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Joshua Bell & Sam Haywood pay homage to John F. Kennedy?s 100th birthday / Metro Weekly

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The virtuoso classical violinist Joshua Bell performs two public concerts as part of a week-long residency at the Kennedy Center. First up is an off-site performance with the National Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Gourmet Symphony - a local nonprofit specializing in entertainment experiences that encourage patrons to eat, drink and socialize while enjoying classical music. Two nights later, Bell performs a Washington Performing Arts recital with pianist Sam Haywood. The evening pays homage to John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday with actor John Lithgow reading Robert Frost's poem Dedication - written for JFK's inauguration - and set to Air by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis. The evening also includes violin classics by Beethoven, Brahms and Rachmaninoff.

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