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Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?

Presented in Partnership with Washington Performing Arts

Evening Performance

Evening Performance

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0420
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Why does a piece of music sometimes flow past your brain, suffuse your soul, and remain in your memory? Answer: It’s great. If you require more explanation than that, Rob Kapilow, well-known commentator, conductor, and composer, has a knack for unraveling and exploring the elements that combine to render a musical composition a masterpiece.

Kapilow brings his insights to enduring works by an intriguing range of composers. Kapilow first offers an in-depth discussion of the featured work. Next, the piece is performed in its entirety. A question-and-answer session with the audience and performers rounds out the program.

Featured Repertoire:

Schubert: Impromptus, Op. 90; with Yuliya Gorenman, piano

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