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National Symphony Orchestra: Memory and Myth: Music by Sibelius and an NSO premiere

Daily, May 14, 2020 - May 16, 2020
7:00 PM, 8:00 PM

In a symphonic exploration of legend and lore, visionary maestro David Robertson conducts Mnemosyne's Pool, an NSO co-commission from Grammy Award®–winning composer Steven Mackey. Drawing inspiration from the Greek goddess of memory, Mackey’s work tells the story of souls who dared drink from the river Mnemosyne in Hades, thereby bestowing eternal life in the Elysian Fields. Sibelius weaves Finnish mythology into music in The Swan of Tuonela, a tone poem depicting the hero’s quest to kill a mystical swan swimming through the Finnish realm of the dead. 

Event Location

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW,
Washington, DC 20566
Foggy Bottom

Contact

(202) 467-4600

Admission: $15-$99

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Posted by: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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