This groupmuse happened on Saturday, March 10, at 8:00 PM.

Sat, March 10, 2018, 8:00 PM
(Sales closed Mar 10, 9:00 AM)

Northwest Washington, Washington

Explore the wider classical music world outside of Groupmuse with an exclusive discount to this concert.


Discounted tickets
(normally $50)


Extra discount
for Supermusers
No alcohol
at this groupmuse
All guests
must be 21


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The Kennedy Center - the very beating heart of performing arts culture in Washington D.C. - has sure offered Groupmuse a warm welcome to our nation's Capital. Since our launch last year, we've had two wonderful - and sold out - Nights Out where our community has gathered, outside of the living room, to see how it's done in the Big House.

Well, on March 10th at 8pm, they're officially making a habit of it with our third Night Out at the Kennedy Center. And this'll be an evening unlike any other.

Under the baton of music director Gianandrea Noseda, The National Symphony Orchestra is treating us to a full performance the opera/oratorio The Gospel According to the Other Mary by John Adams. John Adams is probably the most celebrated and accomplished composer working today and this 2012 work only burnished his reputation - earning a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize. It tells the story of the last days of Jesus from the perspective of the other Mary - Mary Magdalene, and its script draws from sources as diverse as the Bible, Dorothy Day and Primo Levi.

Like all of Adams music, it's stimulating, modern, and sophisticated, but it's also highly listenable, and so undeniably American.

What's more, this ticket comes with a concert pre-talk at 6.30pm hosted by John Adams himself, in the flesh, exploring the themes that motivate the work*. It's a titanic honor to share an evening with so great a figure of music, and we're incredibly grateful the Kennedy Center has invited us along.

Typically, the tickets run in the range of $50 or more, but because it's Groupmuse and the Kennedy Center love its 'musers, we've got a stack for *more than half off -- only $20
(and $15 for supermusers)! But the supply is limited and it won't last, so step lively!

And have a great Night Out!

*ForeWords: "The Ministry of Mary Magdalene"
John Adams will take part in this far-reaching, one-of-a-kind talk before the second performance of the Gospel According to the Other Mary. To investigate some of the themes underpinning his oratorio and the ways they resonate today, he will be joined by Sister Helen Prejean--the influential death penalty abolitionist whose first book Dead Man Walking inspired both the film and opera of that name (presented by Washington National Opera in the winter of 2017)--and her fellow Christian thinkers Dr. Sherry Davis Molock, Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training at The George Washington University, Yolanda Pierce, Dean of the Howard University Divinity School, and Susan Timoney, Secretary, Pastoral Ministry and Social Concerns, Archdiocese of Washington.



National Symphony Orchestra


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2700 F St NW, Washington D.C., DC 20566, USA
Apt: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


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