i>Michael Cavanaugh in Concert: The Music of Billy Joel and More</i>/Steven Reineke, conductor.]

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Michael Cavanaugh , vocalist and piano
Steven Reineke , conductor
Billy Venditti , electric bass and vocals
Giovanni Mastro , electric guitar and vocals
Hosmer Jaime , electric guitar, keyboards, and vocals
John Scarpula , percussion, saxophones and vocals
Johnny Fedevich , drums

In 2002, Billy Joel handpicked Michael Cavanaugh to star in his Tony-winning collaboration with Twyla Tharp, the Broadway production Movin' Out. Now, after taking the mic some 1,200 times over 3 years in the "Piano Man" role, Cavanaugh brings Joel's music to the Kennedy Center stage. With the NSO Pops conducted by Steven Reineke, Cavanaugh performs a program featuring platinum hits spanning Joel's landmark four-decade career.


Sat., Apr. 24, 2010, 8:00 PM (Classical Concert) Sacred Sounds: Gospel Across America

[<i>Sacred Sounds: Gospel Across America</i>.]

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Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. , curator and conductor
Stanley J. Thurston , conductor
Walter Hawkins , vocalist
Richard Smallwood , pianist
John Stoddart , pianist
Lecresia Campbell , vocalist
Frances Brooks , vocalist
Vanessa Williams , vocalist
Brandie Sutton , vocalist
Duawne Starling , vocalist
Dennis Sawyers , vocalist
Larry Hylton , vocalist
The Joyful Sounds Community Choir , with members of the wpas men and women of the gospel choir

In this special closing event led by Rev. Nolan Williams Jr., Artistic Director, Gospel singers Walter Hawkins, Richard Smallwood, and Lecresia Campbell, together with a local mass choir and the National Symphony Orchestra, perform classic and popular repertoire. The program pays homage to gospel roots, while also making a lasting contribution to gospel music by breaking new artistic ground with newly commissioned orchestrations. The 180-voice mass choir features members of the WPAS Men and Women of the Gospel Choir, Stanley J. Thurston, artistic director, and singers from across the DC metro area.


Apr. 29 - May 1, 2010 (Classical Concert) Hans Graf, conductor/Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, plays Connesson & Ravel

[Hans Graf, conductor/Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, plays Connesson & Ravel.]

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May 6 - 8, 2010 (Pops Concert) Sondheim at 80/Marvin Hamlisch, conductor

[<i>Sondheim at 80</i>/Marvin Hamlisch, conductor.]

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Marvin Hamlisch , conductor
Liz Callaway , 
Michael Cerveris , 
Brian d'Arcy James , 
Maria Friedman , 
Patricia Noonan , 
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
SONDHEIM
Overture to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
SONDHEIM
"You Could Drive a Person Crazy" from Company
SONDHEIM
"Being Alive" from Company
SONDHEIM
"Getting Married Today" from Company
SONDHEIM
There Won't be Trumpets from Anyone Can Whistle
SONDHEIM
Overture to Merrily We Roll Along
SONDHEIM
Not a Day Goes By from Merrily We Roll Along
SONDHEIM
"Franklin Shepherd, Inc." from Merrily We Roll Along
SONDHEIM
"Agony" from Into the Woods
SONDHEIM
"You Must Meet My Wife" from A Little Night Music
SONDHEIM
"Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music
SONDHEIM
Suite from Sweeney Todd
SONDHEIM
"Not While I'm Around" from Sweeney Todd
SONDHEIM
"Broadway Baby" from Follies
SONDHEIM
"I'm Still Here" from Follies
SONDHEIM
"The Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me" from Roadshow
SONDHEIM
Children and Art from Sunday in the Park with George
SONDHEIM
"Move On" from Sunday in the Park with George

Sun., May 9, 2010 (Family Concert) NSO Family Concert: The Composer is Dead

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The Composer is Dead
Music by Nathaniel Stookey
Lyrics by Lemony Snicket
Edwin Outwater, conductor
 
What's the difference between composing and decomposing?
 
