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To purchase tickets to this performance, please contact the Washington Performing Arts Box Office at (202) 785-9727 (M-F; 9:30am-5:00pm)

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow

Evening Performance

Co-presented with Washington Performing Arts

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Code: 1P0585

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Rob Kapilow (Photo: Peter Schaaf)

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In his acclaimed What Makes It Great? series, 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. As the Kansas City Star proclaimed, “Not since Leonard Bernstein has classical music had a combination salesman-teacher as irresistible as Kapilow.”

Featured Masterworks

Bernstein Songbook

Kapilow explores the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein’s contributions to musical theater, featuring songs from On the Town to West Side Story (with singers Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther).

NOTE: Smithsonian Associates currently has a limited capacity of seats to sell for this performance date. If it fills, please contact the Washington Performing Arts Box Office at (202) 785-9727 (M-F; 9:30am-5:00pm).

National Portrait Gallery
McEvoy Auditorium, 8th & G Sts NW
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown