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Lahav Shani, music director
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Monday, March 11, 2024, 8:00 p.m.
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

“Intense…impressive…impossible to resist” - The New York Times

The exceptional artistry of the Rotterdam Philharmonic comes to Washington, D.C., for the first time in more than two decades. Under the baton of Music Director Lahav Shani, the orchestra fosters a truly immersive experience for newcomers and music lovers alike. In this exclusive program, superstar pianist Daniil Trifonov joins the orchestra for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 "Jeunehomme," in a dazzling display of talent that will leave audiences spellbound. Also on the program are excerpts from Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and Arvo Pärt's moving and contemplative Swansong, based on the final lines of one of Cardinal Newman's renowned sermons, both hymn-like and prayerful.

Arvo Pärt - Swansong
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major
Sergei Prokofiev - Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet

This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

Washington Performing Arts is committed to ensuring visitors of all abilities can experience the performances and programs we present. We partner with our venues to ensure accommodations are available. For specific questions about accessibility at our Kennedy Center events, please visit https://www.kennedy-center.org/visit/accessibility or contact us at patronservices@washingtonperformingarts.org.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, Dr. Mark Cinnamon and Ms. Doreen Kelly, and Debbie Driesman and Frank F. Islam.

Washington Performing Arts’s classical music performances this season are made possible in part through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

This is one of fourteen 2023-24 season performances included in Washington Performing Arts’s The World in Our City initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding and cultural diplomacy via the presentation of international visiting artists, globally inspired local programming, and the award-winning Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; and the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.


DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities