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VOL 3. NO. 34 Monday, September 10 - Sunday, September 16, 2001
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Awesome Events: First Family Concert of the Season Marks Thanksgiving Weekend

Conductor Thomas Wilkins

The National Symphony Orchestra begins its 2001-2002 Family Concert series Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall with the program, "Awesome Events." Making his NSO Family Concert debut, Thomas Wilkins leads the clever program that features music that relates to World War II, Napoleon's invasion of Russia, and other episodes that have helped to define today's world.
The repertoire will include:
BERLIOZHungarian March
TCHAIKOVSKYCoronation March
BEETHOVENSymphony No. 5 (excerpts from first movement)
BEETHOVENSymphony No. 1 (finale)
DVORíKSlavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 1
SOUSAEl Capitan
TCHAIKOVSKY812 Overture
"Throughout history music has been used to enhance, describe, or commemorate important events," said Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser. "This family concert is an excellent opportunity for families to share in the joy of music as well as learn about the history it so often represents."

The National Symphony Orchestra Family Concert Series is a trio of programs illustrating music and its relationship to the world. During the 2001-02 season, the programs will explore history, science and literature and are designed to inform as well as entertain. Designed and launched in 1999, this series provides enjoyment and education on multiple levels at both a time and time-span that fit today's fast-paced lifestyle. In one-hour performances Thomas Wilkins, Emil de Cou, and Robert Kapilow - all performers who excel at family-oriented orchestral presentations - will provide concert and commentary on Nov. 25, Feb. 17, and March 10.

Tickets for these concerts can be purchased through the Kennedy Center Box Office by calling 202-467-4600.

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