Sixth & I – Sanctuary
NSO + Sixth & I present:
Kennedy Center Chamber Players
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The Kennedy Center Chamber Players is formed of principal and guest players of the National Symphony Orchestra. They will be performing an exciting repertoire to include:
Beethoven: Duo No.1 in C major WoO 27 for violin and cello
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.3 in A major op.69
Beethoven: Piano Trio No.7 in B flat major op.97 “Archduke”
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players:
Lambert Orkis (piano) holds the position of Principal Keyboard of the National Symphony Orchestra. He appears regularly at the most prestigious festivals throughout the world, such as the Salzburg and Lucerne Festivals, and will be returning to Sydney in 2017 as distinguished performing artist and teacher for Australia’s Musica Viva Festival. He performs and has recorded as a member of the Kennedy Center Chamber Players and the Smithsonian Institution’s Castle Trio (period instruments).
Marissa Regni (violin) is Principal Second Violin of the National Symphony Orchestra, a position she assumed in September of 1996. Ms. Regni is a member of the critically acclaimed Manchester String Quartet, and is a founding member of the Kennedy Center Chamber Players. Solo appearances with orchestra include the Saint Louis Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Livingston (New Jersey) Symphony, and the Ridgewood (New Jersey) Symphony. Ms. Regni has been a featured artist on NPR and The MacNeil/Lehrer Report.
David Hardy (cello), Principal Cello of the National Symphony Orchestra, achieved international recognition in 1982 as the top American prize winner at the seventh International Tchaikovsky Cello Competition in Moscow. In 1981, he was appointed to the National Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Cello. In 1994, Mr. Hardy was named Principal Cello of the NSO. The National Symphony Orchestra’s recording of John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1, featuring Mr. Hardy’s solo cello performance, won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Classical Album.
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