THE KENNEDY CENTER - CONCERT HALL COUPONS IN 2014
Though she's still in her 20s, Chinese pianist Yuja Wang has already rocketed to the top of th.. read moree classical music world with her astounding technical prowess and charismatic stage presence. She's released several acclaimed albums, racked up awards -- including a Grammy nomination -- and has been hailed as nothing short of "the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today" by the San Francisco Chronicle . As part of their first tour in North America, Beijing's China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra makes its Kennedy Center debut with a program that features Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major (featuring Wang on piano), Chen Qigang's Wu Xing (The Five Elements) Suite for Orchestra and Dvork's Symphony No. 8.
The Washington Chorus, led by conductor Julian Wachner, performs Beethoven's masterful Missa .. read moreSolemnis at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall. This powerful piece is generally considered to be one of the composer's supreme achievements, a majestic choral monument brimming with moments of transcendent beauty and near-operatic theatricality. Written near the end of Beethoven's life, the piece is all the more breathtaking when one considers it was written in total deafness. A stellar lineup of voices helps bring this divine work to life.