Featuring the National Symphony Orchestra, the March 12-14, 2009, concerts will play the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall. Donald Pippin will conduct the orchestra. Soloists will be announced at a later date. Concertgoers can expect to hear tunes from Herman's Hello, Dolly!; La Cage aux Folles; Mame; Mack and Mabel; and Milk and Honey, among others.
One of the theatre's most celebrated composers, Jerry Herman has written the scores for such Broadway musicals as Milk and Honey; Hello, Dolly!; Mame; Dear World; Mack & Mabel; The Grand Tour and La Cage aux Folles. He also contributed songs to A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, and revues of his work include Jerry's Girls and An Evening with Jerry Herman. The songwriter won Tony Awards for his scores for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles.
Tickets, priced $20-$85, will go on sale to Kennedy Center members Aug. 1 and to the general public Aug. 11. For more information visit www.kennedy-center.org.