Renovated in 1997, the Concert Hall is the largest performance space in the Kennedy Center, seating 2,465. This state-of-the-art facility, which originally opened in 1971, sets new standards for accessibility and sound with a high-tech acoustical canopy, accessible locations on every level, and new seating sections (onstage boxes, chorister seats, and parterre seats). The 7 famous Hadelands crystal chandeliers, a gift from Norway, are repositioned to clear the field of view from the Second tier center. Behind the stage you will note the organ, which has 4,144 pipes and is a gift from the Filene Foundation of Boston. Its console is portable, and all of the pipes are functional.
Coming to the Concert Hall :
- Wed., May 22, 2013, 8:00 PM
- Concert Hall
- Running Time: 2-1/2 hours
- Tickets and Schedule
NSO Pops with Trey Anastasio
Guitarist and singer Trey Anastasio, known for his work with the Grammy-nominated, genre-melding rock band Phish, performs with the NSO Pops. The program, conducted by Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, features orchestrations of classic Phish songs and solo Anastasio compositions. A curious and constant composer, he draws inspiration from experimental jazz, classical, pop, reggae, metal, and barbershop music. In 2009, Anastasio made his debut with the New York Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony in programs that featured his concerto for electric guitar and orchestra, Time Turns Elastic, as well as original compositions. The New York Times hailed Anastasio's Carnegie Hall performance with the New York Philharmonic as "that rarest of rarities, a classical-rock hybrid that might please partisans from both constituencies."
Performance Timing: Part One - 60 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 70 min.