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ATTEND! - Student Tickets this Month

Go to the Kennedy Center's ATTEND! website to find out details about the $10 ticket program for students. Here is a selection of events we think are interesting among the ones that are offered.

Piano Trio performance with gems in the program: "Haydn's Piano Trio in E major, Hob. XV 28, Martinů's Cinq Pièces Brèves, and the world premiere of contemporary composer Paul Chihara's Ain't No Sunshine. The program finishes with Schubert's Trio in E-flat major"
Sunday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Terrace Theater

Imani Winds
For what it's worth: The hippest Wind Quintet around. Works like Astor Piazzola's Libertango, and John Harbison's Quintet for Winds make going a temptation.
Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Terrace Theater

East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Another group I know little about; another program that lures:
Britten's Simple Symphony was plenty fun with the LPO last Monday, it's always a good time for Shostakovich's Quartet No. 8 (arranged for string orchestra; presumably in the Barshai version) but especially in his centenary - and those who will have hated Higdon's "String" will love Tchaikovsky's Serenade.

Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Terrace Theater

Helmuth Rilling & NSO
Bach's St. Matthew Passion

Attendance is mandatory! It's a Matthew Passion, it's Easter, it's Helmuth Rilling - the foremost historically INformed (as opposed to "HIP") Bach conductor of our times.
Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Concert Hall

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor / Julian Rachlin, violin

Great, underrated conductor and a wonderful violinist. LvB 6th, Prokofiev 2nd VC, Stravinsky Firebird Suite.
Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 21 at 8 p.m.
Concert Hall

Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor / Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Overrated conductor, great soprano, program of Bernstein, Britten, Dutilleux, and Dvořák... which could go either way.
Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
Concert Hall

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