The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater
At different times in his career, The Washington Post’s Philip Kennicott has been focused on music and architecture, but never truly explored the relationship between the two. Together with PostClassical Ensemble and Music Director Ángel Gil-Ordóñez, Kennicott will examine these artforms and their unique, yet overlapping explorations of time and space. The program includes an overture by Beethoven written to celebrate a remodeled opera house, works by Gabrieli, composed for the mighty Basilica of San Marco in Venice, a symphony by Haydn featuring one of the most complicated “architectural” forms ever composed, a classic overture by Rossini, reassembled to maximize the acoustic possibilities of The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, and more. Accompanying the music, visuals including hand-drawn architectural sketches from Centennial Medal winner Hany Hassan FAIA will be projected on stage.Leave with a deeper understanding of your place in time and space and the buildings and sounds that make up your world.