JFK Center for the performing arts to host Vienna Philharmonic in February
January 11, 2012 by James
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. will be the host for a special concert by the Vienna Philharmonic on February 29. The concert will be conducted by Lorin Maazel and is made possible by contributions from the Washington Performing Arts Society. The concert will include premier works by Mozart and Strauss. Both the Society and Performing Arts Center are using printing services to print flyers and posters about this special concert that is coming to this country to attract the local community as well as visitors during that time to attend the concert.
The Vienna Philharmonic has been in existence for almost 170 years and has been praised by 19th and 20th century musicians such as Richard Wagner and Anton Bruckner as one of the finest orchestras in the world. The orchestra is unique in that it is administered by its musicians and only members of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra with three years’ experience in the Orchestra can become members of the Vienna Philharmonic.
The conductor for the concert, Lorin Maazel, has been as esteemed and well respected conductor for over fifty years. His repertoire includes conducting more than 150 different orchestras in over 5,000 performances of concerts and the opera. His recordings number over 300 and include works of Beethoven, Debussy, Brahms, Schubert, Mahler, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky. His awards for conducting include ten Grands Prix du Disques and two ASCAP awards for outstanding contributions to American music. He was the Music Director for the Sa Palau de les Arts “Reina Sofia.” Opera house in Valencia, Spain for the past five years and next year will become the Music Director for the Munich Philharmonic.