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National Symphony Orchestra: Shaham & Mozart

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Saturday, March 2, 2019

National Symphony Orchestra NSO Summer and Capital Concerts

“One of today’s preeminent violinists” (The New York Times), Grammy® winner Gil Shaham brings his flawless technique and inimitable spirit to Mozart’s formidable Fifth Violin Concerto, a work of dramatic scope and electrifying imagination.

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Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Roussel: The Spider's Feast—symphonic fragments
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5
Stravinsky: Petrushka

“One of today’s preeminent violinists” (The New York Times), Grammy® winner Gil Shaham brings his flawless technique and inimitable spirit to Mozart’s formidable Fifth Violin Concerto, a work of dramatic scope and electrifying imagination.

Performance Timing: Part One - 48 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 35 min.


Organ Postlude: the Thu., Feb. 28 performance is followed by a mini-recital by Russell Weismann on the Kennedy Center Concert Hall's Rubenstein Family Organ, free with purchase of concert ticket.

Russell Weismann is the Director of Music and Organist at Georgetown University. As a musician who is equally versed in performance and scholarship, Russell is a recent graduate of the Doctor of Musical Arts program at George Mason University and also holds degrees in music from Yale and Duquesne universities. Outside of his work at Georgetown, Russell directs the Capital Organ Studio, an organ instruction model encouraging and instructing aspiring organists of all ages, and is the Artistic Director of "Music at the Monastery," a collaborative arts initiative cosponsored by the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. For more information, please visit www.russellweismann.com.

Program:
Alfred Herbert Brewer: Marche Héroïque
Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Drei Stücke, Op. 142: No. 2; Valse mignonne
Gabriel Fauré: transcribed for organ by Louis Robilliard: Sicilienne, Op. 78
Louis Vierne: Symphonie No. 1: VI; Final



NOTE: THE FRIDAY PERFORMANCE IS A COFFEE CONCERT
Our wildly popular late-morning Coffee Concerts at 11:30 a.m. on select Fridays return for a third season! These concerts are perfectly timed so that you don't need to worry about rush hour traffic, both arriving and leaving.
Preceding each Coffee Concert, à la carte breakfast items will be available for purchase in the KC Café from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. The menu will consist of:
- Assorted muffins, scones, and croissants
- Bagels, cream cheese, butter, and jam
- Freshly cut fruit
- Coffee, tea, and juice



ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Sat., Mar. 2  performance
Take a journey into the fascinating stories behind the music led by knowledgeable and engaging artists and scholars! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each ForeWords begins at 6:45 p.m. (the Concert Hall doors open 15 minutes prior), lasts 30 minutes, and is free and open to the public.
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