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What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow 2019-2020 Series

Co-presented with The Washington Chorus

3 Weekend Programs

DATES: Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019; Feb. 23, 2020; and May 17, 2020

TIME: 6:30 p.m.
Quick Tix Code: BPS2
 $40 Package Gen. Admission
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Please Note: These programs are also available for individual purchase.

In his acclaimed What Makes It Great? programs, beloved educator and former NPR music commentator Rob Kapilow “gets audiences in tune with classical music at a deeper level than they ever thought possible” (Los Angeles Times).

In a three-part format, Kapilow explores a great musical masterpiece with the audience. Next, the piece is performed in its entirety, followed by a Q&A with the audience and performers.


Sun., Nov. 10

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626 (featuring The Washington Chorus)

NOTE: This program features a 90-minute discussion and performance of select choral movements without intermission, followed by a Q&A with the audience and performers.

Sun., Feb. 23

American Songbook (featuring singers from The Washington Chorus)

Sun., May 17

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135 (performed by TBD)

All programs subject to change.

Photo caption: Rob Kapilow (Photo: Peter Schaaf)

FULL SERIES (3 concerts)

Smithsonian Year of Music

National Museum of Natural History
Baird Auditorium
10th St & Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle