A Concert to Honor Pope Francis
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
In recognition of the first visit to Washington by Pope Francis, the Kennedy Center and the Archdiocese of Washington will present a free, ticketed concert in the Pope’s honor, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra performing with mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine and ten-year-old jazz prodigy José André Montaño. Also appearing will be acclaimed actress Eva Longoria, nationally recognized as an ardent advocate for those with special needs. The concert is free and open to the public. Although Pope Francis will not attend, the concert is part of the official events of the Holy Father’s visit to Washington.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Free tickets for reserved (not general admission) seating will be distributed up to two (2) per person in line on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at the entrance to the Hall of Nations, beginning at 6 p.m. Limited seating availability.
The entire performance will also be broadcast on the screen at the North Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer in case of overflow from the Concert Hall.
Program to include:
MOZART: “Exsultate, jubilate” and “Alleluia” from Exsultate jubilate
HOLST: “Venus, Bringer of Peace” from The Planets
FRANCK: Panis angelicus
BRITTEN: “What the Wild Flowers Tell Me,” adapted by Britten from the second movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3