What Makes It Great?© with Rob Kapilow

What makes great music great? Through his concert presentations, commentaries on NPR's Performance Today, and CD series, Rob Kapilow takes listeners inside the music to answer that question. Washington Performing Arts brings this informative and engaging program to Washington area audiences. Kapilow unravels, slows down, and recomposes key passages to hear why a piece is so extraordinary. Great music rewards great listeners, and What Makes It Great? enhances the listening experience. What Makes It Great? is presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Associates.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 6pm
Over the Rainbow: The Songs of Harold Arlen

Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

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Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 6pm
Britten - A Ceremony of Carols

Children's Chorus of Washington
Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History

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Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 6pm
Dvorák: Piano Quintet No. 2

Musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music
Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History

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Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 6pm
Schubert - Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"

Peabody Chamber Orchestra
Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History

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