|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:|
|BEETHOVEN||Symphony No. 5 (excerpts from first movement)|
|BEETHOVEN||Symphony No. 1 (finale)|
|DVORíK||Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 1|
|"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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