Up to now half century, the middle has usually lived as much as its unique title, as a venue for arts occasions of worldwide significance. It hosted the American debuts of the Bolshoi Opera and Italy’s legendary La Scala. It premiered new performs by Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, and scores by Aaron Copland, Shostakovich and, at its opening night time, Leonard Bernstein. The Nationwide Symphony Orchestra had a nationwide profile below Mstislav Rostropovich, and it’s flourishing once more below its new conductor, Gianandrea Noseda. A few of its greatest nights, and those I bear in mind most fondly, are the worldwide evenings, presenting dance, music and theater troupes from across the planet, bringing the complete panoply of worldwide tradition to a rustic that’s habitually solipsistic concerning the arts.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/leisure/kennedy-center-Fiftieth-anniversary/2021/09/01/0b6fa91a-09ca-11ec-aea1-42a8138f132a_story.html | Kennedy Heart turns 50, nonetheless battling its city isolation