NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT HONORING JOHN F. KENNEDY

When:
May 24, 2017 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
2017-05-24T20:00:00-04:00
2017-05-24T23:00:00-04:00
Where:
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
2700 F St NW
Washington, DC 20566
USA
Cost:
$79+

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT HONORING JOHN F. KENNEDY
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 8 p.m.
National Symphony Orchestra

Joshua Weilerstein, conductor

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Concert Hall–from $79

 

Program:

 

Copland:                           Fanfare for the Common Man

William Grant Still:               Poem for Orchestra

Mason Bates:                      Passage

John Williams:                     Cello Concerto

Bernstein:                          Three Dance Episodes from On The Town

 

This performance features Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Yo-Yo Ma and is led by young American conductor Joshua Weilerstein in his Kennedy Center debut.

The National Symphony Orchestra performs the world premiere of Mason Bates’s Passage, an NSO commission created especially for JFK’s 100th. Passage examines the theme of American exploration through the visionary words of Walt Whitman and President John F. Kennedy. Composed for renowned mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and the NSO, the work imaginatively sets Whitman’s “Passage to India” alongside recorded fragments of JFK’s moonshot speech given in 1961. Two iconic American voices—that of poet and President—come together on a journey to the ever-expanding human frontier.

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