That's a mystery for the inspector to figure out in The Composer Is Dead, a gripping whodunit that makes every member of the Orchestra a suspect in their composer's untimely finale. Acclaimed composer Nathaniel Stookey brings his uproarious collaboration with best-selling children's writer Lemony Snicket, which engages listeners to join the inspector as he interrogates the entire symphonic arrangement regarding their whereabouts at the time of the crime. Starting with the strings and working his way to the percussion, the inspector finds sound alibis and dead ends down every sonic avenue. But one thing's for sure: nobody is leaving the Concert Hall until this mystery is solved!
 
Come early for the Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo." An hour before each NSO Family Concert, young concertgoers can get up close and hands-on with the instruments they'll see played on the stage--from violins, trumpets, and oboes to trombones and percussion--in the Kennedy Center Atrium. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.
 
Stay after the 3 p.m. concerts for a Kids' Chat. Following the 3 p.m. concert, young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with the concert artists.
 


May 13 - 15, 2010 (Classical Concert) John Adams, conductor/Eric Owens, bass-baritone

[John Adams, conductor/Eric Owens, bass-baritone.]

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May 20 - 22, 2010 (Classical Concert) John Adams, conductor/Leila Josefowicz, violin

[John Adams, conductor/Leila Josefowicz, violin.]

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Jun. 3 - 5, 2010 (Classical Concert) Iván Fischer, conductor/Stravinsky & Rimsky-Korsakov

[Iván Fischer, conductor/Stravinsky & Rimsky-Korsakov.]

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Ivan Fischer , conductor
Nurit Bar-Josef , violin
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
 Scheherazade, Op. 35
STRAVINSKY
 The Rite of Spring
No late seating before intermission.

Jun. 10 - 12, 2010 (Classical Concert) Kristjan Järvi, conductor/ Evelyn Glennie, percussion, plays Tuur

[Kristjan Järvi, conductor/ Evelyn Glennie, percussion, plays Tuur.]

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Kristjan Järvi , conductor
Dame Evelyn Glennie , percussion
GRIEG
Lyric Suite
TüüR
Symphony No. 4 "Magma"
BERNSTEIN
Candide Overture and Suite
ELLINGTON
 Harlem

Jun. 17 - 19, 2010 (Classical Concert) Juraj Valcuha, conductor/Jennifer Koh, violin, plays Szymanowski

[Juraj Valcuha, conductor/Jennifer Koh, violin, plays Szymanowski.]

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Jun. 24 - 26, 2010 (Pops Concert) Classical Mystery Tour/Martin Herman, conductor

[<i>Classical Mystery Tour</i>/Martin Herman, conductor.]

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Martin Herman , conductor
Classical Mystery Tour , vocal group
Jim Owen , 
Tony Kishman , 
John Brosnan , 
Chris Camilleri , 

The Pops season concludes with something seemingly impossible: The Beatles performing with the National Symphony Orchestra. Classical Mystery Tour features former Beatlemania performers Jim Owen (John Lennon) on rhythm guitar, piano, and vocals; Tony Kishman (Paul McCartney) on bass guitar, piano, and vocals; and John Brosnan (George Harrison) on lead guitar and vocals; and Liverpool (a Beatles tribute band) member Chris Camilleri (Ringo Starr) on drums and vocals. Martin Herman conducts the Orchestra in this program of unbeatable Beatles hits, from the mop-top days to the explorations of the yellow submarine.


Tue., Jun. 29, 2010, 8:00 PM (Classical Concert) Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello

[Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello.]

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Fri., Jul. 16, 2010, 8:15 PM (NSO at Wolf Trap) Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello

[Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello.]

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Emil de Cou , conductor
Hana Park , soprano (juliette)
Ashlyn Rust , soprano (maria)
Nathaniel Peake , tenor (roméo)
David Portillo , tenor (tony)
TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo and Juliet
GOUNOD
"Je veux vivre" from Roméo et Juliette
GOUNOD
"Ah! Levetoi, soleil" from Roméo et Juliette
BERNSTEIN
Symphonic Dances from  West Side Story
BERNSTEIN
Concert Suite No. 1 from  West Side Story
PROKOFIEV
Suite from  Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64

Sat., Jul. 17, 2010, 8:15 PM (NSO at Wolf Trap) Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello

[Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello.]

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Marvin Hamlisch , conductor
Idina Menzel , vocalist

Idina Menzel, the Tony-winning star of Wicked, joins Tony-winning NSO Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch for a diverse program of classic pop and musical theater favorites (including hits from Wicked and Rent), as well as songs from her album I Stand.

For further information about the program, performance timing, and tickets, please call Wolf Trap TOLL FREE at 1-(877) WOLFTRAP or visit the Wolf Trap Website. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Filene Center Box Office. Groups of 20 or more should contact Wolf Trap Group Sales at (703) 255-1851. 

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia


Thu., Jul. 22, 2010, 8:15 PM (NSO at Wolf Trap) Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello

[Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello.]

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Emil de Cou , conductor
Joshua Bell , violin
GERSHWIN
Cuban Overture
BRUCH
Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46
LISZT
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Minor
RESPIGHI
 Feste romane [Roman Festivals]

Fri., Jul. 23, 2010, 8:15 PM (NSO at Wolf Trap) Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello

[Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello.]

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Emil de Cou , conductor
Lisa Vroman , soprano
Gary Mauer , tenor
William Michals , baritone
The Washington Chorus , julian wachner, music director

Emil de Cou, conductor
Lisa Vroman, soprano
Gary Mauer, tenor
William Michals, baritone
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, music director

Emil de Cou and the NSO pay tribute to one of songwriting's greatest teams. Classics from The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific, Oklahoma!, and more will have you "Falling in Love with Love!"

For further information about the program, performance timing, and tickets, please call Wolf Trap TOLL FREE at 1-(877) WOLFTRAP or visit the Wolf Trap Website. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Filene Center Box Office. Groups of 20 or more should contact Wolf Trap Group Sales at (703) 255-1851.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia


Fri., Jul. 30, 2010, 8:30 PM (NSO at Wolf Trap) Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello

[Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello.]

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Arnie Roth , conductor
Soloists and Chorus prepared by Daniel Ozment , 
VARIOUS
Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy
Note: this program will have one 15-minute intermission

Sat., Jul. 31, 2010, 8:30 PM (NSO at Wolf Trap) Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello

[Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello.]

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Emil de Cou , conductor
The Choral Arts Society of Washington , norman scribner, artistic director
STRAUSS
Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey
CONSTANT
Theme from The Twilight Zone
WILLIAMS
Theme from Lost in Space
GIACCHINO
Star Trek: 2009
NEWMAN
Suite from WALL*E
HORNER
Suite from Avatar
WILLIAMS
Imperial March from Star Wars
WILLIAMS
Flying Theme from E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial
HOLST
The Planets, Op. 32

Thu., Aug. 5, 2010, 8:15 PM (NSO at Wolf Trap) Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello

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Carl Davis , conductor
Mary Carewe , soprano
NORMAN
"The James Bond Theme" from Dr. No
BART
"From Russia With Love"
BARRY
"Goldfinger"
BACHARACH
"The Look of Love"
BARRY
"You Only Live Twice"
BARRY
"Thunder Ball"
BARRY
Overture and "We Have All the Time in the World" from On Her Majesty's Secret Service
BARRY
"Diamonds are Forever"
MCCARTNEY
"Live and Let Die"
HAMLISCH
"The Voyage to Atlantis" and "Nobody Does It Better" from The Spy Who Loved Me
CONTI
Theme from For Your Eyes Only
BARRY
"Moonraker"
BARRY
"The Man with the Golden Arm"
BARRY
"The Living Daylights"
KAMEN
"License to Kill"
ARNOLD
"The World is Not Enough"
ARNOLD
"You Know My Name" from Casino Royale

Aug. 6 - 7, 2010 (NSO at Wolf Trap) Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello

[Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/Yo-Yo Ma, cello.]

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George Daugherty , conductor
Note: this program will have one 15-minute intermission